I like interesting tools -- and since the best tool is the one you have with you, I like them pocketable.
Iíve been carrying the P-38 can opener for over 40 years and about 14 years ago I tied it to an aluminum bottle opener I found in San Francisco (the black has since pretty much worn off it). I liked the symmetry: can opener and bottle opener on a cord.
Then I bought the stainless-steel, plain-edged Spyderco Ladybug a year or so ago and put it on my key ring. And then I bought a two-inch mini pry bar (a tool of questionable but must-have value ) Ė so I slipped that on my key ring too.
But I really wanted a better solution for the tools now that there were four of them, soI dug out the 2mm cord and went to work.
The Toolcord weighs 69 grams, or 2.43 ounces. I can dump it in the bottom of dress trousers. Or clip the carabiner to a belt loop and let the tools hang inside a jeans pocket, away from keys and coins in the bottom of the pocket. Or clip it to a ring inside my camera bag.
Photo: Nothing professional because it would never have gotten done if Iíd had to drag out the light tent and set up the lights. So I flipped the bed quilt over, laid everything out and took the photo with the Sigma DP2 with natural light coming in from two directions. Then a little post-processing.
And then I took it outside for another photo: