In a world of hurt? Let the Fubar Baby help pry you out of that situation

Fubar Baby

In the world of consumerism, we like to get the most bang for our buck. Take pocket multi-tools for example, we think the more things we can use it for the better and in most cases I would agree. But one designer has seen a short coming in one prominent feature of the pocket multi-tool, the pry bar feature and he has done something about it. The Fubar Baby, a kickstarter project by Scott Howard is a simple, single function pry bar. Now, I know you military types can relate to the acronym FUBAR (if you don’t know ask someone who has been or is in the military) and maybe that was the point of this pry bar to be used in those types of situations. Made out of either stainless steel or titanium with multiple finishes available, the Fubar Baby measures 2.625″ length x .75″ width x .156″ thick, small enough to carry on your key ring, in your pocket or hand bag. The Fubar was thought up because the designer had seen another pry bar on a multi-tool break, realizing the weakness in the design of pry bars with multiple cutouts he designed the Fubar Baby to be small enough and strong enough to be used in similar situations without breaking. The Fubar Baby has several pledge points with a $19 pledge getting you a stainless steel version of the Fubar Baby in a hand polished or stone washed finish. Funding runs until December 19, 2013 and if successfully funded, is slated to ship in the February 2014 time frame.

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8 comments… add one

  • Pryor Art December 1, 2013, 10:34 am

    See http://www.countycomm.com for pry bars in different sizes, including models in titanium.

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  • Steven December 1, 2013, 3:18 pm

    I am not sure what this would be used for. Can anyone explain? Thanks.

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  • Evan December 1, 2013, 4:28 pm

    My Gerber Artifact makes for a fantastic prybar, as would the bladeless sibling, the Shard. Plus they have a handful of other functions as well. The Artifact cuts paper, plastic and wood perfectly with an #11 X-Acto blade, which is also disposable if you find yourself in a security checkpoint.

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  • Scott Howard December 1, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Thanks for your kind words and your Support.
    Scott

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  • journey December 2, 2013, 3:19 am

    great little tool, would have many uses.

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  • Larry Geisz December 2, 2013, 12:49 pm

    @ Steven I use to work jobs setting up show booths for conventions, and having a small crowbar like this to lift or pry a section of wall so it could be locked together would have been great, especially if it could sit in my pocket.

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  • Evan December 2, 2013, 6:19 pm

    @Steven – As I said above, I’ve been using a similar tool for awhile, and I thought I’d use it for the other functions. It is surprising how often I grab it for the prybar. I’d certainly recommend this as a “I didn’t know I needed it” tool, especially if you’re already carrying a knife or (as the creator of this feels) you think a multi-tool prybar is likely to break.

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  • journey December 4, 2013, 2:18 am

    this tool works great in my upholstery …pulls out tacks and big staples great,

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