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WE Knife Gesila Pry Bar

WE Knife Gesila Pry Bar

This substantial pocket tool is made from durable 6AL4V titanium, and provides three useful functions. It works as a pry bar, nail puller, and bottle opener. Its long handle and scalloped sides are designed to optimize leverage. It has a built-in pocket clip, and comes in antique bronze or stonewashed finishes.

Weltool M6 Mini Flashlight

Weltool M6 Mini Flashlight

This pen-style flashlight is optimized for reading documents or performing close-up tasks in the dark. It’s got a high-CRI LED that produces a warm white 3000K light, with a perfectly circular field of light without dark spots. Its 3.46″ long body is made from anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, and includes a reversible steel clip.

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Keyport Anywhere Tools Bundle

This modular pocket tool set offers 12 functions, including a bottle opener, knife, wrenches, flat and phillips screwdrivers, box opener, cord cutter, and flashlight. The bundle includes a pair of pocket clips, along with paracord zipper pulls. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. (WeeLink module shown in video not included.)

Best Lightweight Pocket Knives

Best Lightweight Pocket Knives

Just because you carry a pocket knife doesn’t mean it needs to be bulky or heavy. These days, there are lots of great options made with materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, or with skeletonized frames that reduce weight. Everyday Carry shares their top 12 lightweight knives for 2020.

C13 MicroKnife

C13 MicroKnife

Carbon13’s nifty keychain tool might just be the smallest knife you can buy. The tiny knife features a double-edged knife that remains safely under a rubber guard until you need it. Available in carbon fiber, titanium, brass, or a mix-and-match combo pack.

CRKT Spark’N Sharp

CRKT Spark’N Sharp

CRKT’s convenient lanyard tool makes quick work of starting campfires, with its magnesium spark rod and striking surface. It also doubles as an in-the-field knife sharpener, perfect for putting a new edge on your pocket knife in a pinch.

Uniche Stepless Ratchet Tool

Uniche Stepless Ratchet 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.

Keyport Pivot Outdoor Plus Bundle

Upgrade your everyday carry and keep your pocket organized with this complete Keyport Pivot set. Not only does it hold your keys, but this bundle includes the pocket knife blade, mini flashlight, MOCA 10-in-1 multiport, Keyport ID, and an S-Biner. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.

Leatherman Style PS Multitool

Leatherman Style PS Multitool

Leatherman’s Style PS multitool combines eight functions in a single keychain- and pocket-friendly package. Packing flat and phillips screwdrivers, spring-action pliers, wire cutters, scissors, tweezers and a nail file, but no knife, it’s TSA-compliant too. Available in black or red.

Ultimate Screwdriver Bit Set

Ultimate Screwdriver Bit Set

With this 208-piece set from Jackson Palmer, you’ll never be caught without the right screwdriver bit again. The 1/4″ hex bit kit includes nut drivers, security bits, torx, slotted, phillips, and other specialty bits, each made from high-grade carbon steel. The set also includes a quick-change bit holder.

Best Keychain Flashlights 2020

Best Keychain Flashlights 2020

If there’s one thing that belongs on every keychain, it’s a flashlight. Everyday Carry selected 10 great little pocket light sources you’d be happy to have with you the next time you’re fumbling around in the dark looking for the right key or the keyhole. We really dig the design and power of the Prometheus Foursevens Mini MK III.

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

Canku C13 Carabiner Tool

This folding carabiner-style clip packs a dozen tools, including phillips and slotted screwdrivers, metric and spoke wrenches, a wire cutter, and bottle opener. It’s made from stainless steel, and also comes in a curved variant.

Hermetus Bottle Opener/Sealer

Hermetus Bottle Opener/Sealer

Westmark Germany’s tempered steel tool easily pops open bottles and undoes screw caps, but it can also temporarily seal bottles, preserving carbonation and freshness for those times when you don’t want to finish a bottle all at once.

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Anchor Chain to Hammer

Anchor Chain to Hammer

Sometimes, the blacksmiths at That Works like to make tools and weapons by recycling old metal. In this episode of their “From This to That” series, they take a big old link of a ship’s anchor chain, and transform it into a beautiful hammer with engraved detailing and a copper, silver, and gold inlay.

Immix 20X Bionic Wrench

Immix 20X Bionic Wrench

Loggerhead’s multitool packs in 34 functions in one, with its self-adjusting “bionic wrench” that covers 14 different metric and Imperial sizes, along with a 1/4 driver and 20 bits that stow inside of its handle grips. Its handles are designed to maximize torque, allowing for confident turning of even stubborn nuts and bolts.

RovyVon Aurora A7 Flashlight

This keychain-sized flashlight features a CREE XP-G3 S5 LED that can produce up to 550 lumens of brightness. Its durable polycarbonate body glows in the dark, and its built-in LiPo rechargeable battery is juiced up via a Micro USB connector. Save 19% in The Awesomer Shop.

Bosch Impact Tough Drill Driver Set

Bosch Impact Tough Drill Driver Set

Bosch’s Tough Impact Drill Driver Set includes driver bits that have an extended torsion zone, and drill bits that have black oxide coating. The result is a set of impact bits that last up to 10 times longer than standard ones. The rugged case makes it easy to retrieve sets or single bits.

Keyport MOCA Keychain Tool

Keyport MOCA Keychain Tool

Keyport’s blade-style multitool combines a bottle opener, flat-blade screwdriver, cord cutter, box opener, scoring tool, hex bit driver, 2″ ruler, and 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ wrenches. The stainless steel tool works standalone or loads into the Keyport Pivot key holder. The MOCA II adds a pocket clip/handle and a philips driver.

Smallifying an Axe

Smallifying an Axe

So you’ve got a rusty old hatchet lying around. What do you do with it? You could remove the rust and polish it up, or you could do what Bobby Duke Arts did, and cut it up into smaller pieces and make a shiny new battle axe – albeit one designed for the world’s tiny warrior.

Gerber Armbar Drive

Gerber Armbar Drive

This pocketable multitool packs in several essential everyday functions, including a 2-1/2″ fine-edge blade, a 2-1/2″ bit driver with flat and Phillips tips, a pry bar, bottle opener, scissors, and an awl. Available in orange, onyx, or blue. They also make a corkscrew version.

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Dog Tag Tool Kit

Dog Tag Tool Kit

Grim Workshop makes this set of 15 stainless steel tools and survival items, each of which can be loaded into a silencer tag for everyday carry. The dog tags include a bottle/can opener, fishing hooks, arrow, saw, lock picks, wrenches, sewing needles, signal mirror/glow tag, and more. Individual tags available here.

Bottle Hog Opener

Bottle Hog Opener

DV8’s unique bottle opener pays tribute to famed A-10 Warthog fighter plane, bearing its menacing teeth at bottle caps this time. Each one is precision CNC machined from a solid billet of aircraft-grade aluminum. Engraving is available direct from DV8 for an extra 10 bucks.

Griffin Pocket Tool

Griffin Pocket Tool

A versatile compact tool for your belt loop or keychain. It packs 4 to 7mm and 5/16″ wrenches, 1/4″ driver, a bottle opener, pry tool, screwdriver, and scoring clip. The XL version gains extra wrench sizes, a ruler, and a nail popper, while the mini version is, well, mini. Available in brass, copper, titanium, and stainless steel.

Making a Wooden Vise Grip

Making a Wooden Vise Grip

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.

Weekend Warrior Tool Wall

Weekend Warrior Tool Wall

Omniwall makes strong and versatile storage systems for tools, and this is their best setup. The 8-foot-wide Weekend Warrior kit includes a variety of shelves, hooks, bins, and holders, keeping all of your tools at the ready. It comes in a variety of panel and accessory colors, and an even bigger 12-foot-wide version.

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

Bigsun Q953 Flashlight

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.

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