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Awesome Tools

Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife

Mossy Oak Mini Folding Knife
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Despite its bargain price, Mossy Oak’s pocket knife is handsome, versatile, and durable. It features a stainless steel drop-point blade, along with a built-in bottle opener, glass breaker, and pocket clip. Its stonewashed finish and wooden handle scales give it a great look too.

Heikio Stubby Hammer

Heikio Stubby Hammer
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These compact claw hammers might not have the leverage or heft of traditional hand tools, but they’re great for working in tight spaces and small enough to carry in a pocket. Measuring just 4.7″ long and weighing only 8oz., you can even keep one in your EDC pack. Sold in sets of two.

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Maxam Sailor’s Tool

Maxam Sailor’s Tool
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This spartan and inexpensive pocket tool is ideal for sailing and fishing, but it’s also useful for camping and hunting. It combines a honed knife blade, marlinspike, shackle key, and bottle opener. Its stainless steel handle has a 2″ imperial ruler on one side, and a 5cm metric ruler on the other.

NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight

NEBO Mycro Keychain Flashlight
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NEBO’s diminutive keychain flashlight cranks out 400 lumens in Turbo mode, casting a beam as far as 269 feet away. It has 15, 50, and 150-lumen modes, as well as green and red LEDs. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is water- and impact-resistant. Comes with a wrist lanyard and a stainless steel necklace.

Best Multitools 2022

Best Multitools 2022

We don’t go anywhere without a multitool in our pocket or bag. These versatile, multifunctional gadgets can open boxes, tighten screws, loosen bolts, and can really get you out of a jam. Everyday Carry researched the best multitools you can buy today, and shares their top 19 picks.

MagBlade Magnetic Titanium Knife

MagBlade Magnetic Titanium Knife
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Daily Carry Company’s modern knife features a slick butterfly hinge design and a magnetic locking mechanism. Its blade is made from premium M390 chromium steel, while its body is machined from grade 5 titanium. It measures just 11mm thick, so it’s an easy everyday carry.

CRKT Skeggox Bearded Axe

CRKT Skeggox Bearded Axe

The Skeggox was inspired by and named after a 1st-century Norse bearded axe. The full-tang carbon steel chopping tool has a 4.83″ cutting edge and is powder-coated to resist corrosion. A durable glass-reinforced nylon handle provides excellent grip, and it comes with a hard sheath with Tech-Clip and MOLLE mounts.

EDC Belt Tool Pouch

EDC Belt Tool Pouch
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This handsome and structured leather pouch from Shulga Studio provides the perfect home for pocket tools and accessories. Its main compartment is great for compact multitools, while its side pocket is just right for a flashlight or a short pen. Available in a variety of colors, with optional personalization available.

125dB EDC Tool Rolls

125dB EDC Tool Rolls
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Tel Aviv-based textile artist 125dB makes these great looking organizers for small tools like knives, pens, and flashlights. They come in a few different sizes and fabrics, but they all combine multiple skinny pockets with a larger compartment that can carry paper money, receipts, or other flexible items.

CRKT Stickler Pocket Knife

CRKT Stickler Pocket Knife

Knife designer Jeff Park’s latest CRKT knife is a sleek folder that pays tribute to vintage produce knives. It features a cobalt blue aluminum handle with an art deco-inspired stairstep design. The 3.38″ blade has a thumb flipper and assistive opening tech for ease of deployment and a liner lock for stability.

Clip & Carry Mini-Tool Sheaths

Clip & Carry Mini-Tool Sheaths
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These tiny sheaths provides the perfect home for mini multitools like the Gerber Dime and Leatherman Squirt PS4. They’re made from the same durable Kydex material used for gun and knife holsters and come in black, carbon fiber black, and carbon fiber red patterns. A retention screw lets you tweak how tightly it holds.

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps

Alphanumeric Steel Stamps
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Add your initials, a serial number, or other identifying text to your projects with these heavy-duty steel stamps. Hit them with a hammer to leave an impression in wood, leather, or soft metal. Each 36-piece set includes letters from A to Z, numbers 0 to 8 (9 is 6 upside-down), and an ampersand. Choose from 1/4″ or 5/16″ sizes.

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TD Magnetic Drive + Pry Tool

TD Magnetic Drive + Pry Tool
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This sturdy pocket tool from EDC maker Teale Designs combines a substantial pry bar with vertical and 90º bit drivers. It’s made from 3/16″ grade 5 titanium and holds two bits in its center section using rubber O-rings. It also has a pocket clip and a built-in bottle opener. Includes T6 and T8 Torx bits.

Inflated Metal Axe

Inflated Metal Axe

We recently saw some unusual axes, but they didn’t include one made by inflating metal. Maker Connor Holland is back with another very cool project – a lightweight axe he created by welding pieces of sheet metal, then expanding them with air into a pillow-like axe and handle. He attached bent steel blades to give it a sharp edge.

Swiss+Tech 14-in-1 Multi-Pliers

Swiss+Tech 14-in-1 Multi-Pliers
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This versatile and well-priced pocket tool includes pliers and a wide variety of useful blades, including large and small knives, a saw blade, screwdrivers, a wire cutter and strippers, a bottle opener, and a can opener. Its blades are made from stone-washed stainless steel, while its handles are aluminum.

DIY Air Horn Gun

DIY Air Horn Gun

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.

KeyUnity KU02 Titanium Carabiner

KeyUnity KU02 Titanium Carabiner

KeyUnity makes various carabiner key clips out of titanium alloy. The KU02 packs the most functions, with a 1/4″ hex bit driver, M4 wrenches, a slotted screwdriver, a can/bottle opener, a pry bar/scraper, and a glass breaker/self-defense tool. The copper inlay is a nice touch. They also make a version without the glass breaker.

Thor’s Hammer Toolbox Upgraded

Thor’s Hammer Toolbox Upgraded

There’s already a Mjolnir toolbox but it’s made from plastic and filled with junky tools. To celebrate the release of Thor: Love and Thunder, Jonathan at ShadowFoam built a much better version. He made the toolbox from a pair of metal cases, filled it with foam liners and quality tools and a sawed-off sledgehammer for its handle.

How Shovels are Made

How Shovels are Made

Mega Process takes us on a tour of Zion Industrial Co., which apparently is the last shovel factory in South Korea. The laborious process starts with freshly-cut oak trees, milling the timber into boards, sanding until round, trimming, then splitting, steaming, and bending the wood to hold the shape for its handle.

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Tool Chest Mini Fridge

Tool Chest Mini Fridge
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Hide your beer in plain sight with this mini fridge disguised as a tool chest. The red exterior and drawer handles will blend right into your garage or workshop while providing a cool spot to store drinks and snacks. In addition to the locking fridge compartment, it has two working drawers for storing small tools and accessories.

WrisTorch Wrist Flashlight

WrisTorch Wrist Flashlight
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The Sun Company’s WrisTorch puts an emergency flashlight on your arm. Its six COB LEDs output a smooth field of light at three brightness levels. With a max output of 35 lumens, it’s not super bright, but it could definitely come in handy when you’re left in the dark. Takes two CR2032 lithium batteries (included).

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.02 in.

Pocket Bit Driver

Pocket Bit Driver
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Gato’s tiny screwdriver is as minimal as tools get. Its #2 Phillips head and 8mm flat head drivers stand at the ready on your key ring. Sure, you’re not going to get much leverage with this driver, but it could definitely come in handy in a pinch.

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife

Zootility ST-2 Folding Knife
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This slimline folding pocket knife features a screwless design and is small enough to fit in the coin/condom pocket in your jeans. Its 2.2″ blade is protected by dual blade guards and is replaceable. The stainless steel tool also functions as a bottle opener and can tab opener.

Incra Bend Rules

Incra Bend Rules
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If you work with wood, you know how even a single inaccurate cut can ripple through your entire project. Incremental Tools precision metal rulers ensure you have the same measurements on the top and side of materials, thanks to their 90º bend and micro-fine marking holes. Available in 6″, 12″, and 18″ lengths.

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