Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool review – Is it better than a Leatherman Squirt?

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REVIEW – When you want a small multi-tool that doesn’t sacrifice features for size, you probably think about the Leatherman Squirt or Gerber Dime. Well, now I have another contender for your EDC. It’s the Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool. Let’s check it out.

What is it?

The Oknife Otacle P1 is a small multi-tool sized to fit comfortably in your pocket or hang from your keychain.

What’s in the box?

  • Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool

Design and features

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Before we get into the review, let’s compare the Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool (left) with a Leatherman Squirt (right).

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The Otacle P1 is larger than the Squirt, but not by a whole lot. The extra size does mean that the Otacle P1 pliers are a bit more robust than the Leatherman Squirt pliers.

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The Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool has black 5052 aluminum alloy handles with black fasteners.

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The internal tools are made of 30Cr13 stainless steel.

The multi-tool unfolds just like many other multi-tools to reveal a set of spring-loaded pliers that feature needlenose pliers on the end, regular pliers in the center, and wire-cutter pliers at the base.

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When fully opened, the Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool is 4.25 inches long.

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The spring-loaded mechanism feels a lot smoother than my Leatherman Squirt and the extra handle length makes it more comfortable to use.

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Here is a list of the Oknife Otacle P1 tools:

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutter pliers
  • Small knife blade
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • SIM card ejector tool
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Keyring
  • Scissors

Is it weird that other than the pliers, screwdrivers, and the knife, my favorite tool is the SIM card ejector? 😉 I guess it’s a Gadgeteer thing.

One tool that would be great to add would be a file.

I used the Oknife Otacle P1 for several days to open boxes, tighten screws, cut paper with the scissors, and eject SIM cards on a couple of different Android phones that I’ve been reviewing like the OnePlus 11 5G. All the tools work as expected.

What I like

  • Robust pliers
  • Nice blade
  • SIM card eject tool

What I’d change

  • Add a file

Final thoughts

So, is the Oknife Otacle P1 better than a Leatherman Squirt? That’s a tough one because the Squirt has been in my EDC kit for a very long time and I love its tiny size because I don’t like my EDC to weigh me down. Having said that, I think the Otacle P1 has better pliers and better scissors than the Squirt. I also think the Otacle P1’s blade is stronger and larger. Add these things together and I have no problem saying that the Oknife Otacle P1 is a good alternative to the Leatherman Squirt multi-tool if the extra size is not an issue for you.

With only an Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool, you probably won’t be the last one standing on a reality survival show like Alone (anyone else out there love watching this show like I do?). But for day-to-day light-duty tasks, I think the Otacle P1 (who came up with this name?) is a decent little multi-tool for people who want something a bit larger than a Leatherman Squirt or who have a limited budget for their EDC gear.

Price: $24.99
Where to buy: Olight
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Olight.

9 thoughts on “Oknife Otacle P1 multi-tool review – Is it better than a Leatherman Squirt?”

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  2. Hey Julie,
    A more direct comparison would be the Squirt PS4 model rather than the ES4 pictured. The ES4 primary function was as a wire stripper, not pliers. The Squirt line is also discontinued now, so comparison is moot 😉. I’d buy the ES4 if you want to sell it 🙂. It’s my daily carry and I misplaced the last one I had 😕

    – John

    1. Interesting products you make
      Has anyone thought to make a prototype knife that
      Has a fingernail clipper that works.
      One blade, about 3 or 4 inches.
      No scissors. No screw drivers
      One file , fine for sharping fish hooks, camp knives,
      This is for carrying in a front pocket, not in a sheath.
      It needs to streamlined
      Thank you

      1. Daniel, Thank you for your comments. I just wanted to point out that WE don’t make this product. We/I just reviewed it. If you want Oknife to know about your ideas, please visit their site and use their contact form.

  3. A nice review, but one point is missing; does the Otacle have a lockable blade? The lack of a lock-open blade is the principal flaw of most (all?) other small EDC multi-tools.

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