There are no axe makers in Brooklyn who’ve been around since 1697. Sweden’s Hults Bruk though. They’ve been at it. Their line of handcrafted Swedish axes feature classic, time-tested construction and run the gamut from small backpacking axes to tools for professional forestry.
Fashioned from an upcycled mill file, the pocket-sized Gripper from Civilware is slim and durable with a 1.5” blade, an overall length of 4.25” and it comes in a Kydex sheath you can loop onto your EDC ’biner/keychain.
This classic 24-piece German tool set comes housed in a Swiss pear wood box with leather handles and inside, the assortment of essential, high-quality hand tools are held in place by magnets to keep them all organized.
Burnside Knives is a Portland, Oregon-based knife maker that opened up shop in 2015. Their debut product line includes a liner lock folding knife with a titanium nitrate coating called the Cabrillo & a sleek frame-lock design featuring a PVD coating 3.2-inch blade called the Strauss.
With its blade and handle made of Titanium-coated 440A stainless steel, the compact Carabiner Knife features a 1.5-inch blade and a bottle opener sub-blade. The ’biner clip at the heel of the handle keeps it handy on your keychain or conveniently clipped to your pack for easy access.
The Flip and Grip features a ratcheting wrench with an adjustable jaw that fits over 40 fasteners from 3/8″ to 5/8″ and that’s just one of its tools. There’s also a knife with both a serrated & smooth-edge blade, a #2 Phillips, a 3/16” slotted screwdriver, bottle opener, & wire stripper.
The Centipede work system is like a sawhorse with a zillion legs, providing a more stable and sag-free platform to work from. The heavy-duty yet lightweight steel-legged base sets up in seconds giving you a portable table space for construction projects, or, parties, picnics, tailgating, and so on.
Kniper is a tactical knife nicely weight-balanced for accurate throwing. It also functions as a wrench, wire stripper, nail remover, a “tobacco” pipe, fork, screwdriver & inclinometer/sundial and features a ruler, rangefinder & lash points for rigging it to a spear.
A standard 5-gallon plastic bucket is a great vessel for transporting your tools, especially when fitted with the Bucket Boss tool organizer. It’s made of 600D ripstop poly and features 56 pockets; 38 on the outside & 18 inside the bucket plus loops for hammers, drills, & longer tools.
Small enough to carry on a keychain, the Squarehead from Spyderco is a unique little knife that folds out of a single-sided handle machined from a solid piece of titanium. It features a sheepfoot blade made of CPMS30V powder metallurgy stainless steel and an integrated LinerLock-style mechanism that locks the blade securely open & shut.