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TiKeY + TiPiK Lockpick Set On Massdrop

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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For a limited time on Massdrop, you can purchase the TiKey + TiPiK Lockpick Set on Massdrop for 24% off MSRP. The TiKeY + TiPiK by Tactical Keychains is a package consisting of a billet grade 5 titanium key holder, the TiKeY, and a set of 7 lockpicks and 2 tension bars also made of grade 5 titanium, the TiPiK set.

www.massdrop.com/buy/tikey-tipik

Massdrop is a crowd-based sales platform where users vote on commercial items to be featured on the site, based on a category such as ‘Espresso machine’ or ‘Tactical backpack’. Once voting narrows down to just one item, Massdrop contacts the manufacturer and looks to set up a ‘Massdrop’, which aims to offer bulk pricing to the masses while only requiring they buy one each. As true of a traditional bulk pricing model, the more items sold, the lower the price for all.

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Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key Now Available

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Last August, we wrote about a product called the Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key. Originally, it was featured on Indiegogo as a crowdfunding project. Now, it’s fully available as a commercial product from an official website. Click the image above to see a .gif of the TIHK in action.

The TIHK, or Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key, is exactly what the name implies, a small handcuff key designed to be hidden on one’s person. The TIHK features an attachment clip, minimal form factor, and a non-reflective matte coating to insure it remains undetected when detained. The key is designed to fit all standard “peerless” single and double-lock handcuffs.

tihk.co/

Gerber Gear Round Up – Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

Multi Tool

The Bear Grylls compact multi-tool features ten components:

  • Wire Cutters
  • Serrated Knife
  • Fine Edge Knife
  • Small flat driver
  • Lanyard ring
  • Tweezers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Medium flat driver
  • Bottle opener
  • It’s lightweight and compact, perfect for fitting on a keychain or in a pocket. External components and nail nicks allow for easy access to tools.

    I like the variety of tools present on this multi-tool. The nail nicks make them easier to get out. Having a lanyard ring on the tool is good because it can be kept on a keyring or secured to other gear. I also like the small size, but at the same time that makes it a bit harder to find if you misplace it.

    www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Tools/Survival-Series-Compact-Multi-Tool_31-000750

    Schnelle Keys And Tools

    Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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    Schnelle Keys and tools are a project currently up on kickstarter for keys that also function as tools. Made from 17-4PH steel, the keys come as blanks and in two styles – Schlage SC1 and Kwikset KW1; the purchaser is required to have a locksmith with carbide key cutters to grind the keys to match their locks. As can be seen in the image above, the keys would be available with heads featuring either a variety of hex wrenches or a variety of flat head or Phillips head drivers.

    Featured on opposite ends of the image are the Schnelle pocket tools. Made from 304 Stainless Steel and Titanium-6Al-4V, the pocket tools feature tools including: socket driver, screw drivers, hex wrenches, bottle opener, pry bar, rough file, nail notch, and box opener.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/2044861232/schnelle-keys-and-tools-organize-your-pockets?ref=live

    Ti2 Para-Biner

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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    Ti2 Para-Binder is a series of titanium carabiners and multi-tools for everyday carry. The body of the para-binders are made from grade 5 (6Al4V) titanium. Dependent on the model, the para-binder is pulley, cleat, cinch, bottle opener, bit driver, wrench, pry bar, and box opener. True to its name, the para-binder is designed largely for use with paracord, and is not load rated for climbing.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikebond/ti2-para-biner

    Gerber Gear Round Up – Bear Grylls Intense Torch Flashlight

    Sunday, September 1st, 2013

    Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

    Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

    Intense Torch Flashlight

    The Bear Grylls Intense Torch Flashlight has a durable anodized aluminum body with rubber overmold for comfort and easy grip in any condition. The tri-sided design wont’ let it roll on flat surfaces. It’s waterproof up to 1 meter for a period of 30 minutes. The weight of the flashlight with batteries installed is 5 oz. Shines up to 89 meters. The output and run time is as follows:

    High – 140 lumens/1hr 30min
    Medium – 35 lumens/8hr 35min
    Low – 15 lumens/17hr

    It also has a built-in SOS message beam that flashes SOS code at 140 lumens.

    I like the Intense Torch flashlight because it’s great for my camping trips as well as around the house. The bright orange makes it easier to find and the run time is great. I do not like the low setting, however because I found the beam too weak when I used it at that setting. Everything else is awesome overall.

    www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Lights/Intense-Torch_31-001794

    Gerber Gear Round Up – Bear Grylls Survival Belt

    Sunday, August 25th, 2013

    Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

    Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

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    The Bear Grylls Survival Belt has a secret compartment on the belt buckle that you twist counter-clockwise revealing the following tools:

    -Snare Wire
    -Fishing Line
    -Fishing Hook
    -Snap Swivels
    -Weights
    -Signaling Mirror

    The back of the belt buckle reveals a mini screwdriver with flathead and Philips tips. Also on the interior of the belt is a zippered compartment.

    I like almost everything about this belt. I love the fishing line, fishing hook, snare wire, snap swivels, weights, and how the signaling mirror is located on the back of the cap. Also, it’s easy to tighten and loosen. What I dislike about it is the mini screwdriver is really hard to get out and the zipper pocket being on the inside instead of the outside. Overall, the belt is worth having in survival scenarios.

    www.gerbergear.com/Survival/Gear/Bear-Grylls-Survival-Belt_31-001771

    The TIHK – Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key

    Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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    The TIHK, or Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key, is exactly what the name implies, a small handcuff key designed to be hidden on one’s person. The TIHK features an attachment clip, minimal form factor, and a non-reflective matte coating to insure it remains undetected when detained. The key is designed to fit all standard “peerless” single and double-lock handcuffs. While concealable handcuff keys/unlock tools are nothing new, unlike other examples, this particular product is currently up for crowdfunding to fund the manufacturing process.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tihk-tiny-inconspicuous-handcuff-key-evade-unlawful-handcuff-restraint

    tihk.co/

    S&W Black Tactical Pen With Stylus Tip

    Sunday, July 21st, 2013

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    The S&W Black Tactical Pen is a 3-in-1 pen, defensive tool, and touch screen device stylus. The stylus tip screws onto the pen tip, and also attached to the opposite end for storage. The pen body is machined from 6061 anodized aluminum, and features the S&W and name laser engraved on the surface.

    www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_810077_-1_757885_757876_757837_ProductDisplayErrorView_N

    ATOM: A Tool Of Multipurpose

    Friday, June 21st, 2013

    Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the ATOM is a key-shaped multitool that fits on a keychain. The tools on the ATOM include: bottle opener, hex bolt wrench set (3/8″, 5/16″, 1/4″), ruler set (imperial, metric), flat head screw driver set (1/8″, 3/16″), Philips head screw driver set (#1, #2), pry bar, hex bit driver (1/4″), protractor, cross-cut coarse file, single-cut fine file, and ripping tool. There is a website for the ATOM, but it’s not quite at the operational stage yet, so if you’re looking for further information on the tool, it’s best to check out the Kickstarter campaign page.

    Kickstarter – ATOM

    S.H.O.V.E.L.

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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    The S.H.O.V.E.L. or Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle, is not just an ordinary titanium spork. It’s also has a serrated knife, bottle cap opener, and six feet of red paracord wrapped around its body. Well, all this, and it also happens to be open-source. The product page includes the data sheet and CAD files so, given the proper tools, you can make your own S.H.O.V.E.L. and even make improvements to the design.

    www.sparkfun.com/products/11763

    The Cole-Bar On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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    The Cole-Bar is a carbon steel multi-tool that functions as a hammer, crowbar, demolition tool, angle measurement tool, ruler, socket wrench, and nail pliers.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/363439631/the-cole-bar-hammer

    Tactical Fire Striker Pen

    Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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    The tactical fire striker pen is, true to its name, a combination fire striker and pen. The pen body is made of T6061 aircraft aluminum; to use as a fire striker the clip end is removed and rubbed against the exposed grooves.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f4a4/?cpg=wnrss#tabs

    Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit

    Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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    Lansky, purveyor of a multitude of blades and sharpeners alike, has decided to release their own take on the ever-popular end-of-the-world survival kit. The T.A.S.K. (Tactical Apocalypse Survival Kit) comes with Lansky’s own Fire Fighter Battle Axe, 20 Function Multitool, Easy Grip Knife, Blademedic sharpener, and ‘The Puck’ dual-grit sharpener. Additionally, the kit also comes with a LifeStraw water purifier, tactical flashlight, firesteel/compass, and paracord bracelet. This all comes housed in a 20L tactical backpack with a padded back panel, large main compartment and front pouch, both with organizational gear pockets, PALS webbing, adjustable hip and sternum straps, water bottle holder, and compression straps.

    http://lansky.com/index.php/products/task-survival-kit/#1

    Hat Tip: Werd.com

    M48 Kommando Tactical Survival Hammer

    Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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    The M48 Kommando Tactical Survival Hammer is a multi-purpose tool, featuring a 5-pronged strike head/curved back spike made from precision-cast, oxide-coated 2cr13 stainless steel, a 30% fiberglass reinforced nylon handle with rubber toe at the end, and quality metal bolts. With a total length of 37 3/8″, the M48 can easily function as a walking cane, in addition to its use as a breaching tool, prybar, and a defensive weapon.

    Available on budk.com.

    Ti2 Sentinel

    Monday, March 11th, 2013

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    The Ti2 Sentinel line is a successful Kickstarter project for a series of “titanium cache system[s] to insure safe storage for essential items.” Made from corrosion-resistant grade 2 titanium, the Ti2 Sentinel features a three-piece design with two removable ends each with a water tight o-ring seal, fluted ergonomic grip areas, and a large ring slot to accommodate a wide range of clips, rings, and lanyards. The Sentinel is available for pre-order in 3 diameters and 8 variations with a ceramic media tumbled “stonewashed” soft matte patina finish or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) hardcoat for additional protection and a darker finish.

    http://ti2sentinel.blogspot.com/2013/01/ti2-sentinel-pre-order.html

    WTF Keychain – Kickstarter

    Friday, March 1st, 2013

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    For, the maker of the Grenade Bottle Opener comes his latest project, the WTF keychain. The WTF, which stands for ‘Wrench That Fits’, features wrench sizes in 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm. Additionally, it also features a pry bar, side dimples that function as a ruler and grip, and can be used effectively as a gear tie. It will be available in titanium and aluminum.

    Kickstarter – WTF Keychain

    Hunter XT Swiss Army Hunting Knife

    Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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    The Hunter XT is a hunter-centric variant of the Swiss Army Knife. It features a bright-orange grip made of a non-slip two-component material, and stainless 1.4110 steel tools which include a lock blade, serrated gut hook, bone saw, and Phillips screwdriver. The action is one-hand opening and the Hunter XT comes included with a black nylon pouch.

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    Kickstarter – ’3rd Person View’ Action-Cam Camera Mount for Extreme Sports

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

    You’ve got just under two weeks to get in on this UK-based Kickstarter project by Sail Video Systems. The ’3rd Person View’ action-cam camera mount for extreme sports, is exactly what the name implies. Instead of standard POV mounts, this one puts you in the picture.

    3rd Person View action-cam camera mount for extreme sports

    It consists of three elements: the curved carbon sandwich backplate that is worn with a waterproof adjustable sports belt, Fully adjustable camera pole and a unique locking/release mechanism. Additionally, there are two adapters that will enable you to mount any camera (up to ±1,5 kg) at any angle

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/erikvonk/3rd-person-view-action-cam-camera-mount-for-extrem-0

    This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

    Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman – SHOT 2013

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

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    The Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman is a combination bow saw, mallet, stake puller, and hatchet. The hatchet sheath doubles as a hand grip when the saw is in use, and the saw itself can be stored in the handle, which is made from light fiberglass reinforced nylon and is approximately 20″ long. The hatchet blade is 5″ and made from steel.

    http://www.zippo.com/

    Grenade Bottle Opener On Kickstarter

    Monday, December 31st, 2012

    A user on Kickstarter, known only as Brad, created this grenade-shaped multi-tool called, appropriately enough, the Bottle Grenade. Its primary function is as a combination twist off/pry off (pop top) bottle opener, however it also includes a wrench and hex slot along with four holes for use with a keyring or paracord. It’s machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and based on donation level can include custom engraving and/or the realistic grenade pattern.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tactical/bottle-grenade-the-last-opener-you-will-ever-need

    SOG Voodoo Hawk – MultiCam Sheath

    Sunday, December 30th, 2012

    The MultiCam sheaths made by LBT for the SOG Voodoo Hawk LE have finally started shipping out. They’re made from nylon with a button snap closure and a belt loop. The LE sheath also better conforms to the blade when compared to the standard SOG sheath and seems of overall better quality. You can see additional photos below.
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    TaskOne iPhone Toolkit On Indiegogo

    Friday, December 21st, 2012

    The TaskOne is a project on Indiegogo for a case that turns your iPhone into a multitool. The TaskOne weighs only 89 grams and utilizes hardened tool steels, aircraft aluminum, and polycarbonate in its construction. The entirety of the included tools can be seen in the image above. If funding is completed, it’ll be released in the following colors: Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black, and (Indiegogo-$150 contributor exclusive) Orange Flame.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/TaskOne

    TACWRK Zombie Apocalypse 2012 Survival Kit

    Friday, November 30th, 2012

    German company TACWRK has put together a zombie survival kit for the year 2012. Included with the kit: Stanley Fatmax crowbar, SOG Voodoo tomahawk, replica Panzerfaust, baseball bat, Mission Archery MXB-360 crossbow, Oakley M-Frame 3.0, replica hand grenade, replica H&K G36, ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks, Hanwag Alaska GTX boots, Fenix ​​TK70 flashlight, Böker machete, Stihl MS880 chainsaw, compass, ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ replica survival knife, replica Walther SG68 RAM shotgun, United Cutlery Expendables Kunai 3 piece thrower set, Tasmanian Tactical TT Vest Base, ‘Zombie Hunter’ patch, and ‘Zombie Hunting Club Berlin eV’ patch. The Price? € 8,999.00, plus shipping.

    TACWRK – Zombie Apokalypse 2012 Survival Kit

    A Quick Update On The SOG Voodoo Hawk Limited Edition

    Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

    After a couple of delays, the SOG Voodoo Hawk Limited Edition has started shipping. However, the MultiCam sheath is delayed due to a quality control issue found by the manufacturer. The sheath should start shipping separately starting December 7th to anyone who purchased a LE Voodoo hawk.