These simple, single piece multitools seem to be the newest trend. Gerber’s Artifact and Shard are going to face some serious competition now that the Raleigh Tabor designed SpareTool is out and about! This clever little multitool from Columbia River includes a small but hefty blade, an embedded screwdriver bit which can be used to turn the tool into a T-driver, a bottle opener, a nail lifter, and more. The tool locks into a secure kydex sheath with a handy belt clip.
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More information from Columbia River:
Raleigh Tabor is a bit of a perfectionist and has a “feel for the steel.” After a long career as an autobody man, he became a custom knifemaker. He says, “I became interested in gadgets. I tried to incorporate several tools into one slim and trim tool that would be easily accessible and useful.” The result is the SpareTool, a simple and honest new offering from Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT).
Starting with a Razor-Sharp Wharncliffe fixed blade from 5Cr15MoV stainless steel bar stock, Raleigh has also incorporated a pry bar/nail puller, bottle opener, ruler scales in inches and millimeters, a file edge, and a 6 mm wrench which also serves to drive the included double-ended flat and Phillips screwdriver hex bit. The bit is stored in the molded Zytel retainer.
The injection-molded Zytel sheath has a detent which locks it securely to the finger choil so the blade is fully protected when using the other tool functions. The detent also allows inverted carry with a lanyard. A removable belt clip allows carry on belts, webbing and straps.
All in all, it’s a handy and useful precision-built gadget that will appeal to every craftsman and outdoorsman. It’s just a few ounces in the pocket or pack, but it makes an ideal utility and survival tool, especially for the price.
- Just insert the hex bit into the 6 mm wrench to use the SpareTool as a T-driver for flat and Phillips head screws.
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Length: 2.0” (51 mm)
Thickness: 0.108” (2.7 mm)
Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC
Overall length: 6.25” (159 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g)
SpareTool Tool Sheath (included with knife)
Length:3.25” (83 mm)
Width: 1.75” (44 mm)
Weight: 1.0 oz. (28 g)