Multi-tools don't need to look the same. They need to get the job done. These multi-tools don't really look like multi-tools at all. But they do look like they get the job done. Like a boss.
We've covered Wenger HypeX in the past, and the "toolery" certainly fits the bill here. A series of multi-tools built into necklaces, HypeX has earned itself the "Wenger" name (that's one of the two big Swiss Army manufacturers, if you weren't sure). Depending on the piece you choose, you'll carry a corkscrew, hex wrenches, bottle opener or other miscellaneous tools. Last we heard, these were on schedule to launch this summer for $60 to $100.
If you're like me, you carry around a few pounds of unnecessary keys already (why's my apartment key from 2003 still on there?!), so a couple ounces (less than 2) for something you can actually use shouldn't be a problem - especially if it replaces a bulky knife in your pocket. The EDC Kit from Kaufmann Mercantile is a multi-tool on a keyring - a pry bar, pair of screwdrivers, capsule lighter and tweezers, to be exact. $44
The Gekkota is a small gecko-themed multi-tool. Just enough function to earn its keep, the Gekkota packs a blade on one side and a screwdriver/bottle opener on the other. You can use the clip to secure it to your pants or as a money clip. The Gekkota can also be attached to a necklace or keyring. $30
Triple Aught Kingdom Armory UCT
One look at the Kingdom Armory UCT tells you that it's the most bad-ass 'multi-tool' you've ever seen. Because it looks like a friggin' butcher's cleaver. More than just a piece of razor-sharp metal mayhem, the Kingdom is a "hatchet with the capabilities of a pocket knife." The utility camp tool also gives you a corner point for hammering tent stakes down, a trailing point for fine work like pickin' splinters, and a sturdy blade powerful enough to slice small trees. And that handle is made up of paracord. $360