Tools

Rake Assassin Rake/Shovel Combo Tool

$45.99 from Amazon »

Huh. I never thought much about harvesting potatoes until I saw the Rake Assassin doing it. You really do need a tool that serves as both rake and shovel to scoop the spuds up and then filter off the wads of dirt that...

Tekto Gear Amber Automatic Knife

$165.99 from Tekto Gear »

Talk about a woody. The Amber automatic knife from Tekto Gear pairs a corrosion-resistant chrome steel blade with a deep red, marbled wood for a piece of EDC some will want to show off on the outside their pocket instead...

Bosch Inline Demolition Hammer

$898.95 from Amazon »

If you thought you knew pounding before, the Bosch Inline Demolition Hammer would like to redefine the word for you. Its design accommodates both horizontal and vertical concrete demo applications at 17 ft.-lbs of impact...

OOAK Forge Neck Knives

$160 - $625 from Etsy »

Usable handmade sculptures. That's how Harlan Whitman of OOAK Forge would like wearers to think of his neck knives. As the shop's name suggests, all of these pieces are one of a kind, and at printing OOAK Forge had 5...

Spring Assisted Cleaver Flipper

$69.95 from Amazon »

EDC = Everyday Cleaving with Off-Grid Knives' Spring Assisted Cleaver Flipper. The spring-assisted pocket knife allows for one-handed deployment via lever or dual thumb studs, and opens to reveal an AUS8 blade ready to...

CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife

$39.11 from Amazon »

CRKT calls its old-is-new-again Snap Lock folding knife a "legendary reissue" of "one of the most decorated knives of all time." Ed Van Hoy originally designed the blade and its ornate handle in 2004(ish) and it earned...

HyperWhistle - World's Loudest Whistle

$12.95 from Amazon »

The HyperWhistle takes its World's Loudest Whistle title not from Guinness, but from a mustachioed dude with a sound meter doing a review on YouTube. In the video, he hits a "personal best" 143 decibels with the HyperWhistle...

CRKT Raikiri Folding Knife

$65.26 from Amazon »

CRKT designer Dew Hara named his Raikiri folding knife after a Japanese sword. According to folklore, the sword could cut a bolt of lightning in two. According to CRKT, the Raikiri folding knife...can't. But they say...

Outdoor Element Kodiak Survival Bracelet

$24.99 from Amazon »

Outdoor Element's Kodiak survival bracelet has a couple of unique "paddles" wrapped into and around its 550 paracord weave to help you get back down sh*t creek if you ever find yourself stuck up it...

Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife

$96 from Gerber »

The StrongArm fixed blade isn't a new design for Gerber, but their latest release in the knife's series now has an upgraded BDZ-1 steel blade. Full tang and fine edge. The StrongArm's Tactical Grey handle also has a rubberized...

CO2 Tire Inflator

$19.98 from Amazon »

Pro Bike Tool created this superfast CO2 tire inflator because they know the only thing worse than getting a flat tire while riding a bike is having to ride a bike in the first place. Well, that's something I know anyway...

Japanese Kiridashi Pocket Knife

$115 from Etsy »

Marc Liss hand makes his Japanese kiridashi pocket knives, or dashis, from recycled files. He says, amongst knife makers, files are considered to be forged from some of the best steel there is, often 1095 or W1. So in...

Orvis Nordic Pocket Saw

$49 from Amazon »

Though I wouldn't be surprised if Orvis Nordic Pocket Saw were the name of the next film in the Saw movie series, for once I am happy to say that this saw is just another survival tool. Flexible and lightweight, Orvis'...

NOMAD Survival Multitool

$35 from Amazon »

I like NOMAD's addition of a firestarter to their Survival Multitool, but am a little disappointed it's just a foldout manual metal rod, and not the click 'n' flame wand lighter it looks like. That the whole tool looks...

CRKT Freyr Axe

$79.40 from Amazon »

Nothing fancy or special about the Freyr tactical axe. Except that there's nothing fancy or special about CRKT's strong and simple bearer of the chop. If that's a refreshing change to you, amidst all the overengineered...

UCO Stormproof Matches

$8.44 from Amazon »

It's easy for UCO to say their Stormproof Matches burn through windy and wet conditions. That they'll burn for 25 seconds regardless of the gusts or downpours they're in. That they're so waterproof the matches will still...

MecArmy Titanium Carabiner Flashlight

$129.90 from Amazon »

MecArmy says their FL10 is "probably the first carabiner coming with a flashlight." Probably. They're too busy churning out TC4 titanium torches styled after climbers' favorite clips to fact check, but...yeah, probably...

Stikkan Kindling Maker

$179 from Amazon »

I was a fan of the Stikkan kindling maker before it caused a huge fight between me and She-Ra: Princess of Power. I said, "Hey, look at this firewood splitter video. You mount it to a wall or tree outside and it makes...

Pocket Knife Sharpener

$6.89 from Amazon »

This pocket knife sharpener re-sharpens about any blade you've got in just 3 to 4 strokes. I wish I could use it on other stuff I've got that's dulled. Like, say, my brain...

The Bushcraft Fire Starter Necklace

$24 from Amazon »

Add a spark to your relationship by gifting your lady The Bushcraft, a fire starter necklace as outdoor chic as it is survival savvy. The handcrafted pendant is made in 2 parts, both serving aesthetic and functional purposes...

YETI LoadOut Fishing & Utility Bucket

$39.99 from Amazon »

YETI made a bucket. Not surprising given the outdoor giant's stature and reputation. But is the YETI bucket a slam dunk? Let's see what kind of offense it's got...

Greenworks 145 MPH Cordless Leaf Blower

$245.88 from Amazon »

Raking leaves blows. So you blow harder with Greenworks' 145MPH Pro 80V Li-Ion MAX leaf blower, a cordless cleanup tool whose brushless motor and turbo button can stir up and knock around yard debris 580 CFM at 145 MPH...

Guardman Bicycle Multi-Tool

$9.79 from Amazon »

To be clear, Guardman's Bicycle Multi-Tool isn't a multi-tool specific to bike repairs, it's a multi-tool shaped like a bike. As in, Ding, ding! Move over Leathermen and SAKs, it's time to add a bike lane to your pocket...

Wet Circuits Water Resistant Power Strip

$54.26 from Amazon »

Wet Circuits sound like something my mama taught me to stay away from. And they still pretty much are. But at least when they're lining up along Hydrofarm's water-resistant power strip, if you're working in the yard...