This hefty D-battery-powered flashlight uses a 5-watt Cree XPE LED to cranks out up to 590 lumens, visible at a distance up to 420 meters (~1377 feet). It’s made from aluminum and ABS plastic and is waterproof up to 1 meter. It has low, high, and strobe modes and can run for up to 18 hours between battery swaps.
Gerber’s versatile tool combines two useful functions in one. It looks like a regular axe, but its grippy handle conceals a saw which is held in place magnetically when not in use. It’s a great way to save space when packing for camping trips. Plus, its steel axe head and elongated, glass-filled nylon handle provide great striking force.
The beautiful patterns of damascus steel make for some of our favorite tools and knives, and the thicker the tool, the more dramatic the look. In this clip from metalsmith Hassan “Habu” Abu-Izmero, watch as he welds together, forges, and twists multiple layers of steel to create a truly special pair of pliers.
Keep your hand tools organized and at the ready with Carhartt’s series of durable tool bags. They feature a metal structure to keep from collapsing, quick-access exterior pockets, and an enormous center section with even more pockets. Available in 14″, 16″ and 18″ sizes, with the larger sizes offering a rigid molded base option.
Minute Objects‘ wallet-sized card includes details on 79 different measurement units, including abbreviations and conversion multipliers. Reference charts include length, area, volume, mass, pressure, and temperature, as well as metric prefixes. Each card is laser engraved on a black-plated brass sheet. They also make a Periodic Table card.
Machined from titanium alloy, this 4.9″ long pocket tool is built for toughness and utility. It includes a bottle opener, hex wrench, pry bar, screwdriver, and seat belt cutter, and has a storage spot for a driver bit. It’s small enough to hang from your keychain but substantial enough to get the job done. In gunmetal or blue finishes.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this portable tool kit is great for quick assembly and disassembly tasks. Its main tool is a brass hex bit driver with a knurled grip, ball bearing spinner, and a magnetic hex socket. Packed inside its leather tool roll are 13 bits, including various Torx, Phillips, and flat blade drivers.
After making an axe shaped like a hand, Dirk from The Metalist thought his tool collection could use another hand. Or, more precisely, a fist. In this video, Dirk takes an old sledgehammer and makes it look like a clenched fist, ready to deliver blows to any building materials that stand in its way.
Virginia Beach tool shop Teale Designs handmakes a variety of useful pocket pry bars, each of which features a bottle opener and a lanyard hole. Some models also hold a screwdriver bit, too. We particularly like the perforated designs, which not only look cool but reduce weight. They come in stainless steel or brass.
If you want a loud noisemaker, you could always buy one of those compressed air horns, but if you prefer something that you can reuse over and over, check out HABU’s build – which uses a modded cordless power drill and a small compressor pump to blow air through a pair of horns.
This hexagonal multitool measures just 38mm (1.49″) across but includes 10 useful functions. Among its tools are a bottle opener, hex wrenches, pry bar, nail puller, file, a metric ruler, a knife, seatbelt cutter, and a bit driver – though the latter takes only special flat bits that come with it.
Stanley’s unique power strip is built into an industrial strength, spring-loaded clamp with rubberized claws. The design means you can securely place outlets without worry that they will shift when moving your power tool cords. It only has three outlets though, and you’ll still need an extension cord to reach your wall outlet.
Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.
The Orange Screw has a patented helical shape that lets it securely hold a variety of items to the ground: tents, pets, tarps, shelters and more. Plus, it needs no mallet to install, and can be removed by twisting. It’s made of 100% recycled plastic and comes in two sizes.
A good pocket knife is a must for your daily loadout. You never know when you’ll need to open a package, cut a rope, defend yourself, or escape from a dangerous situation. Everyday Carry picked 14 useful and varied pocket knives, from basic classics like the Opinel No. 6 to modern models like the Kershaw Anso Fraxion.
Like many flashlights, GoSun’s 280-lumen torch can be recharged via its USB port. But it can also harness energy from the sun, providing an ongoing source of light in the event of a power outage. It works as either a spotlight or lantern, and has a red light emergency strobe on its side. Save 12% in The Awesomer Shop.
This murdered-out multitool opens easily with one hand and packs a dozen industrial-strength tools. Among its functions are needlenose pliers, wire cutters, a saw, multiple flat blade drivers, a file, scissors, a can opener, a bottle opener, a cross-point screwdriver, and a partially-serrated knife blade.
Gerber’s compact chopping tool is small enough to toss in your pack whenever you head outdoors. It measures just 9.46″ long, while its sharp blade and ergonomic, rubberized grip make it great for prepping firewood and kindling, as well as cutting branches. Includes a nylon sheath for pack or belt mounting.
Three unique drawing tools made from metal. The Point includes a protractor and spirograph patterns. The Curve has corner rounders, circles, and a watch face template. The Polygon has straight lines and guides for creating shapes with 3 to 20 sides. Sold individually or in a set of three with a custom-made leather case.
Leatherman’s compact Style CS is perfect for everyday carry, putting eight useful functions on your keychain. It has a skeletonized frame like its big brother Skeletool and includes a straight-edged knife, spring-action scissors, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers, a nail file, and a bottle opener/carabiner clip.
Named after both its inventor and the term associated with makeshift work, this handy strap can be wrapped around roof rails, roll cages, bumpers, closet rods, bike frames, and more, providing a secure and scratch-free tie-down point that can hold up to 3,000 lbs. in its largest size.
Designed by blade maker Jon Graham for CRKT, the Razel GT features a snub-nosed straight blade with a chiseled tip that’s great for push-cutting and scraping. It has a smooth-opening ball-bearing pivot and supports easy one-handed closing. Its 3″ long blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, while its handle is 6061 aluminum.
This versatile, rechargeable flashlight works in a variety of configurations, including 1-cell or 2-cell battery modes, as a diffuse area light or a concentrated beam, with white, green, or red light. It also incorporates a power bank, glass breaker, and compass. The G1 Pro model adds a rifle mount. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.
This cordless drill has a stubby body that lets it fit into tight spaces, while its powerful brushless motor can hit speeds up to 3500 RPM. Its 2.0Ah lithium battery pack can be used with other KIMO 20V power tools, and it comes with six driver bits and four metric impact sockets.
This long-throw tactical flashlight cranks out power with a peak 1800-lumen output and 551+ yard beam distance. It offers five brightness levels, strobe, beacon, and SOS modes. It’s got a durable aluminum shell, and is IP68 waterproof, which means it’s submersible up to 2 meters.