Have you ever tried to cut sheet metal with a pair of tin snips? It sucks. This nifty attachment connects to a standard power drill and turns it into a nibbler tool that cuts neatly through steel, aluminum, PVC, vinyl flooring, and more.
Kootek’s K1 flashlight not only has a bright 800-lumen Cree LED light source, but its handle conceals a sharp blade for survival, hunting, or self defense. Its tip provides a window breaker for emergency escapes, and its light beam is adjustable. Recharges via USB.
So many of today’s knives have scales made from modern materials like plastic composites. But there’s still something that feels so right in your hand about a knife with a wooden handle. Everyday Carry picked out 10 of their faves, including this beauty from LionSteel.
United Cutlery’s spiraling 13-1/2″ blade is definitely one of the more dangerous knives we’ve seen, but it sure looks awesome. It’s got a super-sharp piercing point, a lightweight fiberglass/nylon handle, and stainless hand guard and “skull crusher” pommel.
The surprisingly robust OttoLock is mainly designed for cyclists, but it’s so light and easy to use you’ll be locking down other items with it as well. It weighs just 4oz (115g) but is harder to cut than cable locks, thanks to the layers of metal and Kevlar inside its plastic sleeve.
You never know when you need to measure something. Nick Mankey Designs created this handy leather wrist strap, which can be worn solo, or as a watch strap. It includes both metric and imperial measurements up to 9.6″ long. Available in sizes from 18 to 24mm wide.
Elk is an iOS app that provides currency conversion at a glance. It shows conversions in multiples of ten, hundreds, thousands etc. You can tap on a value to see smaller increments. It also has a very convenient companion app for the Apple Watch. $4 unlocks all currencies.