Monday, March 16, 2009

The Range Reviews: Tool Logic Survival II

© 2009 Albert A Rasch

Tool Logic's wallet sized Survival II

Here's a little gem for my friends that are city bound dwellers and are always looking for that little edge.

The Survival II is a small multi-purpose tool set that conveniently fits into your wallet.


It contains a small knife, tweezers, toothpick, an LED light, and the case is also a whistle. The whistle is pretty sharp and piercing by the way! Which brings to mind the adage, "Never hand a child a whistle and expect anything less than an exuberant attempt at having your eardrums blown!" My little helper Jeffery reminded me of that.

The case has a lanyard hole, and on the side opposite the whistle and light, there is a magnesium alloy firestarter. The whole package weighs less than two ounces!

The Integral Knife

The knife is a 2 inch, chisel ground,and serrated blade. The AUS 8A stainless steel is sharp enough to cut through rope or someone's forearm. Keep in mind that if you are going to sharpen it, which I suggest you do, you sharpen on one side only. This requires extra care if you are going to use a sharpener like the Sterling Sharpener. Lay the flat side on one of the carbide bits and draw it carefully through, maintaining the proper angle.

LED Light

The LED light is adequate for lighting keyholes, circuit breaker boxes, and other things of that nature, and it is powerful enough to ensure sure footing in front of you. It is not designed for, nor will it cast a beam of light to any great distance.


The tweezers and toothpick do an adequate job at their respective tasks, though I will refrain from any graphic demonstrations of the tooth pick at work.

The Survival II is also available with a compass and an eight power lens in lieu of the led light.

This is not the do-all to end-all, but it is exactly what it is designed for. A wallet portable assortment of useful tools that might be all you can access in a moment of crisis or an emergency.

Tool Logic
Survival II
MSRP: $24.95



Anonymous said...

Now that is one very neat little tool for the pocket. I might get my wife one of those for her pocket book.

Gun Slinger said...

Have to get me one of those!

Gun Slinger