The OutdoorGearLab test team is a practical group of outdoors-minded, self-reliant folks. Everyday life for an OGL tester may include repairing a broken car headlight or cutting steak while catching a High Sierra sunset. We ride bikes, ski the backcountry, make our tents last well past recommended disposal, and craft the occasional piece of log furniture. Our mechanical devices break down in inconvenient locations and often others are relying on our ability to "deal" with unforeseen obstacles. This everyday life is perfectly conducive to tool testing. We simply carried this set of contenders, usually one at a time, for a couple of months and found the opportunity to use them virtually every day. We measured and weighed all the tools, as well as asked each to perform a couple standardized tasks. Each competitor with scissors was used to cut climbing webbing. All passed. We tried to cut a piece of wire coat hanger with each one with wire cutters. We turned screws into and out of wood with the appropriate driver.
How We Tested Multi-tool Knives
By Jediah Porter ⋅ Review Editor
Thursday March 7, 2019