Review it – When you want a small tool with a lot of features that doesn’t give the appearance of size, you probably consider the Leatherman Squirt or the Gerber Dime. Well, now I have another contender for your EDC. It is a multi-tool Oknife Otacle P1. Let’s find out.
What is it?
Oknife Otacle P1 is small many tools the perfect size to fit in your pocket or hang on your keys.
What’s in the box?
- Oknife Otacle P1 multi tool
Design and appearance
Before we get into the review, let’s compare the Oknife Otacle P1 (left) and the Leatherman Squirt (right).
The Otacle P1 is bigger than the Squirt, but not by much. The extra size means that the Otacle P1 pliers are much stronger than the Leatherman Squirt pliers.
The Oknife Otacle P1 tool has a black 5052 aluminum alloy body and black screws.
The internal components are made of 30Cr13 stainless steel.
The multi-purpose tool is spread like many other spring-loaded display tools with needle-nose pliers on the ends, centering pliers, and wire cutters on the bottom.
When fully opened, the Oknife Otacle P1 tool is 4.25 inches long.
The spring loaded mechanism feels much better than my Leatherman Squirt and the longer handle makes it more comfortable to use.
Here is the list of Oknife Otacle P1 accessories:
- Needle nose products
- Always pliers
- Wire cutters
- A small knife
- You can open it
- A bottle opener
- Flathead screwdriver
- SIM card ejector tool
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Key ring
Is it any wonder that aside from the saw, screwdrivers, and knife, my favorite tool is the SIM card ejector? 😉 I think it’s a Gadgeteer thing.
One tool that would be great to add would be a file.
I used the Oknife Otacle P1 for several days to open boxes, tighten screws, cut paper with scissors, and remove SIM cards from several Android phones I’ve been reviewing. OnePlus 11 5G. All tools work as expected.
Which I like
- Solid ingredients
- Good site
- SIM card eject tool
What I would change
So, is the Oknife Otacle P1 better than the Leatherman Squirt? This is a big deal because the Squirt has been in my EDC kit for a very long time and I like its small size because I don’t like my EDC to weigh me down. Having said that, I think the Otacle P1 has better pliers and better scissors than the Squirt. I also think that the Otacle P1 page is stronger and larger. Add these factors together and I have no problem saying that the Oknife Otacle P1 is a great alternative to the Leatherman Squirt multi-tool if the extra size isn’t an issue for you.
Armed with the Oknife Otacle P1, you might not be the last one standing at a survival show like Alone (Does anyone else out there love watching this show as much as I do?). But for light everyday tasks, I think the Otacle P1 (who came up with this name?) is a small enough tool for people who want something bigger than a Leatherman Squirt or who have a limited budget for their work. The cost of EDC.