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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

    Lifeclock One – Escape From New York Inspired Smartwatch On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    It’s no secret that Escape from New York is one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. So much so that I’m still constantly on the lookout for related memorabilia, collectables, art, and the like. That’s why the Ridgewood Watch Company’s Lifeclock One has caught my interest, as it is an officially licensed reproduction of Snake Plissken’s countdown watch from the aforementioned movie, modernized into a multi-function smartwatch.

    lifeclock

    The Lifeclock One consists of a main enclosure CNC machined from a solid piece of brass with a stainless steel backplate. The LEDs utilized within the Lifeclock are 11 segment custom displays made specifically for the watch. The strap is made of leather, and is being offered with either Velcro (like in the movie), or a more traditional buckle attachment. The Lifeclock will also be Bluetooth enabled, and capable of of integrating with a smartphone, as well as function as a standard watch, stopwatch, compass, and more.

    Perhaps the only real grey spot about the Lifeclock One is this: it can be considered pretty darn pricey. The “Early Backer Edition”, already priced at $249, is sold out at the time of writing, with the next least-expensive tier starting at $399, and the final tier as high as $799.

    On the other hand, the Lifeclock One does feature high-quality components, and although it doesn’t fully meet the FTC’s guidelines to be considered a fully ‘Made in USA’ product, the main enclosure and core printed circuit board are US-manufactured, and the completed watches will be assembled, tested, and distributed from the state of Georgia.

    So, if the price point isn’t too daunting, and you like what the Lifeclock One has to offer, then feel free to support Ridgewood Watch Company’s efforts on their Kickstarter campaign.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonathanzufi/lifeclock-one-the-escape-from-new-york-inspired-sm

    K Spike – Keychain Carry Spike On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

    spike1_copper

    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

    Standard Pacific – The Field Rucksack On Kickstarter

    Monday, March 28th, 2016

    pack

    Standard Pacific’s Field Rucksack is a multipurpose bag designed to be equally at home outdoors as in the office. It’s constructed with a water repellent nylon shell and waterproof zippers. The front pocket of the Field Rucksack is fleece-lined to keep electronics screens from getting scratched, and an included thermal pocket keeps drinks and foodstuffs hot or cold for hours. The Field Rucksack also comes standard with removable shoe and toiletry pouches.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/standardpacific/the-field-rucksack-an-all-adventures-backpack

    Apex Camping Shelter & Hammock Camping Tarp By GO! Outfitters On Kickstarter

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

    Apex

    The Apex Camping Shelter is a versatile, weather shelter currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Apex is made of 70D polyester fabric with a waterproof polyurethane coating, and a ridgeline sealed with permanent waterproofing tape. It is designed to protect users and their gear from a variety of environmental conditions, and makes for a functional all-purpose tarp or shade canopy. The complete kit comes with 1 Apex, two 15′ guy ropes, six 8′ guy ropes, six stakes, and a stuff sack for the whole kit.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/go-outfitters/apex-camping-shelter-and-hammock-camping-tarp-for

    Binary Titanium Key Carabiner By iomaa On Kickstarter

    Saturday, January 16th, 2016

    with safety gate

    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

    BULLET | World’s Smallest LED Flashlight On Kickstarter

    Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

    BULLET

    The BULLET is a miniature LED flashlight created by San Francisco-based Slughaus, who claims it is the smallest LED flashlight in the world. Inspired by the 9mm Luger cartridge, the BULLET is made of aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized finish, and produces a 15 lumen light, powered by three LR41 button cell batteries. With an integrated keychain and its diminutive size, the BULLET is designed for Every Day Carry.

    Matte Black and Gunmetal

    The BULLET is available in Matte Black and Gunmetal.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullet/bullet-worlds-smallest-led-flashlight

    Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

    Bandit Titanium

    The Bandit is a project currently on Kickstarter for an EDC knife with a body made of Grade 5 titanium, an d a blade made of 420 high carbon stainless steel.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/the-ultimate-titanium-keychain-knife-for-everyday

    Jackfish Survival Credit Card Holder

    Friday, December 11th, 2015

    Jackfish

    Jackfish is a survial credit card holder currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It is made of either aluminum or titanium, depending on the model, and can store up to 4 credit cards, as well as featuring the following components:

    Everyday Tools
    1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip (ideal for glasses)
    2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit (hex slot on side of jackfish)
    3. Titanium coated flat head standard hex bit (5mm width)
    4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents
    5. True Utility Telescopic Pen (opens to 118mm in length, 3 refills included) + cap

    Survival Tools
    1. Aluminium Whistle (120 Decibel)
    2. Glass Vial (10 drops of liquid – for shipping we will send empty – No iodine!)
    3. Windproof match (burn for 5 seconds in the harshest of wind, includes striker)
    4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide (light a fire when everything else is wet)
    5. Spyderco Bug Knife (amazing quality and very sharp – 3Cr13MoV stainless steel)
    6. Liquid filled button compass (15mm diameter)

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/15940489/jackfish-survival-credit-card-holder

    Sparky Fire Starter On Kickstarter

    Saturday, November 21st, 2015

    Sparky is a project on Kickstarter for a battery-powered fire starter. Sparky is powered by two AAA batteries, and has a solid copper conductor tip which will ignite steel wool upon contact.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/179537728/sparky-a-fire-starter

    Tactical Trio – Titanium Carabiner Multitools On Kickstarter

    Sunday, November 8th, 2015

    Tactical Trio

    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

    Pygmy Titanium Multi-Tool On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

    photo-original

    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

    SLICK Stabilizer – A Motorized GoPro Steadicam On Kickstarter

    Thursday, August 20th, 2015

    The SLICK is a motorized stabilizer specifically designed for GoPro cameras. Weighing only .66 lbs, the SLICK is lightweight for its function, and attaches to any GoPro mounting slot. It is weatherproof, and fits every model GoPro from the 3 onwards with waterproof or skeleton housing. It also comes with a removable rechargeable battery with a run time of 2 hours.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/slick-stabilizer-a-motorized-gopro-steadicam

    Bad Axe Throwing On Kickstarter

    Sunday, August 9th, 2015

    Described as “…like darts, but on steroids”, Bad Axe Throwing is exactly what it sounds like: hurling hand axes into chunks of target wood. Bad Axe Throwing is a quickly growing sport in Canada, and the creators are looking to expand into the USA, Australia, and Europe, so they’ve turned to Kickstarter to realize this goal.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/axethrowing/bad-axe-throwing-taking-urban-axe-throwing-global

    TiWhistle On Kickstarter

    Monday, July 20th, 2015

    whistle

    The TiWhistle is a project on Kickstarter for a 100% titanium whistle. Despite its small size, it is capable of an output of roughly 120 decibels.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/962667713/tiwhistle-the-smallest-loudest-titanium-whistle

    Survival Firestarter Paracord Bracelet / Paracord Keychain On Kickstarter

    Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

    Survival Paracord Keychain

    Intended as a companion piece to the Bomber Barrel Duffle Bag is the Bomber Survival Gear, Paracord Bracelet and Keychain. The keychain features Military-grade clips, with a built-in firestarter and emergency paracord. The bracelet also features paracord and a firestarter.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/tmdesign/firestarter-paracord-bracelet-and-keychain-surviva

    Friendly Fire Rocket On Kickstarter

    Sunday, May 31st, 2015

    Friendy Fire Rocket

    Friendly Fire Rockets are a project on Kickstarter, which consists of foam projectiles, designed in two common sizes, for use in pressurized launchers. There’s a 40mm version for gas powered under-barrel grenade launchers and 1.5″ PVC barrels, and a 50mm version for 2″ barrels.

    The intent of Friendly Fire Rockets is to provide Military, Law Enforcement, MilSim, Airsoft, and Paintball with a safe and effective method of “disabling” Op-For vehicles and/or buildings.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/509017065/friendly-fire-rocket

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

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015

    BlitzBlade

    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

    X-Wing. Digitally Remastered for Print. On Kickstarter

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

    pair-holding-prints

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/871534856/x-wing-digitally-remastered-for-print

    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

    Tool Pen Mini

    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

    Apocalypse Camp On Kickstarter

    Friday, April 17th, 2015

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/121289232/apocalypse-camp-new-orleans

    Marauder GR 1:12 Scale Gear For 6 Inch Action Figures On Kickstarter

    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Marauder GR 1-12 Scale Gear

    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.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/1732159183/marauder-gr-1-12-scale-gear-for-6-inch-action-figu