As the popular saying goes, the best knife is the one that is with you when you need it. Same goes for any survival tool. Odds are, unless you’re accustomed to carrying the basic survival tools like a knife, flashlight, fire starter, etc. on your person everyday, you will not have it when you really need it. If you’re not a fanny pack fan, but you want those basic tools with you at all times, then this list is for you.
You might be surprised to find out that there are actually some very good credit card sized survival multi-tools out there that can fit nicely in your wallet. Most of these super compact survival cards are made by a company called Tool Logic (which took 4 top spots out of 10 on this list). Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, also has an excellent quality compact survival tool set (listed below), with a very innovative screw driver design, however it failed to reserve the Top Pick in this category due to it’s blade, which is really more like an envelop opener. In our opinion the best credit card sized survival multi tool should include a quality blade, an LED light and a Swedish fire starter as a minimum… our Top Pick has exactly that and more.
As a side note, besides the credit card sized tools, this list also features some superb money clip knives.
Tool Logic SVC2 Survival Card 2 Tool
Our Top Pick as the best credit card sized pocket tool is Tool Logic SVC2. The Survival Card 2 is a complete ultralight survival tool with premium Swedish magnesium alloy fire starter, razor sharp serrated blade with ergonomic grip, brilliant red LED flashlight and other lifesaving features. Keep this essential tool kit with you and you’ll always be prepared for life’s unforeseen emergencies.
Top survival multi-tool pocket cards and money clips