GPS-enabled map in your iPhone? Pffft. The real “urban woodsman” uses a compass. With the Brass Stow Away Capsule, he’s also got a waterproof match safe in case he gets off course and needs to build a fire while waiting for his girlfriend to pick him up and drive him safely back to Brooklyn.
These knives are made entirely of carbon fiber. That means they’re super lightweight, each of the three models weighing in at less than one ounce. The thing is, carbon fiber isn’t something that holds a sharp blade. Carbon Fiber Gear offers these knives not for cutting but rather self-defense. They’re for stabbing. Puncturing. Immobilizing the enemy. Kinda hellish, sure, but as the saying goes, “better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”
Rumor has it these photo-video-lighting clamps got their name from their numerous uses on the set of adult film productions. Okay, that’s a lie. Anyway, Nasty Clamps are heavy-duty spring clamps with a Gorilla-pod style arm on them, which has a tripod mount on the end. Snap a Nasty on and you can put your camera, LED light bank, or flash, pretty much anywhere you want. Source
The original Leatherman has been knocked-off in a hundred different ways but nothing compares to the real deal. The new Leatherman Rebar model features 17 different tools including pliers, knives, files and screwdrivers and wire cutters with a replaceable blade. The Rebar is a bit smaller and slimmer than standard models. Available in stainless and black oxide.
How many times have you pulled over to hit up Starbucks for a caffeine injection only to walk in and see a line of losers snaking out the front door? Save yourself this bitter experience while cruising along at freeway speeds. The Handpresso Auto is a high quality portable espresso maker that plugs into your car lighter. It uses ESE coffee pods, and with 16 bar pressure, it pumps out black gold without ever slowing you down.
Thirty-five years ago a corny sci-fi flick called Star Wars was released. And since then the kids (who are now middle-aged) have been fiending for the next sequel, toy, offshoot, or set of licensed collectibles to emerge. The wait is never long. Here’s Legos’ latest from the Ultimate Collector Series: a 12-inch tall R2-D2 with a retractable third leg and a head that actually rotates. Available May 2012.
Here’s a fun little “project” to keep you busy out in the garage or down in the basement when you just need a little time to yourself. The Canchucks kit helps you convert a pair of your favorite beer cans into nunchucks. Yes, of course it’s unlikely you’ll ever defend yourself by swinging these at somebody’s grill but they’ll keep you busy for awhile in the workshop and entertained when they’re finished.
Surprisingly there are alternatives to carrying a Man Purse, a fanny pack or wearing a belt clip for your phone. Skinth Storage does a pretty good job of combining these types of questionable accessories into something you might actually strap on. They makes little cases for your Leatherman, pocket knife, and micro gadgetry that look like Smurf-sized Swat Team accessories and carry the stuff you’d rather not keep in your pockets.
If you think like us, breaking your sledgehammer on the job should earn you a bottle of whiskey and the rest of the day off. But it doesn’t. All it does is send you out for a new handle or a whole new hammer. This line of guaranteed indestructible sledge hammers from BASH will keep you swinging ’til there’s nothing left to smash.
Sled Handmade Goods builds made-to-order cases for the iPhone 4 & 4S. Using premium materials like wood and leather, they can make your generic, mass-produced iPhone look surprisingly unique and personalized.