Bits + a big blade
Most multi-tools include a plethora of “tools,” many of which are not actually very useful. Even worse, in many of these tools, the important knife blade is an afterthought—and barely useful at all. Not the Select Fire.
The Select Fire was built to be a knife-focused multi-tool. It’s built around a manual opening knife blade, a knife blade that simply works and works well. For strength and edge-holding capability, the Select Fire’s blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and bead-blasted for an easy care, matte look. What’s more, the Select Fire offers a surprisingly comfortable grip, so it’s actually easy to hold as you use that big, useful blade—something most multi-tools can’t say.
Designed by Grant & Gavin Hawk, the Select Fire is also a handy multi-tool. There’s a 4-piece bit set, plus the bit driver. The bits, two flathead and two crosshead, are in on-board carriers that swings out to let you choose your bit, then swings back to snap into place. Black liners give it a sleek, finished look. The contoured glass-filled nylon handle is equally comfortable whether you’re using the blade or the bits. The Select Fire makes a great addition to every tool and truck box. In fact, it's so handy you might want to get two.
Release Year: 2009
Has multiple blades or tools, enabling it to perform multiple functions.
There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife’s steel “liner,” the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
The pocketclip is in a fixed position on the knife handle; usually it is positioned for tip-down, right-handed carry, though this may vary.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- .25" hex drive, 2 flathead, 2 crosshead bits
- Ruler on bit drive shaft
- Manual opening
- Thumb stud
- Liner lock
- Reverisble pocketclip (left/right, tip-down)
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, bead-blasted finish
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade Length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.6 in. (19.4 cm)
- Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g)