Vargo

Swing Blade Tool - Bolt

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

Vargo makes some stel­lar out­door gear, from fire-starters and por­ta­ble wood stoves to back­packs and camp­ing pots. It also makes cool tools, in­clud­ing this one. As an up­grade to the orig­i­nal Swing Blade Tool, the Bolt ver­sion is so named be­cause of the 8mm, 10mm, and 13mm wrenches on one end of its ti­ta­nium body for turn­ing bolts and nuts. It also features a bot­tle-opener, two screw­drivers, a key­hole ring, and the epony­mous ra­zor blade. The lat­ter tool is ten­sion locked for safe stor­age, but can ro­tate out when needed.

Pros:

The 420HC stain­less steel blade is sharp out of the box and easy to hone. Ti­ta­nium plat­form is light­weight and durable.

Mul­ti­ple tools make this more than just a tiny knife.

Cons:

Not the smartest knife-open­ing mech­a­nism; your right thumb ro­tates the blade to­ward your left thumb, which needs to stay put to push down on the lock-bar to let the blade come out. Blade pivot is an­noy­ingly tight.

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