Perpetually pursuing the delicate balance between youthful idealism and brash realism.
Saw somebody with one of these recently and just had to have it.
It’s a Kershaw multi-tool carabiner, and was ordered from Amazon for about $18.
The lightweight Teflon-coated aluminum carabiner has a few simple stainless steel tools integrated into its design.
It features a partially serrated blade, slotted screwdriver, and a Phillips screwdriver.
The clip itself has a twisty mechanism that locks it closed. This is extremely convenient…I can’t tell ya how many times I’ve almost lost my keys when the clips on those cheap 99cent carabiners wear out and fail to stay closed.
There are notches at the bottom of the carabiner which are described as a bottle opener. Since I won’t be using that tool much, I wish I had the option of ordering one with a different tool in its place….like a glass punch. My EDC knife has one of those, though, so I really can’t complain. A mini LED light would be a cool feature to add to this thing, too.
The blade isn’t the sharpest, but is still better than nothing at getting the job done.
For $18, though, I wasn’t expecting anything razor-sharp.
Carabiners have been part of my daily get-up for as long as I can remember, so the idea of a clip with extra features is really what attracted me to this Kershaw tool.
Since I just got it today I haven’t really had the chance to test it out too rigorously. Hopefully the functionality of this carabiner proves to be as nifty as the concept itself.