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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.


Pins For Anyting – Skull Links On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


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 – Draggin Bags

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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 Hands-On Look At The .50 Caliber Vulcan Safety Razor

Saturday, February 7th, 2015


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.



.50 Caliber Vulcan Razors On Kickstarter

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015


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.


Primer Projects: Metal Mouth On Kickstarter

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Primer Projects Metal Mouth

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.

Metal Mouth Shirt

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.


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?


GoKnuckles On Kickstarter

Sunday, September 28th, 2014


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.


US ARMY Playing Cards On Kickstarter

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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 On Kickstarter

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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.


Primer Projects: Fight Crime On Kickstarter

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014


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

Titanium Cartridge-Shaped Whiskey Stones On Kickstarter

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


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.

Chill Caddy

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.

chilling in a glass

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: The Essential Stuff Sack For Life’s Adventures

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014


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: World’s First Auto-follow Action Sports Drone

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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.



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

Sabertron: Foam Swords With Electronic Scoring

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Think laser tag, but with foam swords, and you have a pretty good idea with Sabertron is all about. Sabertron employs an accelerometer to detect when and what the sword has impacted. Wireless communication between blades shares this information, which in turn tells the blade when a player has lost health, measured by LED light strips on the handle. The core of the blade is made of ultra-durable polycarbonate plastic, being near indestructible while weighing less than a pound with the foam blade cover. Currently up for funding on Kickstarter, they’ve (unsurprisingly) already reached their goal, but contributing opens up special deals and pricing as usual.


Bullet Casing Valve Stem Covers

Sunday, May 25th, 2014


Bullet Casing Valve Stem Covers are currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Made from spent .40 cal casings, they are outfitted with standard 4.3″ x 3″ x .05 stem caps to fit most common vehicles tires. The final product will be available in Silver or Gold tone, with backers having the option of color.


The World’s First Sleeping Bag Hammock – Bison Bag

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The Bison Bag is a combination sleeping bag and hammock currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Bison Bag is made from 170T polyester with a pu coating. Rated for 55 degrees, the filling is polyester microfiber 220gsm. The final product will come with nylon cord and carabiners for mounting.


Spam Can “Hook & Loop” Patches

Sunday, April 13th, 2014


Gunwebsites has designed 7.62×39 and 7.62x54r spam can Velcro patches, yet found the borders were “off” and decided to gauge interest “as-is” by holding a funding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful enough that they even expanded the line to include a 5.45×39 spam can patch. Although the campaign has reached its funding goal, there are still backing rewards available for those who are interested.


Aesent – The World’s Most Comfortable Tent

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Aescent is a company that currently has a project up on Kickstarter: ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Tent’. The ‘World’s Most Comfortable Tent’ is a 4-man domed tent with an integrated 6-inch inflatable base attached via zipper access. The inflatable base is designed using an intertwining system of tubes, which limits the ability of air to be unevenly displaced, unlike traditional air mattresses built using a bladder-like construction. The tent is also designed so that it can be used without the mattress, for such times when weight conservation is a must. The tent is still in the prototype phase, and the finalized design is planned to include the addition of internal storage pockets and high-grade aluminum tent poles.


Ember Equipment – Modular Urban Backpack

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Emer Equipment’s Modular Urban Backpack is a 20-liter urban pack with included German-made magnetic coupling hardware. The pack incorporates padded and fleece-lined internal laptop and tablet pockets, and two weatherproof exterior gear pockets. The exterior of the pack is made from Cordura nylon, and the interior is lined with Cordura nylon. It is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

Ember Product from Ember Equipment on Vimeo.


3d Printed Bomb Suit Figure EOD

Monday, February 3rd, 2014


Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.



Zipmount For GoPro

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014


Featuring an injection-molded body made from PC/ABS, a closed cell foam base, and an open ended M5 hex nut, the Zipmount is a simple yet effective mounting solution for GoPro series cameras. All that is required is a zip tie to secure it to any number of compatible surfaces. Two zip ties can even be used to mount it at a 45 degree angle.


Fully Automatic Rubber Band Machine Gun

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013


There is currently a Kickstarter page up for a fully-automatic rubber band machine gun. CNC machined from birch plywood, it has a total capacity of 672 rubber bands, launched from 16 barrels at a rate of 14 shots per second. The trigger mechanism is electric, powered by 5 AA batteries. The finished product will come with a display rack and 700 spare bands.