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EverRatchet

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

During the recent Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver I ran across the EverRatchet. It’s a really cool design with the tooth of the ratchet sliding around the bolt head but catches when tightening.

It’s unlike any other pocket tool I’ve ever seen. It’s got a built-in ratchet along with a whole bunch of other tools.

The EverRatchet is offered in stainless steel or titanium and ships with a #2 DeWalt Phillips Bit as well as their custom-sized Fire Flint.

www.gearinfusion.com

Four New Tools From Fix It Sticks

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced a Universal Choke Tube Wrench, Knife Sharpener, Aimpoint Sight Bit and 3/8” Adjustment Wrench. These new items perfectly integrate with the Fix It Sticks tool system as well as perform as stand-alone products.

The Universal Choke Tube Wrench works on shotgun chokes from .410 to 10 gauge. Made from solid steel construction for durability, it has a flat design to reduce bulk and easily fit in any tool or maintenance kit. The Universal Choke Tube Wrench is now available with an MSRP of $10.00

To keep knives sharp and functioning a peak efficiency the new Fix It Sticks Knife Sharpener bit has both a carbide and ceramic V type sharpening inserts.  Both are set at 22.5 degrees for a 45 degree inclusive edge.  The Knife Sharpener is precision machined from steel, is available in February 2019 and has an MSRP of $22.00

To aid those using an Aimpoint, Fix It Sticks has introduced a bit specifically for the adjustment of these sights.  Made from a non-marring polymer, the bit has a two-prong design specifically to work with the windage and elevation adjustment knobs.  Available for shipment this February, the Aimpoint bit has an MSRP of $10.00

For scope mounts using a LaRue style release system, Fix It Sticks has introduced a 3/8” Adjustment Wrench bit to work with these quick release systems.  Made from solid steel, the 3/8” Adjustment Wrench will be available later this month.
MSRP is $10.00

Like all Fix It Stick bits, these new bits will work with any ¼” hex bit driver and of course the Fix It Sticks modular tool system.

store.fixitsticks.com

Meet Tacticlip, the “Multi-tool Hair Clip for Unpredictable Lifestyles”

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

These days, lots of folks are wearing their hair longer, and we know several Jewish men who keep their yarmulkes in place with a hair clip, so when we found out about Tacticlip, we figured, why not share it?

It does in fact work as a hair clip, but it also incorporates several other functions:

• Hair clip

• Raptor-style pointed tip

• Serrated Edge

• Ruler

• Wick Holder

• Mini-Screwdriver

Dimensions

• UltraLight Weight:  3 grams

• Length: 2 inches

• Thickness: 1mm

• Serrated Teeth: 17

• Serrated Teeth Style: Shark tooth

• Materials: Spring Steel

• Color: Black – Finish will wear depending on intensity of use

To learn more, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/beauchevassus/tacticlip-multi-tool-hair-clip-for-unpredictable-l.

ORSM 18 – Mini Heroclip

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Once you get a hold of one of these gadgets you won’t want to go without it ever again. Soon to be available in three sizes, including this mini version, the Heroclip is a great way to hang various items from hooks or cords.

The Heroclip has a built-in hook that rotates 360° in either direction, folds at two joints and features a rubber tip on the end so your gear will stay put wherever you hang it. I’ve used mine in tents, hotel rooms, and public restroom stalls to keep my bag off the floor. There are also two larger sizes.

myheroclip.com

SOFWERX – Combat Ready Utility eXoskin

Friday, July 13th, 2018

SOFWERX, in partnership with Elysian Labs, has innovated the Combat Ready Utility eXoskin (CRUX). The CRUX is a Bluetooth device designed to allow the user to rapidly switch between user-defined Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) integrated capabilities.

The CRUX is fully programmable, can be set up in minutes, and is easy to operate between commands. The next step is to have the CRUX work with the Near-Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) Personal Area Network.

Blade Show 18 – Exotac RipSPOOL

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

If you were a BattlBox subscriber you’d already have a RipSPOOL. Exotac recently released the first batch through the monthly subscription box service.

Equipped with a fire cord lanyard so you won’t lose it (and start a fire), RipSpool is a mini repair kit. In addition to an outer wrapping of over 4′ of Duct Tape, the end cap is wound with 60′ of 30 lbs test line.

When you unscrew the end cap, it contains a #16 sail needle which is mounted inside the end cap so that it can be used as an awl. Additional dead space inside, leaves room for fish hooks or other small items.

Thyrm Launches PyroVault

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Sunnyvale, CA —

The metal fluid lighter has been around since the 1930’s. It’s a beloved piece of Americana. But it’s not without fault. Major complaints include the evaporation of fuel, slippery case and lack of an attachment method. Thyrm addresses these issues and takes the traditional metal lighter into the future with the PyroVault.

“We had a blast designing modern-day armor for the classic, fluid lighter. The goal was to create a shell that retained the ability to use fluids available in remote and austere conditions but adds sealing to keep the elements out and the fluid in.” said THYRM CEO Andrew Frazier. “We also wanted a clip to attach it to gear, and grip surfaces so it doesn’t turn into a bar of soap when it’s wet and dirty.”

The PyroVault fits most Zippo-style inserts including butane torch versions. It’s made of reinforced nylon for toughness and an O-ring provides a waterproof seal. The latch is spring-loaded for one-handed operation. The MOLLE/PALS compatible clip means that your lighter will be right where you need it when you need it.

The PyroVault is made in the USA and available for purchase at Thyrm.com and at authorized dealers.

Sneak Peek – PyroVault by Thyrm

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Coming soon is the PyroVault by Thyrm. Basically, it’s water-tight, attachable armor for your Zippo.

it will be available in about a week from thyrm.com.