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Adventure Mate V2 combines five outdoor tools in one device

Adventure Mate V2 combines fiv...
The AM-V2, seen here in "axe mode," is the new-and-improved second version of the previously-released Adventure Mate multi-tool
The AM-V2, seen here in "axe mode," is the new-and-improved second version of the previously-released Adventure Mate multi-tool
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The AM-V2's various components
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The AM-V2's various components
The AM-V2, set up for use as a saw
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The AM-V2, set up for use as a saw
The AM-V2, seen here in "axe mode," is the new-and-improved second version of the previously-released Adventure Mate multi-tool
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The AM-V2, seen here in "axe mode," is the new-and-improved second version of the previously-released Adventure Mate multi-tool
The AM-V2, set up as a shovel
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The AM-V2, set up as a shovel
The AM-V2's hook gets put to use
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The AM-V2's hook gets put to use

When most people think of multi-tools, they tend to picture little gadgets that can be stuffed in a pocket. The fact is, though, some tasks require larger implements, and Adventure Mate's new AM-V2 serves as five of the things.

At the heart of the Australian-designed/American-made device is a carbon fiber-reinforced nylon handle with a rubber grip.

A two-stage cam-lever locking mechanism at the top of that handle allows two tool attachments to be swapped on and off as needed. One these attachments takes the form of a sharpened shovel head, while the other (which can be flipped around) has a replaceable saw blade on one end, and a combination axe head, hammer and tent peg-puller/general-purpose hook on the other.

The AM-V2's various components
The AM-V2's various components

A Cerakote ceramic coating on the tools helps boost their durability. Along with the handle, they can all be stored in an included holster, which can in turn be worn on a belt or hooked onto a backpack. The whole rig weighs a claimed 3.5 lb (1.6 kg).

Should you be interested, the AM-V2 is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$199 will get you one, when and if they reach production – the planned retail price is $299. Potential backers might also want to check out the successfully-crowdfunded Combar, which similarly combines a hatchet, spade, hammer, folding wood saw and knife.

Adventure Mate designer Conrad Sayer demonstrates the features of the AM-V2, in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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1 comment
ChairmanLMAO
more likely to need this in edmonton than new york...maybe england if theres no narwhal tusks available.