Victorinox’s special-purpose knife is a great everyday carry for wine lovers. It’s got a 5-coil corkscrew that’s long enough to cleanly extract corks, a straight-edged locking blade, bottle opener, and a foil cutter. Its wooden handles are available in olive or walnut, and can also be engraved.
This mini knife hangs from a pendant or your keychain and opens packages, cuts paper, or punctures things. It has a unique case design that opens up like the wings of a beetle, protecting its blade when not in use and providing a handle once opened. It comes with a quick-release magnetic connector for fast deployment.
The Nitecore LR70 combines a bright flashlight, a camping lantern, and a power bank. Its flashlight cranks out a maximum of 3000 lumens, while the lantern mode produces a smooth white light of up to 400 lumens in every direction. Its other modes include beacon, SOS, and red light, and its 10,000 mAh battery recharges gadgets quickly via a USB-C port.
Most toolboxes have a screwdriver, hammer, pliers, and other basic tools. But sometimes, you need a specialized tool to get the job done. We’ve selected 15 cool and unique tools that can make quick work of various tasks, from removing stripped screws to cutting carpet to driving screws and nails in tight quarters.
This motorized rotary tool is better than scissors, especially when it comes to cutting materials like plastics, leather, carpeting, cardboard, and vinyl up to 1/4″ thick. It features a self-sharpening blade and ensures a clean, smooth cut in straight lines or curves. Aproca makes a custom-fit carrying case as an accessory.
The V10 is a compact, 10″ long axe that’s perfect for carrying in or on your backpack. It weighs just 1.27 pounds, and its high-carbon steel blade is good for chopping branches, small logs, and kindling. Its handle is made from reinforced fiberglass with an ergonomic TPR grip. Includes two kinds of blade protectors.
This teensy tool measures 1.2″ long when closed and 1.69″ long when opened. Its utility blade is ideal for opening packages and other light-duty cutting tasks. It has a sliding mechanism with a locking thumbscrew and is made from titanium with a stainless steel blade – a great addition to any keychain.
These precision tweezers from Giriaitus are great for removing splinters, plucking hairs, and working with tiny parts. But slide them back inside their steel case, and you’ll find another retractable tool hiding inside – a straight-blade utility knife for cutting rope, whittling, or opening boxes.
From the “fun things to do with a giant saw blade” file comes this video by Knives Project. The expert metalsmith starts by cutting a rough outline of a full-tang cleaver from an old industrial circular saw blade. After cleaning off the rust, he drills holes for a wooden handle, heats and hammers its edge, then hones the blade to a razor-sharp edge.
This collection of EDC gear makes us think of the crisp and cool winter days just around the corner. This week’s Everyday Carry Loadout includes a bold G-Shock watch, a sleek Ridge wallet, a classic Victorinox pocket knife, and more, each done up in a pure-as-the-driven-snow white.
CRKT’s Redemption folding knife features a shape inspired by the knives carried in the Wild West. Designed in collaboration with Hogue Knives and based on Ken Onion’s custom Deadman’s Hand knife, this US-made folder has a 4.06″ spear-point blade with a stonewashed finish, a crossbar locking mechanism, and a G10 handle with a reversible deep-carry clip.
This unique titanium multitool looks like a cross between an egg and a hand grenade. It’s actually a cool-looking bit driver. Unscrew its bottom cap, and you’ll find six bits tucked away in cubby holes. It includes four torx bits, a slotted screwdriver, a tungsten carbide tip, and a mini straight-blade utility knife. Oddly, there’s no Phillips bit.
This versatile tool is perfect for your bike bag, packing in several useful functions for repairing and tuning your bicycle on the go. It packs in Philips and flat screwdrivers, multiple hex, Torx, and spoke wrenches, as well as a chain tool and chain hook. They all fold up into a durable polycarbonate handle which provides leverage.
Neil Paskin has created all kinds of awesome things on his Pask Makes YouTube channel. Now, he’s designed a marking knife ideal for woodworking projects. The Dart knife features an arrow-like design, a stainless steel blade, and stitched leather handle scales. It’s a unique and useful addition to any toolbox. Pre-launch pricing ends 9.10.2023.
Tightening lug nuts on a wheel typically involves turning five nuts sequentially to make sure they’re tightened evenly. This video shows off a homebrew invention that can loosen or tighten them all at once. It’s a cool idea, but in the real world, you’ll need metal gears and something more powerful than a Makita cordless drill to get the job done.
This teensy lantern from Ledlenser measures less than 4″ tall but produces up to 300 lumens of glare-free lighting. It has a built-in hanging hook, three white light modes, and two red light modes. It comes with a rechargeable battery but can also run on an AA battery. Available in cool or warm white versions.
This ultra-compact ratchet driver helps you turn screws, nuts, and bolts in tight spaces. It’s small enough to keep in your pocket and drives standard 1/4″ bits. Its low-profile, 72-tooth mechanism can turn with as little as 5º of motion. The set includes #1 and #2 Phillips, 3/16″ and 1/4″ flat blades, and a 1/4″ socket driver bit.
Just because you like EDC gear doesn’t mean it needs to be a drab shade of black, brown, or green. With the massive popularity of Barbie this summer, pink stuff is all the rage. Everyday Carry shows off a six-piece loadout that includes vibrant pink pocket tools, a key case, a keychain flashlight, a bolt-action pen, and a minimal wallet.
These long and strong fire tongs from Kabin help keep fires going. Their easy-open claw design can grab logs big and small. They provide a 38″ reach to reduce the chance of burns and have comfortable hardwood hand grips. Made from anodized aluminum, so they won’t rust if left outdoors. Great for campfires, fireplaces, and fire pits.
This larger-sized pocket knife combines a folding utility blade/box cutter with a saw blade, a general-purpose knife, and a 1/4″ hex bit driver. The tools are made from stainless steel, while the handle is aluminum alloy. It comes with a nylon sheath, ten spare blades, and a Philips/flat screwdriver bit.
You never know when you might want to pop open a bottle of wine. KeySmart’s stainless steel wine accessory puts a corkscrew in your pocket. Its cap unscrews to expose its twisty part and acts as a handle for leverage. It’s also got a notch on its side for opening beer and soda bottles. Great for picnicking!