SOG’s light-duty multitool packs down to a slimline baton shape when not in use. Open it up, and it reveals 13 useful survival tools. Functions include pliers, a wire cutter, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a file, awl, jewelry driver, chisel, bottle opener, file, straight blade, and more.
This pocket-sized multi-driver features a star-shape handle for quick access to its six magnetic bit holders. Its body is made from zinc alloy, and its center has ceramic bearings, so it doubles as a fidget spinner. Comes with two flathead, two Phillips, and two Torx bits. Save 24% on a 2-pack The Awesomer Shop.
Panther Vision’s unique flashlights feature a pistol-style grip instead of a cylindrical one, offering a more natural and ergonomic grip, and preventing them from rolling. Each one is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and tactical polymer, and are available in brightness levels from 300 to 2100 lumens.
Roxon’s 16-in-1 multitool packs in a ton of functionality for a reasonable price. It includes pliers, a knife, saw blade, screwdrivers, wine, bottle, and can openers, wire cutters, a glass breaker, and more. Notably, its scissors aren’t the tiny kind that most pocket tools include.
StatGear’s T3 tool has everything you need to escape a car wreck, including a 3.25″ stainless serrated blade, a seatbelt cutter, a spring-loaded window punch, and an LED flashlight. Comes with a belt clip and nylon sheath. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
Despite its size, the Titan Plus is very bright. The palm-sized flashlight can crank out 300 lumens in max mode, running off of a single rechargeable AAA battery. It features a nickel-plated brass body and includes a heavy-duty pocket clip. It also comes in a less expensive 125-lumen stainless steel version.
Rugged Tools‘ tool roll is designed to be more durable and functional than others. It’s made from a water-resistant, grease-resistant, rip-resistant fabric with reinforced seams, and has five deep tool pockets, and one that’s also accessible outside. Hanging grommets make the 26″ x 14.5″ interior easy to access.
Gerber’s pint-sized cleaver is designed for scraping and cutting, and looks great doing either. It’s got a 7Cr17MoV steel blade, wrapped in machined aluminum scales, and comes with a durable multi-mount sheath with a quick-release button. Available in black/stainless or green/black.
SOG’s B66N is a plier-style multitool designed for one-handed opening. It packs 16 tools, including a pocket knife, screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, string cutter, wire cutter, and even a blasting cap crimper. It’s made from 420 stainless steel with a black oxide finish, and each tool blade locks firmly in place.
Powered by Worx’s interchangeable PowerShare battery packs, the WX027L is a versatile source of illumination. It combines an LED flashlight, a desk lamp, a 360º lantern, and an emergency light in one. Its top telescopes and is hinged so you can adjust its angle as well. Available with or without a battery pack.
After building a larger-than-life utility knife and a huge screwdriver, Jackman Works is adding another tool to his giant-sized collection. This time he made an Estwing hammer fit for Paul Bunyan, carving the 8-foot-long, 90 pound monster out of reclaimed southern yellow pine. We’re gonna need a bigger workbench.
The latest version of Nitecore’s ultra long-throw flashlight can project its beam over 3200 feet. In turbo mode, it can output up to 2000 lumens, and it offers four other brightness levels, SOS and beacon modes. It’s built from durable aluminum alloy and both waterproof and shock-resistant. Includes a 5000mAh rechargeable battery.
This extremely loud whistle pushes out an ear-splitting 143db at full volume, making it great as a survival or emergency tool for drawing attention quickly and from a distance. It even works when wet. Keep in mind, it’s so loud, you’ll want to wear the included earplugs when blowing it.
This upgrade improves Leatherman multitools’ screwdriving abilities. The ratcheting driver attaches to multitools with a large bit holder, making them easier to turn and increasing leverage because of its length. It offers forward, reverse, and locked modes, and its magnetic tip holds 1/4″ bits and Leatherman’s flat bits.
Rather than metal, SureFire’s rugged G2X series flashlight is made from Nitrolon, a lightweight and extremely durable polymer that won’t dent, ding, or crack, and won’t freeze to your skin in cold weather. It has a brilliant 600-lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.
Whether you need to open packages or cut paper for craft projects, a good utility knife can be a great addition to your kit. Everyday Carry picked 11 of their favorite models in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the minimal Olfa Craft Utility Knife 34B to the safety-minded Slice 10495 Utility Knife, with its ceramic blade.
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.
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.