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.
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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.
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’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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each June 23, people celebrate diversity and positivity on National Pink Day. For the most recent holiday, Everyday Carry decided to seek out pink versions of some of their favorite gear, providing a vibrant splash of color to the ordinarily muted tones most pocket tools tend to come in.
Ever need to measure something far away? Bosch’s GLM400CL digital tape measure uses a powerful laser to bounce off surfaces up to 400 feet away, even in sunlight. It has a built-in camera with zoom to help you target your subject, and is accurate to 1/16″. It can calculate length, area, volume, and more in real time.
Bomber & Company’s lightweight pendant sheath conceals a compact version of their B-2 Nano Blade. Its key-shaped 1″ blade locks in firmly and discreetly when not in use, and holds in tight when you need it. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.
Worx’s WX255L SD Semi-Automatic Power Screwdriver makes it easy to loosen and tighten screws with one hand. Its chamber-loading mechanism lets you quickly rotate between six different bits, while its screw holder attachment replaces the need for you to hold screws with your fingertips. Accepts standard 1/4″ hex shank bits.
A heavy-duty, compact axe designed for outdoor living as well as throwing. Its 12 inch head and 2.75″ blade is constructed from long-lasting 8Cr13Mov stainless steel, attached to a sturdy glass-reinforced nylon handle. It weighs just 23.1 oz., and comes with a ballistic nylon sheath.
Hozo Design’s digital measuring gadget calculates distances as you roll it across a surface. It can measure straight lines and curves with precision, and displays its measurements in inches (decimal or fraction), or centimeters on its bright blue OLED display. Made from stainless steel, aluminum, nylon, and silicon rubber.
This crazy looking gadget is perfect for working on small items like electronic circuits or jewelry. Four of its gooseneck arms have alligator clips for holding objects, while the other two offer a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Its base can be easily attached to a workbench for stability.
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.
TEC Accessories’ pocket-sized tool is machined from solid 6Al-4V titanium. It features a durable pry tip at one end, and a tungsten carbide glass breaker at the other. The pry tool doubles as a straight screwdriver, while the glass breaker works as a scribe tool. There’s also a keychain version, minus the glass breaker.
Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.5mm.
Despite being just a bit larger than normal keys, the Geekey packs 16 functions. It can be used as a slotted, Philips, square and combo screwdriver, a closed and an open wrench, a scorer, a file, a bottle opener and more. You can even use it as a smoking pipe. Grab one now in The Awesomer Shop.
This camping tool combines a spoon and fork, with along with a sharp knife blade. Its ABS plastic sheath protects your hand while eating and doubles as an emergency whistle. The stainless steel utensil also works as a bottle opener and has a saw-tooth back edge which can be used for scaling fish.
Building on the design of the Suspension, Gerber’s folding tool has 17 functions, including cutters, screwdrivers, spring-loaded pliers, scissors, wire strippers, openers, saw, serrated, and fine-edge blades, among others. Tools lock firmly in place, and its girder-inspired handles are each made from a single piece of steel.
We love the sleek, modern looks of this pocket knife from Italy’s Maserin and designer Alessandro “Bonus” Olivetto. It features lightweight anodized aluminum handles with wood, micarta, or G10 scales, and a 3.15″ straight edge sheepsfoot blade fabricated from satin-finish steel.
Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to do something nice for your Pops, and grab him a nice gift he can use all year long. Everyday Carry picked 25 great gifts that serve a purpose, including pocket tools, electronic gadgets, watches, wallets, bags, and fitness gear. There’s something for every kind of dad on the list.
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