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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

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.

Gerber Reimagines Backcountry Meals With New Multi-Tools: Compleat & Devour

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

PORTLAND, OREGON (July 23rd 2018) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives, multi-tools, and gear, announced today the introduction of two new multi-tools to cleverly streamline dining in the backcountry: the ComplEAT and the Devour. The first look at both products comes at Outdoor Retailer 2018 in Denver, Colorado, ahead of the products’ launch in early 2019. Both products are available in 4 distinct colors that aim to appeal aesthetically to the outdoor enthusiast: Silver, Flat Sage, Onyx, and Burnt Bronze. The ComplEAT Cook Eat Clean tool retails for $24.99 and the Devour Multi-Fork retails for $14.99.

“The goal was to create a multi-tool that addressed the entire eating process while in the backcountry: preparing food, eating, and cleaning up after,” says Eric Moore, Product Manager at Gerber. “Gerber presents two complimentary solutions to multi-task around the campfire or on the trail. The Devour is a minimalist tool at less than 1 ounce, with a removable solid state tool that mounts to the back and kickstands the tool to keep it off dirty surfaces and out of your cooking pot. The ComplEAT focuses on the organization of dedicated tools, working independently as well as configuring to a tong to bring the convenience of a home kitchen to the wild. Don’t go hungry with two solutions to keep your adventures nourished and Unstoppable.”

On the trail, the most important meal of the day is the meal you are about to eat. The ComplEAT tool has the bases covered with a long tine fork, deep basin spoon, dual-edge spatula, and 4 function multi-tool that nest for transport as well as snap together to convert into functional tongs. The multi-tool includes a bottle opener, veggie peeler, serrated package opener, and a can opener. Cook, eat, clean and get back out there.




Pictured: Individual Components [Silver], Nested Components [Burnt Bronze, Flat Sage, Onyx], Tongs Configuration, Storage Configuration.

At under an ounce, the Devour Multi-Fork is ideal for those who demand a lightweight, easy-to-use tool on the trail. Designed to handle mealtime from start to finish, the Devour has 9 tools on hand for prep, eating, and cleaning. The refreshed fork design doesn’t compromise function, and the detachable solid state tool offers 6 functions while keeping your multi-fork out of the dirt or pot with a unique kickstand design.

Pictured from Top: Individual Components, Kickstand Feature, Multi-Fork

www.gerbergear.com

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#

BucknBear Knives – Mini Survival Hatchet

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

At 8″ in length and with a 3″ blade, BucknBear’s Mini Survial Hatchet certainty embodies its name, but is still designed to be a solid and functional piece of hardware. Made of 440C stainless steel, the Mini Survial Hatchet features full-tang construction, and a non-slip, G10 handle. The Mini Survival Hatchet also comes with a kydex sheath.

Plus, for a bit extra, purchasers can have the hatchet engraved with up to 13 characters.

https://bucknbearknives.com/mini-hatchet.html

Outland Equipment’s Multi-Mission Axes

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Built for the unforgiving environments encountered by military, law enforcement and emergency response professionals, Outland’s American-made Multi-Mission Series axes are reliable tools for rescue and survival situations.

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Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe (MMA) 1503

Mont Vernon, N.H. (April 2018) – Although axes have been used throughout history as a tool and weapon, little has changed over the millennia in its design. For today’s first responders, military and law enforcement professionals, the axe is still a primary tool for rescue, breaching and survival scenarios. Outland Equipment designs and manufactures state-of-the-art axes and knives specifically engineered to meet the critical demands of those that go in harms’ way.

“A go-to tool for responding to emergency situations,” Chris Aiston, CEO of Outland Equipment, said. “We design these tools for those who operate in harsh environments where failure means disaster. They cut, pound and pry, facilitating structure and vehicle forcible entry and egress. Whatever a first responder requires his tool to do, the MMA series is there to complete the mission and save lives.”

Outland has produced three Multi-Mission Axes (MMA) that not only perform the requirements of an axe, but also integrate other functionality including hammering, prying, cutting seatbelts, cutting sheet metal and working with hex fasteners. The MMA 1502, 1902 and 1503 are all made from a single piece of hardened S7 tool steel, a steel formulated to withstand extreme shock and impact.

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Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe with extended handle 1902

The head of the MMA series features a 3.9 inch cutting edge with a bolt-on hammer and hex nut tool. The MMA 1502 and 1503 are 15 inches in length, a size convenient for carry and maneuvering in tight spaces. The MMA 1902 with its 19 inch length provides enhanced reach, impact force and leverage. The tail of the MMA 1502 and 1902 feature an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and sheet metal cutter. The MMA 1503 tail features an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and a hex wrench for urban and residential environments.

The handle grips are made of G10 material, a fiberglass-based epoxy resin that is not only extremely rugged but also impervious to moisture and chemicals, important factors for rescue operators. The handle has been shaped to offer the operator multiple hand positions to optimize a positive grip for the job.

All of Outland’s MMA axes are covered with a Modular Sheath that allows for easy access, quick deployment and multiple carry options. The axe is secured in the sheath using an internal latch and two BioThane® Coated Webbing straps. Carry options are endless for the operator, as the Modular Sheath accepts accessories for mounting on a belt or MOLLE gear, can be bolted to a vehicle or worn on a shoulder strap.

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www.outlandequipment.com

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

SOG Knives – Voodoo Hawk Mini

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

SOG’s Voodoo Hawk Mini is, as its name implies, a smaller version of the original Voodoo Hawk. How much smaller? Well, admittedly not majorly so:

Length: 12.5″ (Mini) vs. 12.56″ (Voodoo)

Blade: 2.75″ (Mini) vs. 3.5″ (Voodoo)

Weight: 23.10 oz. (Mini) vs. 28.50 oz. (Voodoo)

Still, it is measurably more compact, and with the same general design and material composition, just as functional and durable as the original.

Plus, the Voodoo Mini is about a sawbuck less expensive than the original Voodoo, and like its big brother comes with a nylon, snap closure sheath.

https://www.sogknives.com/voodoo-hawk-mini-w-pommel-black.html

CRKT – Williams Tactical Key

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Former Army Officer and martial arts instructor James Williams designed the Williams Tactical Key, a push dagger-style self defense tool shaped innocuously like a key. The tool is made of 3Cr13 steel, with a blade length of 1.762″, and the tip of the blade also functions as a Phillips screwdriver.

www.crkt.com/shop/whats-new/williams-tactical-key

SHOT Show 2018 – SOG Knives PowerAccess Deluxe

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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The PowerAccess Deluxe is a new multitool from SOG Knives. Made of 5Cr15MoV steel with a stonewash finish, the PowerAccess Deluxe has 21 tools, as well as a 12-piece hex bit kit, and the components can be opened while keeping the tool closed. This tool utilizes SOG’s compound leverage gripping power. With this feature, and the wire cutters, we were able to slice clean through a penny the rep had on hand.

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Another cool feature of this and other tools in SOG’s new line is the ability to retain a bit while the tool is closed.

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Here’s a shot of the PowerAccess Deluxe fully extended.
www.sogknives.com

The Spool Tool

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Spool Tool is actually a pretty nifty little device. Made by Veteran-owned Tricore LLC, the Spool Tool is an idea born of the field, a multifunctional device for stowing and working on 550 paracord. It holds up to 100 ft of cord, and features fusing notches, a replaceable cutting blade, and a notch for holding a BIC lighter.

spooltool.com

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

XM42-M – Modular Flamethrower

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we have truly reached the pinnacle of tacticool; a flamethrower… with M-LOK rails!

Completely civilian legal (barring state and local laws), the XM42-M is an update to the XM42 personal flamethrower that debuted a couple years back. Upgrades include a sleek new look with billet aluminum construction, ambidextrous torch, a built-in voltage display, M-LOK rails, replaceable nozzle, and…

You can take the on-board tank off, and replace it with a 3 gallon backpack.

Check out more info at the official page: http://xm42.com/

Introducing the B•A•T TRIDENT: A Wildly Unique New Multitool LIVE On Kickstarter

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Covert Products Group’s “Bring Anywhere Tool” has 12+ Functions in a Compact Size

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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – November 2, 2017 – In a market flooded with multitools and pocket gizmos, standing out from the crowd is no easy feat, especially on Kickstarter. With a unique shape and carry options, Covert Products Group’s new B.A.T. TRIDENT multitool moves the conversation of EDC tools in a totally new direction.

Inspired by the familiar silhouette of side-release buckles (as found on backpacks and bags), the B.A.T. TRIDENT expands on CPG’s “bring anywhere tool” concept that debuted on Kickstarter last year. The TRIDENT – which launched this week on Kickstarter – is engineered to contain 12+ useful functions in a compact, ergonomic and highly “carry-able” package. From daily utility to survival, the TRIDENT is designed to be carried (almost) anywhere, excel at a variety of tasks, and look good doing it.

“The perfect tool isn’t so perfect if you don’t have it with you,” explains the TRIDENT’s designer Thom O’Leary. “The TRIDENT is big enough to be useful, but small enough to carry just about anywhere, either visibly or covertly. Slip it onto a backpack strap, belt, keychain, or carry it in your pocket.”

The TRIDENT functions include:

· Phillips head screwdriver

· Razor edge

· Sharp piercing point

· Captured cutter

· Flat head screwdriver/pry tip

· Wire stripper

· Serrated fire rod scraper

· Saw edge

· Laser-etched 1” ruler

· Ergonomic bottle opener operated with the tool safely held in the sheath

· Fire starter rod (included) OR swap it out for an optional EmbriteTM glow pellet from TEC Accessories

· 3M SOLAS reflective sticker

· And the TRIDENT’s molded Kydex Sheath is designed to allow multiple attachment options for everyday carry

The TRIDENT is available now through December 1st on Kickstarter, with lowest prices available for early adopters. The TRIDENT will ship during or before March 2018.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1800078419/bat-trident-12-function-mini-multi-tool

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

Engo – Multifunction Survival Tool Shovel

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

The 2.2 lbs Multifunction Survival Tool Shovel from Engo features a handle made of aircraft hardened aluminum with a Stainless Steel blade that chops and saws. The package also includes a paracord, whistle, knife, bottle opener, wire cutter, Magnesium fire starter, hoe, measuring tool and storage bag. Might be worth throwing in the trunk for a bad day.

store.engousa.com/p/multifunction-shovel-survival-tool

This article was originally featured on SSD.

Adventure Mate – 5-In-1 Outdoor Tool

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Adventure Mate is an Australian 5-in-1 tool designed for outdoor enthusiasts. Made of AS1442-2007 Carbon Rolled Steel, the Adventure Mate consists of three main parts:

Hatchet w/ Hammer Head, Hook at top, Saw Blade
Handle Pole
Spade Head

The tool centers around the Handle Pole, which attaches to either the Hatchet head or Spade Head, allowing full use of the attached tools. The Adventure Mate also comes with a leather safety sheath and a heavy duty, lined canvas holster.

www.adventuremate.com

Life Of Jay – Pocket Folio – D.I.Y. Multi Tool Kit

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Website Life of Jay has for sale a collection of Pocket Folio mini tin kits. These kits are shaped like books with various themes such as first-aid, bike repair, and sewing, with contents relate to the theme. The D.I.Y. kit contains a stainless steel, card-style multitool, with tools such as a ruler, bottle opener, and saw.

www.lifeofjay.com/jayshop/pocket-folio/pocket-folio-d-i-y-multi-tool-kit

SOG Knives – Sync Multitool

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

SOG’s Sync is a series of multitools designed with a unique detachable base which allows the tool to be mounted to a belt buckle, or clipped on a strap. The Sync I, seen above, comes with the following tools:

Awl, Straight-Edge Blade, Bolt/Nut Gripper, Bottle Opener, Crimpers, 3-Sided File, Flat Screwdriver, Jewelry Driver, Pliers, Ruler, and Wire Cutter.

www.sogknives.com/sync-i

TIHK – HK2 Handcuff Key

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key has just launched the newest iteration of their flagship concealable handcuff key, the HK2. The HK2 is a near-universal handcuff key designed to be worn inconspicuously on one’s person. It features a integrated clip to attach to a belt loop or other article of clothing, with two small teeth to further improve retention. The HK2 is also designed to work more smoothly in a larger variety of handcuffs when compared to the original TIHK.

tihk.co/products/hk2-handcuff-key

Camillus CAMTRAX

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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The Cammillus CAMTRAX is what happens when you apply multitool design to a full-sized tool. The CAMTRAX’s 3-in-1 design consists of a hatchet/hammer, with a glass-filled nylon handle which houses a 7″ lockback folding saw.

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The sheath, also made of glass-filled nylon, comes with a reversible belt clip and bottle opener.

www.camillusknives.com/product/733.0.0.0.0/19142/_/Camillus_CAMTRAX

SHOT Show 2017 – SOG Knives Baton Multi-Tools

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The new Baton multi-tool series from SOG consists of 4 minimalist profile multi-tools, about as thick as a marker and as long as a pencil for easy stowage into a pocket, pouch, or other container. Each tool in the series is named ‘Baton Q’, followed by a number (Q1 – Q4). The Q tools consist of handles made of aluminum (Q1 – 1060, Q2-4 – 6061-T6) and tools made of 5Cr15MoV steel, and depending on the model are designed for applications including office & personal, urban emergency, and basic and advanced wilderness.

This is a list of the tools included in each model Baton:

Baton Q1 – Spring assist scissors, pressurized ballpoint pen, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q2 – Straight edge blade, LED flashlight, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q3 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, Phillips driver, awl, chisel, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, jewelry driver

Baton Q4 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, magnetic ratchet driver, magnetic 12-piece hex bit kit

www.sogknives.com

ThinkGeek – Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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I like multitools. I like Star Wars. Still, this feels like a line that just didn’t need to be crossed; two things that honestly had no logic to be combined. I’m talking about ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool kit. Shaped like everyone’s favorite smuggler’s ship, this particular multitool comes complete with four hex keys, two screwdrivers, and an adjustable wrench.

If they’ll make the Millennium Falcon into a multitool, when’s ‘Star Wars’ the flamethrower?

www.thinkgeek.com/product/jhil

Council Tool – ApocalAxe

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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Council Tool’s ApocalAxe is a USA-made multitool designed for use in camping, hiking, hunting, rescue, and more. It is made of drop-forged high-carbon US-sourced steel, coming in at a solid 2 lbs., and features the following tools:

– Hammer or knuckle grip
– Gut Hook
– Bottle Opener
– Hammer
– Axe blade

counciltool.com/apocalaxe

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