Designed with the AR-15 platform in mind, the Leatherman MUT has an array of gadgets that will, among other things, strip a gun on the fly. I finally bought the MUT for myself last Father’s Day and I have to say, I’ve been impressed with the versatility of this multi tool.
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Leatherman MUT Review
The handle has smooth edges so it’s comfortable to squeeze. The older generations of Leathermans hurt my hand. I really like the skeleton body that shows off the goodies even when the tool is shut.
Open the knife now and we see the needle nose pliers/cutter. What I like about this thing is the replaceable cutters. The needle nose tips are quality, the ends are in-line and they close evenly with no gaps.
If I pull out all the tools, I could say a little about each one, but you probably would be better off just getting my opinion on the ones that I get the most use out of.
- The blade on the knife is thick and sharp right out of the box. It’s a plain/serrated edge combo and has a nice non-reflective Oxide coating.
- There are 3 removable double-sided screwdriver bits on this tool. Leatherman also sells a bit assortment that fits this setup and will widen the capabilities of this tool.
- There is a bronze scraper that is used for removing carbon build up on the bolt. If you don’t have a rifle it’s still very useful for for scraping because it is a soft metal and wont damage most other metals.
- The saw is what you’d expect in a quality survival tool. It’s 4″ in length and cuts through limbs pretty easily, so it would be a must have for camping trips. I plan on using it when my son joins the Boy Scouts.
- The Hammer on the end is a lot more useful than I first thought it would be. How many times have you damaged a knife or tool using it as a hammer? The shape and size also works to remove jammed shells in my AR-15 in seconds.
- The punch pin, aka the take down pin, is used for disassembling your rifle in the field. It can be removed and then hammered on with the ever useful hammer I mentioned above. I bought an Otis Cleaning Kit because it’s interchangeable with the removable punch.
- It comes with a Molle sheath that is really cool looking. It will attach to your belt.
- The next way is what I do, There is a titanium clip on the back of the Mut and I just clip it to my belt and ditch the case.
- The last is a secondary clip that is more for a key-chain.
What can I say? This is a quality multi tool that has everything you’d expect from a multi tool and more. With a 25 year warranty, I strongly recommend this multi-tool as an EDC (every day carry) and as a good tool to have on the line if you own a gun.