The replaceable blade slips out of the carabiner’s spine (sorry for the indirectly gruesome visuals), operated by a textured stud (not you — the thing you push with your thumb). Right below that, the tool includes seven drivers, six on an ingenious steel wheel. Civivi uses titanium for the carabiner itself, which weighs in at a minute 0.97 oz.
For obvious reasons, the tapered hobby blade fully retracts into the carabiner. It’s got three locking positions, so you can gauge your depth properly whether you’re opening packages, peeling an apple, whittling, or anything else a septuagenarian porch-sitting grampa from Kentucky might do. In a touch that’s even handier for evening porch sessions, retracting the blade exposes the bottle opener.
It’s hard to say whether the blade or the subtly genius wheel-shaped driver is the main event here. The rotating tool can turn any of six fastener heads: Phillips or flat, hex, square, and two sizes of star drive. Just above that, there’s a cutout that accepts a different kind of hex fastener.
The spring-loaded gate helps you make sure you’ve always got it on hand. And not even that functionality is purely basic: Civivi drills another hole through the tool, below the gate, that should accept a keyring, leaving the gate free for clipping.
Sick of your shoddy EDC carabiner game? Level up with the Civivi Polymorph. You’ll need a bit of cash to do it — MSRP $94 — but we’re confident it’ll be money well spent. The brand kicks in three replacement 9Cr18MoV steel blades with the 2.8” long tool.
Learn more at Civivi.com.