Raleigh Tabor is a bit of a perfectionist and has a "feel for the steel." After a long career as an autobody man, he became a custom knifemaker. He says, "I became interested in gadgets. I tried to incorporate several tools into one slim and trim tool that would be easily accessible and useful." The result is the SpareTool¢, a simple and honest new offering from CRKT.
Starting with a Razor-Sharp Wharncliffe fixed blade from 5Cr15MoV stainless steel bar stock, Raleigh has also incorporated a pry bar/nail puller, bottle opener, ruler scales in inches and millimeters, a file edge, and a 6 mm wrench which also serves to drive the included double-ended flat and Phillips screwdriver hex bit. The bit is stored in the molded Zytel® retainer.
The injection-molded Zytel sheath has a detent which locks it securely to the finger choil so the blade is fully protected when using the other tool functions.
The detent also allows inverted carry with a lanyard. A removable belt clip allows carry on belts, webbing and straps.
All in all, it's a handy and useful precision-built gadget that will appeal to every craftsman and outdoorsman. It's just a few ounces in the pocket or pack, but it makes an ideal utility and survival tool.