As a traveler and a photographer I work in environments from jungle rivers to editorial and commercial photo shoots. Where ever I go, I always have a multi tool in my kit. It is as necessary to me as my passport. My newest addition is the Swiss Tool Spirit from Victorinox Although the Swiss Tool is relatively lightweight at 5 ¾ oz, this is no toy, it is built like a shiny little tank. Each of the tools are easy to access and lock securely in place. They will not buckle, break, or close on your hand when you put some torque on them.The needle nose pliers/wire cutter folds out fluidly, the handles provide a strong and secure grip. Made of stainless steel, the cover surface is polished beautifully. The combi-edge blade, saw, and file are all incredibly sharp and functional
An amazing thing happened when I photographed the Swiss Tool. I got out my hot glue gun to stand it up vertically as I do for many small products, placed it on the light table first for positioning, and to my amazement, it balanced perfectly on the tips of its pliers all on its own. This level of hand craftsmanship and attention to detail is present in every aspect of this impressive multi tool.
For more info on the Swiss Tool go to Victorinox: $119.50