Leatherman MUT Review

By on February 3, 2016

Leatherman MUT Review

Leatherman MUT Review
8.3

Function

9/10

    Portability

    8/10

      Ergonomics

      9/10

        Value

        8/10

          Durability

          9/10

            Pros

            • - Specialized marksman tools
            • - Bronze scraper
            • - Versatility
            • - Looks like a beast

            Cons

            • - Lacks alot of
            • - Expensive
            • - Heavy

            When Leatherman designed the MUT, they were hell-bent on making the best multi tool for a marksman. Everything in the MUT is geared around weapon maintenance and adjustment, making it perfect for someone anyone who handles a lot of guns.

            They went as far as using materials that most would agree are not a good idea for a multi tool that you expect to use ever. The tool I am referencing are made from bronze and for good reason. Bronze is less likely to scar the pieces of your weapon that you are cleaning. As long as you are using it for its intended use, then it makes perfect sense to be made of bronze!

            I have also read many reviews from electricians that rave about this multi tool. The wire cutters and crimpers are a high quality, which is a key part to what an electrician does.

            Function

            As we mentioned in the introduction, this multi tool is very specifically geared towards a marksmen. That being said, this is the most functional and best multi tool for them. On the other hand, this is not very functional for someone that is looking to take it into the woods to build a shelter out of sticks!

            The bronze carbon scraper is a great tool for the right person. You can scrape the carbon off the bolt and interior of the weapon without worrying about scarring anything. I wish I had one of these during my time in the Army, it would have saved me hours of cleaning time.

            Portability

            Weight is one of the most important aspects of portability and I would give the Leatherman MUT an “F” if they were in my class. Weighing a whopping 11.02oz, this is one of the heaviest multi tools I have found yet. It is not something you want to carry around in your pocket or on your keychain.

            That being said, it was not designed to be a mobile tool, which is why it has the handy clip. This multi tool was intended to be clipped onto your bag or weapon case so that you can performance maintenance on the fly when you need to. Because of the clip, this tool is also a little longer than most as well.

            Ergonomics

            I was a little worried that the fancy exoskeleton design was going to make this very uncomfortable, but that wasn’t the case. As with the rest of the Leatherman product, the edges are rounded so that they fit very comfortable in your hand.

            Value

            Just like the Leatherman DET 600, it is important to consider your intended use for this multi tool in order to determine its value. It is very valuable to a marksman that is looking to take full advantage of what it was intended to do. However, a mom that is looking to a multi tool to cut those pesky thread off her work close is not going to find the MUT worth its price.

            Tools

            1. Needle nose pliers
            2. Regular pliers
            3. 154CM replaceable wire cutters
            4. 154CM replaceable hard-wire cutters
            5. Stranded-wire cutters
            6. Electrical crimper
            7. 420HC combo knife
            8. Saw
            9. Replaceable cutting hook
            10. Hammer
            11. Bolt override tool
            12. Replaceable bronze carbon scraper
            13. #8-32 cleaning rod/brush adapter
            14. Replaceable firearm disassembly punch
            15. Carabiner / bottle opener
            16. Large bit driver

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