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BladeX5 Cut Resistant Gloves

BladeX5 Cut Resistant Gloves

A must-have glove for chefs, gearheads and tinkerers. The BladeX5 offers protection from cuts, slashes and abrasion. The gloves are made from nylon, lycra as well as glass and HPPE fibers.

Tube Wringer

Tube Wringer

You can make your own toothpaste tube squeezer, but quality aside, the heavy-duty Tube Wringer won’t just be handy in the bathroom. You can also use it to wring out other substances like adhesives.

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Maker’s Apron

Maker’s Apron

It’s not as badass as the chain mail apron, but Field Aesthetic’s Maker’s Apron is still durable and practical. It’s made from re-purposed military tent canvas and has adjustable leather straps.

Sigg Outdoor Cutlery Set

Sigg Outdoor Cutlery Set

Like the Hobo Knife, it has a knife and a fork with a bottle opener, but it also has a spoon. The pieces are made from stainless steel and are separable. Skip to 2:20 in this video for a demo.

Trace Me Luggage Tracker

Trace Me Luggage Tracker

When your luggage is lost, airline personnel can scan the Trace Me tag or enter its serial code. You’ll then be alerted via email and SMS, making it easier to retrieve your belongings.

Bug-A-Salt

Bug-A-Salt

Invented by Lorenzo Maggiore, the Bug-A-Salt is a gun that uses salt as its projectile and is meant to be used against flies and other small insects. It works like a shotgun and needs no electricity.

SOS in a Box Solar Generator

SOS in a Box Solar Generator

A portable generator made of flexible thin film solar panels, a charge controller and a battery. It can produce up to 2500W of electricity and has a built-in 120V AC outlet and 12V car adapter.

Quirky Rip Cord

Quirky Rip Cord

An ingenious concept from the Quirky community, the Rip Cord is a packaging tape that has a string running down its center. Pull the string to rip the tape in half, making easy to open what you seal.

Wenger Ranger 90 Knife

Wenger Ranger 90 Knife

In addition to its blade, the RangerGrip 90 offers tools including needlenose pliers, wire cutter, screwdrivers with real bits, wrench, a cutting reamer, awl, can opener and a metal saw and file.

Quirky Tap

Quirky Tap

A concept pouring nozzle designed to dispense either 1 teaspoon or 1 tablespoon of fluid at a time. It’s meant for oil bottles, but we think it would work great with other ingredients as well.

Ions Magnetic LED Lights

Ions Magnetic LED Lights

A concept from the Quirky community, Ions is a miniature LED lamp with a magnetic base and a pivoting hinge, making it easy to install and use in tight spaces or even on other tools.

BOLT Locks

BOLT Locks

The BOLT locks by Strattec learn to use vehicle keys as their own. The first key you use to unlock a BOLT lock becomes its key. The locks work with Chrysler, Ford and GM vehicle keys.

Corner Ladder

Corner Ladder

A wooden ladder made by Company And Company, the Corner Ladder’s steps fold completely into the rails, perfect for cramped storage spaces. Video here. (Sale price through 5/11/12, reg $250)

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Auto-Retracting Utility Knife

Auto-Retracting Utility Knife

The Wiss Auto-Retracting Utility Knife has a retracting spring that automatically pops the blade back in as soon as you clear a cut, even if you still have the switch in the “open” position.

Scissortape

Scissortape

The Swiss army knife, er, scissors for cubicle and domestic soldiers, this pair of scissors has a tape dispenser integrated into its handle. We’re waiting for the cutter and stapler combo.

Bolt Action Tactical Pen

Bolt Action Tactical Pen

A weapon-themed approach to click pens. Instead of a simple push, the pen tip is locked in place using a bolt action mechanism similar to the ones found in rifles. Made of anodized aluminum.

Ink’d Biodegradable Pens

Ink’d Biodegradable Pens

A ballpoint pen made of biodegradable material that decomposes into carbon and water when discarded. Its triangular shape improves writing comfort. Coming in a variety body and cap colors.

Mocubo Cutting Board

Mocubo Cutting Board

A bamboo cutting board with three removable clear containers that makes it easier to prepare ingredients or serve food. You can also use it as a snack tray or a mini hobby workstation.

Strike Matchbox Concept

Strike Matchbox Concept

A stainless steel box that holds about 45 matches. Its barrel pops is coated so safety matches can be lit as they are taken out. The textured bottom is for igniting strike-anywhere matches.

The Clip Keychain

The Clip Keychain

Designed by LittleBonsai, The Clip is “the world’s most talented keychain.” This versatile tool can be used as a pocket or belt clip, as a money clip, as a cord wrapper, as a bottle opener and more.

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Jagdkommando Tri-Dagger Knife

Jagdkommando Tri-Dagger Knife

A twisted weapon designed by Tony Marfione. The Jagdkommando has an extremely sharp 7″ stainless steel blade, a hollow handle and a screw off butt cap with a glass breaker and lanyard hole.

Ridge Runner Firefighter Knives

Ridge Runner Firefighter Knives

A pair of multi-surface black blades with assisted opening, and a razor-sharp seatbelt cutter and glass breaker built into each handle. A great set of basic survival knives at a bargain price.

Carbon Fiber Daggers

Carbon Fiber Daggers

The Escort Daggers are made of nothing but carbon fiber, making them very lightweight. They’re not as good as steel knives when it comes to cutting, rather they’re made for stabbing (for self-defense).

Skinth Storage Solutions

Skinth Storage Solutions

A manly alternative to fanny packs, these carrying cases are perfect for multi-tools, knives, flashlights, and other gadgets. Made from strong Cordura nylon and hang on a belt loop or pack.

One Handed Bottle Opener

One Handed Bottle Opener

Keep a hand free to hold a meal or another bottle with Kebo. Designed by Rush3, it’s a modern take on the one-handed bottle opener patented in the 1930s. It comes in a gift-ready keepsake tin.

The Beer Tool

The Beer Tool

Pop open a cold brew in second most manly way possible, with The Beer Tool. Each one starts out as a basic open-ended wrench, modified to perfectly open bottles, while looking good in your toolbox.

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