KeyBar, a Georgia-based CNC company, has launched their first ever Kickstarter campaign for the ‘Quick-Draw’, a revolving pen holder. Made of aluminum, the Quick-Draw is shaped like a revolver cylinder with 8 chambers, and is designed to revolve on top of its base. It’s already made its funding goals, but if this project interests you be sure to pledge to guarantee yourself a ‘Quick-Draw’ when they come out.
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I’m a fan of a good EDC multitool, and with Kickstarter allowing all sorts of ideas to gain fruition, it’s no surprise that a bunch of multitools pop up as fundable projects. One such tool is the STK from Kopis Designs. The STK, which stands for ‘Sliding Tool and Knife’, and could be pronounced like the word ‘stick’ (although it sure doesn’t look like one), is a multitool with an integrated opening and locking mechanism. The frame is made of 6AL4V titanium, and the blade is made of S35VN steel. The blade functions as a straight-edge knife, and also hosts the following features:
The STK’s opposite end also hosts a titanium pocket clip, which can also double as a money clip, if you feel a wallet is too high profile.
In addition to the STK, Kopis is also offering the Rift EDC tool on the same project campaign. The Rift is very much a companion piece to the STK, with a design very reminiscent of the later, but it is intended as a “travel-safe pry tool”; “travel-safe” in this case means ‘intentionally designed with no sharp edges’. Also manufactured of 6AL4V titanium, the Edge features the following tools:
If you like what you see, feel free to click the link below and put more than a few dollars towards the project.
The GRIPsher is a compact multitool “dreamt up by an Army Veteran, refined by an MIT engineer, and brought to life with common sense”. The creators of GRIPsher have designed the tool with a variety of functions, including, but not limited to:
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the GRIPsher is the glow-in-the-dark jaws on the bottom of the tool. Dubbed the HEXGRIP system, the jaws serve as a fully adjustable way to secure hex nuts, bolts, and bits.
Additionally, the GRIPsher team is hosting a special program called Tools For Troops. For every GRIPsher black model supported, a version of the GRIPsher with black HEXGRIP jaws will be donated to a military service member; this is the only way to get a GRIPsher with black jaws.
I feature a lot of LEGO products and related projects on this site, so when I saw the Kickstarter for Flexo I knew I had to write something about it. Flexo is a new brick and tendon system which is compatible with current brick brands, such as LEGO and Mega Bloks. The tendons add flexibility and angular capability to whichever bricks they’re attached to, making it easier for creators to create angles, add independent suspensions to vehicles, and more.
You can check out the campaign at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135315686/flexo-bendable-bouncy-flexible-building-bricks
StatGear has started a project on Indiegogo for a katana-inspired EDC folding knife. The handle is made of grade 5 titanium in either black or gray, while the blade is made of 440C stainless steel with a Tanto-style edge. It’s a great looking knife, which is apparent in that the campaign easily surpassed the modest $2500 goal. There’s still a couple of days left on the project, so if you want to support it (and guarantee a knife when they’re produced) there’s still time.
GunWebsites is currently holding an Indiegogo campaign to fund their Gunshow Loophole Tour 2016. The Gunshow Loophole tour serves as a method for GunWebsites to travel across the USA, undertaking the following goals:
– Add to our growing list of Gun Shop & Gun Show Visits and Reviews
– Discover, Promote & Share Firearms Museums
– Raise awareness of Recreational & Sport Shooting
– Seek out U.S. firearms history
– Share interesting private firearms collections
– Visit & Tour Firearms Manufacturers, Importers & Distributors
– Attend Machine Gun Shoots & other Shooting Events
These happenings will be reported on through GunWebsites’ daily live show and podcast, along with YouTube vidoes, daily blogs, and photography which will be featured on Instagram and websites.
If you’d like to further support these efforts, visit the link below.
The K Spike is a project currently up for funding on Kickstarter for an EDC keychain spike. Created by Bobby Davis of Spiffy Labs in Minneapolis, MN, the K Spike is a multipurpose tool with uses including opening packages, marking wood or metal, and punching holes. The handle features deep knurling to maintain a positive grip, and when not in use, the spike portion can be stored within the handle. The K Spike will be offered in Tellurium Copper, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel.
Standard Pacific’s Field Rucksack is a multipurpose bag designed to be equally at home outdoors as in the office. It’s constructed with a water repellent nylon shell and waterproof zippers. The front pocket of the Field Rucksack is fleece-lined to keep electronics screens from getting scratched, and an included thermal pocket keeps drinks and foodstuffs hot or cold for hours. The Field Rucksack also comes standard with removable shoe and toiletry pouches.
This actually looks kinda fun, in a dark sort of way, and best of all it’s real! Or it will be, when the Kickstarter campaign is completed.
Noted Kalashnikov enthusiast Gun Websites is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for something a bit more abstract than your usual crowdfunding project, but no less worth paying attention to: a Kalashnikov Buyers Guide. This guide will be a web-based “ulitmate resource for all things Kalashnikov.” It will function as a singluar place to compile an archive of information on Kalashnikov rifles and their variants, as well as encourage more Kalashnikov collectors, builders, and shooters. You can check out the campaign at the link below:
The Binary Titanium Key Carabiner is the latest Kickstarter campaign by iomaa, a company with a history of multiple successful campaigns. The Binary Titanium Key Carabiner comes in three sizes, Small, medium, and large, and features a body made of grade 5 titanium, with gates made of tempered stainless steel, although iomaa may replace them with tempered titanium down the line. One of the gates is a safety gate, which keeps keys and other attached items from slipping off the carabiner, and the carabiner can also function as a bottle opener.
The Freestyle Bivipack is a project currently up for funding on Kickstarter for a lightweight pack that transforms into a one-person bivy tent. The pack fabric itself is made of 300D diamond weave ripstop polyester and the frame is made of carbon fiber. The pack features 40 liters of primary capacity, with 10 liters of additional capacity via pockets. The bivy tent extends from the collar of the pack, and features noseeum bug netting to keep away mosquitoes. The whole package comes in at only 1.5 lbs empty, and is sized to fit as a carry-on.
The Bandit is a project currently on Kickstarter for an EDC knife with a body made of Grade 5 titanium, an d a blade made of 420 high carbon stainless steel.
Jackfish is a survial credit card holder currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It is made of either aluminum or titanium, depending on the model, and can store up to 4 credit cards, as well as featuring the following components:
1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip (ideal for glasses)
2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit (hex slot on side of jackfish)
3. Titanium coated flat head standard hex bit (5mm width)
4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents
5. True Utility Telescopic Pen (opens to 118mm in length, 3 refills included) + cap
1. Aluminium Whistle (120 Decibel)
2. Glass Vial (10 drops of liquid – for shipping we will send empty – No iodine!)
3. Windproof match (burn for 5 seconds in the harshest of wind, includes striker)
4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide (light a fire when everything else is wet)
5. Spyderco Bug Knife (amazing quality and very sharp – 3Cr13MoV stainless steel)
6. Liquid filled button compass (15mm diameter)
Sparky is a project on Kickstarter for a battery-powered fire starter. Sparky is powered by two AAA batteries, and has a solid copper conductor tip which will ignite steel wool upon contact.
Tactical Trio is a Kickstarter project currently up for funding for three separate titanium carabiner multitools. The three models of multitool – Alpha, Bravo, and Tango – have 24+ tools between the three of them, including standard tools such as:
– Bottle opener
– Hex wrenches
– Nail puller
In case you didn’t hear the news, US-based MegaBots, Inc challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot duel, a challenge which was readily accepted, with the condition that the two bots engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Now, MegaBots has turned to Kickstarter to fund the transformation of their current bot from this:
To something more like this:
The funds are going towards practically overhauling the bot with armor, new weapons, and a custom track base replacement courtesy of Howe & Howe:
Check out the project at www.kickstarter.com/projects/megabots/support-team-usa-in-the-giant-robot-duel
BiTool is a multi-function tool which combines the characteristics of a screwdriver, ratchet wrench, and magnet into a single unit with a small form factor. The body contains either a 5 bit or 10 bit kit, depending on purchaser options, that have a variety of tools that attach to the ratchet-like head.
Check out the Kickstarter campaign at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycop-life/bitool-best-integrated-tool-to-ease-your-daily-lif
The SLICK is a motorized stabilizer specifically designed for GoPro cameras. Weighing only .66 lbs, the SLICK is lightweight for its function, and attaches to any GoPro mounting slot. It is weatherproof, and fits every model GoPro from the 3 onwards with waterproof or skeleton housing. It also comes with a removable rechargeable battery with a run time of 2 hours.
Described as “…like darts, but on steroids”, Bad Axe Throwing is exactly what it sounds like: hurling hand axes into chunks of target wood. Bad Axe Throwing is a quickly growing sport in Canada, and the creators are looking to expand into the USA, Australia, and Europe, so they’ve turned to Kickstarter to realize this goal.
Intended as a companion piece to the Bomber Barrel Duffle Bag is the Bomber Survival Gear, Paracord Bracelet and Keychain. The keychain features Military-grade clips, with a built-in firestarter and emergency paracord. The bracelet also features paracord and a firestarter.
Friendly Fire Rockets are a project on Kickstarter, which consists of foam projectiles, designed in two common sizes, for use in pressurized launchers. There’s a 40mm version for gas powered under-barrel grenade launchers and 1.5″ PVC barrels, and a 50mm version for 2″ barrels.
The intent of Friendly Fire Rockets is to provide Military, Law Enforcement, MilSim, Airsoft, and Paintball with a safe and effective method of “disabling” Op-For vehicles and/or buildings.
The folks over at Ranger Up and Article 15 clothing have teamed up to form Range 15, and they’re making a movie:
We’re making the military movie you’ve always wanted someone to make: relentless ball busting, guns, explosions, hot chicks, booze, and more guns. We will not dramatically salute each other. We will kill lots of shit, all while using our weapons correctly. Again, there will be hot chicks. Mat will probably sleep with all of them. And I mean that both in the movie and in real life. Seriously, that guy has a real problem. Tim Kennedy may or may not be oiled up in a loin cloth.
They’re looking for funding on Indiegogo, so check out the page for more info:
The BlitzBlade is a titanium-bodied EDC multi-tool which features interchangeable driver bits, a carbide tip window punch, and a utility blade.
The Mini Q is a combination key holder and knife. The base model is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum, although models made of brass and grade 5 titanium are also being offered. The blade is 2.35 inches long and made of hardened 420HC stainless steel, and comes in either drop point, bottle opener knife, or anteater utility styles.