USMA CBT Knife Suggestion

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by DD2021TX, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. DD2021TX

    DD2021TX Member

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    I saw some older posts (2012) on this subject so I wanted to see if anything has changed since then. Is a "leatherman" overkill or the right item to send along with DD for CBT?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JWP

    JWP 5-Year Member

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    Leatherman for my 2018 and 2019 one of the most used items they took...that's coming from them...
     
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    I would suggest one with built in scissors, very helpful to have.
     
  4. DD2021TX

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    Great feedback. Thanks !
     
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    For anyone looking at this post in the future, I ordered the Gerber Diesel Multi Plier. Good reviews and tools seemed to be most applicable.
     
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    whatever you get, be sure to put your name on it.
     
  7. jllera1

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    Do you have a model #? You recommend because?? Thank you
     
  8. DD2021TX

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    "Deisel" is the model. "Gerber" is the manufacturer. It has the bottle/can opener and basic blades and scissors someone recommended. Thought it would be the right thing for CBT. Can always upgrade later if needed. At $55 price was good to. I'm not an expert so just making an educated guess.
     
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    One question... how do we get said knife to r day on a plane?
     
  12. TexasJuneBug

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    Unless you check a bag, you don't. It cannot go in a carry on. One suggestion may be to wait and purchase after you land or to purchase a cheaper one there for BEAST and have your quality multitool brought up at A-Day or mailed in. That's what my DS will do.
     
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  13. Fishpart

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    I would recommend having it for CBT, the knife is probably more of a field tool than a garrison tool. I recall seeing my DS actually using and letting other cadets use his knife on the apron after march back...
     
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  14. cavu

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    Take a look at the Leatherman MUT.
     
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    We bought the Mut.
     
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    JWP 5-Year Member

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    There are gerber people and there see leathermen people. Always more partial to leathermen myself...carried one during my service years. Funny...for me the most used item was the saw blade!
     
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    I heard scissors and important to have as a tool. Anyone hear this too??