These tiny tools can go with you anywhere, providing ready access to wrenches, a bit holder, flathead screwdriver, and a ruler. Each of the three tools is small enough to keep on your keychain, and made from durable stainless steel. 16% off in The Awesomer Shop.
This whimsical Swiss army style knife packs in seven useful tools, while looking like various animals, including a rhino, a hippo, and a giraffe. Has a bottle opener, wire stripper, file, punch, flat/Phillips drivers, and a knife. We think they should have called it the ZooTool.
YouTuber John Heisz made a folding knife out of a worn out circular saw blade. Our takeaway here is that it’s incredibly hard to do it by hand. Also, we have to redefine our notion of “basic tools.” John also made a wooden knife with the same template. More on his site.
Designed by world record speed climber Hans Florine, this lightweight and compact folding knife is designed specifically for ease of use and access during climbing expeditions. The Niad has a corrosion-resistant titanium handle, and a large hole for attaching it to carabiners.
This paper-thin multitool fits conveniently in your wallet, and packs dozens of useful tools, including wrenches, a bottle opener, gauges, rulers, and even a bike spoke wrench. Made from stainless steel, and weighs just 1.4oz. Save 15% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Sick of keys rattling around your pocket? The KeySmart 2.0 keeps up to 10 keys neatly stacked like the blades on a Swiss Army knife. This titanium version includes a bottle opener, and a loop for attaching your car key fob. Save 31% off MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
This wallet can hold up to four credit cards, and is packed with survival tools, including a compass, knife, whistle, screw and hex drivers, a pen, firesteel, windproof match and more. Available in anodized aluminum and titanium, and includes a paracord wrist lanyard.
Whether you’re chopping wood or taking down zombies, this lightweight 2-position axe is up to the toughest tasks. Designed in collaboration with blademaker Joe Pirela, it’s got a durable 6061 Aluminum handle, an S7 tool steel blade, 316 stainless hardware, and a Kydex sheath.
From the maker of the Pocket Blanket comes a large rugged mat for repairs and other dirty work. The Surface is waterproof and resistant to grease, oil and gas. It has a shallow bowl for small items, rulers, a protractor, corners that double as bottle openers, and a folding guide.
With a satin finished 3.5″ VG-10 steel blade, this folding knife has carbon fiber handle scales, making it not just a practical knife, but a really good looking one. Also in gunmetal / titanium. Though we really want the handmade version by its designer Lucas Burnley.
Made from military grade S35VN stainless blade steel, CHA/O/HA’s TSA-compliant multitool fits in your wallet, but packs 30 functions, including open and closed hex drivers, screwdrivers (including phillips!), a bottle opener, a lanyard, a pry bar, and rulers.