[PRODUCT REVIEW] “The Solo” multi-purpose tool by Koch Tools


Anything in a photo with a Springfield XDs looks nice, but is that thing at the bottom of the image actually functional? Meet “The Solo” by Koch Tools. It’s a multi-purpose tool with a sleek design. What does it do you ask? It’ll get you out of a pinch in numerous ways.

This Keychain/pocket tool is a 3/16 304 stainless steel stone washed beauty.

“The Solo” sports the following features:

  • 1/4 and 5/16 hex wrenches
  • bottle opener
  • S hook ( loops on belt loop, catch on pocket or can be used for light weight connects)
  • hex to hex cord can be wrapped to be used to carry an item
  • tool can be used in tight circumstances

I have to say, this thing is pretty cool. It’s not too heavy, but still remains very strong. The design is small enough to be out of the way, yet large enough to be useful.

The very first day that I was carrying it around, I made a trip to the grocery store and walked out with four bags attached to this thing. It might sound dumb, but it worked great. It still held my keys along with the bags, and also allowed me to maintain a free dominant hand in case I ever needed to draw my firearm. Parking lots are a great place for bad things to go down. The last thing you want is to be carrying two bags in each hand when you’re jumped. It probably won’t end nicely for you.

I can see this being a great gift for that special someone in your life also. Have a girlfriend or wife? Attach this to their keys and when they’re walking around by themselves, they can be in the ‘ready’ position at all times (see photo below, top left). That’ll leave a mark.

For this first batch they will be available in just the natural finish with colors to be announced in the future.

Each of them are hand numbered with a stamping tool which adds a nice personalized touch to it.

At a price of $35, it’s a pretty nice thing to have on you.
You can grab your very own here.



About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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