A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to shop at the Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, TX. While there, I purchased a new Gerber Center-Drive multitool. I already own a Leatherman Surge; however, it weighs in at over 13 ounces. Now it is regulated to the center console of my pickup. I was hoping the Center-Drive, which is about 4 ounces lighter, would be something I could add to my EDC. There are so many times, especially when camping or working in the yard, when I found that I had need for a pair of pliers or a screwdriver of some kind.
Upon arriving back home, I unpacked the Center-Drive, only to discover that I loathe the sheath it comes with. Ballistic nylon, in and of itself, is a great material for sheaths. This sheath, which included an extra strip of 1/4" bits, was very uncomfortable to wear, and hard to get the tool in and out of.
Earlier this week I was perusing Amazon and came across the Clip & Carry Kydex multitool sheath. It was very reasonably priced at $30, so I made the purchase an it arrived today. The Center-Drive snugly fits in the sheath and the Kydex is going to stand up to whatever I throw at it. I shook it upside down for several minutes and the Center-Drive never popped out, or slipped, or otherwise made a noise!
I will give it a try once our Covid quarantine is over. I need to figure out whether to carry it on the right or left side. Some trial-and-error will help determine that answer. Probably on the right side since I'm used to carrying weight on that side from my police officer days.
More to come.