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Ratchet Allen-Keys

Ratchet Allen-Keys
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If you’re drowning in a sea of cheap IKEA furniture, these Ratchet Allen-Keys should come in handy; they pack 9 different hex-shaped allen wrenches and come in imperial or metric.

TAD Gear B.R.A.T.T.

TAD Gear B.R.A.T.T.
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Despite its name, TAD Gear’s B.R.A.T.T. is a helpful titanium billet tool; it can serve as a screwdriver, nail puller or bottlecap lifter, and also as a self-defense tool in a pinch. Thanks, Chris!

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Screwz-All 4-in-1

Screwz-All 4-in-1
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Despite its innuendo-laden name, SwissTech’s Screwz-All is actually a compact 4-in-1 tool set with two Philips and flathead screwdrivers each; it folds flat for easy keychain carrying.

Carbide Utility Score

Carbide Utility Score
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Striker’s Carbide Utility Score features a v-shaped carbide tip with aggressive crosscut file for scribing deep and wide cut; it’s also safe, letting you cut toxic fiber cement with minimal dust.

Manticuda Knife

Manticuda Knife
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Designed by a former US Marine, the Manticuda was created with versatility in mind; it features a multi-faceted, double-edged blade, multi-hold handle and heavy-duty Kydex sheath.

Carhartt x Zippo Lighter

Carhartt x Zippo Lighter
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Two classic labels come together with these Carhartt x Zippo Storm Lighters; they’re available in black, white or or brown and finished with powder coated lacquer and a Carhartt logo.

Drumstick Pencils

Drumstick Pencils
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We’ve all drummed away at our desks at some point, so think of these Drumstick Pencils as the marriage of two great houses: wood pencils with oval tips, perfect for percussive prose.

Spyder II GX Laser

Spyder II GX Laser
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Nothing gets us more excited than lasers, especially ones that are borderline dangerous; Wicked Lasers’ Spyder II GX outputs 200-300mW with a range of over 100 miles.

Leatherman Freestyle

Leatherman Freestyle
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We’ve been waiting for Leatherman’s Freestyle since 2007, but it’ll finally be available this month; it’s the lightest multi-tool with full-size pliers and a blade, weighing just 4.5 ounces.

Increase Utility Knife

Increase Utility Knife
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While it may not pack as many tools as Topeak’s Alien II, this Increase Utility Knife by Stussy sneaks in a few goodies, including a pen light and tone-on-tone Stussy graffiti logo.

Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse

Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse
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Rockwell’s RK9000 Jawhorse is a portable workbench, with jaws that extend up to 37″ and clamp down with 2,200 lbs. of force; it folds up for easy storage and weighs only 43 pounds.

Samson Field Survivor

Samson Field Survivor
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If you’ve got buddies in the Armed Forces, this Samson Field Survivor may just be a life saver; it’s a multi-tool system for servicing AR15 or M16 rifles that slides right into the pistol grip.

Pocket Shark Pen

Pocket Shark Pen
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The pen is indeed mightier than the sword with the Pocket Shark Pen, which doubles as a self-defense weapon; it’s made with glass-reinforced plastic and a screw-top cap.

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V8 Snowblower

V8 Snowblower

Kick Mother Nature’s butt with the 800-pound V8 Snowblower, which packs a 412-hp big block Chevy, hydraulically driven tracks and twin 4″ pipes with a throaty exhaust note.

Solio Solar Power Charger

Solio Solar Power Charger
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Want to keep your eco-proclivities on the down-low? This Solio Solar Power Charger features three fan-shaped panels that fold away; it’s good for charging your mp3 payer or phone.

Energizer Night Strike

Energizer Night Strike

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, Energizer’s Night Strike line of LED flashlights maximize durability and runtime; they’ll come in handheld, swiveling and multifunction flavors.

Bike Gear Bottle Opener

Bike Gear Bottle Opener

Steel Toe Studios excels at making cool stuff from found objects; their Cyclone bike gear bottle opener is our top pick; it’s welded to a steel bushing and then oxidized and hot waxed.

Micro Grappling Hook

Micro Grappling Hook
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Designed for soldiers to snag trip or IED detonation wires, EOD’s Micro Grappling Hook is a life-saving device that’s also easy to pocket; it won’t, however, support your bodyweight.

Tire Pressure Caps

Tire Pressure Caps
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They may not be glamorous, but these color-coded tire pressure caps make a lot of sense: available in 32 and 36 psi versions, they’ll let you know when your tires need air.

Wordlocks

Wordlocks
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If you’re tired of memorizing numbers, Wordlocks let you secure your bike or other precious goods with the good ol’ English alphabet; up to 100k word combos are possible.

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Giant Swiss Army Knife

Giant Swiss Army Knife
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It’s nowhere near pocketable, but this Giant Swiss Army Knife by Wenger puts to rest any doubts about your preparedness; it squeeze in 85 tools and weighs nearly 3 pounds.

Black & Decker SmartDriver

Black & Decker SmartDriver
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For impossible to satisfy DIYers, Black & Decker’s SmartDriver uses a retractable screw holder with magnetic tip; it also features a six-position clutch and built-in LED.

Topeak Alien II

Topeak Alien II
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Wear and tear is a fact of life for both mountain and urban bicyclists; Topeak’s popular Alien II is a Swiss Army knife for riders, with 26 hardened steel tools in a break-apart body.

Studley Tool Chest

Studley Tool Chest

Guaranteed to get a rise out of woodworkers, Henry O Studley’s tool chest is at the Smithsonian; it’s made with mahogany, rosewood, walnut, ebony and mother of pearl.

Folding Pocket Wrench

Folding Pocket Wrench

Eliminate those pesky, “Is that a wrench in your pocket or are you just happy…” questions with this Crescent-style folding pocket wrench; choose from either metric or inch sets.

Modo Pocket

Modo Pocket
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A boon to impromptu photographers, the Modo Pocket is a foldable tripod that fits in your pocket; its four rubber feet guarantee stability while hinges allow you to angle and position it.

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