Announced at the 2010 SHOT Show, the Leatherman MUT, or Military Utility Tool, is billed as the first multi-tool for firearms enthusiasts. (Unless you include the Caspian PocketSmith and Remington 1911 multitools designed for the 1911 pistol….) The MUT includes design features specifically for M-16/AR-15 rifles including a bolt override hook, firearm dis-assembly punch and a bronze carbon scraper.
Now most of us civilians will likely never need a bolt override tool or a scraper to remove carbon build up from our AR bolts (I am guilty of pampering my AR), but they are ‘cool’ features to have 🙂 The Leatherman site has a lot of additional information on the MUT:
COMING IN SEPTEMBER The Leatherman MUT is the first multi-tool that functions as both a tactical and practical tool for military, LE, or civilian shooters. The MUT features multiple areas on the tool threaded for cleaning rods and brushes and all the screwdriver bits are sized for standard military and civilian sighting adjustment work. Also built into the design of the tool is the flexibility to replace the most commonly used parts on the spot, using a simple Torx #8, keeping down-time to a minimum. With all this, a MOLLE sheath and scope adjustment wrench included, the Leatherman MUT may very well be the most efficient and useful piece in your kit.
- 420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Combo Straight/Serrated Knife
- Needlenose Pliers
- Regular Pliers
- 154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters
- 154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
- Stranded Wire Cutters
- Replaceable Cutting Hook
- Bolt Override Tool
- Replaceable Firearm Disassembly Punch
- Replaceable Carbon Scraper
- Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapters
- Carabiner Clip
- Bottle Opener
- Large Bit Driver
- Electrical Crimper
- INCLUDED BITS: Phillips #1-2 and 3/16, Phillips #2 and 1/4 Screwdriver, Torx #15 and Hex 7/64
- Stainless Steel Body
- Stainless Steel Handles
- Bronze Carbon Scraper and Titanium Pocket Clip
- Black Oxide Version Available
- All Locking Blades and Tools
- Outside-accessible Blades for One-handed Opening
- Removable Pocket Clip
- 1/2″ and 3/8″ Wrench Accessory
- MOLLE Sheath
- 25-Year Warranty
- 5 in/ 12.7 cm
- 11.2 oz / 317.5 g
- 3 in / 7.62 cm
In addition to the standard MUT listed above will be the ‘MUT EOD’ which includes a cap crimper and a fuse wire cutter.
I have a Leatherman Kick and a Leatherman Surge and they are both well made, heavy use type tools. I have no doubt the MUT and MUT EOD would be of equal or better design and craftsmanship.
The Leatherman MUT will not be available in stores until September but is offered as a pre-order item on several web sites. List price on these sites is $150 – $160.