THE BEST Tools

McGowan M.A.K.-1

McGowan M.A.K.-1

Firefighter James McGowan’s M.A.K.-1 (Multiple Access Knife) is a rescue multi-tool; it features a pry-bar tip, knife edge, twist breaker groove, carbide tip butt breaker, and 8mm groove.

I.D. Works Flux

I.D. Works Flux

CRKT’s I.D. Works Flux is a modular multi-tool system that lets you carry only the tools you need; a spring-loaded carabiner lets you add/remove everything from flash drives to flashlights.

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Munroe Dangler Series

Munroe Dangler Series

Made with stonewashed 6-4 Titanium, the Munroe Dangler Series is a trio of modular pocket clips that’ll carry multitools and more; the Mega Dangler includes a bottle cap lifter and pry bar.

Recon I Folding Knives

Recon I Folding Knives

New for 2010: Cold Steel’s Recon I tactical folding knives sport Teflon-finished Japanese stainless steel blades, G-10 laminate scale handles, and patent-pending Tri-Ad locks.

Screwed By Wall Street

Screwed By Wall Street

We could think of more appropriate gifts for fat cat bankers, but this Screwed by Wall Street is perfect for the man who has everything–thanks to Main Street, who now has nothing.

Gerber Octane Multitool

Gerber Octane Multitool

Gerber’s Octane is a quick starter thanks to a one-handed opening design that only ways 5 oz.; the 9-in-1 multitool includes pliers, a full-size blade, screwdrivers, and a wire cutter.

Alox Soldier Knife

Alox Soldier Knife

This Alox Soldier Knife is your last chance to own the classic 1961 knife issued to the Swiss Army; it’s from the final 500 unit production run with engraved signature by Victorinox’s CEO.

Wenger Alinghi SU1

Wenger Alinghi SU1

Carried by every Alinghi team member, Wenger’s Alinghi SU1 is an 11-in-1 multitool made just for yachting that includes a grippy rubber inlay, Marlin spike, and awl with sewing eye.

Gerber Strata

Gerber Strata

Gerber’s Strata is a 7.4 oz 13-in-1 multi-tool with several welcome features: not only does it feature a blister pack opener and padded handles, but each tool sports a safety locking mechanism.

Survival Spark

Survival Spark

Inspired by Vietnam War sparking units, TAD Gear’s Survival Spark keeps the solid brass construction and reusability of the originals, while adding a basic sewing kit into the shaft.

Leatherman Style CS

Leatherman Style CS

Leatherman’s new Style CS is a keychain-friendly version of the Skeletool; it measures 3″ long and includes scissors, a knife, screwdriver, carabiner, bottle opener, nail file, and tweezers.

Exuvius Titan Collar Stays

Exuvius Titan Collar Stays

Exuvius’ Titan Collar Stays not only keep your collars stiff, but are a swiss army knife of sorts: they include a built-in bottle opener and opposing flat Phillips and slot-tipped screwdrivers.

OXO Cord Catch

OXO Cord Catch

OXO is usually found in the kitchen, but their Cord Catch is at home in any office: made out of heavy die cast zinc and padded with a non-slip base, it keeps cords and cables within reach.

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Spyder III Pro Laser

Spyder III Pro Laser

Wicked Lasers’ Spyder III Pro is smaller than a MagLite but emits up to a 500mW red or blue beam; the Class IV laser boasts an 6061-T6 aluminum body and includes safety shades.

VersaTi Underwater Flashlight

VersaTi Underwater Flashlight

The underwater flashlight gets sexy with Fenix Tactical’s VersaTi FD30; good down to 100m, it sports a titanium case with sand blasted grip pattern and scratch-resistant sapphire lens.

Fully Laced Sneakerbiners

Fully Laced Sneakerbiners

Designed more for keychains than climbing, Fully Laced’s 3″ x 2″ Sneakerbiners are made with anodized metal in a low top silhouette and are available in 10 metallic colorways.

Tool Logic SL6 Rescue Tool

Tool Logic SL6 Rescue Tool

The SL6 Rescue Tool is a life-saving must-have: weighing just 3 oz., the one-handed multitool packs an LED flashlight, 50/50 blade with seat belt/line cutter, window punch, and whistle.

EverTune Bridge

EverTune Bridge

The EverTune Bridge promises to make retuning guitars a thing of the past thanks to an adaptive spring tensioner; it maintains constant tension on the strings, keeping them in tune forever.

Uzi Tactical Defender Pen

Uzi Tactical Defender Pen

The pen is as mighty as the sword with Uzi’s Tactical Defender Pen; it features a sharpened “DNA Catcher” crown that not only jabs your attacker but can collect their DNA for future ID.

Blunt Umbrella

Blunt Umbrella

Able to withstand up to 70+ mph winds, the Blunt Umbrella is no ordinary rain-stopper; it sports force spreading tips, double struts, and a radial tensioning system. Thanks, Grant!

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Orion-Lite Forensic Light

Orion-Lite Forensic Light

Ideal for pros and CSI junkies, Evident’s Orion-Lite is a 455nm LED Forensic flashlight for detecting body fluids, fluorescent powders, dye stains, and trace evidence. Thanks, Mac!

Stanley LED Torch Watch

Stanley LED Torch Watch

The Stanley LED Torch Watch is definitely goes in our “Why not?” gadget bin for sheer multifunction goodness; it’s a timepiece, an alarm, a mini-LED flashlight, and timer all-in-one.

Ninja Tanto Battle Package

Ninja Tanto Battle Package

The stealth warrior’s equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife, the Ninja Tanto Battle Package features a full-tang blade with a hidden push dagger, three throwing spikes, and ten caltrops.

Snap Key Fob

Snap Key Fob

Cars will fly by the time Good Art Hlywd’s Snap Key Fob is up for retirement; made with ultra-thick American Steer leather on a heavy duty sterling clip, it should last about 100 years.

14 Day Lantern

14 Day Lantern

This 14 Day Lantern will last longer than we will in the great outdoors; its LEDs will produce 160 lumens of light on 4 D batteries for up to 336 hours and will work even if dropped in water.

JetScream Whistle

JetScream Whistle

While there are louder whistles, Ultimate Survival Tech’s JetScream Whistle is a potent blend of reliability (it won’t freeze in cold weather), portability (it’s flat) and loudness (122 dB).

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