Discontinued: As of Fall 2015, the Extractor is No Longer AvailableThe Metolius Extractor was one of our favorites for its ability to probe out smaller nuts trapped in some of the smallest fissures. Its curved shape combined with having one of the thinner profiles make it one of the best for mining out fixed nuts and buried cams. It is among the lighter tools and it has a built-in carabiner to save the weight of an additional carabiner. That makes it one of the lighter overall packages, behind only the Ushba Titanium and the Omega Caranut. A drawback is a higher price, especially considering it doesn't have a broad area to pound on.
Along with the Metolius Freenut, this is the best nut tool for cleaning nuts out of tiny fissures. If thats what you need then this is what you should get. Deciding between the two Metolius options is relatively simple. If you are in the mountains wearing gloves a lot and weight is a big factor and comfort is not, then this is the tool for you. If price is a big factor, then this tool being the most expensive and without something to ease your hand pounding pain may not be the greatest choice.