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.
This unique keychain multitool features a design that looks like some kind of alien technology. The triangular, stainless steel tool packs in a sharp utility tip, a scraper, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. You can also use its backside for emergency signaling with the included SOLAS reflective sticker.
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.
Never be caught without the proper drill bit or screwdriver again. KingTool’s comprehensive steel bit set comes with 318 pieces in an organizer case. It includes wood, masonry, plastic, and metal drill bits, along with paddle bits, nut drivers, and driver bits in Phillips, slotted, square, Torx, Posilock, and hex shapes.
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.
This bright gun-style flashlight can crank out 6000 lumens of brightness in its max setting, projecting a spotlight beam that’s visible up to 1/2-mile away. In addition, it has a side-mounted flood light, red and blue warning lights, and includes a folding tripod stand. Its 10000 mAh battery can also be used as an emergency charger.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this portable tool kit is great for quick assembly and disassembly tasks. Its main tool is a brass hex bit driver with a knurled grip, ball bearing spinner, and a magnetic hex socket. Packed inside its leather tool roll are 13 bits, including various Torx, Phillips, and flat blade drivers.
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.
Handmade in Japan’s Nagao Kanekoma factory, these pocket folders have a Wharncliffe blade made from Warikomi steel, wrapped in a satin brass handle, and comes in three sizes. The simple design and antique style have been passed down through five generations over 125 years. It also comes in satin black.
If you want a loud noisemaker, you could always buy one of those compressed air horns, but if you prefer something that you can reuse over and over, check out HABU’s build – which uses a modded cordless power drill and a small compressor pump to blow air through a pair of horns.