Multitools are extremely useful pieces of kit to have. Small enough for your EDC or bug out bag, but with multiple uses, they are well worth owning. Here are our three favourite budget survival multitools, all well under £100.
Gerber Suspension Multi Tool
The Gerber Suspension Multi Tool is similar to well known Leatherman designs, but significantly cheaper. It features 12 tools, including pliers, straight and serrated knife blades, saw, screwdrivers, scissors and more. This multitool also has locks to keep the tools held securely and safely.
As a budget survival multitool, we like the Gerber Suspension a lot. It’s build quality might not be quite up to the Leatherman standards, but it does the job. The straight knife blade needed a little sharpening out of the box, and the spring in the pliers feels a little too delicate. The other tools are standing up well to use on several test camps that we have taken this tool on.
Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife
No list of survival multitools would be complete without a Swiss Army Knife! The cheapest of the three tools on our list, the Huntsman Swiss Army Knife is an excellent budget survival multitool. It’s our favourite, and is often part of our EDC kit.
The two knife blades were sharp when new, although we’ve had to sharpen them since due to heavy use. The saw can cut through small branches to make them more convenient for a camp fire.
Camillus Camtrax 3 in 1 Hatchet
Something a little different from the traditional multitool, the Camillus Camtrax is a hatchet, saw and hammer. This is a great budget multitool for use around camp. It’s not designed for chopping down trees, but works well for sawing and chopping firewood for a camp fire.
It comes with a sheath that has a belt clip and a handy bottle opener. We found that the hatchet blade needed sharpening when it was delivered, but once sharpened it holds an edge well.
What are your favourite budget survival multitools? Or have you used any of the three we listed? Let us know in the comments below.