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Rubber Band Minigun On Kickstarter

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The Rubber Band Minigun, a creation of Weaponized T-Rex, “a company which specializes in producing unique wooden goods”, is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Featuring a CNC cut wood body, this M61 Vulcan-inspired rubber band gun is fully automatic and is powered by an onboard electric motor. It features 12 barrels with a maximum capacity of 144 shots, with a fire rate of 200 RPM and a range of up to 30 feet.

As shown in the image above, the Rubber Band Minigun can be had in either a pre-built or kit version, with no finish (bare wood) or with an acryclic black paint job.

At the time of writing, this project is just a bit below $400 shy of its funding goal, but with a project this cool, is that really a surprise?

You can check out the funding campaign page at the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/wtrex/rubber-band-minigun

The LYRA EDC ‘Morphing’ Knife – Currently On Kickstarter

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

LYRA is an EDC ‘Morphing’ knife, and the second Kickstarter campaign by California-based Horizon Knives. Named after (and inspired by the shape of) the constellation of the same name, the LYRA consists of a titanium grip/housing that folds out using a unique linkage system, and a 1.2″ D2 tool steel blade.

This linkage allows the LYRA to fold out from a compact 2″ stowed length to a full length of 4.7″, 3.2″ of which is the extended handle. This also has the added benefit of a full, four-finger grip.

While stowed, the blade is fully protected, and sits within a “U” channel.

The LYRA also features a lanyard hole for attaching to a pack or a keyring, and also makes for a solid, albeit unintentional, bottle opener.

The campaign is currently going strong, at about half-funding with 46 days to go (at the time of writing), so check out the campaign page below for more info:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/horizonknives/lyra-the-fascinating-titanium-morphing-everyday-carry-knife

District 9: The Boardgame – Now On Kickstarter

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Crowdfunding has become commonplace enough that even established companies are using it to greenlight what might be considered niche products. Such is the case with WETA Workshop and Trishula Entertainment’s Kickstarter campaign for a District 9 boardgame. Designed for 2-4 players, District 9: The Boardgame takes place during the film’s 3-day period as players pick one of 4 factions to salvage Prawn technology and take control of the district.

For more information on the game, the stretch goals, and to pledge, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/wetaworkshop/district-9-the-boardgame

VSSL Camp Supplies On Kickstarter

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

VSSL is back with another Kickstarter campaign, this time for a Camp Supplies package. The VSSL Camp Supplies consists of a waterproof aluminum tube, stocked with “over 70 pices of essential outdoor gear”. The VSSL comes with a 4-mode (Bright, Dim, Red, SOS Flash) 200 lumen LED light, with a long press activation and wateproof body; it features a maximum run time of 40 hours (20 hrs on max brightness). Also included is an oil-filled precision compass, with an operating temperature of 14 – 122 degrees F. Kit-wise, the VSSL’s contents are split between minature tins which contain components to fulfill various roles:

– Mini first aid kit
– Bamboo cloth
– Fishing Kit
– Rope and razor blade
– Firestarter kit
– Water purification kit
– Wire saw
– Misc gear kit
– Adventure tape

The project has already met its funding goals, but if you still want to contribute, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddweimer/vssl-camp-supplies

StatGear – LEDGE Slip-Joint Pocket Knife

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

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The LEDGE is an EDC pocket knife desgined by Brooklyn-based StatGear, and is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Designed as a modern take on the classic, non-locking slip-joint folding knife, the LEDGE features a D2 steel blade with a modified sheepsfoot profile, and an extended nail nick that runs along the spine of the blade for easier opening. The handle is made of textured G10 scales for a positive grip, with a dual-layer inlay that gives the knife a distinct look. The LEDGE is finished with a reversible pocketclip, which allow for a deep, tip up carry on the user’s preferred side.

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While a non-locking mechanism may seem a bit outdated, one of the main benefits of StatGear having designed the LEDGE with a slip-joint action is that it is legal in countries like Canada and the UK that have more stringent laws regarding carry knives.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/34951038/the-ledge-slip-joint-pocket-knife-edc-for-everywhe

www.statgeartools.com

MRF Multitools – Adventur 3.0 Credit Card Survival Tool On Kickstarter

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a credit card-sized survival multitool designed for portability, as it can easily be stowed in a wallet, yet is feature rich, with over 40 listed functions. The base Adventur 3.0 is made of stainless steel (titanium will also be made available), and features a prominent blade edge, which allows the tool to be used as a stand-alone blade, or readily converted to an axe by lashing it to a stick or branch. Additional tools include:

– Can Opener
– Cord Cutter
– O2 Wrench
– Screwdriver
– Hex Bit Driver
– Sundial
– Ruler

and more.

For more info on the Adventur 3.0, and to fund the project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrfmultitools/adventur-30-ultimate-survival-edc-credit-card-mult

DISTINCT Multitool On Kickstarter

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The DISTINCT is a multitool currently up for funding by Chiseled Design, a New York-based design company. The DISTINCT is roughly the size of a credit card, but had 30+ tools/features, including 10 magnetically-locked hex bits, a metric wrench set, the always-requisite bottle opener, wire stripper, boxcutter, and more.

For more information on the DISTINCT, and to fund the project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/chiseleddesign/distinct-ultra-thin-pocket-tool-for-everyday-carry

‘Inhuman Conditions: A Game Of Cops And Robots’ On Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

If the title didn’t already place the thought in your head: ‘Inhuman Conditions’ is roughly a Voight-Kampff test made into a party game, and currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The game consists of an Investigator trying to determine whether the other player, the Suspect, is a robot or human. The Suspect is privately given an identity as a robot or human from the start, along with a role they have to portray that is known to both players, and the investigator has five minutes to determine the humanity (or lack thereof) of the Suspect.

It’s already met its funding goal, but it still has 15 days to go at the time of writing. f you’re interested, check out the link below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/tommy-maranges/inhuman-conditions-a-game-of-cops-and-robots

OMNI EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

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The OMNI is a miniature EDC knife created by UK-based HRIBARCAIN, and currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The OMNI features a blade just over an inch in length, with an overall length of 3.75 inches extended, and roughly 2.5″ folded. The body is reported to be made of 7000 series aluminum, and the OMNI features a unique sprung pivot design, which locks the blade into place. The blade itself is made of Damascus-patterned steel, and is designed for heavy-duty use.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omniknife/the-worlds-smallest-and-sharpest-damascus-pocket-k/

TRAK XL EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The TRAK XL is an EDC utility knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

A larger version of the successfully-funded TRAK knife, the TRAK XL features a unique ‘Secure Grip Retention System’, which consists of a two-finger retention opening with a ring finger hold on the bottom, and anti-slip thumb jimping along the spine and top of the knife. The TRAK XL is being offered in two blade materials: titanium and S35VN stainless, in multiple finishes, including anodized colors for titanium, and cerakote for both.

There’s also a Kickstarter-exclusive TRAK XL Royale, with a titanium base layer with a carbon fiber shell. This version will be limited to 50 knives.

For more details and to fund the project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975082129/trak-xl-a-compact-titanium-edc-utility-knife-and-t/description#

Meet Tacticlip, the “Multi-tool Hair Clip for Unpredictable Lifestyles”

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.

These days, lots of folks are wearing their hair longer, and we know several Jewish men who keep their yarmulkes in place with a hair clip, so when we found out about Tacticlip, we figured, why not share it?

It does in fact work as a hair clip, but it also incorporates several other functions:

• Hair clip

• Raptor-style pointed tip

• Serrated Edge

• Ruler

• Wick Holder

• Mini-Screwdriver

Dimensions

• UltraLight Weight: 3 grams

• Length: 2 inches

• Thickness: 1mm

• Serrated Teeth: 17

• Serrated Teeth Style: Shark tooth

• Materials: Spring Steel

• Color: Black – Finish will wear depending on intensity of use

To learn more, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/beauchevassus/tacticlip-multi-tool-hair-clip-for-unpredictable-l.

Now On Kickstarter – Eclipse: The Morphing Coin Shaped Everyday Carry Knife

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Made from 24 individual parts, the Eclipse features a Wharncliffe-style blade made from 440 stainless steel, with a handle made from G10 FR-4 fiberglass epoxy.

Offered in two colors, the “Silver” option has a bead blasted 440C frame, links, and blade. The “Black” option features a 440C black oxide handle and links and a 440C black coated blade, both with black G10 scales.

Specs:
• Blade Length: 0.7 inches
• Blade Material: Hardened 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
• Blade Stock: 0.08 inches (2 mm)
• Handle Material: 440C Stainless Steel
• Grip Material: G10 FR-4
• Closed Diameter: 1.8 inches
• Open Length: 2.9 inches
• Knife Thickness: 0.24 inches (6 mm)
• Weight: 1.1 oz
• Lock Mechanism: “Button” lock, frame lock

www.kickstarter.com/projects/fulcrumknives/eclipse-the-morphing-coin-shaped-everyday-carry-kn

ZEROHOUR Apex Bolt Action Pen

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

ZEROHOUR is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for the APEX Bolt, a ‘bolt-aciton’ version of their popular APEX Tactical Pen. What makes the APEX a Tactical Pen? In the original’s case, it was made of extremely durable materials (aluminum or titanium), featured a Fisher space pen cartridge, and had a tungsten steel glass-breaking tip/striking point. The APEX Bolt continues this trend, with a choice of either an aluminum or titanium body, Fisher Space Pen cartridge, Ceramic glass-breaking tip/striking point, and new to the Bolt, a ‘bolt-action’ pen actuation mechanism, and a hex-bit socket.

At the time of writing, this campaign was already funded over 3 times its initial goal, however as always you can still fund the project and secure a pen for yourself.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prizmlite/zerohour-apex-bolt-action-titanium-pen-hidden-mult#

Tachyon: A Weapon Mounted Computer For Airsoft

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Tachyon is a seriously cool project up for funding on Indiegogo. A creation of Martin Hrehor of Košice, Slovakia, Tachyon is a weapon-mounted computer designed for use with airsoft rifles. Taking cues from Sci-Fi weapons, such as the MA5 series rifles from Halo and the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens, the Tachyon is able to display a programmable, active ammunition count, which is represented both as a numeric and graphical counter, which tracks shots via an infrared sensor mounted to the barrel. The Tachyon also has an adjustable brightness setting, clock, and battery monitor. Additionally, Tachyon mounts onto a Picatinny rail assembly, and had its own top-mounted rail, for attaching an optic.

At the time of writing, the initial run of 24 units were already claimed, so only non-reward contributions can be made at this time. Still, if all goes well with the project, it’s rather likely we’ll see more of the Tachyon later on.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/tachyon-a-weapon-mounted-computer-for-airsoft-arduino-computers

The Official Dick Tracy Watch On Indiegogo

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Ivory & Horn, a company formed by two brothers, has started an Indiegogo campaign for an officially licensed Dick Tracy Ivory & Horn did produce a Dick Tracy watch back in 2016, however its function was purely as a watch. This 2018 model is not only a watch, but also features a Bluetooth-enabled speakerphone, meaning it functions much like the actual watch from the Dick Tracy comic strip. You can check out the entirety of the details and features via the below image:

Regarding the availability: they’re planning on making only 1000 units available upon successful funding. Given it’s a pretty niche product, that makes sense, but if you want to get one for yourself, you’d best fund now rather than later.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dick-tracy-the-official-watch-bluetooth-watches–3#/

Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster On Kickstarter

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The Kobara-1 is a foam dart blaster currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The first project from Loveland Foam Armaments, the Kobra-1 is intended to be a “..durable, foam dart blaster sidearm for older players.” To this end, the Kobra-1 features the unique, patent-pending ‘Loveland Catch System’ which lends towards a crisp trigger pull and low plunger tube friction. Additionally, the body is made of high-quality components, including a carbon fiber exterior, and features an integrated weaver rail and a 3-round internal magazine (with NERF darts, up to 5 homemade 1.25″ darts), with a velocity of ~130 fps.

As always, check out the link below for more information, and to fund the project:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2035964339/kobra-1-foam-dart-blaster#

The COMBAR On Kickstarter

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The COMBAR, “an incredibly rugged heavy-duty multi-tool”, is a project currently up on Kickstarter. The project was started by Delaware-based ACLIM8, an outdoor solutions company formed by ex-IDF Special Forces officer and outdoor lovers.

The COMBAR is made of aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel, weighing in at only 3.2 lbs., and features 3 main tools:

– A hammer made of 420J2 steel with a textured finish
– An axe with a blade made of 420J2 steel and a cheek made of 6AL-4V titanium
– A spade made of 6AL-4V titanium

Additionally, the COMBAR features a storage magazine that stows into the grip, allowing the user to securely store addional survival materials as needed.

The Pro version of the COMBAR also comes with two additions:

– A drop-point blade survival knife made of 420HC steel, with a glass-reinforced nylon handle
– A hand saw that uses standard replaceable 6″ – 9.45″ blades

The COMBAR has reached its funding goal at the time of writing, however the project will continue until June 7th, so if you’re interested in supporting the project, you’ve got plenty of time.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1349260918/combartm-an-incredibly-rugged-heavy-duty-multi-too

The Chase Knife On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Chase is a folding knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Inspired by the utility of the classic fixed blade knife, the Chase features a grip with scales made of either G10 or hand-poured resin in a ‘Sea Grey’ color, and a blade made of N690co Stainless Steel. The drop point-style blade comes in at just under 3″ in length, and features a flat grind, and a thickness of .104″.

Check out the campaign at the link below for more info, and to fund the project.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/everyday-carry-pocket-knife-utilitarian-and-refine

KOTA Longboards Spitfire Mk V Electric Longboard On Kickstarter

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

KOTA Longboards is a Veteran-owned and operated company based in Denver, Colorado that manufactures commercial longboards. They get their name from the ‘Knights of the Air’ moniker coined in France during the early days of WWI, used to describe the pilots of early airplanes.

They started a Kickstarter campaign to fund their Spitfire Mk V Electric Longboards. The Spitfire Mk V is powered by a 35 volt battery, with a range of 15-17 miles on a single charge, and it’s capable of speeds of 22-25 MPH.

The best part is this setup can be paired with one of KOTA’s awesome Military-inspired decks, which is treated with KOTA’s proprietary KOTAgrip, a clear gloss finish which foregoes the need for grip tape while preserving the surface art.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/72621280/kota-longboards-spitfire-mk-v-electric-longboard

Iron Harvest On Kickstarter

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Iron Harvest is a project currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Iron Harvest takes the art of Jakub Różalski and his ‘World of 1920+’, and adapts it to a Real Time Strategy video game. The World of 1920+ itself is an alternate history, which takes place in the early 20th century after a great war where powerful walking tanks and other heavy industrial-inspired weapons and technologies were used to great effect.

The campaign itself has reached its minimal funding goals, however it still has a way to go before its stretch goals are all reached, so if you’re interested give the campaign a look at the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/kingartgamesiron-harvest/

Full Size POV Cap Mount For GoPro HERO On Kickstarter

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

NVD mounting plate adapters for GoPro cameras exists, so why not a mount specific for a standard ball cap? Luckily, Los Angeles-based SIDEKICK Mounts is covering this, with their Full Size POV Cap Mount, currently up for funding on Kickstarter. While there are GoPro mounting options for ball caps currently available, this one looks simple yet effective, securing in place with Velcro, and fully encompasses the camera body.

In addition to the GoPro Hero series, SIDEKICK is also offering mounts for the BeHD and SJCamHD cameras, because the market loves variety.

You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1170280359/sidekick-mounts-for-gopro-behd-and-sjcamhd/

The Car Pool On Kickstarter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Because when you’re traveling, and you just gotta go, but you don’t want to stop. It’s successfully funded, by the way.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/napolioven/the-car-pool-the-worlds-most-portable-toilet-for-m#

Zootility Launches the RNGR™ ST-2 Everyday Carry Knife

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The World’s thinnest featherweight 440C stainless steel knife

PORTLAND, ME – A radically new knife design, the RNGR ST-2 is a hyper thin folding knife constructed without screws or pins. Targeted at ultra-light adventurers and, at only 3mm thin, every pants pocket in America (regardless of how tight). Building on the success of its super lightweight credit-card-sized WildCard™ knife, Zootility’s RNGR ST-2 brings the convenience of WildCard out of the wallet and into the pocket. The most innovative EDC knife on the market, RNGR ST-2 is constructed of 440C stainless steel, a premium knife material, and is ultra-thin and light, allowing customers to store it conveniently, under the most extreme circumstances. Or under daily circumstances, in a pocket.

The patented two-piece design, is not only unmatched on the market, but allows the product to be entirely manufactured in the US, where the cost of manual assembly is at a premium. This design also allows the carrier to remove the blade without any tools. This is convenient, for instance at airport security, if one forgets they are carrying it. An easy mistake to make, given the low profile and minimal in-pocket feel. This duo-lithic design allows for easy cleaning as well; simply pop the pieces apart and place in the dishwasher.

“By utilizing stronger steel and increasing the thickness by a mere 1mm, we were able to make the blade and body more than three times as strong,” commented Zootility founder and CEO Nate Barr. “Our design and manufacturing teams have worked so hard on this project and we’ve made great product, RNGR ST-2 totally takes our EDC offerings to the next level,” added Barr.

RNGR ST-2
Weight: 1.4 ounces
Blade length: 2.2”
Blade thickness: .062”
Knife thickness: .125”
Material: 440C
Construction: Bolt and pin free
Airport security: Removable blade
Optional: Pocket clip
USA Made: Portland, Maine
MSRP: $49


The RNGR ST-2 debuts today on Kickstarter with special introductory prices and offers. Barr hopes with the timing of this launch to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers who after backing ST-2 can print an IOU from the Kickstarter page.

James Yeager Wants You To Help Him Launch YeagerTUBE

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

As many of you may know, James Yeager has been banned by YouTube. To be sure, Yeager is a controversial figure in the firearms business. Some consider his banning is a blow to free speech while others feel that he brought it on himself. Regardless, we have to acknowledge that YouTube and other major social media platforms have become central to modern communications. Not many alternatives exist. Yeager recognized this and has developed a plan to create his own video hosting platform which he initially called YeagerTUBE, noting, “I am looking to build a free speech oasis in a sea of left wing censorship.”

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The project has been renamed LiberTV with the project described as “WE are going to build a place where our freedom loving culture can share photos, articles, videos and podcasts. A place that doesn’t muzzle the voices of freedom and that cherishes our heritage.”

To make it a reality, he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign.

This post was originally featured on SSD.

3COIL Design – Puna And Crane Knives On Kickstarter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

3COIL Design is a “London based fashion and product design studio”, who have started a Kickstarter campaign for a couple of EDC tools, the Puna and Crane Knife.

The Puna

The Puna features a design overtly reminiscent of a modern day AR-15-like rifle. The upper receiver portion removes from the lower receiver, functioning as a tool knife with a scalpel blade. The blade is easily replaceable using the included ‘suppressor’ micro screwdriver, while two interchangeable magazines function as a Flathead and Phillips head screwdriver, respectively.

As a happy accident, the Puna also fuctions as a proper bottle opener.

The Puna comes in a slick aluminum case, roughly the size of a business card, laid out with all the separate components, including spare blades. As a bonus, the top lid is pocketed, and can be used to store business cards, and other like-sized items.

The Crane

The Crane, a bit more pedestrian when compared to the showy Puna, is, as claimed by 3COIL, the smallest folding scalpel blade in the world. Made of stainless steel with a silver color, it features a non-locking, spring-loaded mechaism, an open length of 3.7″, and utilizes a No.11 Scalpel blade. The Crane is normally made only in extremely limited numbers by 3COIL, and this is the first time they’re doing a full production run.

Check out the link below for more information on 3COIL and the Kickstarter campaign for the Puma and Crane knife:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/762512577/3coil-worlds-smallest-folding-scalpel-blade-multi