The BlitzBlade is a titanium-bodied EDC multi-tool which features interchangeable driver bits, a carbide tip window punch, and a utility blade.
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Graphic designer Nick Harrison has launched a Kickstarter campaign for two X-Wing-themed ink prints. The two pieces, ‘Red 5 standing by’ and ‘Get set for your attack run’ are both available in large sizes.
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.
Apocalypse Camp is a project on Kickstarter for a one to two-day “…immersion experience to unlock your inner action hero.” The camp, based in New Orleans, promises to teach the following skills to participants:
- Pick Locks
- Ride a Motorcycle
- Use a Grappling Hook
- Hotwire a Car
- Siphon Gas
- Fight Zombies
- Drive a Stickshift
- And more…
Sounds pretty cool.
Marauder GR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a line of 1:12 scale weapons and accessories for use with 6-inch figurines. The above photo is of one of their 1:18 scale weapons meant for 4″ figurines, which already shows an impressive level of detail for its size. These weapons will also feature modular accessories including sights, grips, PEQ, suppressor, and grenade launcher.
Last August, I wrote about the VSSL (pronounced like the word vessel), a hollow Aluminum tube for storing survival and outdoor items in, with an LED flashlight at the end; a bit like one of those old school large-sized Maglights, but with a hollow handle for storing items instead of batteries.
Since then, VSSL has planed an expansion to their line of hollow body flashlights with the Flask Light. Made of food-grade stainless steel rather than the aluminum of the original VSSL flashlight, the Flask Light is a multi-compartment system which consists of a compass end cap, a 10 oz. liquid container, a hidden compartment with two collapsible shot glasses and a bottle opener, and of course the dual mode LED flashlight.
The finalized VSSL Flash Light will be available with either a matte green or polished steel exterior.
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.
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.
PinsForAnything.com has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a skull-and-crossbones cufflinks and tie-tack set. The set will be crafted from nickel, and will feature a skull-and-crossbones design on a black background outlined in red.
Now, on Kickstarter is Draggin Bags, the creation of SSD reader Garrett Lommatsch.
These bags are completely made in the USA, and are built out of 3″ military spec webbing instead of fabric. This makes them significantly tougher and more durable than any other bag on the market, perfect for hard use applications. As an EMT, Garrett wanted a better bag for my personal first aid kits, with a dash of engineering they became tougher than any adventure.
A few days ago, I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a double-edge safety razor made by a Veteran-owned business called Coxswain USA. I was sent a model for review purposes, my experiences with which you can read below.
What’s unique about the Vulcan is spent .50 BMG casings are used for the handle. All components of the Vulcan are chrome plated, and Coxswain USA developed a specialized slug adapter to mate the handle to the razor plates.
The safety razor itself comes fully assembled, without any DE blades. All disassembly requires is to screw the razor plates off. The plates are designed to accept most standard DE razor blades. At 4.3 oz it has a good weight to it, and the chrome coating offers a nice, clean look.
I figured the best way to actually review the Vulcan was to actually shave with it. I went to closest chain drug store, picked up some DE razor blades, and gave it a whirl. The weight of the razor really helped with the shaving, and it offered a smooth, clean shave. This picture was taken about halfway through my shave. I did end up nicking myself a tiny bit, but that was entirely my own fault.
Overall, I’ve had a very good experience with the Vulcan Razor. It shaves well, the repurposed .50 BMG casing offers a unique flair, and it’s made by a Veteran-owned business. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you can check out the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and also check out Coxswain USA’s website. Both links are below.
Coxswain USA is a Veteran-owned business which has developed a safety razor made using spent .50 cal brass, which is chrome plated and used as the handle. A specialized ‘slug adapter’ was developed to mate the razor to the handle, and the razor accepts many double-edge razor blades.
After the success of the ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’ patch, Primer Projects is back on Kickstarter with the new ‘Metal Mouth’ design, which consists of the silhouettes of common firearms cartridges shaped into a gaping mouth.
Like ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’, ‘Metal Mouth’ will be available in patch form. Specifically, a 3.25″ embroidered patch with Velcro hook backing and a merrowed border.
However, Primer Projects will also be offering the ‘Metal Mouth’ design printed on a tri-blend (50/25/25 Poly/Cotton/Rayon) American Apparel Short Sleeve Track Shirt, which will be available in Black in sizes XS-2XL.
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
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:
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?
GoKnuckles is a project on Kickstarter to produce a hand-held mount shaped like a pair of brass knuckles for the GoPro Hero series of cameras. The final product will be made of injection molded rubberized plastic and will be available in Blue and Orange. On the GoKnuckles mount, the Hero camera can be mounted facing either direction, allowing for dexterous filming of yourself and others.
The US ARMY Playing Cards are the first in a series of US Military-themed playing cards designed by illustrator and playing card designer Jackson Robinson. This initial offering is officially licensed by the U.S. Army, and consists of four individual decks: 1910 Army, Premium Army, Black Ops, and Black Ops Display.
The deck shown above, for example, is the Army 1910 deck, a Kings Wild re-imagining of the original 1910 Russell & Morgan ARMY NAVY 303 playing deck. The campaign has officially reached its goal, however there is still plenty of time to own one or more of these commemorative card decks.
The ‘Filmography of Guns’ is a project by Cathryn Lavery to create a print that features 115 individual illustrations of iconic guns – real and fantastic – in television and film, featured on a single, large print.
In addition to the print, an in-depth book featuring all 115 guns is also being offered.
This project has already reached its baseline funding goal, however you can still donate to secure a print, book, or reach the higher stretch goals for even greater rewards such as the custom collector book plate.
The ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’ patch is a project on Kickstarter by Primer Projects, a designer who is looking to create high-quality, well-designed goods for the modern shooting sports enthusiast. Made from soft 3D PVC, the finalized patch will be 3.25 x 2.5″ and will feature Velcro hook backing. Primer Projects has partnered with PA-based Combat-Swag to produce the patch, so it’ll be 100% designed and made in the USA.
I’m really liking the clean aesthetics of this initial work and hope to see more from Primer Projects soon.
You can fund the project here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1913447232/primer-projects-fight-crime
There’s a Kickstarter up right now for cartridge-shaped whiskey stones. These particular whiskey stones, or ‘bourbon bullets’ are CNC machined from Grade 23 titanium to specs close to a 45 ACP cartridge. They’re longer and larger in diameter, so they won’t actually fit into a firearm. Four fishes will be available: Polished, Matte Bead Blasted, and Flame Anodized, with the fourth finish, Bronze Anodized, a Kickstarter exclusive for ‘JMB (John Moses Browning) Class Connoisseur backers.
The project creators are also offering a ‘chill caddy’ which offers a conveinent medium by which the stones can be chilled in a freezer or ice box.
This project has been fully backed, however there is still 9 days to go before funding closes, so if you’re looking to secure your own bourbon bullets then there’s still time to pledge.
HOBOROLL is a project currently up on Kickstarter. Made from 30D siliconized nylon, the HOBOROLL features 5 compartments which allow for easy separation of items. An additional internal zippered pocket allows for secure storage of smaller items such as keys, ID cards, etc. It opens up from both ends and secures using anodized aluminum fasteners in addition to a drawstring with high draft collar.
AirDog is a quadcoptor equipped with a GoPro camera designed to follow the operator. The operator achieves this by wearing a specialized ‘AirLeash’, a device that tracks movement and sends control commands to the AirDog unit. The AirDog was developed for Action Sports such as surfing or motocross, to further sports videography. It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where it has already exceeded its funding goal.