Created by famend knife designer Todd Rexford, the RUT — or “Rexford Utility Tool” — is an ultra-pocketable and compact but totally utilitarian EDC multitool that was first launched almost a decade in the past. Now in its fourth era, this brilliantly-designed multi-tool has not solely been lauded by on a regular basis carry lovers however has additionally caught the eye of different elite gear purveyors within the EDC house equivalent to Triple Aught Design, which has now partnered with Todd Rexford to ship a restricted run of TAD Edition RUT V4 multi-tools.
Like the common V4 mannequin, the TAD Edition RUT is made in America from 6AL4V titanium and options the most recent iteration of the multi-tool’s wrap-around puzzle piece development, an up to date lock, and heat-anodization therapy. Triple Aught Design is providing a number of completely different variations of the RUT V4, producing a single variant with milled topographical traces and TAD branding, in addition to providing the most recent RUT in uncooked titanium, black, or OD inexperienced shade choices — all of that are handled to a stonewash or Cerekote end and are embellished through a contrasting, laser-engraved silver and gold topo design. Further separating the TAD Edition fashions from the common RUT is the usage of Triple Aught’s milled 3D fullers.
While gaining some aesthetic aptitude, the TAD variants nonetheless retain the traditional RUT V4’s immense performance and utility, with an built-in pry bar, P38-style can opener, hex bit holder, bottle opener, flathead driver, and replaceable, locking utility blade. Because all Rexford Utility Tools are made by hand in small batches, they have an inclination to promote out rapidly and may be extraordinarily tough to search out, making this much more spectacular TAD Edition lineup all of the extra fascinating.
Available now in extraordinarily restricted numbers, the Rexford RUT V4 TAD Edition is priced at $200 for the laser-engraved fashions and $215 for the milled model.