THE BEST Tools

Keychain Chapstick Holder

Keychain Chapstick Holder

If you often find yourself in need of lip balm, Screwpop’s accessory would be a great addition to your keychain. It features a stainless steel clip that firmly holds most standard tubes, while still providing access to its advancer knob. As a bonus, it has a flip-out bottle opener blade.

CRKT Pryma Multitool

CRKT Pryma Multitool

Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.

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The Bottle Opener 2

The Bottle Opener 2

Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.

The Sawyer Utility Bracelet

Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

Benchmade Mini Bugout Knife

The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.

SOG Flint Survival & Defense Tool

SOG Flint Survival & Defense Tool

This compact tool packs a three useful survival items in a pen-sized package. It’s got a carbide-tipped glass breaker, a safety whistle, and a firestarter and steel wool tinder compartment inside its anodized aluminum shell. Includes a built in keyring for easy carrying.

M48 Kommando Survival Hammer

M48 Kommando Survival Hammer

United Cutlery’s long-handled, spiked stainless steel hammer will tear through just about anything you smack with it, making it the perfect tool for demolition work, or fending off the undead while keeping them at more than arm’s-length, making you far less susceptible to being turned.

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

Shadow Foam Tool Wall

There are lots of ways to keep tools organized, but there’s something very satisfying about custom-cut foam dividers that hold tools perfectly in place. The guys at Shadow Foam make that kind of dense foam, and recently used a huge sheet of it to create an epic wall for mounting and organizing all their Makita power tools.

Neiko Car Work Light

Neiko Car Work Light

This skinny, cordless light is designed to attach underneath a vehicle’s hood, providing bright and even illumination while you work. It has 202 LED lamps which output up to 1200 lumens. It adjusts from 47″ to 76″ wide to fit a variety of hoods, and its spring-loaded, padded clips reduce the risk of damaging paint.

ChowPal Multitool & Utensil Set

ChowPal Multitool & Utensil Set

Outdoor Edge’s ChowPal is a set of stainless steel utensils. You get a fork, a spoon and a knife that folds into the spoon. The fork is also a wrench, a flathead screwdriver, a can opener and a bottle opener. The fork and spoon can be locked into each other when not in use.

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber GDC Money Clip

Gerber’s money clip is designed to hold cash and up to five cards, and packs a secret – a 1.75″ fine-edge stainless steel blade for everyday cutting or emergency needs. Its body is made from rust-proof titanium-coated steel with a G-10 front plate. Measures 3.6″ long when closed.

Magnetic Lighted Pickup Tool

Magnetic Lighted Pickup Tool

If you’ve ever been working on a repair project and dropped a screw into a tight, dark space, you know what a pain that can be. This flexible metal tool has both a flashlight and a strong magnet on its tip, eliminating frustrations when you lose hardware into the abyss. It measures 24″ long and its magnet can lift 4 lb.

Trending Gear: April 2020

Trending Gear: April 2020

Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry monitor trends to see the kinds of gear their visitors are most interested in. Click through for the watches, tools, pens, flashlights, and other everyday accessories that generated the most buzz in April 2020.

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Zippo SureFire Multitool

Zippo SureFire Multitool

Zippo’s specialized multitool is designed to help reliably start a fire. It’s got a wheel and flint to get sparks going, a grate to help make tinder, and comes with a length of fire paracord. It’s also got a knife, a saw blade, a bottle opener, and flathead screwdriver.

Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool

Enigma Titanium Pocket Tool

Pangea Designs‘ keychain tool can open both twist-off and pry-off bottle caps with ease, and also packs a stepped hex wrench in SAE or metric sizes. Made from sturdy 6al4v titanium alloy with a stonewashed finish.

Castillo Navaja Knife

Castillo Navaja Knife

Handmade in Spain, Castillo Knives‘ Navaja model is notable for its beautiful wooden handle scales, crafted and polished from curly birch or olivewood. It features a lock-back style blade crafted from 14C28N stainless steel, and comes with a leather sheath and sharpening stone. Its blade measures 3″ long, with a 3.5″ handle.

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.

Kitchen Multitool

Kitchen Multitool

Sick of digging around your overcrowded kitchen drawer for that one thing you need? Check out this handy kitchen tool with 12 folding culinary utensils, including zester, can opener, multiple knives, and more. Separates down the middle so you can use a tool in each hand too.

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.

GrabOpener Bottle Opener

GrabOpener Bottle Opener

The GrabOpener pops open bottles with one hand… and a flourish. The easy-to-use anodized aluminum tool removes caps without bending them. Its built-in magnet holds onto caps, and can stick the tool on your fridge. Comes in purple, green, gold, and orange.

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Dozop Collapsible Dolly

Dozop Collapsible Dolly

This compact dolly is perfect for moving around furniture, boxes, and other heavy items without taking up lots of space. It weighs less than 5 pounds, and folds up small enough to store in your car trunk or on a bookshelf. It rolls on smooth-gliding rubber skate wheels, and can carry up to 250 pounds.

26-Pocket Tool Roll

26-Pocket Tool Roll

Bull Tools’ large tool roll is great for organization and storage, with 22 graduated pockets that hold different sizes of wrenches, along with four additional pockets for other items. Made from 24-ounce, waterproof duck canvas, it opens up to 30″ x 13.5″, and rolls up to about 5″ x 13.5″.

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

Extend the life of your gadgets with iFixit’s toolkit. It comes with an extendable 4mm driver and 64 steel screwdriver bits that fit even the most unusual screwheads, along with tweezers, spudgers, a suction handle, and other tools that will help you disassemble and fix most laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Cleankey Antimicrobial Hand Tool

KeySmart hops on the personal safety bandwagon with their version of a remote touch tool. The Cleankey puts distance between your fingertips and public surfaces using germ-resistant brass. It can push buttons, pull levers, and open door handles without touching them. Save 33% on this 3-pack in The Awesomer Shop.

Bibury Garden Multitool

Bibury Garden Multitool

This unique multitool is designed for making life in the garden easier. Its main tool is a pair of stainless steel pruning shears, complemented three other useful tools: a utility knife, a wood saw, and a bark remover. The shears fold inside so you can carry it like a pocket knife. Cuts twigs up to 0.25″ thick.

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.

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