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Tool trick

Anso Barbar

Milled from solid titanium, the innocuous Barbar ($75) may look like some type of industrial throwing star, but those shapes and edges hide three tools: a bottle opener, prybar, and 1/4" bit wrench. Avaiable in four colors, it also serves

Cutting Crew

Fiskars ShopBoss

Find yourself habitually reaching for the kitchen shears whenever it's time for an odd job or chore? Leave the comestible-cutter alone and grab yourself a Fiskars ShopBoss ($30). A veritable Swiss Army Snipper, the ShopBoss offers the best of heavy-duty

You never know when you’re going to need some illumination

Light & Motion Solite 150

Whether you’re caught out after sunset on your bike, troubleshooting an uncooperative ’74 Beetle, plotting your pre-dawn summit bid, or finding a blown fuse in a dark basement, a good light source becomes invaluable. The problem is, you usually need different

Fixed Hunter

Orvis x Winkler Limited Edition Knife

Crafting knives since 1975, Daniel Winkler draws inspiration for his blades from an era when essential equipment was vital to a woodsman's livelihood -- the 18th century. Unyielding quality would be a misnomer in describing this master bladesmith's handiwork; instead, the

Your Pockets Will Thank You

Baladeo Super Lightweight Knives

Paul Hogan has his reservations about the value of a pocketable knife, but as our everyday carry series hints, we’re more secure in our masculinity. That’s why these super lightweight knives from Baladeo intrigue us. Sold in three different weights

Triple-barrel lightgun

Fenix TK45 Flashlight

When one bulb won't cut it and two bulbs just aren't enough, the Fenix TK45 ($128) uses a trio of LED's to deliver headlight-levels of lighting -- assuring the total

Stayin' Alive

Item of the Week: SOL Origin Survival Kit (Sponsored)

Surviving at the office typically entails being the first to the coffee pot, but for those who venture outside of cubicle land, making it through the day can be far more serious. We’ll always be firm believers in the utility

Fixedated

VoxMate Knife

With its small 2.5" blade, the VoxMate (€320) is small enough for an everyday carry yet it exudes more character than most fixed blade knives we've come across. It's purposefully built with premium powder metallurgy RWL34 steel, designed to provide

Just the thicket

Gerber Gator Machete Pro

If the original Gerber machete hasn't sufficed your jungle-swathing needs, Gerber has answered your roar with the new Gator Machete Pro (available soon). The Pro is a multi-purpose implement that works as an axe, brush thinner, knife, machete, or garage-talk

Over-engineered. Enough Said.

Benchmade 755 MPR

Knowing that titanium is used extensively in this knife, the first surprise one encounters with the Benchmade 755 MPR ($235) is its weight. That is until you notice how incredibly thick the M390 super steel blade (a whopping .164”) and similarly

A Gorilla That's Too Bright To Ignore

Joby Gorrillatorch Blade

Flashlights are great for dark environments as along as you're willing to hold them. Headlamps free up your hands, but require that keep your noggin focused at the task ahead (literally). Lanterns are perfect for brightening up an area, but directing

Light, Bright

Surefire E2D LED Defender Flashlight

Why is it that most men tend to scrimp on gear for personal safety? Consider the flashlight you (hopefully) have at home or in your car. You’re lucky if the battery is still good, and even if so, it probably won’t

Throw. Roar. Repeat.

SOG Battle Axe

Multitools are great, and SOG has done a damn fine job of proving to us that their tools are high-caliber, but sometimes you just want something big, burly, and chuckable. What better way to inspire your inner-Viking than unsheathing and

Just Add Water

Gerber Rivermate

The only thing that mixes worse than Lindsey Lohan and alcohol is water and rope. Anyone who has ever paddled a boat can attest to the fact that a seemingly docile line floating in an inch or two of water at the

Made for a Man Who Knows No Limits

Wenger Mike Horn Ranger Knife

The first question you might have about this knife is who the hell is Mike Horn? In a nutshell, Mike Horn is a certified badass from South Africa. The second question you might have is, what certifies Mike Horn as

A Lightweight Headlamp at an Unbeatable Price

Petzl Tikka Plus 2 E97 PM Headlamp

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I recently decided to ditch the use of flashlights entirely in my life, in favor of a solid headlamp. After all, what can a flashlight do that a headlamp can't (aside from not sticking tenaciously to your noggin, of course)? After

No Less Than Nineteen, Thanks

CrankBrothers Multi-19 Bicycle Tool

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Your multi-tool may cut it for your camping trips, but when it comes to biking you need specific tools for trail-side repairs. CrankBrothers hear's you. Their Multi-19 Bicycle Tool is a savior (which this author can attest to) many times when

Into the Wild, Prepared

Ultimate Survival Technologies Camping/Hiking Deluxe Tool Kit

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You've got to love a good kit, especially when it comes from Ultimate Survival Technologies. Their Deluxe Camping/Hiking Survival Kit ($67) is small, but packed with survival essentials in case your casual weekend hike turns into a 30 day race to

The Gentleman's Pocket Knife

Benchmade 3150 Impel

benchmade-3150-impel-gear-patrol Benchmade's new 3150 Impel knife only furthers our affinity for the company's fine blades. Built to be a gentleman's pocket knife, the Impel is clean and simple. It only comes with a clip point plain edge blade, available

MacGyver in Your Pocket

Gerber Crucial Tool

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Though the same can't be said of me, my father has always been a consummate knife connoisseur. He has constantly preached to me about Gerber knives and the quality that backs them. Upon handling their Crucial multitool for a few

Built With and For the LAPD

Pelican 7060 LED Flashlight

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A great collaboration can often result in some fantastic products. The Los Angeles Police Department, a crew that uses their fair share of flashlights and Pelican Products have jointly developed the Pelica 7060 LED Flashlight. Tested with over 100+ officers over

Sharp. Looking. Knife.

Cold Steel Recon 1 Folder

recon1 A pocket without a knife is like a pie sans the filling. It's just empty and useless. We'll give you a pass if you are wearing suit pants, but eventually you are going to dress down and fall back into the

The Absolutely Anywhere Hands-Free Light

Joby Gorillatorch

gt1-fusebox A while back, we alerted the photo-minded among you to the handy-dandy Joby Gorillapod, a line of flexible tripods. Now, seeing an alternate application for their knobby-legged creations, Joby has unleashed the Gorillatorch, an adjustable tripod flashlight that's

Your Head As A Beacon

Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp

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Head lamps have come a long way since we were on our last scouting trip. No longer do you need to have a glorified Mag Lite strapped to your head, bobbing around and weighing your head down. Petzl's new
Charges in 90 Seconds. That is all.

5.11 Tactical Light for Life

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The flashlight is truly a man's tool. Wielding in one's hand the power to bring forth light from the darkness is both awe-inspiring and downright handy. Of course, we are fans of all types of torches, but offerings are sometimes

Up Close & Personal

Bushnell Spectator Permafocus Binoculars

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When it comes to focusing, no piece of gear you purchase is faster and perceptively more accurate than your own two eyes. Of course, unless that product is permanently in focus. Bushnell has utilized that exact maxim with the development of

Taking the Strain Out of Straining

OXO Good Grips Silicone Cooking Colander

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Transferring massive pots of boiling water and their cooked contents from stove to sink is one maneuver most cooks never look forward to. It's dangerous, heavy, and an overall pain in the ass. For those with access to full-sized kitchens and

The Axe George Washington Would Have Used, In 2009

Best Made Company Axes

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The duo behind Best Made Company (designer and author Peter Buchanan-Smith, and outdoorsman and environmental entrepreneur Graeme Cameron) aim to make you rethink the value of a quality axe. The two are men with accomplishments and experiences befitting of men

Peerless Pinching Power

SOG PowerAssist

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We've already taken the opportunity to introduce you to a few of SOG's outstanding blade offerings. Now we'd like you to meet one of their more versatile products, the PowerAssist multitool. To be clear, SOG offers a bevy of

Pocket Friendly Problem Solver

Gerber Crucial Multitool

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By Gear Patrol Reader Matt Alan

Admittedly, I'm one of those knife and pocket-tool junkies. Now, I don't walk around with a fanny pack or a bunch of crap clipped to my belt, just a trusty knife or multitool (or two) in

Tactical Meets Practical

SOG Specialty Knives

sog-knives-gear-patrol1 The knife is an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. This is certainly true, but a man's knife is so much more. The honed expression of the simplest machines, a good knife is an ever-ready and infinitely handy companion. Here