BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Victorinox Skipper - $88
This traditional-looking Swiss Army knife is targeted to boaters with its long serrated blade, marlinspike and shackle wrench tools. Blade Lock: 3/3
Tool Presentation: 2/3
Ease of Deployment: 1/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Gerber Tactical Bullrush - $69
Graphite sides offer superior grip due to their texture and add a no-glare tactical look and feel. Blade Lock: 1/3
Tool Presentation: 3/3
Ease of Deployment: 3/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Gerber Industrial MP1 - $115
The blade locks were easy to operate, and the textured surface of the graphite grips was secure in our hand. Blade Lock: 3/3
Tool Presentation: 3/3
Ease of Deployment: 3/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Leatherman Charge TTi - $183.40
Its textured titanium grips are secure. The blades, saw and diamond file deploy from outside. The serrated blade has an efficient strap hook on the back. Blade Lock: 1/3
Tool Presentation: 2/3
Ease of Deployment: 3/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Leatherman Black Wave - $100
Comparable to Leatherman's TTi, the Black Wave has a tactical finish and lacks only the onboard strap hook to be a rescue-ready tool. Blade Lock: 1/3
Tool Presentation: 2/3
Ease of Deployment: 3/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

SOG PowerAssist EOD - $126.50
Built with special forces in mind, the Black Oxide tactical finish is glare-free and corrosion-resistant. Blade Lock: 2/3
Tool Presentation: 1/3
Ease of Deployment: 1/3

BoatingLAB Tests: Multitools

Victorinox Swisstool Spirit Plus - $149
This highly polished stainless-steel tool builds on the Swiss Army (since 1891)legacy. Safe and easily operating blade locks tied with the Gerber MP1's. Blade Lock: 3/3
Tool Presentation: 3/3
Ease of Deployment: 3/3