Here are some additional tools which have come across my path. Check out my previous post Tools for Travel, which covers the basic TSA restrictions along with a bunch of various suggestions for tools and tool combinations.
If you’re looking for a more compact one piece tool than the earlier Style PS suggestion, there is a new tool released by Leatherman. The Leatherman Juice CS3 which combines bottle opener, scissors, and corkscrew. The bottle opener tools is configured to also provide leverage when using the corkscrew. It might be the perfect compact corkscrew tool that’s TSA friendly. Most full size corkscrews have a blade which excludes them from carry-on.
One Tool Only
Small Tech Oriented Kit
Small General purpose kit
Very similar to my carry-on toolkit.
- Style PS
- 6.5” blunt/blunt surgical scissors
- Wiha 75093 System 6 Bit set
- $2 6” Stainless Ruler
- 1.5m cloth tape measure
- Knipex 6” Wrench
- Maxpedition Skinny Pocket Organizer
So, even with the current restrictions, you can travel with a pretty complete set of tools in a compact case. I didn’t touch on flashlights or consumable tools (batteries, duct tape, wire, zip-ties etc.) but I’ll reserve those for another post. I was originally going to have a section on building a check-in tool-set but this post is already super long so I’ll wrap it up here.