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Top 10 EDC Multi-Tools

Top 10 EDC Multi-Tools

Everyday carry, or EDC, refers to the items you take with you on your way out the door. To earn a place in your pocket, the best EDC multi-tool should combine the functions you need to handle daily challenges with a weight that you can easily carry around. But with 40 plus years of great Leatherman products, it can be hard to narrow it down. 

That's why we've compiled this top ten list of the best multitools for everyday carry. We have evaluated our full product line based on their size, weight, functionality, durability, and design. We have also considered the feedback from real users who have tested these tools in various scenarios. Here are the best multitools that you can carry in your pocket and use for any occasion. 



Just the essential tools. Knife, pliers, and driver.

Weighing in at a sleek, streamlined five ounces, the Skeletool CX was designed to give you maximum performance at a minimal weight. The CX has all the essential tools of the classic Skeletool with the addition of a premium 154CM blade which holds an edge longer.

Colorways for days.

The CX also comes in several colorways, so you can find the right one to match your style. Also, these bright colors are easy to find in a bag or if dropped on the trail.

Grab it and clip it.

At just 5 oz and with a built-in pocket clip, the CX is the perfect multi-tool to grab when you need to keep things light while still being prepared.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.0 in | 15.24 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in | 6.60 cm

WEIGHT: 5 oz | 142 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.15 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .52 in | 1.32 cm


2. Wingman

Lightweight and pocket-sized.

The Leatherman Wingman is just that: your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job, or at the campsite.

Spring action tools.

The Wingman features spring action pliers, perfect for repetitive tasks or when using the pliers with one hand. It also has outside accessible spring action scissors.

Great for first-timers.

With plenty of handy tools, and backed by a team of designers, assemblers, and manufacturing crew from Portland, Oregon, this is one amazing value.

WEIGHT: 7 oz. | 198.4 g.

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.8 in. | 9.7 cm.

OPEN LENGTH: 6.0 in. | 15.2 cm.

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in. | 6.6 cm.

WIDTH: 1.27 in. | 3.2 cm.

OVERALL THICKNESS: .56 in. | 1.4 cm.


3. WAVE+

An international bestseller.

An EDC powerhouse for years, it is one of the most popular choices for both new and seasoned multi-tool fans. Check out this post where we celebrate all things Wave

All the tools.

Powerful pliers, good, one-hand operable blades, and a comfortable handle make the Wave® Plus a go-to everyday carry multi-tool. Durable wire cutters can be replaced, so you can keep using this professional-grade multi-tool for years. All features of the Wave® Plus lock into place, so you don’t have to worry about them moving or closing while you’re using them.

Sheath, pocket clip or lanyard.

Carry your Wave your way. It comes with a durable nylon sheath. We also offer a pocket clip. If you work on or near water or on scaffolding, the Wave® Plus has a lanyard ring to attach it safely and securely to a lanyard, so it won’t be lost if you accidentally drop it (no more losing things out of your pocket as well).

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 8.5 oz | 241 g

WIDTH: 1.2 in | 3.05 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .7 in | 1.78 cm


4. ARC

Easy to Use.

The ARC is built on FREE® Technology which makes every tool easy to open with one hand. By using magnets, FREE allows every tool slide into place with a satisfying click. No fingernails needed.

Premium Materials.

The ARC is made with materials never seen before in a multi-tool for superior performance and durability. Its MagnaCut® premium steel blade cuts better and lasts longer than any other multi-tool knife. But don’t take it from us. We talked to the inventor of MagnaCut, Dr. Larrin Thomas, to find out what makes this steel so special. 

Best in class features.

The ARC is the best multi-tool Leatherman has ever made, and we included the tools our fans ask for again and again. If you choose only one tool to carry with you every day, ARC will ensure you are prepared for anything.

WEIGHT: 8.6 oz. | 243.8 g.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.25 in. | 10.78 cm.

OPEN LENGTH: 6.45 in. | 16.39 cm.

BLADE LENGTH: 2.76 in. | 7.02 cm.

WIDTH: 1.3 in. | 3.4 cm.

OVERALL THICKNESS: .68 in. | 1.7 cm.



Old-school Leatherman design.

Based on the original 1990s Leatherman PST®, the iconic box shape of this tool is compact and feels comfortable in the hand and pocket.

14 essential tools.

This stainless-steel workhorse provides 14 essential tools including pliers, a durable 420HC knife blade, and a set of standard screwdrivers. That means fewer trips back and forth to your toolbox. Zero time hunting for the right tool for the job.

Easy to carry.

Carry it with the included nylon sheath or accessorize with a removable pocket clip (sold separately), and you’re good to go.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.5in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.36 cm

WEIGHT: 6.21 oz | 176 g

WIDTH: 1.21 in | 3.0 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .56 in | 1.4 cm



Lighter and thinner than Wave Plus

Inspired by our best-selling multipurpose tool, Curl is ideal for first-time multi-tool owners looking for a lightweight EDC.

Great for first-timers.

It’s the quickest, easiest, and most affordable way to be prepared for home projects, quick fixes, and anything else life throws your way.

Easy to carry.

Curl folds down to a compact, four-inch package that can be carried with the removable pocket clip or in the included nylon sheath.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4 in | 10 cm

OPEN LENGTH: 6.25 in | 15.87 cm

PRIMARY BLADE LENGTH: 2.9 in | 7.37 cm

WEIGHT: 7.5 oz | 212 g

WIDTH: 1.24 in | 3.14 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .6 in | 1.5 cm


7. Micra

Our smallest tool.

Micra packs 10 helpful tools into a 2 oz package, including the best spring-action scissors around.

Keychain ready.

Its small size makes this a great tool to keep on your keychain. Now, you’ll always be ready to snip a loose thread or file a fingernail.

One for you, one for a friend.

Carry this daily problem solver by itself or pair it with a bigger multi-tool for a powerful duo. Don’t forget to customize it for the perfect gift.

WEIGHT: 1.8 oz. | 51 g.

CLOSED LENGTH: 2.5 in. | 6.5 cm.

OPEN LENGTH: 4.2 in. | 10.6 cm.

BLADE LENGTH: 1.6 in. | 4.06 cm.

WIDTH: .75 in. | 1.9 cm.

OVERALL THICKNESS: .37 in. | .93 cm.


8. FREE T4

One hand wonder.

Thanks to FREE Technology, all of the T4’s 12 tools can be opened easily with one hand. And each one looks securely in place with a satisfying click.

Essential tools you’ll actually use.

The FREE T4 includes only the tools that solve everyday problems, no gimmicks or wasted space here.

Small, but mighty.

The T4’s 2.2 inch blade is discrete and office friendly but sharp enough for all your daily cutting tasks.

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.6 in | 9.3 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 2.2 in | 5.6 cm

WEIGHT: 4.3 oz | 121.9 g

WIDTH: .96 in | 2.4 cm

HEIGHT: .96 in | 2.4 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .69 in | 1.8 cm


9. FREE K2

A seriously solid knife.

The FREE K2 features a robust 3.3 inch modified sheepsfoot blade for heavy-duty cutting tasks.

Easy-to-use tools.

We’ve packed 8 essential tools into the K4’s handle, including a pry bar and screwdriver. All are easy to open one handed, thanks to FREE Technology.

Just right for righties or lefties.

The FREE K4 is built for ambidextrous usage. The knife and tools are easy to open with either your right or left hand.

CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5 in | 11.5 cm

BLADE LENGTH: 3.3 in | 8.4 cm

WEIGHT: 4.9 oz | 155.9 g

WIDTH: 1.3 in | 3.2 cm

HEIGHT: 1.3 in | 3.2 cm

OVERALL THICKNESS: .61 in | 1.6 cm


10. Skeletool KB

A simple, lightweight pocketknife.

Weighing just 1.3 ounces, the Skeletool KB is a great addition to your pocket.

Color you can carry.

The KB is available in a variety of colorways, so your pocketknife can match your style.

Cheers to simplicity.

Slice through work with ease, then pop open a cold one with the Bottle Clip.

WEIGHT: 1.3 oz. | 36.85 g.

CLOSED LENGTH: 3.45 in. | 8.7 cm.

OPEN LENGTH: 5.87 in. | 14.9 cm.

BLADE LENGTH: 2.6 in. | 6.6 cm.

WIDTH: .8 in. | 2.0 cm.

OVERALL THICKNESS: .30 in. | .76 cm.

Need more options? Check out our Top Ten Multi-tools of 2024 for a complete list of our most recommended multi-purpose tools.