Gift Ideas For Men Under $50

<i>The Sopranos Sessions</i> Celebrates A Show That Changed TV History at werd.com

The Sopranos Sessions Celebrates A Show That Changed TV History

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking show’s debut, TV critics for Tony Soprano’s hometown paper, New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz teamed up to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. It explores the show’s artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

The Penato Knife Merges Japanese Design & EDC Portability at werd.com

The Penato Knife Merges Japanese Design & EDC Portability

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With its brass body encasing a carbon steel blade, the Penato Knife designed by legacy Japanese knife brand Yoshiharu Hamono is a compact cutter for EDC and all kinds of uses from home to work to outdoor adventure. At 4-inches in length with a 1.5-inch blade, it is perfectly pocketable.

King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology at werd.com

King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology

Paleontologist Lowell Dingus is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and expert on all things dinosaur. His exhaustive biography of adventurous bone hunter, John Bell Hatcher, a leading figure in the heroic age of American paleontology, tracks the man’s short but storied life, from early work for luminaries such as Othniel Charles Marsh to the astounding digs in fossil hotspots from Kansas to Patagonia that studded Hatcher’s starry scientific trajectory.

Deejo Knives Let You Customize Your Every Day Carry at werd.com

Deejo Knives Let You Customize Your Every Day Carry

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The slim, ultralight EDC knives from Deejo can now be customized with the introduction of the My Deejo online customization tool. Choose from over 60 “tattoo” graphic designs for the blade as well as options for blade color, choosing the material for the grip, including colors, woods: olive, juniper, ash, or carbon fiber. You get 35 words in 5 different fonts for a custom message on the blade. The knives are available in 3 different weights and 7 lengths.

Light Your Fire Faster & Easier at werd.com

Light Your Fire Faster & Easier

Posted in Camping and Gear

If you ever read the story “To Build A Fire” by Jack London, you’ll want these in your pack for winter adventures. The Sweetfire Behemoth Fire Starters from UCO are made from sugarcane waste, fibrous, flammable by-product used around the world as a renewable bio fuel. They feature stormproof strikeable tips, that can be lit with the in-box striker. Each tin comes packed with 9 fire starters.

Protect Your Phone Like No Other Case Can at werd.com

Protect Your Phone Like No Other Case Can

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Designed to deliver foolproof protection for your phone, credit cards, cables and other valuables, the watertight Pelican Go G40 case is IP67 rated to withstand dust, dirt and sand, and resist water when submersed down to 1.5m for up to 30 min. It’s crushproof, dustproof, everyday-life-proof design guards your gear like only a Pelican case can.

The Pluto Wireless Qi Power Bank is Out Of This World at werd.com

The Pluto Wireless Qi Power Bank is Out Of This World

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

With its clean, refined & cable-free design, the Pluto Wireless power bank is the Qi-enabled charger you’ve been waiting for. It delivers super fast charge for your iOS & Android devices with up to 20-hours of battery life & will charge right through your case. It is optimized for Apple & Samsung & will bring your device from 0% to 100% in just 2 hours. A funded Kickstarter.

Here’s A Chainsaw That Fits In Your Pocket at werd.com

Here’s A Chainsaw That Fits In Your Pocket

Posted in Gear and Tools

If you know about the Nordic Pocket Saw, you know it’s a classic survival tool from the frozen north, basically, a human-powered chain saw. This simple but effective tool consists of a 65cm length of chain made from heat treated high carbon steel with double-cutter teeth on every major link for easily cutting in both directions. Heavy duty nylon handles give you a solid, safe grip at all times. Weighing just 4.7 ounces, it’s super packable, too. Choose from three colors.

Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice at werd.com

Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice

NHL underdog turned icon Curtis Joseph aka Cujo had an impressive pro career spanning 18 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames as well as winning an Olympic gold medal along the way. In this new memoir,Cujo shares his incredible story from his unusual upbringing to the indelible mark he made on the sport.

Sierra Nevada Creates New IPA to Support Victims of California Wildfires at werd.com

Sierra Nevada Creates New IPA to Support Victims of California Wildfires

Posted in Drink and Host

Located very near the record-breaking destruction of California’s recent Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing has crafted a fundraiser beer to support fire relief efforts in the area. Their Resilience Butte County Proud IPA was brewed on Giving Tuesday & Sierra is giving 100% of the proceeds from the beer to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. They’ve also recruited over 1000 breweries nationwide to brew it, too. Buy some, drink some and you’ll be doing a bit of good for the tens of thousands effected by this disaster.

Get Yourself In the Mood for Movies with a Cinema-Inspired Candle at werd.com

Get Yourself In the Mood for Movies with a Cinema-Inspired Candle

Posted in Decor and Space

Kind of a cool concept: eclectic independent film company A24—who created films like Mid90s, Ex Machina, Lady Bird—partnered up with Joya to create a scented candle collection inspired by six classic film genres: Horror, Western, Thriller, Noir, Adventure and Musical. Each genre has a unique scent profile comprised of natural ingredients and essences. Each 7-ounce candle burns for 50-60 hours.

Drink Up the Holiday Cheer with Smirnoff Ornaments at werd.com

Drink Up the Holiday Cheer with Smirnoff Ornaments

Posted in Decor and Drink and Space

Getting a Christmas ornament as a gift is usually right up there with that sweater from your aunt. Not this year. Smirnoff figured it out. They filled their festive holiday baubles with vodka. Each of the 6 different designs is filled with 750 milliliters of the brand’s triple-distilled No. 21 vodka. The ideal elixir for quality time with the family. Celebrate responsibly, LOL. Available wherever Smirnoff is sold.

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 at werd.com

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975

New York Times best-selling author Max Hastings spent the past three years interviewing scores of soldiers, officials, and participants on both sides of the decades-long Vietnam war—Vietcong guerrillas, Southern paratroopers, Saigon bargirls, and Hanoi students alongside  infantrymen from South Dakota, Marines from North Carolina, and Huey pilots from Arkansas. He also researched a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.

Bright Light & Fast Charge Power: The Cairn XL Lantern at werd.com

Bright Light & Fast Charge Power: The Cairn XL Lantern

Posted in Camping and Gear

Light & power are daily essentials, and when you’re away from home, even more so. The portable Cairn XL lantern delivers it all with effortless ease. It gives you 350 lumens of bright white LED light plus enough juice for four mobile charges in Fast Charge mode plus bluetooth app connectivity. It’s an exceptional light & power source home-base or base camp.

The Criterion Collection Films Are Getting Their Own Channel at werd.com

The Criterion Collection Films Are Getting Their Own Channel

Posted in Media and Movies

For serious fans of film, nothing beats the Criterion Collection for the best in classic & independent movies. And now we look forward to a streaming service dubbed the Criterion Channel—a highly curated standalone resource for the most engaging films. Due to launch in the spring of 2019, it will offer the entire Criterion Collection library as well as new films & fresh, original cinephile content.