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Some junk for your trunk

Stocking Stuffers: Motorin’ Merch

True enthusiasts know that for the best driving experience you need very little accoutrement, if any at all. But a) everyone loves getting gifts and b) most times, some extra swag comes in handy. You could do the same thing you’ve done every year and get a gift card for the corner gas station, but…

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Toss out the petrified bearclaw, will ya?

Kit: 10 Items for Every Glovebox

Like a shoebox filled with letters from your old girlfriend (you don’t still have that, do you?), no one wants to open your car’s glove compartment. What on earth could be in there — a non-functioning drugstore flashlight, insurance cards from 2009, a Spandau Ballet CD, perhaps some ketchup packets? Good god. We don’t even know you. Clean out your filthy glovebox, ditch the garbage and start stocking it with these ten essentials.

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Better, faster, stronger

Grip-N-Go: 5 Best Multi-Tools

You’re not the guy who has a frequent buyer card at Sears, so you can’t always find the perfect tool in your less-than-organized garage. Perhaps a versatile multi-tool would be your best ally. Multi-tools have been around for twenty years, and they’re not going away anytime soon. Today’s multi-tools are better than ever, with innovative designs that are only limited by the imagination. If you’re wondering what all-around multi-tool to purchase, we have five of the best full-sized multi-tools on the market today.

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Don't call it husky

CRKT Graham Stubby Folding Razel

Without skipping a cut, the Graham Stubby Folding Razel ($50) qualifies as one of the more unique pocket knives we’ve used. Based off the larger non-folding Razel, which was created as a utility knife of sorts featuring both a chisel point and a razor styled blade. This blade combination lends itself to a multitude of…

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Neat and Cheap

Columbia River Knife and Tool Zilla-Tool Jr.

The Zilla-Tool Jr. ($24) is a pocket-sized 5.25 inch performer. Featuring a black-on-black non-reflective tactical finish, it can transform into a variety of handy tools such as: spring loaded pliers, wire cutters, a hex screwdriver, wire stripper, or most importantly, a bottle opener. Also what multi-tool would be complete with a basic flip-out 2.25-inch steel…

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One Hot Blade

CRKT Ignitor

We’ve shared some of our favorites from the good folks at Columbia River Knife & Tool before, and here is another fine example of their handiwork. The new Ignitor is a perfect little tech-folder, as stout as it is sharp. The Ignitor features a 3.38″ modified drop point, hollow grid blade in premium 8Cr14MoV stainless…

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A Smorgasbord of Highly Honed Goodies

Columbia River Knife & Tool – CRKT

Every man needs a knife. Or ten. Either way, the necessity of a handy blade is a concept that I’m willing to stand by. Just like the men they serve, knives come in a plethora of shapes, sizes, and special purposes. That’s why I’m such a fan of CRKT and the exceptional knives and tools…