Have you ever found yourself out on the range, with nothing but your wallet, and encountered an unexpected scenario that made you think, “wow, I could really use a steel sheet thickness gauge right now?”
Ok, now same question but have you ever wanted a guitar string ruler in that situation? A sharpening angle guide? A 1-inch L square?
If so, or if you’ve encountered the need for any of 76 other critical tools, then you need the MRF Universal 4.0 multitool. The credit card-sized gadget consolidates a hilarious 80 “tools” in one, making it the most tool-laden multitool we’ve seen since the infamous Wenger 16999.
Moon phase calendar? Yes. On the other side of the coin (or the card), you’ve got a sundial calendar and sundial compass. SOS signal? Yes. Wire bender holes? You got it. Get a stick and pull out a shoelace and you’ve got an axe.
You get the picture. And with a modular knife/comb/etc. attachment, you can focus the Universal 4.0 toward a variety of different lifestyles. One of the component options consolidates even more hex wrenches into the card, which already squeezes in 26.
If the word bouncing around in your head is “absurd,” you’ve landed on the correct descriptor for the tool. In somehow adding 30% more tools to its previous “60+ tool” Universal 3.0, MRF has both blown utility out of the water and gone well above and beyond functionality. Tool #32, the “shovel,” is simply an edge of the card — which is, obviously, filled with holes. It’s also, apparently, the exact same tool as the precision ruler and the “scraper.”
We do have to admit the modular design is pretty cool — at least, some of us do. When we showed the design to GearHungry’s managing editor, he asked only one question: is that a beard comb? When we had to admit it was just a normal comb, he scoffed in disgust, whipped out a Vaseline-treated rag, and re-polished his bald pate.
The MRF Universal 4.0 Multitool is live now on Kickstarter. As I write this, there’s plenty of time left in the campaign and it’s already well past its funding goal. Options are plenty: not only is the tool highly modular, but multiple color combinations are available, as well as versions in either titanium or stainless steel. The titanium version is barely there at 0.77 ounces.
Learn more at Kickstarter.com.