Pocketsmith II

Caspian Arms Pocketsmith II With the same mission in life as the original Pocketsmith, the Pocketsmith II boasts much improved construction and a classier look. Caspian Arms claims that everything a person needs to service their 1911-style automatic pistol is included in this one tool.


The most unique feature of the Pocketsmith tools is their plier head. A cutout form in the jaws is designed to grab onto and loosen the barrel bushing on a 1911 auto pistol. Whereas the original Pocketsmith only had one size cutout in the jaws, the improved Pocketsmith II has two different size cutouts, one on each side. Presumably this is for disassembling different types of pistols.

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 II are complex. The basic frame is made up of two layers of stainless steel, laminated together. Bolted to that are handle scales of green colored aluminum, which has been machined in a rather striking crosshatch pattern. The effect is quite pleasing. It offers good looks and a good grip.

Black plastic inserts are located near the base of each handle for comfort.

Blades and Tools

All blades and tools are outside-opening.

  • plain-edge knife blade, hollow ground, 2.65" long (67mm)
  • large flathead screwdriver
  • medium flathead screwdriver
  • small flathead screwdriver
  • two-sided file blade, single and double hatch
  • 3/32" allen wrench
  • pin punch
  • 5/32" allen wrench

Locking Mechanism

None of the blades or tools lock open.

Other Features

Pivot screws have standard allen heads, which allow for tightening and loosening of the blades as needed.


Sheath for the Pocketsmith II is a woven nylon affair with velcro closure. It can be carried either vertical or horizontal.


  • Length closed = 4.25" (106mm)
  • Length open = 6.5" (165mm)
  • Thickness = .75" (20mm)
  • Weight = 9 oz (252g)




First noted in 2007. Made in China.
Original Caspian Arms Pocketsmith.

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Created by Bob. Last Modification: Thursday 05 of May, 2016 18:40:17 CEST by sLaughterMed.