The Crovel (shovel and crowbar) eliminates the need for a plethora of tools in order to survive – it has 13 different tools for a multitude of tasks combined into one tidy package. (Thanks, Anton!)
You don’t need to be a geek to know how to pop open a cold one with Art Lebedev’s Ctrl+O bottle opener, although Windows users would appreciate the reference more than Mac fans.
No matter how many functions a tool may have, it will only be useful to you if you have it with you. Fortunately, the Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 Multi-Tool is small enough that you can use it as a keychain.
Keep alert for household leaks with no setup, no programming, no external power source, not even a button to push. Just set it and forget it. Alarm reaches 100dB and goes on up to 24 hours.
The TSA-friendly adjustable pocket wrench is precision machined from high-grade 6AL-4V titanium and heat-treated 154CM stainless steel, and weighs only 2.9 ounces. (Thanks David!)
Inspired by pro mountain-climber Ueli Steck, this lightweight titanium knife has built-in tools including hex nut drivers, a wood saw, screwdrivers, a wire stripper, and the all-important bottle opener.
More portable and easier to set up than traditional roof racks, Malone’s HandiRack is a pair of inflatable racks that fits most cars. Comes with a hand pump and supports up to 180lbs. of weight.
C.H. Hanson’s Finish Carpenter Kit includes a real man’s sharpener – it fits in any drill and 1/4″ shank quick-change systems for fast and consistent sharpening. Also comes with 4 pencils.
This compact, colorful multitool includes regular and micro screwdrivers, scissors, a dual-edge knife, a bottle opener and a 25 lumen LED flashlight. Available in orange or slate blue.
Don’t wait for a sidewalk vendor in Hong Kong to make this – you can now create puffy egg-shaped waffles with crispy-golden outsides and tender-creamy centers at home with this NordicWare pan.
We know we’d be making much more of an effort to complete our KP duty if we had this gorgeous knife in our kitchen utensil repertoire; it’s lovingly hand forged from a single piece of steel.
Menas Zoom is capable of magnifying from 2.2 to 3.4x brightly and without distortion, thanks to the double lens system of a handheld magnifying glass and a light-accumulating reading stone.
Shaped like the xistera used in jai alai, Hammacher Schlemmer’s set of two snowball slingers provide an unexpected tactical advantage on the winter battlefield; they can hurl snowballs up to 150′.
The mini-gun-styled Fenix TK45 features 3 LED lighting heads that throw off 760 lumens; it’s powered by 8 AAs and offers 4 levels of brightness, 3 flashing modes and 232 hours of runtime.
This rugged all-in-one charges gadgets, tells time and temp, has an AM/FM/WB radio, compass, altimeter and flashlight. Most importantly, it has a bottle opener so you can pop open a cold brew.
The SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) Origin survival tool kit contains essential survival items like fire starting tinder, fishing kit, removable compass, rescue whistle and other I-want-to-live-type stuff.
The elegant CardSharp is a credit card-sized sharp and slim utility knife, which easily transforms into a tool in 3 folding steps; the built-in protective sheath helps prevent injury or blunting. (Thanks Danny!)
The pocket-sized Piranha multi-tool certainly looks like it’s got a mean bite, sporting a clever open wrench, bit driver, and bottle opener among other useful things. TSA compliant too.
Pop them bottles with this nifty little tool from Bosch. The IXO Vino comes with an exclusive corkscrew attachment. And unlike other wine bottle openers, it’s also a screwdriver. Purchase justified!
The oenophile in your life will appreciate The Durand, a handsome and simple wine bottle opener that removes old and fragile corks whole and undamaged every time. (Thanks Lucas!)
Invite all your friends over to see your new, beautiful tool: the handforged classic boy scout axe, made by Sweden’s premier axe making firm and using American Hickory for its 15″ handle.
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