• Leatherman EDC Rebar Multitool

    By John Fenna

    Ever since Tim Leatherman brought out the first Multitool I have been a bit of a fan of Leatherman Tools, but all of them have had the drawback of containing a locking knife blade (or two) which has made them a dubious everyday carry under English knife laws…

    With the EDC Rebar Multitool model, Leatherman have solved this issue – the EDC in the name referring to Every Day Carry and the Multitool has no knife blades, just 15 different practical and functional tools of a selection that fits my needs (and hopefully the needs of others) very well.

    The tools/functions of the EDC Rebar are:Needlenose Pliers, Regular Pliers, 154cm Replaceable Wire Cutters, 154cm Replaceable Hardwire Cutters, Wire Stripper, Saw, Scissors, Awl with thread loop, Ruler (8” and 19cm), Can Opener, Bottle Opener, Double Sided Wood and Metal File, Phillips Head Screwdriver, large “slot” Screwdriver, small “slot” Screwdriver and a fold-out Lanyard Ring as well.

    All the tools lock into place with a simple thumb release lock, are easy to select, deploy and fold away after use, and, with rolled edges to the “open” side of the handles, the EDC Rebar Multitool is as comfortable to use as any I have tried. All this in a 102mm x 14mm x 35mm package that weighs around 190gm.

    All the tools work well. The saw is effective on woods seasoned and green, the wire cutters coping easily with electrical wire and barbed wire, the scissors cutting with ease through paper and thin leather (as well as moustache hair and finger nails), and the other tools doing their jobs just as well!

    The Leatherman EDC Rebar Multitool will be replacing my other Leatherman Multitools as my everyday carry and it comes with a neat black leather belt pouch for ease of carrying.
    The Leatherman EDC Rebar costs a competitive £84.95 and I think that, for a lot of people, the availability of a knifeless Leatherman Tool will prove popular.

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    Comments 5 Comments
    1. johnnythefox's Avatar
      johnnythefox -
      Quote Originally Posted by shelly View Post

      Thanks this is the weatherman waterproof version then? Lolz as the kids say.
    1. shelly's Avatar
      shelly -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnythefox View Post
      Thanks this is the weatherman waterproof version then? Lolz as the kids say.
      Thanks for that!
    1. Fraxinus's Avatar
      Fraxinus -
      I will stick with my Surge...gets used almost daily and the blades are great for cutting plastic strap bands on timber.
      I don't like the lock knife law as it tars all for the acts of the very few and would like to know how many people visit A&E due to non locking knife injuries.
      Leatherman have been my go to multi tool for close on 20 years, the quality is superb so for some this one might be a good fit, just not me.
    1. Robson Valley's Avatar
      Robson Valley -
      Waterproof version? Leatherman makes a water-soluble version as well? Mighty tastey.

      Thanks for the review. I can see buying 2 of them. One for me and one that rides in my suitcase.
      The only sure way that I know to prevent anything from ever breaking again on a trip in my life.
    1. reaverman's Avatar
      reaverman -
      I'm hopefully picking up my 3 Leatherman tools tomorrow. I've ordered the Rebar, Signal and Micra. But the version I have ordered, has two blades with it