THE BEST Tools

AceCamp Pocket Tool

AceCamp Pocket Tool

Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.

Sanrenmu 7046 Multi-function Knife

Sanrenmu 7046 Multi-function Knife

This snub-nosed liner lock knife from Sanrenmu is a bargain. It has a tanto-style 2.6″ blade made from 814 steel, and its aluminum alloy handles house both an emergency wrench and a glass breaker tool. Measures 6.42″ long when opened.

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Massdrop x Bharucha Prism Knife

Massdrop x Bharucha Prism Knife

We love the dramatic open-frame design of Drop’s pocket knife, based on knifemaker Tashi Bharucha’s much more expensive custom Church knife. This production version has a 6AL4V titanium handle and a durable 3.4″ long RWL34 steel blade. It measures 7.4″ open, weighs just 3.6 oz, and is perfect for everyday carry.

Gerber Key Note Knife

Gerber Key Note Knife

Gerber’s ultra compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages, and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either a nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.

EDC Holiday Gifts 2019

EDC Holiday Gifts 2019

Still looking for the perfect gift for the gear hound in your life? Look no further than Everyday Carry, who’s got a great selection of tools, wallets, pens, knives, lights, bags, and other items to help your recipient navigate everyday tasks and occasional emergencies.

SureFire G2X Flashlight

SureFire G2X Flashlight

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 nice bright 600 lumen LED light source, and a micro-textured reflector to ensure a smooth beam.

GoPPa 16-in-1 Screwdriver

GoPPa 16-in-1 Screwdriver

This multi-functional, light-duty hand tool is the perfect thing to keep in your car trunk or kitchen utility drawer. It combines a ratcheting screwdriver and nut driver with multiple bits, and doubles as a hammer and a bottle opener. It comes with a bonus flex extender for reaching difficult spots.

CRKT Provoke White

CRKT Provoke White

If Stormtroopers carried knives, they’d use designer Joe Caswell’s very special karambit, which features an Imperial White Cerakote coating with black details. We dig its unique folding mechanism, which deploys with the push of your thumb. Its handle is made from anodized aluminum, and its blade measures 2.41″ long.

Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman Surge Multitool

Leatherman’s 21-in-1 tool includes knives, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a crimper, a wire stripper, scissors, bottle and can openers, files, a saw with blade exchanger, an awl, and a ruler. The complete set includes 21 double-headed bits to get the most out of its hex driver. Available in stainless or black finishes.

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.

Adventure Mate AM-V2 Camping Tool

Adventure Mate AM-V2 Camping Tool

The AM-V2 is a 5-in-1 hand tool for outdoor living. Its carbon fiber reinforced nylon handle connects with three different interchangeable heads to provide a shovel, axe, hammer, saw, and a tent-peg puller that doubles as a bottle opener. A 2-stage CAM lock ensures a secure connection between hammer and tool.

How a Tape Measure Works

How a Tape Measure Works

When you think about it, it’s pretty impressive how a tape measure can neatly coil up 15 or more feet of metal into a case you can clip onto your belt loop. Science Channel’s Machines: How They Work dissects the modern tape measure to show us its inner workings.

OneUp EDC Tool System

OneUp EDC Tool System

OneUp Components‘ compact tool kit is engineered just for bicyclists, and includes a variety of hex and spoke wrenches, along with a chain link breaker, Presta valve core tool, tire levers, screwdrivers, and storage for a CO2 cartridge, which can be used with OneUp’s matching compact pump.

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Keyshackle+ Tool

Keyshackle+ Tool

True Utility’s clippable key organizer holds up to four frequently-used keys, and comes with a multitool blade that includes a TSA-safe cutter, eyeglass screwdriver, two flat screwdrivers, a nail cleaner, a file, and a bottle opener. It has a handsome leather strap, and a fail-safe military-style clip.

The Reverse Axe

The Reverse Axe

Normally, an axe has a steel head and a wooden handle. But in the case of this unusual build by metalsmith Bonn Factory, it’s the other way around. The voiceover is in Russian, but the language of making things is universal.

12-in-1 Kitchen Multitool

12-in-1 Kitchen Multitool

Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Swiss army style tool packs a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, channel knife, small paring knife, serrated knife, peeler, fork, spoon, bottle opener, corkscrew, and can opener in one gadget. It has a wood handle and stainless steel blades.

Golphers EDC Knife

Golphers EDC Knife

Designed by Eric Ochs, Golphers‘ unique pocket knife is designed specifically for golf players. In addition to a substantial S35VN stainless steel blade and a selection of cool scale styles, it packs a titanium divot tool, a magnetic ball marker in the handle, and the requisite bottle opener. Awesomer readers save 10% with code AWESOME10.

Headgehog Utility Comb

Headgehog Utility Comb

This credit card sized stainless steel multi-tool fits in your wallet – or functions as a minimal wallet when combined with a rubber band. Zootility’s Headgehog works as a screwdriver, wrench, bottle opener, chip clip, phone stand, and a comb.

Olight S1R II Baton Flashlight

Olight S1R II Baton Flashlight

Olight’s compact flashlight might be only 2.48″ long, but it kicks out an impressive 1000 lumens at its brightest setting. It’s IPX8 waterproof and submersible to 2m, and recharges using a magnetic charging cable. Available in black or red, as well as limited edition titanium versions that celebrate spring, summer, and fall.

High-Tech Citizen Multi-Tool

High-Tech Citizen Multi-Tool

Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.

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Distinct Multitool

Distinct Multitool

Chiseled Design’s hardened stainless steel mutitool packs in over 30 functions in one, including straight, philips, hex, and Torx driver bits, spoke wrenches, box cutter, string cutter, bottle opener, and more. Despite its slim profile, its pop-out driver handle provides good leverage.

Danner Leather Tool Belt

Danner Leather Tool Belt

Built in the USA by the great bootmakers at Danner, this leather tool belt is a good looker and a good worker. It’s made to last, constructed from thick suede and natural leather. Features two large and three small pockets, a full-grain leather hammer loop and tape holder, and an adjustable web belt for waists 29”-46.”

Bottle Opener Business Cards

Bottle Opener Business Cards

Want to leave a memorable impression with your clients and prospects? MyMetalBusinessCard will whip you up some awesome looking 1.5mm thick stainless steel business cards with a built-in bottle opener and an optional magnetic back. They’re not cheap, but they also won’t end up in the bin like other cards.

Kiridashi Suisei Knife

Kiridashi Suisei Knife

Vasver Blades‘ uniquely designed compact knife features a finger hole and curved tail to provide a confident grip while cutting. It’s got a hole for hanging from paracord, and comes with a small leather sheath. Measures 4.33″ overall with a 1.73″ blade length. Its D2 steel is available with or without cryo-treatment.

Smallrig Folding Screwdriver

Smallrig Folding Screwdriver

Designed for photographers, but useful for just about everyone, Smallrig’s pocket tool packs in seven drivers, including flat, phillips, allen wrenches and Torx T25 drivers. The frequently-used flat blade retracts from its center, while the other blades flip out like a pocket knife. It also has threaded holes for storing screws.

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