Extremely large as multitools go, the ))Zilla-Tool(( from CRKT is nevertheless quite ergonomic and fits the hand well. Its look and styling are unique, bearing no resemblance to other tools in its class. Quality of construction is excellent, despite the reputation sometimes associated with products made in China.
Pliers are spring loaded with a hidden spring, and they lock in the closed position via an ambidextrous slide switch located in the center of the frame.
Frame construction is complex, consisting of two halves of cast stainless steel. Contoured plastic grips along the outside are held in place by torx fasteners. Housed within the grips on both sides are spare 1/4" hex driver bits.
A pocket clip is secured to the end opposite the plier jaws.
CRKT claims that the Zilla can be employed as a cap lifter by using the gap between the end of the plier handle to pry under the rim of the bottle cap.
- Folded length = 6-5/8" (168mm)
- Unfolded length = 6-5/8" (168mm)
- Thickness = 3/4" (19mm)
- Weight = 7.4 oz (210g)
There was also a black/black variation produced (black teflon coated metal combined with black handles) and a black/red version produced with red Zytel handles. The black/red was an exclusive for Sports Authority.
Zilla-Tool Jr is basically a scaled down model.
- CRKT Zilla-Tool owner's manual
- Zilla-Tool Review - at Multitool.org
- Patent #D557,100 - for a Multi-purpose tool