Deciding whether to carry a traditional folding knife or a multi-tool depends on what you do in a day, how prepared you need to be, and just plain personal choice. But those on the hunt for a full-featured multi-tool will be hard-pressed to find something that beats the SOG PowerAccess Assist Multi-Tool. Even if it was just the 21 tools, the included 12-piece hex bit kit, and sheath, it’d be impressive. But add in the one-handed assisted open, compound leverage on the pliers, plus the SOG lifetime warranty, and this puts itself in the upper echelons of pocket tools.
Quick, one-handed open-assist is built into four blades including a serrated blade, saw blade, and the standard straight-edge. The pliers get the benefit of SOG’s patented gear-driven compound leverage with twice the power of standard pliers and the whole thing is finished with a sharp, utilitarian stonewash finish. Carry this around and feeling unprepared will no longer be an option.
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