Keep your EDC tools organized and ready to deploy with this leather belt sheath from Viperade. It has holders for common tools like knives, flashlights, and pens and comes with a 360º swivel hook for hanging a keychain. Available in black, brown, or camoshark patterns.
At the end of each month, our pals at Everyday Carry look back to see what gear their followers were most interested in. The September 2021 selection includes great pocket tools like the Leatherman Signal, the compact Olight i3T EOS Ti flashlight, and their own storage collab with Manhattan Portage, the Atlas Sling V2.
This pocketable EDC accessory combines four useful functions in one – it’s a comb, a bottle opener, pry tool, and 1/4″ hex bit driver. It’s made from grade 5 titanium, making it virtually indestructible. Add on the optional GO-FAST keyring to hang it from your keychain.
Axis Blades’ tactical knife has a quick-deploying out-the-front design. It’s got a 3.9″ drop point blade with a serrated edge and a glass breaker on the back of its handle for emergencies. Save an additional 15% with code VIP15 through 10.5.2021. Check your local laws before purchasing.
While the primary purpose of KeySmart’s pocket tool is to open doors and push buttons without touching them with your hands, it also doubles as a touchscreen stylus and a bottle opener. It’s made from brass and stainless steel and has a spring-loaded retractable tip.
Turbulent’s versatile bike tool combines 23 useful functions, including numerous metric hex wrenches, Torx, Phillips, and flat screwdrivers, a spoke wrench, spline, brake pad spreader, open wrenches, and more. Like most good multitools, it has a bottle opener to crack open a cold one to celebrate a repair well done.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.
Adam Savage’s company Savage Industries teamed up with Bay Area bag maker Mafia to create the ideal tool apron. It’s made from 18oz cotton canvas with oil-tanned leather, nylon webbing and plastic buckles, and has easy-access pockets for pens, pencils, and hand tools. The leather under the hammer holders is a nice touch.
A great gift for campers, the Base Camp kit packs some of Gerber Gear’s most useful camping tools. It includes a tactical pack hatchet, a Compleat utensil set, and a Freeman fixed blade knife. The hatchet and knife feature full-tang construction, and the utensils include a fork, spoon, spatula, tongs, and 4-function kitchen tool.
Need to tighten or loosen screws in a tight place? This patented ratcheting driver can start at any angle, an improvement over the standard “click” spots on most ratchets. Its 12 bits store inside of its handle, so it’s perfect for your bike bag too. Plus, its head can be used without its handle for really cramped locations.
This teensy lantern from Ledlenser measures less than 4″ tall but produces up to 300 lumens of glare-free lighting. It has a built-in hanging hook, and three white light modes, and two red light modes. It comes with a rechargeable battery but can also run on a AA battery. Available in cool or warm white versions.
MRF is back with their most versatile multitool card yet. The EDC tool card packs more than 80 tools with its swappable urban, military, garage, utility, and wrench modules. The card has wrenches, pry tools, screwdrivers, drawing tools, and much more. Choose from stainless steel, Cerakote, or titanium versions.
Lost & Restored got their hands on a vintage pilot’s knife that dates back to the Vietnam War. It landed on their workbench in terrible shape, caked with rust and its stacked leather handle weathered and distressed. But after disassembly, grinding, cleaning, and replacing the leather, the completed knife looks amazing.
Clamps are usually made from metal for a good reason. After all, they need to be able to withstand a decent amount of stress as they’re tightened. While it might not be the most practical of workbench tools, we do love the craft and engineering of this plywood vise grip clamp built by carpenter John Heisz.
We always enjoy watching rusty old things made to look like new. In this video from KILO Restoration, they take the process to the extreme, scrubbing off caked-on rust from a mid-20th-century socket wrench, then painstakingly polishing it back to an amazing mirror chrome finish.
Removing an old, rusty, or damaged screw can be a massive pain. Crescent Tools aims to solve that problem these special drivers, designed to be struck with a hammer to dig into the heads of stuck screws, improving grip and the likelihood you can extract them properly. The 2pc. set includes 1/4″ flat and #2 Phillips drivers.
Ever been working on a repair or assembly project and dropped a screw into a spot where you can’t reach it? This unique tool is perfect for the recovery job, with its flexible telescoping head, a super-strong magnetic tip, and a built-in LED flashlight. Extends from 6.69″ to 21.65″.
Grypmat’s strong, yet flexible trays are made from a material that won’t slip, keeping hand tools and hardware in reach while working on projects. Their high-contrast colors make it easy to spot items too. Their Professional series also resists chemicals, has built-in measurements, and a hook-and-loop storage system.
This everyday version of the Leatherman Raptor emergency response shears has slimmer and more comfortable handles. They fold up to protect other items from their stainless steel blades and incorporate a ring cutter, a ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench. Available with grey, crimson, or navy handles.
This value-priced pocket knife from Kershaw features a SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism for quick, one-handed deployment, and a liner lock for securing it once its blade is open. In addition to its 3.5″ stainless steel blade, it has a carbide glass breaker and a seatbelt cutter built in, making it a great tool for emergencies.
The Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh is a heavy-duty S-shaped carabiner perfect for carrying keys, or hanging lightweight outdoor gear. It doubles as a bottle opener so you can reward yourself with a cold brew once you’ve set up camp. It comes in five colors: stainless, black, red, blue, and green.
Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.
This set of reference cards is a great addition to a toolbox or workbench. Card 1 includes a wire gauge, nail gauge, hole gauges, and a pipe gauge; Card 2 has a compass and shape stencils, and Card 3 has equations, conversion charts, abbreviations, and more. Made from durable plastic with a protective coating.
Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry tally up the most popular gear featured on their site, based on viewership. The selection from August 2021 includes some great tools like the Leatherman Skeletool CX, the CRKT Pilar pocket knife, and the Olight i3T EOS Ti flashlight, each of which we’d be happy to have in our daily loadout.