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Titan Zoom – Sapphire Pocket Magnifier by Maratac

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

Now available from County Comm, the Titan Zoom Pocket Magnifier by renowned watch maker Maratac features a 1.2-inch sapphire domed lens and a titanium exoskeleton.

Now you’re asking yourself, “why do I need a magnifier?” Because it doesn’t require a battery and can be used for a variety of applications such as these examples from County Comm: deciphering intricate details on a map, reading menus in low light, or even harnessing the power of the sun to start a fire.

Black Hills Designs SHOVE-R Shove Knife

Sunday, September 10th, 2023

I don’t normally post stuff from the same company back-to-back like this, but Black Hills Designs seems to be on a roll, providing low-cost, mission enhancing solutions.

Their lastest is the SHOVE-R shove knife which they describe as a hyper minimalist entry tool designed to be with you when you need it. With a thickness of 1.4mm and a width of 8mm the SHOVE-R is one of the thinnest entry tools you can carry.

So what exactly is this thing? You remember the old “open the door with a credit card trick?” That’s what this is used for. Just a tool in a box, like you see above.

It’s also XRAY passive and can be woven in between PALS webbing bars or just carried wherever.

Kopis Designs – Marty McPry

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Made from a solid billet of 1/4″, Grade 5 (6Al4V) Titanium, the Marty McPry is virtually indestructible while weighing in at just over 2oz.

The front end has a V-grind flathead, while the back end has a chisel ground pry end with a nail puller. It also has a channel in the center that can hold and turn any standard 1/4 bit driver while providing additional leverage for turning screws/bolts.

In addition, they designed and tested it to function in a self-defense capacity in a pinch and it is TSA compliant.

Each one comes with a PH2 phillips head bit driver and 3 O-rings to secure it within the handle if you choose.

Thyrm – PyroVault 2.0 – Vice Edition

Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Thyrm is paying tribute to the 80s with the ‘Vice’ edition of their PyroVault 2.0 Lighter Armor. The same great PyroVault, just in a two-tone Cyan and Magenta colorway that wouldn’t look out of place in an undercover Miami narcotics detective’s EDC.

The PyroVault 2.0 features include:

-Dual-wall, dual-color exoskeleton design
-Full gasket seal to keep fuel in and water out
-Full-size lanyard hole for retention in the field
-Stainless torsion spring and axle for reliable one-handed opening
-New low-profile latch for easy striker-wheel access
-Hidden Tinder-Quik™ fire starter included
-Designed and Made in the USA

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Matador Launches BetaLock

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Matador Travel Equipment has just launched the BetaLock, a TSA-compliant, carabiner-style lock.

According to Matador, the BetaLock offers both locking and non-locking capability for versatile use, with an easy-to-use spring gate for quick attachment and detachment, as well as a dead-bolt locking gate that effectively provides security against opportunistic thieves.

Each BetaLock comes with two keys for added convenience and peace of mind and is fully TSA-compliant, ensuring seamless travel experiences.

ITS Tactical SPIE Marker

Friday, July 21st, 2023

[ARLINGTON, TX, 07/21/2023]. Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to release the SPIE® (Special Purpose Insertion Extraction) Marker. Hidden in plain sight, it offers six valuable Escape & Evasion tools, disguised as an ordinary everyday permanent marker. Whether you need it to function as an Impact Tool, escape from illegal restraint or even pick a lock, the SPIE® Marker has you covered.

A quick at-home conversion is all you need to prep your SPIE® Marker. Simply remove the standard permanent marker tip, add the included Micro Tradecraft Toolset into the marker body (give it a quick tap on the table to seat it, so it doesn’t rattle) and put in the Impact Insert. 

While the Impact Tool needs no specific instructions on usage, the ideal way to access the tools in an emergency is with a quick snap of the insert and the marker body. The best part is that the Injection-Molded ABD Impact Insert is stronger than the marker body, so the body will be what breaks. Simply grab another permanent marker you have laying around and you can set up the SPIE® Marker again for use. Just in case, we’ve included a spare Impact Insert as well.

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

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Big Agnes – Stake Hammer/Hatchet

Friday, July 21st, 2023

The Stake Hammer/Hatchet from Big Agnes does what the name says. It can be used to drive in and pull shelter stakes and be used as an all around camp hatchet. You can even open bottles with it. It also includes a removable blade cover to keep you safe while using the hammer or bottle opener features.

OR Summer Show 23 – Tacticagear M.250 Hex Toolkit

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

The M.250 Hex Toolkit from Tacticagear is a handy pocket driver offering 12 different hex bits as well as a 50mm extender. The holster is features a belt clip.