Best Pocket Tools

The 20 Best Pocket Tools

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In addition to a knife, a pen, a wallet, a flashlight, and your favorite keychain tool, a useful everyday carry setup should also include some sort of pocket tool. When choosing a pocket tool for your EDC, your best bet is to choose one that not only takes up as little pocket real estate as possible, but that is also highly functional and up to the challenge of tackling various everyday tasks both large and small.

If you’re serious about improving the overall functionality of your current EDC setup, then scroll down to view our list of the 20 best EDC pocket tools available right now. You’ll find that each one is compact enough to comfortably carry in your pocket every day, and lightweight enough to not weight you down.

Big Idea Titanium Pocket Tool

Big Idea Titanium Pocket Tool

Smaller is usually better concerning everyday carry, and the TPT Titanium Pocket fits the bill perfectly at only three inches long. Despite it’s small size, however, the Titanium Pocket Tool by Big Idea Design provides the same everyday functionality of it’s larger multi-tool counterparts. Its made from lightweight yet strong grade 5 titanium alloy and includes an array of built-in components including a flat head screwdriver, a mini pry bar, a bottle opener, a fork, a scraper edge, a hex bit driver, a lanyard hole, and a universal wrench. – Buy It

CRKT Viva Pocket Multi-Tool

CRKT Viva Pocket Multi-Tool

When it comes to everyday carry, the more functional the tools you carry are, the less bulky your pockets and keychain will be. A great place to start minimizing your EDC is with the CRKT Viva Pocket Multi-Tool. Built from stonewashed 3cr13 stainless steel, the Viva Multi-Tool measures in at only 4 inches and features an assortment of built-in tools including a flathead screwdriver that doubles as a pry bar, 5 different sized hex wrenches, and a bottle opener. Carry it in your pocket, on your belt, or attach it to your keychain via an integrated key ring. – Buy It

Griffin Pocket Tool

Griffin Pocket Tool

A quality pocket tool can increase the overall functionality of your everyday carry without considerably weighing you down. A great one to consider adding to your current lineup is the Griffin Titanium Pocket Tool. Both compact and lightweight, this titanium pocket tool fits easily onto your keychain and boasts 11 built-in functions, which include an integrated pocket clip, a bottle opener, a box opener, a flat head screwdriver, a scoring tool, a bit holder, a mini pry bar tool, and four different wrench sizes ranging from 4 millimeters to 7 millimeters. Available in your choice of titanium, stainless steel, and brass. – Buy It

Piranha Pocket Tool

Piranha Pocket Tool

Every guy needs a multi-tool. There is power in having the right tool for the job at hand. Enter the Piranha pocket tool from Pocket tool x. Its a screwdriver, wrench, beverage opener, box opener, and is useful for prying things open or apart. Its small design makes it great for carrying in your pocket everyday. – Buy It

Ghost Pocket Tool

Ghost Pocket Tool

Shed some of that extra pocket weight with the Ghost Pocket Tool. Weighing in at a mere 1.3 ounces, the simple yet highly functional Ghost EDC Pocket Tool is lightweight and fits easily in your front pocket while delivering the same functionality as it’s larger multi-tool counterparts thanks to built-in box hex wrenches, a flat head driver, a pry bar, a nail puller, and a bottle opener. – Buy It

SOG MacV Tool

SOG MacV Tool

he SOG MacV Tool is made from 3Cr13 stainless steel and features a skull design that closely resembles the original skull branding for MACV-SOG, a covert operations group that operated during Vietnam and after which both the MacV Tool and SOG itself are named. The Tool boasts 12 different built-in functions which include a pry bar, a bottle opener, both a small and large flathead screwdriver, a small Phillips head screwdriver, a line cutter, a blade sharpener, an integrated lanyard/keychain hole, and four different bit drivers. – Buy It

Leatherman Mako Ti

Leatherman Mako Ti

A busted bike on the road or trail can be unfortunate, but it doesn’t have to be detrimental thanks to the Leatherman Mako Ti Pocket Tool. Crafted from lightweight titanium and small enough to fit in your pocket, the Mako Ti features five metric box wrenches of varying sizes, two spoke wrenches, a hex bit driver, and a set of four hex, phillips, and torx bits—enough gear to get you fixed up and back on the trail before you start hearing banjos. Also included is a built-in bottle opener, for when you’d rather sit back, crack open a cold beer, and ponder the state of your current EDC setup. – Buy It

Boker Minibar

Boker Minibar

Simple yet effective, the Boker Minibar attaches to your keychain or your own custom paracord via an integrated lanyard hold and features a built-in screwdriver, hex-bit, pry tool, and of course a bottle opener. Because nothing screams that you’re a man more than pulling out a chunk of 440C stainless steel to pop open your Bottle of Newcastle. – Buy It

Timberline Key Tool

Timberline Key Tool

Perfect for those every day tasks such as opening boxes, tightening screws, and gaining entry into cold bottles of crisp, refreshing goodness, the Timberline Key Tool is a single-piece EDC pocket tool that features a cord cutter, a bottle opener, an oxygen wrench, a screwdriver, and an attached lanyard — making it ideal as a staple in your everyday carry collection. – Buy It

The Pickpocket

The Pickpocket

For some, opening a cold bottle of beer on the fly has become somewhat of a daily routine, which is what makes the Pickpocket such a necessary EDC pocket tool. It features a strong, titanium construction and boasts a small yet fully functional size meant to fit nicely in your already-crowded pocket. On the opposite side of the Pickpocket’s bottle opener is a built-in pocket clip for attaching it to your belt or pocket, allowing for quicker access to your bottle-opener. The result is more bottles opened in less time, and an enjoyable, unforgettable experience for everyone. – Buy It

Boker Plus Hawkit

Boker Plus Hawkit

Part neck knife, and part miniature axe, this handy pocket tool by Boker Plus boasts plenty of functionality despite it’s humble length of 3.75 inches. Its made from 440C blade steel, and, while a neck knife may not be suitable for splitting wood or performing tomahawk self defense duties, the Boker Plus Hawkit can effectively manage a variety of everyday carry duties thanks to the integrated knife blade on the tool’s head, a nail puller, a miniature crowbar, and a bottle opener. order yours now and receive a kydex sheath to safely carry it in. – Buy It

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Tool

This TSA-friendly carabiner multi-tool by Nite Ize integrates just as easily into your existing keychain setup as it does in your pocket, and features a durable stainless steel construction with an integrated box cutter, flat head screwdriver, a ruler in both inches and centimeters, a 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ wrench, and a bottle opener. – Buy It

Gerber Shard

Gerber Shard

The Gerber Shard Keychain Tool is neither big nor flashy, yet provides you with everything you may need in a pinch: two flathead screwdrivers, a cross driver, pry bar, wire strippers, and the always-necessary bottle opener. Its boasts a unique yet humble design, crafted from stainless steel coated in titanium and will quietly get the job done. – Buy It

Fatboy G10 Punchring

Fatboy G10 Punchring

There aren’t many keychain tools that can help you defend yourself from an attacker, but the FatBoy G10 Punchring by Nuko Tools does just that. Made from Black G10 fiberboard, this non-metallic impact tool can be attached to your current keychain setup via and integrated key ring hole or as a standalone EDC pocket tool and features a built-in, one-inch finger hole that will add some serious knockout power to your punches. And at only 35 grams, you’ll barely even know it’s in your pocket. – Buy It

Porter Key Knife

Porter Key Knife

The Porter Key Knife is a key-sized utility folding knife with an integrated bottle opener. While small in stature, it is a formidable addition to any everyday carry collection, essentially replacing both your bulky EDC knife and bottle opener in one fell swoop while integrating seamlessly into your current keychain setup. – Buy It

Cha-O-Ha EDC Card

Cha-O-Ha EDC Card

The EDC Card by Cha-O-Ha is machined from a solid piece of S35VN stainless steel and features built-in hex wrenches, a pry bar and nail lifting slot, a 30mm metric ruler and beveled edge, a flathead screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver, a lanyard hole, and of course, a bottle opener. It maintains a super slim profile that fits comfortably into your pocket or in your wallet with your other credit cards, leaving more room in your pockets for other important stuff. – Buy It

Griffin Pocket Tool Mini

Griffin Pocket Tool Mini

Although the Griffin Pocket Tool Mini is much shorter than its larger counterpart, it maintains the same level of sophisticated functionality you’ve come to expect from your everyday carry thanks to a variety of built-in tools which include a bottle opener, a scoring tool, a pocket clip, a 1/4-inch bit driver, a prying tool that doubles as a flathead screwdriver, and an assortment of standard size wrenches. – Buy It

Machine Era Multi-Tool

Machine Era Multi-Tool

Designed as an all-in-one keychain or pocket EDC multi-tool, the Multi by Machine Era Co. — creators of one of the most popular slim wallets ever made — is machined from a solid block of titanium and includes a built-in bottle opener, Philips head and flathead screwdrivers, a finger grip, a pry wedge, and a one-inch ruler. – Buy It

Chord Multi-Tool

Chord Multi-Tool

This keychain pocket tool is a perfect example of what to replace your Leatherman pliers with if you’re looking to slim down the contents of your pockets. It’s called the Chord Multi-tool, and it’s simple steel construction blends in seamlessly with your existing keychain while providing a pair of Phillips head screwdrivers, a 5/16″ hex wrench, a bottle opener, and a pry bar that is also effective at opening boxes and packages. – Buy It

M48 Kommando Pocket Rescue Tool

M48 Kommando Pocket Rescue Tool

This pocket tool by United Cutlery is a simple, cost-effective way to stay prepared for both everyday tasks as well as certain survival situations thanks to a slew of built in tools which include 4 different wire strippers, 4 ASE wrenches, a can opener, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a knife blade, and an inclinometer. It also has a laser etched morse code cheat sheet for the words “Help” and “SOS” if you should need to signal for help, as well as an emergency stash of nylon paracord wrapped around one end. – Buy It

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