Emerson Knives EDC-1 Multitool
A friend recently sent me an Emerson Knives EDC-1 Multitool to try, he knew I am a big fan of Emerson Knives (I own 5). This is, I think, the first multitool to come out from Emerson Knives.
- Emerson Micro Commander style knife blade with Wave Feature (D2 steel, PVD coated), plain edge or partially serrated (I had the serrated)
- Standard screwdriver (90/180 degree stops)
- Phillips screwdriver (90/180 degree stops)
- Detachable prytool with bottle opener and dual stepped wrench cutouts (STD + METRIC): STD: 1/4", 5/16" 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" and METRIC: 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
It is a heavy multitool (6.6 oz. or 187g) and made in China, which was a bit of a dissapointment. But then I realized that they are not made by Emerson per-se, they are made by Multitasker, with Emerson helping in the design.
Anyway, after about 2 weeks of hard use I like it. It's a tough little multitool and it has the basics covered. It's simple, easy to use and easy to maintain which, if you know me, it is key to all my gear. The only issue I found was with the clip, it has one single screw and when you are applying torsion on the screwdrivers it comes loose. So I removed it. Problem solve.
So, the Emerson EDC-1. It's a good mini multitool, one that performs and one I use, however I would still go with either Leatherman or SOG.