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:
Last time I wrote about Titaner, I featured their Machined Capsule. This time, we’re taking a look at their Lotus Tactical Pen. The Lotus Tactical Pen is machined from a solid titanium rod, making it robust yet lightweight (~1.1 oz.). It comes with a standard ballpoint pen refill, and the Lotus DNA Catcher, a striking point designed to retain a DNA sample for future identification.
As a special offer to Tactical Fanboy readers, Titaner has provided a unique 20% off voucher code (with free international shipping) – TACTICALFANBOY20. Enter the code at the shopping cart page to apply the discount.
Swiss Advance’s CRONO Pocket Knife is a decent-looking outdoor multi-tool, good for, say, a camping trip. It features a bottle opener, fish scaler, wire stripper, cm scale, 4 hexagon tools, a knife, fork, and screwdriver. The CRONO is made of German materials, and is manufactured in Switzerland.
Pygmy is a titanium multitool that’s around the same size as a quarter. Despite its diminutive size, it features a flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, scraper tip, and 1/4″ hex wrench & bit driver.
BiTool is a multi-function tool which combines the characteristics of a screwdriver, ratchet wrench, and magnet into a single unit with a small form factor. The body contains either a 5 bit or 10 bit kit, depending on purchaser options, that have a variety of tools that attach to the ratchet-like head.
The Throwflame X15 Flamethrower is a more traditional looking commercially-available flamethrower when compared to the XM42 featured on TFB a few months back. It features a 3.3 gallon capacity with a max range of 50 ft. Every X15 comes with three interchangeable wand tips and a refillable 20oz CO2 tank. Throwflame even produces their own optimized napalm mix, although it can use any commonly available liquid fuel.
SURVCO is a disabled Veteran owned and operated business based out of Fort Mitchell, Alabama. The products developed by SURVCO are survival-inclined, such as the Tactical Credit Card AX. Made of 12 Gague 304 stainless steel, the Credit Card AX is a credit card-sized survival tool which comfortably stores inside a wallet. The head features 21 individual functions, including being lashed to a handle to function as a tomahawk, ax, knife, scraper, skinner, or shovel, depending on use.
The Mini Q is a combination key holder and knife. The base model is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum, although models made of brass and grade 5 titanium are also being offered. The blade is 2.35 inches long and made of hardened 420HC stainless steel, and comes in either drop point, bottle opener knife, or anteater utility styles.
The Attachment Shovel is a project by Urban Tactical currently up on Kickstarter. It is a utility shovel with a hi-carbon steel shovel blade, which features a side serrated edge. The handles are made from aircraft aluminum with machined grips and store a variety of tools, including a knife and flashlight.
The Tool Pen Mini is a project on Kickstarter for a pen-shaped tool which accepts multiple sized bits. Replacing bits simply requires twisting out the lead bit and loading a replacement through a hole on the top. Windows on the side of the pen allow users to see which bits are currently loaded in the pen. The pen itself is machined from aluminum and holds up to 5 bits; the bits themselves are made of S2 tool steel, and come in 21 varieties.
Chris and Sarah Schnelle, entrepreneurs from West Chester, Ohio, have developed a series of Micro Slingshot frames which are designed to attach to a keychain. The frames are strong enough to handle up to a 25 lbs draw weight, and will be available in two materials: 17-4PH stainless steel and Grade 5 titanium-6AI-4V.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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’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: