Featured First Look – CRKT Bivy Multitool David Reeder May 18, 2016 The new Bivy multitool was designed for CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) by world-record holding speed climber Hans Florine. It’s smaller than many multitools out there, probably because it was designed for climbers, and is mostly operable one handed for the same reason. We say mostly because while it is simple to deploy and stow the pliers and knife blade one-handed, it’s much more difficult to do the same with the additional implements — but then you’re far less likely to need to roll out the screwdrivers or marlinspike (one handed anyway) while dangling on the side of a cliff or out primitive camping so we do not see that as a negative at all. Although the Bivy’s foundation in climbing and utility when it comes to rigging is clear, it’s not a tool that should be relegated to that activity only. The blade is just under 3 in. long, Tanto style with a straight edge about 2/3 of the way down and serrations closer to the body. Overall length while open is just a smidge over 7 in., closed just over 4 in. and weight is 7.7 oz. There’s a pocket clip on the back side (calling the spring assisted plier opening release the front) for pocket carry, which is fine. The tool is small enough to be suitable for pocket carry and not so heavy it drags your britches down below the crack of your ass, though for many people it’s going to be right on the edge of maximum thickness for comfort when used that way. We don’t include the Batman Utility Belt carry-fifty-pounds-of-gear-with-triple-redundancy EDC crowd in that; they’ll love this thing, and likely hook it inside a sock as their ankle carry second multitool backup. A switch on the front face pops the jaws out then allows them to fold back in. A thumb stud next to the CRKT label on the knife rotates the blade out and a locking liner holds it in place until pressed laterally to reseat the blade. You can see a quick, candid video of this on Instagram. Overall we’re impressed with it thus far. This particular specimen will be passed on to one of the guys in our “Everyman Tactical” lineup for a few months to see how it holds up. Follow up review after we’ve had time to see how it handles a daily beating. MSRP is $69.99; you can find it online here at that price, but it looks like there are a few on Amazon here for $42.97. First Look – CRKT Bivy Multitool: Specs Dimensions Open Overall Length 7.06 inches Closed Length 4.12 inches Weight 7.7 ounces Blade Length 2.92 inches Thickness .09 inches Material 5Cr15MoV Blade-HRC 55-58 Finish Satin Grind Flat Style Tanto Edge Plain Handle Material 1060 Aluminum Lock Type Locking Liner Carry Carry System 1 Position Pocket Clip Options Includes 1 Spring Assisted Opening Plier Includes 2 Screwdrivers – Flat/Phillips Includes 3 Marlinspike Explore RECOILweb:Using the Whole AnimalMaxim Defense PDX, M-RAX Rails, & Stock for the SIG SAUER MPXBarrett Firearms at SOFICCopper Basin Ruger Takedown Backpack NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!