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Best multi tool on the market?

We met the owner of Bear Valley Tactical at this past SHOT SHOW and had the opportunity to learn more about their BV-TAC 8 Multitool. Impressed on the surface by what we saw, the owner was kind enough to send one over to our team to put it through a solid test and evaluation. 

So who are these guys? They are located in small town America in Utah and create high-quality, hand-made, multi-faceted tools that are perfect for tactical, survival, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. We received the coyote tan BV-Tac 8 multi-tool which combines eight necessary outdoor tools into one.

The BV-Tac 8 is constructed from S7 tool steel for strength and durability. It is then heat-treated and tempered for even more strength, then coated in Cerakote for a durable, rust, abrasion, and heat resistant finish. 

The BV-Tac 8 offers a variety of available attachments making it a great choice for backpackers, adventurers, off-road enthusiasts, to the prepping community.  The one thing we immediately saw with this, is that it is a small perfect addition to your vehicle bug out bag. 

The hammer end if perfect for staking down a tent or hammock. Use the ax end for splitting firewood at camp, comes with pry bar as well as a Hydrant-Spanner wrench.  As a career firefighter, I can see this as a great addition to small local volunteer fire department with a small budget. They really put a lot of thought into this multitool and if this all wasn’t enough they added a shovel attachment that reminded me of the old E-Tools in the Marine Corps. 

We are an absolute proponent of AMERICA made and we can assure you this product is 100% American-made!

As the BV-Tac 8 tool incorporates multiple different-sized, and multi-use wrenches, a hammer, axe, pry bar, and gas turnoff into a single tool, the handle is wrapped with paracord that added additional uses. We split several small logs, split wood for kindling, threw it against a tree several times and it stood up just fine.  Although we were not able to pry a door open, the wife frowned on this idea, we did use the shovel and although small as it is, dug holes just fine.

Over all, we found this to be an excellent product, well made and worthy of the $199 dollar price point. 


Tool Length:17 inches

Weight: 3Lbs

8 in 1 Tools:

  •  Hydrant Wrench
  • Spanner Wrench
  • Hammer
  • Axe Blade
  • Pry Bar
  • 7/16 Wrench
  • 5/16 Wrench
  • Gas Turnoff

Add-On Components:

  • Shovel
  • Pic
  • Hoe (Coming Soon!)
  • BowSaw (Coming Soon!)
  • Sand Anchor (Coming Soon!)

About Bear Valley TacticalBear Valley Tactical, producers of innovative tactical and survival gear, is based in a small town in Southern Utah. The company is family owned and operated, and are passionate about providing high-quality, useful products to its customers. Bear Valley Tactical products are proudly Made in the USA by hand by skilled craftsmen. The Bear Valley Tactical shop not only produces all of the products it sells, but serves to also support the small town economy. Learn more about Bear Valley Tactical at