The smartphone has largely taken over the pocket space that used to be dedicated to the pocketknife and I think that’s a damn shame – even with 100,000 plus apps in the app store, you…
There’s something about a proper leather tool bag that just exudes oily charm, this 100% leather bag is made by hand in Britain and measures 16.5″ x 6″ x 8.5″, making it the perfect size…
The ROK Manual Espresso Maker is an entirely electricity free method of creating a proper espresso, the two handles are used to apply pressure to hot water in the upper container, this water is then…
This 12″ tool bag by Klein Tools is designed to hold all your hand tools when you’re on the go – it’s made from heavy duty No. 8 canvas and has a twin-buckle enclosure to keep all your bits safely inside.
The pocket knife you see here is made using high-grade Swedish rose stainless damascus steel coupled with carbon fibre in the handle. Each knife is 6 7/8″ open and 4 1/8″ folded, they’re made in France and they’ll make a hell of a cool family heirloom.
The nanoSTRIKER™ is a keychain sized fire starter designed to be carried every day without getting in your way. It contains a ferrocerium rod and a tungsten carbide insert to create a shower of sparks each time it’s scraped.
Although this is perhaps not the most handsome gadget we’ve ever featured, it is possibly the most useful. With its magnetic, twisting legs and powerful LED flashlight, the Joby Gorillatorch is exactly the sort of thing you want when rolling around in the filth under your sump looking for that damned washer you just dropped.
This clip-on multi-tool from Leatherman is slightly smaller and more pocket friendly than some of the company’s larger tools, it’s designed to be clipped to a belt loop or rucksack and forgotten about – until you find yourself needing a knife, scissors, a file, tweezers or something to throw at a bear while you run for the hills.
The Suunto Ambit2 Black is many things, so many things in fact, that it seems improper to just call it a watch. It has built in GPS and maps, it can monitor you speed, heart-rate, altitude and even the prevailing weather conditions.
The Trucker’s Friend Survival Tool is one of those items that all of us should probably carry in the trunk – it’s exactly the sort of thing you want in your hand when the going gets rough. Or the zombies take over.
The humble tool-roll, often used buy artisans and engineers in days gone by have been making a resurgence of late. They’ve been rediscovered by amateur mechanics and custom bike builders, as well as owners of the kind of vintage motorcycles that require wrenching every few hundred miles (usually by the side of the road, in the rain, at night).
The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good idea to me, especially if you’re planning a trip to one of the less than savoury parts of the world. Or if you’re just a big fan of spur-of-the-moment whittling.