Tactical multitools for military engineers, sappers and infantry specialists are equipped with special tools for maintaining and disassembling weapons, adjusting the sight and, of course, keen to operate with detonators and explosives.
The following 10, according to experts, were recently recognized as the best tactical multitool solutions. Their description is presented below. Note that these models are unique and versatile. They are also confirmed as being especially suitable for military personnel, firefighters, police, rescue workers, survivors, and tourists who prefer challenging routes.
LEATHERMAN Surge Review
Black carbon steel multitool is the ideal option for military personnel. LEATHERMAN has equipped this model with extra-powerful pliers, these are somewhat wider than the options available with the previous models. Nippers here are capable of cutting stranded wires and nails. Unique scissors included in the kit can cope with thin sheet metal. Special black coating applied does not reflect the sun rays, which is important amongst hostilities.
The manufacturer paid special attention to replaceable saw blades and a file, one side of which is large, and the other one performs with a small diamond attached. The file is compatible with any fret saw having a T-shaped attachment.
The package also includes an opener, a holder for bits (a set of 9 pcs), wire cutters for hard wire and stranded wires, a steel blade knife with jagged edges, a saw, scissors, a holder for blades and a set of screwdrivers.
Weight of the multitool makes approx. 335 grams. This goes in a durable case with a universal belt clip.
- black coating to protect from sun/light glare
- availability of Phillips screwdrivers
- sharp and durable nippers for stranded wires and strong wires
- sharp scissors, coping with metals
- holder for bits and a set of 9 (bits)
- 25 years manufacturer’s warranty.
Gerber Diesel Review
This multi-tool from the Gerber brand is a mandatory weapon for US military engineers. The manufacturer provides with a lifetime guarantee of quality. The package includes 15 different tools. All of them are a must to be carried as life-savers during on rough routes and in military actions.
The manufacturer paid special attention to pliers. Access to them is enabled with only one hand engaged action (Saft.T.Plus mechanism). They are extremely efficient on any rounded objects as well as they are equipped with additional sharp pliers capable of biting multicore cables.
Among the remaining 15 tools of high grade carbon steel there is a sharp knife, scissors, a small saw, coping with wood and metal. As well as an opener for cans and bottles, and a set of screwdrivers (these being cross and flat).
The total weight of the steel multitool is approx. 244 grams. The length of the equipment when folded is 12.5 cm. This goes in a sheath having a universal fastener.
- tools in the package are full-dimension tools
- made of stainless high grade carbon steel
- enjoys unique system of protection against accidental opening
- powerful nippers with rounded and sharp edges availability
- black sunlight- and light guard coating
- lifetime warranty for US residents (25 years for Russia).
LEATHERMAN Super Tool 300 Review
Ever-lasting classics. The reliable multitool delivered in black. In addition to the pliers, a crimper on the pliers (crimping equipment) is available with the tool kit. There are 19 different tools in total available with the standard package that can solve complex extremes when needed.
Multitools from the Leatherman company are proudly made of stainless high grade carbon steel. The set configures a sharp knife, pliers, screwdrivers with different edges, tools for stripping wires as all-in-one option. As well as an electrical crimping tool frequently in demand by military engineers.
Moreover, the multitool is equipped with a modern locking system. When one tool is open, the rest cannot be activated. According to our customers’ positive feedback and reviews, the Super Tool 300 multitool demonstrates no backlash, and goes in a casual carrying case.
- high-strength durable pliers with nippers
- availability of wire stripping tools
- electrical crimping equipment included in the kit
- reliable locking system
- practical sheath made of durable material with universal fasteners.
Gerber MP600 Review
The trouble-free operation of each and every Gerber multitool is one of the main advantages confirmed. The item is made of regular stainless solid steel. The kit includes 6 options for pliers, among them 3 with blunt edges and 3 with sharp. The universal opening system with one hand engaged action enormously facilitates the entire performance of the tool.
The model is made in black. The ultimate option for military personnel. Its kit includes both cross- and flat screwdriver, a sharp knife with serrated blade, pliers of different sizes, an opener for bottles, and finally a file. Each tool is opened/activated using the unique patented Saf.T.Plus system. The latter provides for reliable fixation to each and every instrument within the package.
- quick and easy access to pliers – with one hand engaged only
- lack of backlash when working with any tool
- compact size when folded
- availability of equipment for stripping wires
- guard black coating, preventing from sun/light glare.
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool Review
Modern multitool goes in silver and is ultimately capable of performing with all its 27 different functions available. The most sought-after are pliers, as well as cross-head- and flathead screwdrivers. The whole structure is made of durable steel alloy, which guarantees its high humidity and temperature changes proof.
Multitools from the Victorinox company are a must for military personnel and campers preferring rough routes, as life- and day-savers. Ergonomic handles facilitate stable and efficient equipment management. Access to each instrument is easy due to its handle design providing for a one-hand operation option at any time you need it.
The length of the equipment when folded makes approx. 10.5 cm. Proudly manufactured in Switzerland. The manufacturer developed and engineered this multitool for the military, campers, tinkers and tourists.
- lifetime warranty of outstanding Swiss quality
- availability of Phillips screwdrivers within the kit
- powerful nippers for multicore wires/cables
- an impressive blade with both flat and serrated edge
- practical file for metal and wood
- availability of a chisel (scraper)
- wire stripping tool kit included.
SOG PowerAssist Review
The SOG company produces its brand multitools specifically for the military. The advanced model includes 16 different tools. All of them are covered with black non-shiny coating. And the multitool itself is made of high grade carbon steel.
The model includes Philips screwdrivers, a durable multipurpose knife, a survival kit (openers for canned food and bottles, files for wood and metal). And also the set includes all the necessary equipment for the military, that is crimping tools and options for stripping wires.
It is packed in the ballistic nylon case. This fabric has high strength and wear resistance. The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty on the quality of the equipment.
- equipment was engineered specifically for the needs of military personnel
- black coating is extremely durable and demonstrates no wear during the whole period of operation
- availability of 16 tools required for survival, including equipment for stripping and crimping wires
- accompanied by a versatile, durable case that facilitates storage and carrying.
LEATHERMAN MUT Review
Model Mut is designed for military personnel and law enforcement officers. The kit provides equipment for cleaning weapons that may be most useful for the military during service. Also included are various pliers, nippers, tongs, a cutting hook, and even a hammer.
The manufacturer has included a bronze coal scraper, an 8-32 cleaning rod (adapter), a breakdown to disassemble various weapons, a carbine and a large bit driver. Such a survival kit is needed during combat operations.
- availability of a considerable number of tools for the military (for cleaning and disassembling weapons)
- warranty for a period of 25 years
- compact size and convenient case
- availability of a key for adjusting the frontal sight.
LEATHERMAN OHT Review
Its unique design identifies the OHT model from all the rest amongst the Leatherman brand as a specifically handy option. It proved its easy and comfortable one-hand operation. Ideal for being used either indoors or outdoors. All the equipment is made of durable and stainless steel. Manufacturer’s warranty guaranteed for the period of 25 years.
The model includes 16 different tools, including heavy-duty pliers, screwdrivers, ordinary pliers, a cleaning rod for weapons, a wrench to open a can of oxygen. As well as an opener for bottles and canned food.
Patented fixation/locking system for each instrument ensures its reliable and safe operation. Access is possible only to one equipment at a time, which perfectly ensures no accidental backlash.
- availability of tools for cleaning firearms
- heavy-duty pliers and multifunction screwdrivers
- quality guarantee – 25 years
- survival kit included within the package.
Gerber Bear Grylls Review
This literally universal tool with a considerably huge number of options confirmed to be extremely suitable for military personnel and campers/tourists. As the material for the model serves durable alloy steel. Available as equipped with spring-loaded pliers, an additional external lock and grip handle.
A total of 12 tools that are resistant to external factors. Each equipment is activated separately and securely locked/fixed. This ensures 100% operational safety.
Completion of equipment provides for the presence of pliers with needle tips, thin and serrated knife, cross and flat screwdrivers of different sizes, a sling ring for fixing, a set for survival (can opener, scissors and nippers).
- exclusively durable weather-proof steel case
- patented system (one-hand-engagement option) for pliers
- availability of two types of knives (sharp and gear)
- variability of screwdrivers included.
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool Spirit Review
Advanced state-of-the-art multitool option featuring 27 tools. Made in silver color stainless steel. This typical multitool from the Victorinox company includes needle tongs, Phillips screwdrivers, a blade with a combined coating as a complex. All the equipment is exclusively packed in a leather case featuring a convenient ring for fixing on a belt or in a backpack.
Outside-handle access to the various tools to activate. Reliable locking system ensures the necessary operational safety. Swiss quality ensures no backlash and absolute durability of each tool included.
- universal design with ergonomic handles
- availability of 27 tools, among which 4 screwdrivers (3 flat 2, 3 and 6 mm, 1 cross)
- low weight and compact size
- ultimate versatility – suitable for military and rough extremes lovers/campers.
Universal Military Multitools Features
All tactical multitools feature a Philips screwdriver, as well as all tools necessary and handy to maintain and clean your weapons. Manufacturers pay their special attention to the quality of pliers and its sharpness. Additionally, included there are tools for survival (openers and files for metal and wood).
To make your right choice, that is to pick a tactical multitool you need, just check up for the options (functions) available/featured. Should you look for some powerful pliers, it is better to pay attention to the Gerber models. The Victorinox, at the same time, offers broader versatility in this case.