I am a two knife kind of guy. For me, a multitool is too handy not to carry. I like having a tiny tool kit on my person for life’s little emergencies. Whether it is a big Leatherman, or a diminutive Swiss Army Knife, I am a fan. But that isn’t all I carry. Bladed multitools are an exercise in compromise, after all.
Most neither open one-handed or have any sort of safety lock, and also make-do with blade steels on the less expensive end of the spectrum. Some, such as the Leatherman Charge AL pictured above, do come with these features, but at the expense of weight and bulk, making it a bit unwieldy for precision knife work.
Which is why I always pair my multitool with a dedicated, single-blade folder. Something that is nimble and comes with good steel, a solid safety lock, and the ability to open and close one-handed. As a bonus I always have a spare in case I lose one knife or it’s edge gets dull!
How about you? What blades and how many do you carry?