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The Tiniest Multi-Tool We’ve Ever Seen!
Crowdfunding is fast becoming the world’s go-to platform for new releases. But do you ever find it hard to cut through the noise and pin down the ones worth your hard-earned? Well, that’s where this sponsored series comes in. We’re vetting carry Kickstarters for you, digging up the facts, and shedding light on the ones we think are worth a closer look.
This week’s selection: Malboro & Kane and their Claw Multi-tool.
To prepare or not to prepare…
Multi-tools are great for packing a variety of features into a single, portable piece. No need to carry a heavy set of tools around all day, yet you’re still prepared to handle a range of DIY needs. But even small multi-tools can still be noticeable, adding unnecessary weight to your carry setup with features you rarely use. So do you opt not to carry a multi-tool and leave yourself unprepared? Or do you slot a small one into your setup and simply put up with the added bulk?
You could do either of those options. Or you could roll with the tiniest multi-tool we’ve ever seen…
Multifunctionality in miniature
The Malboro & Kane Claw isn’t just small. It’s pint-sized, measuring just 18mm (0.7 inches) long. But don’t let its tiny form fool you. The Claw lends itself to a variety of uses…
A bottle opener to pop open a cold brew.
A mini screwdriver to take care of pesky loose screws.
A mini pry bar to open paint tins cleanly or pry up staples safely.
A flint striker to help you light a fire.
A scratcher/scraper (that next scratchcard could be the lucky one). A box cutter when that package you’ve been waiting eagerly for arrives. And plenty more uses to get you out of a tight spot.
Strong and stylish
The Claw features a simple, strong and stylish design available in a choice of materials. You can opt for stainless steel in a silver or gold colorway, or tough and lightweight titanium.
Its discreet shape and size fits into pretty much any carry setup, from work to play and venturing on your travels.
At the ready but out of the way
The Claw comes with a keyring for easy portability, but can also fit inside your wallet or a bag pocket. Its tiny size means you’ll hardly notice it wherever you store it, but it’s ready to help whenever you need it.
The Claw finds a careful balance between functionality and form. Small yet practical enough for EDC, it’s an enticing alternative if you’re looking to keep carry bulk to a minimum while still enjoying a range of multi-tool benefits. If you want to hook one for yourself, check out the Claw Kickstarter campaign which runs until 8 March 2018.
Note: this is a sponsored series, but only the best candidates are given this feature placement.
Above are the facts, but there’s always a little risk when backing a crowdfunder, so keep that in mind before you decide to back/purchase.