Tools

Nyala Knife with Microsilk Spider Silk Handle

$498 from Best Made »

The Microsilk-handled Nyala Knife is Best Made's second collaboration with industrial biotechnology firm Bolt Threads. Following the success of 2017's Cap of Courage, Bolt suggested spinning their same bio-engineered...

Grovemade Titanium Minimalist Knife

$199 from Grovemade »

Grovemade used the Japanese higonokami knife as inspiration for their new Titanium Minimalist Knife, so if you don't have $200 to spend on a new pocket folder, feel free to get an actual Japanese higonokami for minus...

Barebones Trailblazer Swivel Head LED Flashlight

$60 from Amazon »

The Trailblazer LED flashlight swivels and bends so your body doesn't have to. The outdoor torch has an adjustable head you can control exactly where its 4000K focus beam is pointing. It makes navigating nighttime conditions...

Douk-Douk French Pocket Knife

$27.99 from Amazon »

Despite the douk-douk's playful name, plus its tribal handle engraving and doodle-y blade design, this is not a pocket knife to play with. It's been used as a utility knife in the French colonies in Oceania since 1929...

Barebones Japanese Nata Tool

Nata chance that overgrown bush is gonna get the best of you this time! (Ladies, I'm talking to you too.) The Japanese Nata Tool from Barebones Living is a hatchet made to thwack! through brush and strip bark, plank wood...

TentLab Deuce Backpacking Trowel

$19.50 from Amazon »

Don't drop a deuce in the woods without it. TentLab's Deuce is an ultra lightweight backpacking trowel that will help you deal with all kinds of shit during hiking and camping trips. At 0.6 ounces, or the weight of 3-1/2...

WK Bottle Opener Knife

Did Winkler Knives make a sheathed blade and decide to extend it handle into a bottle opener, or did they make a bottle opener and decide smith 2-1/8" of business at the other end? Ahhh, it's a philosophical conundrum...

Nite Ize Figure-9 Rope Tightener

$2.54 - $7.98 from Amazon »

Forget using a bandana to learn knots! In fact, forget knots altogether with Nite Ize's Figure-9 Rope Tightener. The Figure-9 is a simple, sturdy metal tool whose funky bends and curves enable the securing of ropes and...

WRENCHit Interchangeable Hex Wrench System

$55 from Amazon »

The WRENCHit interchangeable hex wrench system makes it easy to throw a wrench in your plan. Mininch made it for everyone who finds they, or someone they cross paths with, has a screw loose. (OK, technically a bolt loose...

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...