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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
$39.99 from Vvego »

TSA isn't going to like this EDC blade attached to your boot, but that incredibly hot chick in purple yoga pants who just noticed a wad of gum congealed to her shoe as she removed it for the X-ray belt probably will. After...

Saturday, June 8, 2013
$250 from Vipukirves »

Honestly, the Vipukirves Leveraxe initially intrigued me because the guy holding it in one of the above photos is wearing black-and-white gloves that sort of make him look like he has a hook hand, and I thought perhaps this...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Panamanian inventor Morris Shahbazi once bragged to disbelieving ears that his SOS Parachute, an emergency evacuation system for people in high-rise office buildings, hotels, and residences, could open in 100 feet, or 1.5 seconds. Conventional parachutes typically require around 200 feet. In April and May of 2013, Shahbazi successfully tested his claims. 13 times. Himself. He's the dude wearing...

Sunday, November 24, 2013
$34.95 from CountyComm »

One more Bat Toy for my Bat Toy Box! This pocket-sized tube that adeptly screws into a grappling hook was originally produced by EDO Robotics in response to a desert warfare operator's request for a lightweight, reusable tool...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
$950 from Gerber Gear »

Funny how even though Bear Grylls was alleged to be kind of a fraud several years ago--the guy who roughs it to the bare bones, in the jungle with nothing but a pocket knife, some fishing line, and his wits by day, but off...

Thursday, March 20, 2014
$318.99 from Amazon »

Well I know I like that square beam HD flashlight Bushnell makes so I have similarly high hopes for their Equinox Z, a digital night vision monocular with 6x magnification. The after-dark locating and sightseeing device has built-in photo and video recording capabilities, plus a 50mm multi-coated glass objective lens and an infrared illuminator with multiple settings. These perks facilitate edge-to-edge...

Thursday, October 3, 2013
$42.95 from Amazon »

Anymore, the ability to write is a mere secondary attribute of a great pen. I might want to scribble a note to buy more Fresca every now and then, but mostly I'm using pens like POLAR as anything from a magnetic toy to a protractor...

Thursday, January 23, 2014
$7.99 from Amazon »

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how they do it. This is how they ignite the Olympic torch, match- and lighter-free. This is also how you can start lighting your campfires, cigarettes, cigars, incense cones, and in the great...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
$36.89 - $136.29 from Amazon »

Though he'll probably stick with Mjolnir for wailing on Loki, if Thor were a construction worker I bet he would use one of Wilton's BASH Unbreakable Sledge Hammers. Touted the toughest sledge ever built, BASHes with heads...

Sunday, June 23, 2013
$59.95 from Amazon »

I think it would be very uncomfortable to get axed in the head with this Trucker's Friend. I guess that's why they picked a zombie to play the receiving end of the axing-someone-in-the-head demonstration. So no one would feel...

If bat shit looked like 1000mW of ice-blue lightning, the S3 Spyder III Arctic Laser would be the physical manifestation of bat shit crazy. As it stands, the world's most powerful laser is just fuckin' nuts. Wicked Lasers' (absolutely, 100% legal) handheld bolt of pure spectral power counts amongst its marketable skills the ability to: Sear through ornery plastic, pop bitch-ass balloons, burn continuously, 24/7, without sustaining damage to its laser diode, function in 9 different operating modes, including Strobe, Constant Wave, SOS, Beacon, and Tactical Hibernation, emit 0.25 Lux of light at a distance of 6,856 meters, turn anyone it hits in the eye at a distance of 149 meters or less into Ray Charles, minus the musical talent and soul.

And if that weren't enough to get it laid every day for the duration of its 5,000+-hour serviceable life, Guinness is currently testing the S3 Arctic for the official title of World's Most Powerful Laser.

The S3 Arctic Series Laser resides in an aircraft grade aluminum chassis that's smaller than a standard flashlight.

Sunday, October 6, 2013
$55.41 from Amazon »

Be a real-life, modern-day superhero with Zippo's 4-in-1 Woodsman tool as your trademark weapon. Pretty lady's kitty stuck in a tree? No problem. Slide out the Woodsman's axe and chop it down. Cats always land on their feet...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
$29.99 from Amazon »

Look like less of a redneck burning your trash with this handy paper log maker. The deep metal box accepts newspapers, junk mail, cardboard, wood chips, and wrapping paper, but probably not Taco Bell bags because the grease...

Saturday, February 1, 2014
$99.90 from Amazon »

I saw some compact devices similar to PowerAll's portable car jump starter & power bank that claim to juice up a car battery from the comfort of my driver's seat. Just plug one in to the cigarette lighter, chill for 20 minutes...

Friday, July 12, 2013
$21.44 from Amazon »

I know. There are only so many multi-tools one can own. But only one multi-tool one can own also impersonates the precious, innocuous fish who died on you (possibly repeatedly) during childhood. What up, Guppie Multi-Tool?...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
$39.99 from StatGear »

The T3 Tactical Triage & Auto Rescue Tool came forth into the world from the cranial loins of NY City Paramedic Avi Goldstein. Or maybe he just picked it to be part of his online store StatGear's survival inventory. Either...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
$16.87 from Amazon »

1. Check out the video above of a dude dumping Hershey's Chocolate Syrup on a white Keds tennis shoe treated with NeverWet. 2. Be amazed by NeverWet's water-, oil-, and apparent chocolate-syrup-repelling technology. 3. Read...

Saturday, July 28, 2012
$179.95 from WickedLasers.com »

It's the 21st century. Who buys a flashlight whose only capability is to shed light anymore? When I'm looking for my 1:12 scale Voltron in the attic, hunting zombies in the Ozarks, or self-examining my throat for the white...

Friday, February 21, 2014
$99.95 from DropLED »

To confirm the accuracy of its name, someone subjected the DropLED Pro Harsh Duty Bulb to a few tests. 300 direct hits to a cinder block. Crushing under a forklift. Placing against the interior side of Drax the Destroyer's...

Saturday, January 11, 2014
$14.95 from First Aid Flame »

Movie stuntman and stunt coordinator Bob Bragg developed the First Aid Flame for 2 reasons. 1) He could. Having honed his savvy in fire-related stunts, Bragg knew how to fabricate and manipulate the combustion process well....

Friday, September 13, 2013
$43.95 from Lubricheck »

I always thought my car required an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles out of necessity, but according to Lubricheck, I shell out my precious duos of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States and fellow Pisces...

Sunday, December 30, 2012
$1,349 from Amazon »

F light, low-profile, and practical. I live in the USA. I want the biggest and the best. Even if the biggest and the best means so cumbersome and heavy it makes me look like I have a gimp leg when I carry it in my pants pocket....

Friday, December 27, 2013
$89.99 from Quirky »

Modular. It's going to take tactical to the octagon for the title of Most Profitable Buzzword. Modular cell phones, modular pens, and now a modular pocket knife. Quirky Inventor James Robinson's Swift is Swiss Army gone piecemeal....

Monday, August 5, 2013
$220 from Hand-Eye Supply »

At first I wasn't sure why this Nata Hatchet costs so much, but then I read the item description on Hand-Eye Supply's listing and noticed it begins with "Behold." As in, "Behold, the mighty Bridgetown Forge x Hand-Eye Supply...

Monday, November 25, 2013
$109 from Amazon »

Know why I need a bulletproof clipboard? The same reason I need a tactical beer mug: so that I'm prepared the 1 in 1,000,000 times I need to go Jason Bourne in protecting and defending myself, and so that I'm prepared the...

Monday, July 29, 2013
$13.93 - $29.99 from Amazon »

The Glo-toob is a banded top for ladies that burns swooning neon green, blue, red, white, or amber straight from their chesticular areas to your heart. Oh wait, no. Wrong glowing product that sounds like "boob". Correction:...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sold Out from Amazon »

Good news, Clark Griswolds of the world. If you don't have 7 hours to spend staple gunning 700,000 strands of lights to your house this year, you can still xenon-bomb Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her husband out of their midnight...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
$33.64 - $49.97 from Amazon »

It's not that I don't like trees, it's just that sometimes they really piss me off and I feel compelled to take a few swings at them with my powerful axe. I think this serves as an appropriate warning and encourages them to...

Sunday, May 19, 2013
$34.99 from Amazon »

Sick of hearing about the Zombie Apocalypse? Me too. I'm also sick of hearing about how pretty soon my mama's going to kick me out of her house and stop paying for my cell phone bill and all of my chips and cereal, thus forcing...

Thursday, February 14, 2013
$24.35 from Amazon »

Be a hero. Everyone's doing it. And even if they're not contemporary society--particularly the media, and particularly the media talking about celebrities--love throwing that word around and assigning it to people who do little...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
$31.26 - $61.95 from Amazon »

A little morbidity to go with your coffee and intent gaze of surfing the Web for non-work-related diversions today? The idea for Havalon sporting scalpels arose from watching taxidermists at work. Havalon's parent company...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
$520 - $565 from Trail Insight »

I didn't realize there were people out there into running or hiking a trail, and then doing more grunt work grooming or reconfiguring it as their reward for finishing without passing out. Is this a new extreme sport? I also...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Maybe the coolest thing about the Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle is that it's smaller than it looks. Like, I could sit on it and make it drive me around, profiting from its design as an all-electric workhorse with the precision...

Monday, August 15, 2011
$39.81 from Amazon »

This is some real MacGyver shit right here. This kit has absolutely everything. And even though Bear Grylls was found to be a big fake and a liar and a fraud and gay, this survival kit will save your ass the next time you'r...

Sunday, September 15, 2013
$79 from Kickstarter »

I'm not sure I approve of the Bosse Tools ethos. An ergonomic shovel for driving through dirt and clearing snow that precludes its users from walking away from the grunt work with tweaked backs, sore wrists, and gimp arms?...

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Discontinued

By Cryos Illumination's definition, Function in flashlight form means a light output of up to 1600 lumens with endless, user-controlled variability in between. It means dual 1/4-20 tripod threads and a uniquely practical design....

Saturday, July 20, 2013
$19.99 from Amazon »

We as humans have such cold-blooded and violent feelings towards insects as a species. We could sympathetically and euphemistically "eliminate" and "dispose of" them, but instead we swat, squash, zap, smash, exterminate, and...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
$27.15 - $31.57 from Amazon »

They're terming Brook & Hunter's axe of a thousand ways to destroy and maim a "garden tool". Yeah, for all the "weeding" I have to do when gangs of Girl Scouts jump me in the grocery store parking lot because I dissed Do-si-dos....

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
$24.20 from Amazon »

You can...wait for it...screw pretty much anything with Megapro's 15-in-1 stainless steel driver. I'd still take caution, though, when approaching objects that do not look easy to screw, particularly if they appear to be stronger...

Sunday, August 12, 2012
$350 from Best Made »

It's getting to be timber time. Cracklin' fires will soon be calling for fuel. Kindling. Logs. Disembodied zombie parts. And real men--the kind of men who fell trees and split their own firewood instead of buying it at the...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
$9.59 from Amazon »

Which is better: Stargate or Major League? You think about that for the next hundred or so words while I discuss Nite Ize's reflective rope. Outdoorsy types and people who give two thumbs up to bondage will find the reflective...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

So the official name of this serrated slasher is Japanese Pruning Saw, but I think that's just because online marketplaces whose customer bases are mostly over-compensated, uninformed hipsters and yuppies want to subtly prepare...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
$12.88 from Amazon »

Why didn't I think of this? Probably because I've only hammered a few times in my life and it was usually into drywall. In a world of tools born from overdone simplicity, this is actually practical and functional. Protects...

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