This week’s spotlight falls on the new Rev multi-tool from Leatherman. This rugged item, while low-profile nevertheless manages to pack-in 13 soon-to-be indispensable tools, leaving you fully-equipped to handle just about anything life may throw at you. Except maybe reality television. A big plus for this model is the outside accessible blade, which the liner lock prevents from collapsing on your fingers while you work. This knife will certainly get the job done for you, but as is expected with a multi-tool like this, the handling is a little awkward and uncomfortable. The Rev features the standard Philips and flathead screwdrivers, a bottle opener, file, and more.
The slim design means you won’t be sacrificing too much pocket real estate to the Rev, and the pocket clip slides on and off very smoothly. As a secondary option it can be purchased with a nylon sheath to hang on your belt. The high-carbon form of 420 stainless steel makes this an extremely durable tool, and as always you’re backed by the Leatherman 25-year guarantee. That combined with the overall portability and enviable functionality makes the Rev an admirable tool for everyday carry.