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.
This flashlight may be small, but it is mighty. When you install the 14500 Li-ion battery, its CREE XP-L LED can push out 700 lumens. It also can take a AA battery, but the brightness drops to 330 lumens. It looks best in titanium, but can be had in anodized aluminum for less money.
Do you still open bottles with two hands? What are you a caveman? The Gropener is a precision-engineered bottle opener which lets you easily pop bottle caps with one hand. It’s made from anodized aluminum, and has a rare-earth magnet for sticking it to your fridge.
Fully equip your bag, belt loop, or keychain with this set of useful tools, murdered out in black. There’s the Nano Cache Short for storage, SOG’s sharp key knife, Gerber’s multipurpose Shard keychain tool, and the bright INOVA XS flashlight, all on a sturdy R-109 keyring.
One of the most necessary tools in any woodworker’s toolbox is the drawknife. Watch as blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman walks us through every step of the process to turn a hunk of steel into a useful tool. We love how one of the tools he uses in his craft is a log. (Thanks Victor!)