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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

StatGear’s Ausus EDC Knife On Kickstarter

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Ausus

The Ausus is a “Luxury EDC Knife without the Luxury Pricetag” by StatGear, currently up as a Kickstarter campaign. A folding-style knife, the Ausus features a 3.5″ drop point blade with a taper grind, made of D2 Steel, and a canvas Micarta handle. Dual oversized thumb studs and ball bearing deployment allow for a smooth, easy opening, while the liner lock mechanism ensures the blade stays in place when deployed. Additional features include a reversible pocket clip, and lanyard hole.

This project is fully funded (over ten times its goal at the time of writing), however if you want one for yourself in time for the early December ship date range, you can check out the campaign at the link below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/34951038/ausus-a-luxury-edc-knife-without-the-luxury-pricet\

GEIO, The World’s 1st FPS Battle Bot With Visual Recognition

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

First it’s “Oh, here’s a neat toy with AI that lets it track targets.”, then it’s an army of 50-foot tall versions of this thing with on-board laser canons and missile launchers, actively subjugating humanity like Skynet in the Terminator series.

In all seriousness though, this looks pretty cool. If you want one for yourself, its currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, linked below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085341127/geio-a-fps-battle-bot-with-visual-recognition

Machination Studio – Schnauzer Armored Walker On Kickstarter

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is a scale model mechanized dieselpunk walking tank, from a model/toy line called Codename Colossus. The first ‘Colossus’ walking tank to be produced from the Imperial German faction, the Schanuzer is 21 cm tall, with a realistic walking action, spinning Gatling gun, and cannon motion. It features a series of mechanical gears and cams, all driven by a single motor, powered by 4 AA-sized batteries.

Two colors of the Schnauzer will be produced through this funding campaign: green with Grenzjäger (Border Patrol) markings, and grey with Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard) markings.

For more information on this project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/machinationstudio/schnauzer-armored-walker

WESN Titanium Micro Blade EDC Pocket Knife On Kickstarter

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The WESN is a micro blade EDC knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Featuring a blade made of AUS8 steel and a grade 5 titanium grip, the WESN – which stands for West, East, South, North, lending to its design as a carry everywhere knife, is a durable daily carry knife with a small form factor deliberately sized similar to a key. What follows is a press release from the knife’s creator, along with a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter-only prices of $35 on the WESN — a titanium knife with a length of 3.6″. Available October 25.

The WESN is a titanium body micro blade measuring in at a total length of 3.6 inches. It has the practicality and versatility of a full-size knife—but at a fraction of the weight, and the size of a house key.

WESN Goods has launched an exciting Kickstarter campaign that offers backers exclusive early-bird prices on the WESN Micro Blade. WESN was founded by Billy Chester, who wanted to build a knife that combined all of his favorite parts and aspects from different knives he’d owned.

“When I started making the WESN knife, I didn’t have any grand ideas of starting a ‘knife brand,’” Chester says. “All I wanted was a knife that I myself would want to own—something reliable, practical, and made of the best materials. Plus, I wanted something worth every penny of the cost, and not a cent too expensive.”

By using top grade components, the WESN is made with some of the best materials at an affordable price: grade 5 titanium and AUS8 steel. Chester partnered with the top knife manufacturer overseas, meaning he produces the WESN out-of-country. This keeps the cost down, while still using top-grade, made-in-America components. The titanium makes the body simultaneously tough, hardy, and incredibly light. And by using AUS8 steel, the blade is durable, sharp, and made to last for years.

The full specs of the WESN are as follows:

  • Blade Length: 1.5” (38mm)
  • Closed Length: 1.9” (48mm)
  • Open Length: 3.85″ (98mm)
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium body
  • Blade Steel: AUS8 Heat Treated Steel
  • Hardware: Stainless steel
  • Frame-lock
  • Pocket Clip
  • Keychain Hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Those interested in the WESN micro blade can visit WESN Goods at their website, and can purchase their own by visiting the knife’s Kickstarter page and backing the project.

    About WESN:

    WESN Goods was started by Billy Chester as a way to pursue building practical, dependable, hard-working goods. Committed to using the best materials, WESN Goods promises to build things that carry far and carry well.

    MRF Multitools – Universal 3.0 Credit Card EDC Multitool On Kickstarter

    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    There’s a saying that big things come in small packages. Such is the case with MRF Multitools’ Universal 3.0 multitool, which is pretty big on functionality, with its creators claiming it holds 60+ tools and functions, yet it’s sized the same as a credit card.

    This list gives a count of all the on-board tools featured on the Universal 3.0, with your standard accompaniment of blades, openers, drivers, wrenches, etc. Relatively unique additions, such as a tire tread depth gauge and distance ruler, do single the Universal 3.0 out among its peers. Additionally, like many EDC tools, the Universal 3.0 will be made of 440с High Carbon Hardened Stainless Steel.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrfmultitools/universal-30-edc-credit-ard-multi-tool-knife-60-to

    Vital Carry – Spike + Bar On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

    Vital Carry is a design shop based in Minneapolis, MN, and they currently have the Spike + Bar, an EDC spike and pry tool up for funding on Kickstarter. The Spike + Bar consists of a stowable spike tool, and a knurled case/handle. Uses for the spike tool include:

    – Prying open stuck containers
    – Punching holes into materials
    – Use as an awl
    – Window breaker
    – Loosening of stubborn knots
    – And more

    The Spike + Bar is currently being offered in titanium, copper, and brass.

    Made in the USA.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/spike-bar

    www.vitalcarry.com

    Magna Tactics Releases New Magnetic Latching EDC Belt

    Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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    Bellingham, WA, June 7th, 2017

    For immediate release

    One June 6th, Magna Tactics launched their Kickstarter campaign for a unique new magnetic latching belt called the Magna Belt. This belt is an innovative and fast latching belt tailored for both normal, and concealed carry use. This made in USA startup company is now funding their campaign on Kickstarter and taking belt pre-orders here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/857299194/magna-belt-the-magnetic-latching-tactical-belt

    Gun belt full size

    Starting at $65 for an early bird special, the Magna Belt is a sturdy and rugged belt made to revolutionize the belt market. It boasts many features unique to an EDC belt making it stand out from the crowd.

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  • Fast magnetic latch.
  • Single size – No need to worry about picking the wrong size.
  • One-time adjustment – Stays adjusted to the size you pick until you want to change it.
  • Durable anodized hard coat.
  • Fits through standard belt loops – Most tactical belts require large loops to fit through, but not the Magna Belt, slide the belt in and out of pants without ever changing the adjustment size.
  • Pivoting latch – A small range of motion has been designed in to help the belt move with you for comfort.
  • Patent pending design – You won’t find this belt anywhere else.
  • Proudly 100% Made in the USA
  • colors full size

    The belt will be offered in a variety of seven plate colors to start with, along with potential for more colors depending on demand. They also will releasing a fully stitched double thick belt for extra support, if the campaign funding reaches the stretch goal before it ends on July 6th.

    Magna Tactics founder Mike Howe has years of experience in both the product design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors, in everything from high end automotive parts, to tactical EDC gear. Branching out now to start his own business, he hopes to bring high quality American made products to the market, and help bring manufacturing and jobs back to the USA.

    Spitball Blasterz On Kickstarter

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Spitball Blasterz is a project from Paper Shooters, Inc. currently up on Kickstarter for a toy blaster that shoots tissue paper spitballs. Sporting a vaguely AR-15 look, the blasterz are capable of shooting distances up to 65 ft, and load from a 16 spitball capacity flip mag. Paper Shooters also offers two options for ammunition: pre-packaged conical projectiles, or one can make their own ammo using an included mold.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/99269680/spitball-blasterztm-fire-tissue-paper-ammo-up-to-6

    Quick-Draw Revolving Pen Holder On Kickstarter

    Monday, March 27th, 2017

    Quick-Draw

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/1636850148/quick-draw-revolving-pen-holder

    The STK Multi-Tool: Sliding Tool & Knife for Every Day Carry On Kickstarter

    Monday, November 21st, 2016

    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:

      

  • push-cut / scraping blade
  • flathead/pry edge
  • 1/4″ bit diver
  • bottle opener
  • wingnut and O2 valve wrench
  • wire-striper notch
  • 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:

  • box opening point
  • scraping / pry edge
  • flathead
  • 1/4″ bit driver / bottle opener
  • O2 wrench / 1/4″ bit storage / key ring slot
  • pocket clip & key dangler
  • If you like what you see, feel free to click the link below and put more than a few dollars towards the project.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/kopisdesigns/the-stk-multi-tool-sliding-tool-and-knife-for-ever

    GRIPsher – The Formidable Compact Multi-Tool On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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    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:

  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Phillips head and flat head drivers
  • Material thickness gauge
  • Adjustable hex bolt wrench
  • Heavy duty knife
  • 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.

    black

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/outstech/gripsher-the-formidable-compact-multi-tool

    Flexo On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

    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.

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    You can check out the campaign at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135315686/flexo-bendable-bouncy-flexible-building-bricks

    Pocket Samurai On Indiegogo

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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    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.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/pocket-samurai-edc-titanium-keychain-knife-survival

    GunWebsites – Gunshow Loophole Tour 2016

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

    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.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/gunshow-loophole-tour-2016

    K Spike – Keychain Carry Spike On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/k-spike-a-keychain-carry-spike

    Standard Pacific – The Field Rucksack On Kickstarter

    Monday, March 28th, 2016

    pack

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/standardpacific/the-field-rucksack-an-all-adventures-backpack

    Super Russian Roulette

    Saturday, March 12th, 2016

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/batslyadams/super-russian-roulette-a-new-party-game-for-the-ne

    Kalashnikov Buyers Guide On Indiegogo

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    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:

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/kalashnikov-buyers-guide

    Binary Titanium Key Carabiner By iomaa On Kickstarter

    Saturday, January 16th, 2016

    with safety gate

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/1258952665/binary-titanium-key-carabiner-safety-gate-bottle-o

    Freestyle BivyPack On Kickstarter

    Monday, December 28th, 2015

    Freestyle Bivipack

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/111493935/freestyle-bivypack-the-backpack-that-turns-into-a

    Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

    Bandit Titanium

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/the-ultimate-titanium-keychain-knife-for-everyday

    Jackfish Survival Credit Card Holder

    Friday, December 11th, 2015

    Jackfish

    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:

    Everyday Tools
    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

    Survival Tools
    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)

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/15940489/jackfish-survival-credit-card-holder

    Sparky Fire Starter On Kickstarter

    Saturday, November 21st, 2015

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/sparky-a-fire-starter

    Tactical Trio – Titanium Carabiner Multitools On Kickstarter

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015

    Tactical Trio

    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
    – Scraper
    – Hex wrenches
    – Nail puller
    – Screwdrivers

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/1035213898/tactical-trio-titanium-carabiner-multi-tools-24-us