The Pocketsmith from Caspian Arms is intended to provide all the tools necessary to field strip a 1911-style automatic pistol. Most prominent of these specialized features are the plier jaws, which are uniquely shaped and leave no doubt that this is a specialized tool. Construction of the Pocketsmith left a bit to be desired though, so Caspian Arms quickly followed suit with the Pocketsmith II
The most unique feature of the Pocketsmith tool is the plier head. A cutout form in the jaws is designed to grab onto and loosen the barrel bushing on a 1911 auto pistol. Also included on the plier jaws are a set of crisp serrations running out to the tips, for regular pliering duties. A wire cutter area is down near the pivot, with hard wire notch included.
Handles on the Pocketsmith are a simple channel of sheet metal bent into a U-shape. A black layer of rubberized material covers the handles, giving them a somewhat cushioned feel.
The only logo on the tool is the words CASPIAN POCKETSMITH, burned into the plier pivot in a circular pattern.
- plain-edge clip point knife blade, 2.5" long (63mm)
- 3/32" hex wrench
- 5/32" hex wrench
- medium flathead screwdriver
- three-sided file blade
- large flathead screwdriver
- 5/32" pin punch
- small flathead screwdriver
None of the blades or tools lock open.
Sheath for the Pocketsmith is a woven nylon affair with velcro closure. It can be worn vertically only.
- Length closed = 4" (100mm)
- Length open = 6" (152mm)
- Thickness = .625" (16mm)
- Weight = 4.7 oz (133g)
Introduced in 2005. Made in China.
Caspian Arms Pocketsmith II