I HAVE ALWAYS been a fan of multitools and multifunction gadgets but none struck me quite the way the Lansky Roadie knife sharpener did. A small pocket-sized tool than can do eight different functions and keep on your key ring or belt loop? Yes! This is a reality now!
Let’s do a rundown of the features: It’s a carbide knife sharpener, a carabiner, a variable hex wrench, a bottle opener, a flathead screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver, a pry tool, and a line cutter! There’s even a mini-ruler with standard and metric measurements on both sides built in which can double as a straight edge. What a dream come true for the avid outdoorsman. Like the last Lansky review I wrote on the QuadSharp knife sharpener, I am thoroughly impressed they engineered so many functions into one small tool and the fit, finish and overall quality is solid as well.
What’s more is that this tool travels well too. Airport security didn’t even bat and eye at my coming to or going from the ICAST fishing show this year as I was carrying the Roadie on my carry-on bag! Like the packaging says, it literally goes with you anywhere!
My wife always jokes with me when we go out together and encounter a soda or beer bottle without a twist off top as she carries a bottle opener on her key chain. Imagine my excitement when I pulled the Roadie out on our latest adventure, showing her I too had a bottle opener and so much more on my keychain.
What an awesome tool! I love it and I highly recommend this as a great addition to your key chain or gift for the outdoorsman in your life! Rather it be “stocking stuffer” for Christmas or a birthday gift for the avid adventurer in your life, this will most certainly be a tool they will use and remember you by. Check out your local Academy Sports and Outdoors store for many Lansky products and www.Lansky.com for their full line.
—story by DUSTIN VAUGHN WARNCKE