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Do-it-yourself pocket knife building kit for kids

on Sunday, December 5th, 2010

JJ’s Knife Kit from Garrett Wade is a nifty build it yourself kit for little ones aged 4-7. Kids always want what their parents have, so this is a safe way to let them feel like they have a grown up tool. These kits come with pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces of Oak or Cherry dependingRead More…

Hobo knives – For chowing on the go

on Sunday, November 15th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Here’s a nifty gadget for your gear bag. It’s a replica of a hobo knife from the early 1900’s. This one from W.R. Case has a bone handle with a knife, spoon and a fork with a can opener. It’s pretty expensive at around $80 or so at various online retailers. However, I did findRead More…


Steampunk pocket knife – Van Hoy Snap Lock

on Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Have you ever seen a knife like this one? It’s the Van Hoy Snap Lock from CRKT. It features a very unusual opening and locking mechanism. If the included belt clip isn’t installed, the stainless steel blade can rotate 360 degrees. If one of the clips is installed (you can attach it to either sideRead More…

Pocket knife for electricians – SOG Kilowatt

on Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

This knife from SOG Group (Special Operations Group) offers three wire stripping features from fine multi strand all the way up to cable. There is a stripper bar for wire sizes of 12-24, an adjustable spring-loaded UTP/wire stripper in the back, and hole stripper that uses the main blade. You can get one from GarrettRead More…


Spyderco Ladybug and Cricket Pocket Knives Review

on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I’ve had a thing for pocket knives ever since discovering my Dad’s small collection in his jewelry box as a kid. You know how some kids like to snoop around in their parents stuff when they’re not home? Yeah, I was one of those kids… I was fascinated by the different shapes and sizes ofRead More…


Combination pocket knife and ruler

on Monday, August 17th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Here’s a nice looking pocket knife from Garrett Wade that combines 2 stainless steel blades with a 6″ folding precision rule graduated in 64ths, as well as a metric scale. It’s 3/8″ thick, weighs 0.8 oz. and folds to a length of 3″.

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Gerber announces Crucial multi-tool

By: Andy Simmons
on Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

If your gadget tastes lean more toward the utilitarian, you may be happy to learn that Gerber, famous for their knives and multi-tools (and not baby food), have added a number of new items to their multi-tool family, including the Crucial multi-tool and the Curve keychain tool.  The Crucial (pictured) is a butterfly-opening pocketable toolRead More…


Multi-tool with a wrench – Spyderco Byrdrench

on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

The Spyderco Byrdrench is unlike any multi-tool that I’ve seen before. The tool’s housing is two stainless halves that join creating slip joint pliers (with a large or small bite) on one end and an adjustable 9/16” crescent wrench on the opposite end. Other tools include a knife, file, hole starter and a bit housingRead More…

Pocket knife / lighter combo – Spyderco Firebyrd

on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

The Spyderco Firebyrd combines three tools into one pocket sized device. You get a cutting blade, a lighter and a bottle opener. It has a notch-joint (non-locking) drop-point blade that opens/closes one-handedly. Its hollow aluminum handle holds a standard-sized lighter (not included) with peek-a-boo cutouts revealing the lighter inside.


slice Precision Cutter – Cut stuff with style

on Sunday, July 19th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

Here’s a gadget for all you crafters out there. Instead of using an Xacto or razor blade to cut shapes from paper, there’s the slice Precision Cutter from designer Karim Rashid. The tip is a never-rust ceramic blade that lasts longer than steel and stays sharp forever. It never needs sharpening.