Knives

Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp XAVT

Victorinox makes a line of knives branded for the Boy Scouts of America, but I was surprised to find that the Swiss Army SwissChamp XAVT was not part of the BSA collection.  With it’s 80 functions, the SwissChamp XAVT is the ultimate “always be prepared” tool!  This huge knife is packed with knife blades, screwdrivers, hex drivers, altimeters, barometer, alarm …

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Switch – Create a Custom Multi-Tool

How would you like to create your own custom uber Swiss Army style multi-tool? Now you can with the Switch from Quirky. It comes with 18 different tool attachments. You choose if you want a small (2-6 tools), medium (4-10 tools), and large (7-13 tools) sized tool by swapping the different blades/tools in and out. …

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Steampunk pocket knife – Van Hoy Snap Lock

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 side …

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Pocket knife for electricians – SOG Kilowatt

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 Garrett …

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Spyderco Ladybug and Cricket Pocket Knives Review

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 of …

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Easier one handed multi-tool – Zilla

The Zilla-Tool is a 6-1/2″ long multi-tool that doesn’t require you to unfold it in order to use the pliers or knife blade. The Zilla focuses on the three main uses for a multi-tool: pliers, knife and screwdriver. It has tapered needle nose pliers, 3″ knife blade with combo serrated edge, wire cutter and stripper, …

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Gerber announces Crucial multi-tool

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 tool …

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Multi-tool with a wrench – Spyderco Byrdrench

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 housing …

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Pocket knife / lighter combo – Spyderco Firebyrd

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.