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The Pinch Multitool On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015


The Pinch is a 1.5″ x .05″ titanium multitool with 11 tool functions:

- 6mm hex wrench
- Bottle opener
- Mini pry bar
- 1″ mini ruler
- Key chain hole
- 1/4″ hex bit holder
- 1″ mini scraper
- 4mm flat screwdriver
- 6mm flat screwdriver
- Nail puller
- Wire stripper notch

Its small size and general function make for a good EDC tool.


The XM42 Indiegogo Page Has Launched!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The Indiegogo page for the XM42 Handheld Flamethrower is now live.

The XM42 is the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower. The XM42 is designed for all manner of household chores:

- Clearing snow and ice
- Eliminating weeds
- Insect control
- Bonfire starting
- Pyrotechnic event displays
- And more…

It feeds from an onboard fuel tank, and is intended to work with 87 octane gasoline. The effective range is roughly 20-25 feet from the nozzle.

At the time of writing, the project has already made $14,000, or 35% of the $40,000 goal, on the first day; this one’s gonna reach its goal fast.


XM42 – The World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

Friday, March 20th, 2015


The XM42 is the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower. The XM42 is designed for all manner of household chores:

- Clearing snow and ice
- Eliminating weeds
- Insect control
- Bonfire starting
- Pyrotechnic event displays
- And more…

It feeds from an onboard fuel tank, and is intended to work with 87 octane gasoline. The effective range is roughly 20-25 feet from the nozzle.

There will be a campaign on Indiegogo starting the 23rd. We’ll update the article when the link is open.


Survival Tactical Services – STS Stainless Steel Beard Manager

Monday, March 9th, 2015


As all true Operators know, The Beard is key to a successful mission, and like all equipment it needs maintaining to ensure proper function. Thankfully, Survival Tactical Services has you covered with their Beard Manager. The STS Stainless Steel Beard Manager is a heavy-duty comb laser cut from stainless steel. Measuring 5″ x 1.25″, the Beard Manager is roughly the size of a standard plastic comb for that familiar feel. Plus, like all top-tier equipment, it features a bottle opener.

Mountain Men, Lumberjacks, and Ironic Hipsters may also find use in the STS Stainless Steel Beard Manager.


Zubin Axe Surivial Staff

Sunday, February 8th, 2015


The Zubin Axe Survival Staff is a modular tool with a base staff made of natural hickory wood and featuring an ergonomic rubber grip. The tools that attach to the handle are made from stainless steel, and consist of the following:

- Axe
- Fishing Spear
- Hunting Spear
- Saw Blade
- Slingshot


Tac-Up BV – Tactical Chainsaw

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Tactical Chainsaw

Tac-Up BV is a company based in the Netherlands formed by ex-SOF and SWAT personnel. They’ve developed the Tacical Chainsaw, a powerful and versatile breaching tool which can cut through a wide range of materials including armored glass, steel, stone, and more. The Tactical Chainsaw uses a special chain with a Wolfram carbide hard metal coating, and the blade can be adjusted with an included depth limiter. Also included with the Tactical Chainsaw is a tactical light, heavy duty protection plate, and a non-reflecting “urban grey” coating. Check out the video below to see the Tactical Chainsaw in action.

Tac-Up BV will be visiting SHOT Show this year, so stay tuned for further coverage of the Tactical Chainsaw from the show floor.



SOG – Elite Entrenching Tool

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


SOG has just released their Elite Entrenching Tool. 26″ in length, the Elite E-Tool features a foldable glass-reinforced nylon handle and a Steel shovel head. Also included is a serrated blade which attaches to the bottom of the handle.


Iron And Glory – Deluxe Carabiner

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014


The Deluxe Carabiner from Iron and Glory is made from stainless steel and aluminum alloy. It features a knife, serrated saw, LED flashlight, and a locking clip. Customers can have custom engraving up to 3 letter initials added to the carabiner.


Nite Ize – SkullKey Multitool

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


The Nite Ize SkullKey is a key-sized multitool made from stainless steel. It consists of a scoring point, bottle opener, file, serrated edge, and #2 flat head screwdriver, all in a compact design that easily attached to a key ring. As a bonus, it looks pretty cool.


Undercover Wrenches On Kickstarter

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014


Conceived by a brother-sister duo of mechanical engineers, Undercover Wrenches are a set of EDC pocket wrenches that don’t really look like tools at all. They’re made from aerospace-grade 17-4PH stainless stell, which is stronger than Grade 5 titanium-6Al-4V and corrosion resistant.

You can check them out here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/2044861232/schnelle-undercover-wrenches

The VSSL Zombie – Fighting The Undead Horde With A Bouquet Of Flowers

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Back in August, we featured a product called the VSSL. It is an LED flashlight with a large handle that is used as a survival canister.

The project is currently on Kickstarter with 8 days left to go. Originally, one of the configurations was a Zombie themed VSSL which would have included a spike head attachment. As it turns out, Kickstarter has a “no-weapons” policy, and forced the project team to remove that particular configuration from the offerings. Here is how they responded:

Zombie VSSL

The Zombie VSSL features a black exterior, and comes with a dual mode LED flashlight, oil filled compass, surgical mask, and bouquet of flowers attachment head. Why (re)kill the undead when you can court them, right?


Gerber Gear Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Gerber Gear’s Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless offers everything you could possibly need in a multitool, and complies with “no-knife policies”. Constructed from stainless steel with a black oxide coating, the MP 600 features the following tools:

- Scissors
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver – 3 sizes
- File
- Replaceable RemGrit saw
- Ruler
- Bottle opener
- Rotatable, replaceable carbide cutters
- Can opener

Made in the USA.


Kikkerland Design – Wood Pliers Multitool

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


If you’ve ever found yourself wanting a multitool with a wood grip, then Kikkerland’s Wood Pliers multitool might be right up your alley. Aside from the titular pliers, this multitool also includes a flat and Philips head screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, file, and knife.


Prometheus Design Werx – Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


Made from 6AL-V4 Grade 5 titanium, PDW’s Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool is designed with a universal closed end wrench, bottle cap lifter, 1/4″ bit driver, and battery bay driver.

Designed and made in the San Francisco Bay area.


Botach Tactical – Kley-Zion CCW 3P Tactical / Rescue Tool

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Kley-Zion 1

CMC machined from aerospace grade solid bar stock aluminum with a black oxide finish, the Kley-Zion CCW 3P Tactical / Rescue Tool or KZ T3 is designed as a self defense and rescue tool. The finger loop is sized for gloves and aids in quickly drawing the tool, as well as retention and impact protection. The KZ T3 is also customizable: the spikes can be removed, and the pocket clip can be attached to 7 different locations for carrying in a pocket, PALS webbing, or clipped to gear, bags, etc.

Made in the USA.


Threezero – Titanfall Atlas Titan Figurine

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014


There is currently a pre-order up on Threezero for a Titanfall Atlas figurine. 20″ tall, the Atlas features 100 articulation parts, with 5 pistons that control the movement of the waist. The armor plates on the torso and legs are moveable, and the top part and cockpit light up with red/blue IFF. Comes with a fully posable 6″ IMC Battle Rifle Pilot figure which can be positioned in the cockpit, and comes with an R-101C carbine and fabric clothing.

The Atlas comes with the XO-16 chaingun and ARC Cannon weapons, the later exclusive to Threezero.


Rampage Jerry Can Tool Box

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Jerry can tool box

Rampage’s lockable tool storage box is designed to look like a Jerry can. Constructed from 14 gauge steel with a red powder coat finish, it features two removable drawers, screw driver storage slots, and non-slip soft liners.



Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014


KLAX is a multitool axe head currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The KLAX is made from steel plate (or titanium) cut with a water jet and machined. Most models attach to a handle using a clamp system. The most advanced model includes the following tools:

- Five wrenches
- Hex bit driver
- Lanyard hole
- Carabiner
- Axe blade
- Scraper
- Hammer
- Ruler

Wallet Ninja – Credit Card Sized Multitool

Thursday, May 29th, 2014


The Wallet Ninja is an 18-in-1 multitool made from 4X heat-treated steel and formed thinner than two credit cards (1.5mm). TSA approved for carry-on during flight.

Included tools

- Inch ruler
- Screwdriver
- Bottle opener
- Can opener
- Peeler
- Screwdriver
- #2 Hex
- #6 Hex
- #10 Hex
- #12 Hex
- #8 Hex
- #4 Hex
- Screwdriver
- Cellphone stand
- Box opener
- Letter opener
- Eyeglass screwdriver
- cm ruler


DTC LifeTools – AutoSafe Tire Pressure Gauge W/ Car Escape Tool

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

DTC AutoSafe

DTC LifeTools’ AutoSafe is a combination tire pressure gauge and multitool. Included with the AutoSafe is a glass breaker and seatbelt cutter, along with light duty tools such as screwdrivers, scissors, and pliers. The AutoSafe includes an LED flashlight and LED flashing red light for emergencies.

Powered by 3 AAA batteries.


TiKeY + TiPiK Lockpick Set On Massdrop

Monday, January 20th, 2014


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.


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.


Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key Now Available

Monday, January 6th, 2014


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.


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.


    Schnelle Keys And Tools

    Saturday, September 21st, 2013


    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.


    Ti2 Para-Biner

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2013


    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.