The Scharde keychain pry tool is made out of stone washed 6AL-4V Titanium. Titanium is a great medium for this style of tool because of its durability and weight in comparison to traditional steel. Titanium also has non magnetic properties and is corrosion resistant. Titanium also has great strength in regards to lateral strength which is why a lot of pry tools are manufactured from it. Plus titanium is just a plain cool material.
Coming in at 3.46 inches the Schrade tool features a strap cutter which is great for cutting cordage or parcord rather than pulling out your blade. Titanium doesn't hold an edge as well as steel but sharpens relatively easy.
The bottle opener works well and serves its purpose; the flat head driver works pretty good but I would use it hard hard because titanium runs a risk of twisting or showing signs of wear when being used in a twisting motion.
The pry end/scraper really works well on this tool due to the width of the prying area and the bevel of the pry surface. I'm able to pull up nails and lift some heavy stuff without any signs of issues from the tool.
What I love the most about this tool is the wrench driver that accommodates sizes 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" and metric 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, as well as 1/4 for using hex bits or nuts of that size. The sizes they've chosen cover a wide range of standard sizes you would see everyday. Wrenches like this have been around a long time and are called alligator wrenches. They never really disappeared from the market but have become popular again due to the pocket tool boom.
This tool is packed full of features and disappears in my pocket due to the thin profile and weight. There are other comparable models out there like the Leatherman Piranha but I choose this one more often due to those characteristics I mentioned. The Schrade Keychain Pry Tool is priced reasonable compared to other tools in this category and would make a great addition to your edc multitool.
- Lightweight due to titanium
- Alligator wrenches work extremely ell
- Low profile for your pocket
- Titanium is softer than steel
- Line cutter needs to be sharpened more often than a steel version