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Blast From The Past – The Chinese Entrenching Tool

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

This may prove to be the most entertaining 8:46 of your life, or the most terrifying if you consider the Chinese horde all armed to the teeth with these shovels. It slices, it dices, it juliennes. Truth be told, a couple of the features such as the “scissor” and nail puller are pretty cool, but music and effects make this one worth the price of admission. Make sure you stay long enough to see the entrenching tool museum.

This article first appeared on SSD June 9th, 2010.

Mission First Tactical Dump Trays and Wallets

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

During Triggrcon we showed you the new MFT Dump Trays, but they weren’t quite ready yet. Well, they are now.

Offered in a variety of patterns, they feature two compartments (Overall 8.2 x 11.2”, small area 3.5×7” and large area 6×7”).

They’ve also introduced wallets which will accommodate up to 8/15 Credit Cards or 15/25 Business Cards.

Both products are made from Boltaron.

www.missionfirsttactical.com

Release Your Inner MacGyver with the Combar Outdoor Multi-tool

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Designed by ex-special operations veterans, COMBAR has an innovative rapid-activation design and meticulous safety mechanisms. It’s a revolutionary multi-tool in one grip for survivalists, hunters, first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, law enforcement and military.

It was borne out of a quest to find the right combination of tools that could be easily carried and handle essential needs for outdoor adventures. The COMBAR PRO features five tools in one: a hammer, axe, spade, saw and knife … capable of cutting, sawing, chopping, hammering and digging. The basic COMBAR features three tools in one: a hammer, axe, and spade.

COMBAR is great for camping, fishing, hunting, off-roading, winter sports, trail sports, as well as emergency preparedness and survivalist essentials.

Versatile and rugged, COMBAR offers the following features:
•      Heavy-duty: Made with aircraft grade aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium
•      Safety: State-of-the-art safety mechanisms for your protection
•      Lightweight: The Pro toolset weighs only 1.5 kilos/3.3 lbs
•      Ergonomic: Feels even better than it looks with balanced weight for extended use
•      Designed for durability: Put through hundreds of field tests in extreme conditions
•      A 25-year warranty: Provides decades of use
•      A Red Dot design award winner that “combines sophisticated ideas for sensible use in nature with optimum handling”

The COMBAR Pro and COMBAR Basic are on Amazon. Retail prices: COMBAR Pro $600, COMBAR Basic $425, Pro Kit (knife and saw) $200, Case $95, Holster $45 and Magazine $15. For more info, visit www.Aclim8.com.

Fire Escape – The Newest Must-Have Multi-Tool Carabiner

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

A fire starting, window breaking, seatbelt cutting, bottle popping, O2 tank opening, every-day-carry, multi-tool carabiner, a must-have, life-saving tool for everyone.

The Fire EscapeTM has a patent-pending, innovative design which includes a beefy seatbelt cutter, a window breaker, a fire-starter, a bottle opener, an O2 wrench and a hex wrench (double as hang-slots for keys), all disguised in an aesthetic carabiner clip. It has EverSpark technology, same as the Firebiner, which works with a replaceable ferro rod housed inside the stainless steel body. So clip it, cut it, turn it, smash it, pop it, spark it, escape it with the fire-starting multitool carabiner. It weighs only 1.7 oz and holds up to 100 lbs of gear..

Be prepared and able to escape with the Fire EscapeTM.

https://www.outdoorelement.com/fire-escape/ #fireescape

New All-In-One Miniature Torque Driver From Fix It Sticks

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced the All-In-One torque driver.  Available in a complete kit or individually, the All-In-One provides six torque values most commonly used by expert and professional shooters into one compact driver.

Using the All-In-One is quick and easy because there are no settings to adjust or hassle with before use.  Simply install any ¼” bit or socket as needed and tighten the fastener until the proper torque is achieved.  A precise, graduated torque scale is laser etched on the side to indicate the torque value as it is applied.  The settings marked on the side are 15in/lb, 25in/lb, 35in/lb, 45in/lb, 55in/lb and 65in/lb.  The All-In-One can also be used to apply torque in between the specified settings by watching the in/lb indicator as torque is being applied.

The new All-In-One Torque Driver kit comes with the Fix It Sticks T-handle wrench.  This wrench works with any ¼” hex bit and is designed for portability or for using either as a standard T-handle, or bits can be inserted into the opposing T-handle ends for more torque.  Included with the kit are a ½” socket and fifteen ¼” hex bits commonly used for scope mounts, actions screws and other firearm accessories.  The entire kit is contained in a zippered soft carrying case with a molded bit holder designed to securely organize any bit or accessory with a standard 1/4″ base, including Fix It Sticks Torque Limiters.  The All-In-One Torque Driver works with any ¼” hex drive or hex bit.

Perfect for use at the range or in the field, the complete All-In-One Torque Driver kit has an MSRP of $112.00 and the individual All-In-One Torque Driver has an MSRP of $60.00.  Both are now available.  

For more information visit:  store.fixitsticks.com/collections/all-shooting/products/multi-torque-driver-kit

PDW PB&J Tool

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Versatile Pocket Pry Bar Tool in Titanium
 

Prometheus Design Werx has released their new PB&J Tool for everyday carry. This versatile pocket pry bar tool is precision machined in 6AL4V titanium and features 9 defined functions. The PB&J Tool is designed to better tackle many of the daily random chores that your primary carry knife can’t handle. Think of it as your favorite folder’s EDC sidekick. 2 of the functional highlights for this tool are the built-in wire spring gate allowing easy clipping to a key ring, belt loops, pack or bag webbing and the other is their signature Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. As with all PDW EDC tool designs, form follows function with refined attentive details.

The PB&J Tool from Prometheus Design Werx comes in a fine matte industrial finish.

 

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“There are just some daily tasks that you won’t subject your EDC folder too. As a general knife rule, you pretty much never want to use your knife blade as a pry bar. It’s a no-no for any experienced knife user. Not only is a knife blade’s heat treat hardness not suited for prying, using it as such is a quick way to a broken tip. Like our Ti Dog Tag Tool, we developed a smart Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. Most other pocket pry bar tools in this genre have only a few pre-determined hex sizes and far less capable. The cat’s paw detail on the pry tip works well on carton staples to small nails, carpet tacks. For our users who are EMTs, the oxygen wrench is always a good feature to have as backup. The PB&J Tool also has other useful common-standard features and is rounded out by the unique wire spring gate to easily clip to anything it can fit on, and at the heart is its make in 6AL4V titanium. This is a pocket tool developed with clear focus on purpose driven design, no-nonsense and excellent quality of make.”

The new PDW PB&J Tool is available for $79.00 via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

The Delta Shovel from DMOS Collective

Monday, August 12th, 2019

During last year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market we told you about the Unbreakable Shovel from DMOS Collective. This year, they’ve introduced something new, the Delta Shovel, a collapsible shovel more akin to a full-sized military e-tool.

The Delta Shovel is available in two versions: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum or 12 Gauge Cold Rolled Steel. Both are American made in their Oregon factory.

It can be configured as shovel or hoe and the T handle gives extra leverage while working.

Get yours on Kickstarter.

Blade Show 19 – CRKT Twist & Fix Tool

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

There are multiple versions of CRKT’s new Twist & Fix Tool. Designed by Ryan Glasgow from Portland, Oregon, there are Torx, Hex, Sae/Metric sockets and even Philip/Flat driver heads.

www.crkt.com/twist-fix-socket-tool