View Full Version : Suggestions for Keychain Knives/Tools (Pics Encouraged!)
08-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Just wondering if you folks carry knives (or other tools) on your keychain? I find it useful to be attached to my keychain to ensure I always have it. I've tried the jester and the ladybug, but much prefer the size of the cricket. Curious to see what other options are out there that I may have overlooked (:spyder: or other brands). Any recommendations would be great. If you pics, I'd love to see them. Thanks in advance.
08-22-2008, 08:25 PM
no pics as of now but here is what i have
lil peanut lighter
SS ladybug3 pe
one of those folding can openers
Fenix P1D Q5 Cree edition w/Leef body
and instead of a big keyring i have one of those steel braided lines
i usually carry an endura or a delica too
links to most of the stuff mentioned above
08-22-2008, 10:12 PM
I've carried a mini SAK on my keychain forever. the latest one is purple (big surprise! :rolleyes:)
Then I added a SS SE Jester...the Jester failed to grow on me. I'm still deciding what I want to do with it.
Once I ditched the Jester I added an FRN Ladybug SE...beautiful knife. Having both a PE bladed knife and SE knife available has come in handy for lots of small tasks. :)
Oh, also have a Photon II on there...very bright for its diminutive size.
Agent Starling :D
08-22-2008, 10:35 PM
Maxpedition Keyper keychain thingamy with:
Ladybug black FRN SE
Key to my PO Box (for essential Spyderco gear checking :D)
Key to my safe keys to access the Spydies at home (No-one gets access to them but ME :p)
Oh yeah, they car and house keys
I'm thinking about adding the Poliwog or the Cricket to the clip to replace the Ladybug.
08-23-2008, 02:07 AM
Tonydahose - that sound like the ultimate survival keychain gear! Very cool stuff.
Datan - Highly recommend the cricket for keychain use (you were kidding about the poliwog, right!?!). I still can't find anything to replace it with...and believe me I have been continually searching.
08-23-2008, 07:28 AM
On my keys I only keep a Fenix L0D AAA Rebel light and an Atwood tool (currently an Atwrench with Tiki Grinds). In my watchpocket I keep my trusty Victorinox Classic & Ladybug combo. That way, I've found it's easier to 'disarm' when going through security and flying etc... If that's not an issue for you, then a Ladybug is a no-brainer, they make great little pocket knives to use among NKPs and they really perform quite nicely. If it's just a back-up blade and you'd like some tools too, then a SAK would be the way to go. I've really come to like having tweezers and a toothpick on me.
Old pic featuring my -then new- Atwood Hexbaby and Fenix.
08-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Leatherman P4,Glow Ring,Arc AAA-P,Ladybug II,Peanut Lighter,Uncle Bill's Tweezers,Mini Prybar
08-25-2008, 05:58 PM
For me: micro widgy (prybar), inka pen, photon freedom LED, car key, house key, gym key.
Just a white LB 3 ( I know, I know...it's dirty :o ) and an Fenix EO1.
08-26-2008, 09:09 AM
I just ordered a Nemesis Hellion fixed blade keychain knife from TAD Gear. It's S30V and has a Kydex sheath. I'm going to pick it up from their showroom when I get back into SF next week.
I love my white Dragonfly but it doesn't see much carry time :(
I have a white SAK classic on my keys that is more useful because of the nail file, tweezers, and toothpick. Then when I have either my Caly3 or D4 on me, there is no need for the Dfly.
I might have to give him a better home.
08-26-2008, 10:49 AM
I carry a Wenger Swiss Clipper on my keychain. It's one of my more useful EDC gadgets, not a lot of people EDC nail clippers.
08-26-2008, 04:47 PM
This shot was taken back in March, but I've been carrying this setup, with minor variations, for a couple years.
Burgundy Micarta Jester, which I think is the best keyring knife ever made, is on a QD coupler. So are my car keys.
Eddie Bauer LED flashlight I picked up in Target.
Thin metal "rod" is a mini screw driver, a gfit from Daywalker.
Round metal disk is a miniature replica of a "street art" scupture in Bratislava SK, a gift from 224477.
I made the monkey fist.
Discount cards are from a couple stores I frequent.
And finally, the keys to my apartment and mailbox.
Right now the ring also includes a plastic snap swivel. I add it in the warm months so I can hang the ring on a belt loop. In cooler weather, I just stuff the ring in a jacket pocket.
08-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Don't have a current pic, but right now it's...
Atwood G2 Prybaby
fine point Mini Sharpie
Also putting together a minimal backup set that will have an Alox Cadet SAK and a cheapie Lighthound keychain LED.
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