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5.11 Tactical – Operator Axe

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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Designed with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics, the 5.11 Operator Axe is a pretty cool piece of equipment. The Operator Axe is a bearded axe with a hammer pry bar, wrench, sockets, and hex wrench openings.

Overview:

– Ambidextrous, belt and MOLLE-compatible sheath
– 24 tools and functions
– Jimped shaft and handle for optimal grip
– Adjustable carry angle
– 5.11 Tactical crosshair logo on both pieces

Specifications:

– SCM 435 Stainless Steel
– Subdued black oxide finish
– Overall length: 15″/38.1cm
– Weight: Without sheath: 1 lb,10oz/.74kg; With sheath: 1lb, 15oz/.88kg

www.511tactical.com/operator-axe

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

Gerber Gear – Dime Travel

Friday, February 19th, 2016

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Sometimes you might not be allowed to carry a multitool with a blade. In cases like that, Gerber’s Dime Travel might be the solution. The Dime Travel is a stainless steel multitool with a spring loaded needle nose pliers, wire cutters, spring loaded scissors, bottle opener, file, flat drivers, and tweezers. Additionally, it features a zipper hook for opening a broken luggage zipper.

www.gerbergear.com/Activity/Everyday/Tools/dime-travel_31-002777

SOG Knives – MacV Tool

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

SOG Knives’ MacV Tool is a multitool made of 3Cr13 stainless steel, and shaped after the emblem of the famed Military Assistance Command Viet Nam Studies and Observations Group. As expected of a multitool, despite its unique look the MacV Tool is fully functional, featuring the following 12 tools:

– 1/4″ Hex Bit Driver
– 1/4″ Wrench
– 3/8″ Wrench
– 5/16″ Wrench
– Bottle Opener
– Carbide Sharpener
– Cord Cutter
– Large Flat Screwdriver
– Nail puller
– Philips Screwdriver
– Pry Bar
– Small Flat Screwdriver

www.sogknives.com/macv-tool

SHOT Show 2016 – Gerber Gear

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Strongarm Fixed Blade

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The Strongarm is one of Gerber’s most popular fixed blade knives. It consists of a full tang 420 HC steel blade, with a rubberized diamond-texture grip. The Strongarm comes complete with a multi-mount, MOLLE-compatible sheath.

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Available in Black and Tan handle finishes, and with or without blade serration.

Ghoststrike Fixed Blade w/ Ankle Wrap Sheath

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Gerber’s Ghoststrike is a fixed blade knife with a drop point, fine edge blade, made of 420 HC ceramic coated steel. The handle is skeletonized, with a rugged texture for a sure grip. The Ghoststrike can be purchased with an ankle wrap holster, which allows for the Ghoststrike to be utilized as a concealed and/or backup blade.

Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit

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A bit different than the other offerings I checked out at the booth, the Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit is nonetheless worth taking a look at. The Camp Kitchen Kit comes with the Camp Kitchen and Paring Knives, a built-in ceramic sharpener, locking drawer, and drip channel around the board. The case itself is bright green, which matches the handle accents of the included knives, and makes it easy to identify.

39 Series Knives

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The 39 Series is a collection of blades that hearkens back to Gerber’s start as a blade maker. The 39 Series features a 420 HC steel blade, and a cero-coated stainless steel handle. The blades will be available in sizes Small and Large, in Black, Gold, and Silver finishes. These are an “indie-dealer” exclusive, so you won’t be seeing these at any big-box retailer.

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Be on the lookout for the 39 Series Knives later this year.

www.gerbergear.com

SHOT Show 2016 – DDR

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Made from 6AL4V aircraft grade titanium and hand finished by celebrated knife maker Darrel Ralph, the Punisher Tool is an EDC multitool with a cool appearance. First, the Punisher Tool features a combed surface inspired by the British-Made Mason Comb, ideal for beard grooming. It also sports a Philips hex drive, multiple nut drivers, and a dual bottle openers. Jimping added to the perimeter of the tool offers a secure grip, and in a pinch, the Punisher Tool can also be used for self-defense.

punishershop.com/punisher-tool-by-ddr

Binary Titanium Key Carabiner By iomaa On Kickstarter

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

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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

Animal Army Knife

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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Ok, I’ll admit, it’s more whimsical than tactical, but the Animal Army Knife current up for pre-order on Firebox has a certain charm about it. Besides, as far as novelty tools go, the Animal Army Knife is about as decent as any Swiss Army Knife, as it comes with:

– Bottle Opener
– Wire Stripper
– File
– Punch
– Flathead Screwdriver
– Phillips Head Screwdriver
– Knife
– Keyring/Lanyard Loop

www.firebox.com/product/7443/Animal-Army-Knife

Sparrows Lock Picks – Chaos Card

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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The Sparrows Chaos Card is a break away escape kit that can be stored within a wallet. Contained within the Chaos Card is the following components:

– Short Hook
– Triple Peak
– Auto Rocker/Jiggler
– Short Wafer Pick
– Four and Five Comb Pick
– Tension Bar
– “Stabby Thing”
– Handcuff Key

www.sparrowslockpicks.com/product_p/c-card

Tactical Trio – Titanium Carabiner Multitools On Kickstarter

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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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

Cold Steel – Steven Seagal Ten Shin

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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The Steven Seagal Ten Shin is a polypropylene replica of Steven Seagal’s own custom oversized walking stick. It comes in at 44″ in length, with a weight of 34.1 oz.

www.coldsteel.com/Product/91PSSZ/Steven_Seagal_Ten_Shin

Titaner – Lotus Tactical Pen

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

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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.

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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.

titaner-store.com

Swiss Advance – CRONO Pocket Knife

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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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.

www.swiss-advance.com/en/produkt/pocket-knife

Pygmy Titanium Multi-Tool On Kickstarter

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2044861232/pygmy-titanium-micro-multitool

Cycop – BiTool On Kickstarter

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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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.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycop-life/bitool-best-integrated-tool-to-ease-your-daily-lif

Throwflame – X15 Personal Flamethrower

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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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.

throwflame.com

SURVCO – Tactical Credit Card AX

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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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.

www.etsy.com/listing/203206255/survco-tactical-credit-card-ax-ultimate

BitzBlade – An EDC Multi-Tool Keychain In Titanium On Kickstarter

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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The BlitzBlade is a titanium-bodied EDC multi-tool which features interchangeable driver bits, a carbide tip window punch, and a utility blade.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/34951038/bitzblade-an-edc-multi-tool-keychain-in-titanium

Mini Q On Kickstarter

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/titanium-mini-q-a-key-organizer-and-knife-for-ever

The Attachment Shovel On Kickstarter

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2048570727/the-attachment-shovel-a-remarkable-multi-purpose-t

Tool Pen Mini On Kickstarter

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054052511/tool-pen-mini-precision-bits

Micro Keychain Slingshots On Kickstarter

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2044861232/titanium-micro-slingshot-pocket-tools

The Pinch Multitool On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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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.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1035213898/meet-pinch-the-smallest-ti-tool-made-with-11-funct

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.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/xm42-the-handheld-flamethrower

XM42 – The World’s First Commercially Available Handheld Flamethrower

Friday, March 20th, 2015

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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.

xm42.com