Looking for those last few pieces to fill out your set of bike tools? The Bike Mechanic in a Box ($6,300) tool set from Park Tools has 246 extra pieces that will fill out your tool chest. Whether you are getting ready to open your own bike shop, or you are just looking to tune up your Mongoose, the Bike Mechanic in a Box has you set.
Labeling itself as “the last opener you will ever need”, the Bottle Grenade ($20+) is the latest Kickstarter project to peak our interest. In truth, this opener is the ultimate EDC tool including a screwdriver, a bottle opener (twist and pop-top), a 7/16″ hex bolt wrench, a magnet, and a clip so you can hang it on your belt loop (shown above).
We have seen an unbreakable sledge hammer, and now we have found another indestructible tool to add to our arsenal: the Unbreakable Hatchet ($30). This lightweight hatchet has a reinforced fiberglass composite handle and a drop-forged, hardened steel blade with non-stick coating. The blade and handle are molded into one piece, which prevents the blade from loosening when you are hacking away at your fire wood. And of course, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
If MacGyver had been around in 2012, we are pretty sure he would have carried Sugru ($16-$18) around with him at all times. This air-curing rubber is a fix-all for gadget-lovers, car enthusiasts, photographers, designers, and home improvers alike. With this magical rubber you can repair your fringed Macbook cord, mend your broken windshield wiper, or make a grip for your DSLR. Hacking hardware has never been so easy.
Awesome™ might have the best company name we have ever seen, which is appropriate because they offer some awesome, design-focused products like the Awesome Bottle Opener ($30). What might look like a wrench is actually a bottle opener on both sides. The bottle opener is branded with the company name so your friend’s know how awesome your bottle opener is.
If your pocket knife is insufficient protection for your elaborate adventures, you might consider upgrading to a tactical blade. Leatherneck Knives ($89.99) by Cold Steel come with either a 6 3/4″ or 7″ blade (depended on model), which should be plenty enough to fend off any unwanted visitors on your next excursion. The Leatherneck series is named honor of the U.S. Marines who have carried the moniker since their first battles in 1776. These super-sharp blades are made from German stainless steel and come with Cold Steel’s Secure-Ex sheath to help you avoid any accidental slips.
Sometimes you come across gear that speaks for itself. Such is the case with the Respect | Limited Edition Bottle Opener ($50) by J.L. Lawson & Co. This hand machined and cold rolled steel bottle opener has a black patina finish with wax coating to help prevent rusting. It hangs on a piece of paracord with a machined steel end cap. Put it on your keychain or keep on your home bar. Wherever it ends up, it will be one of the coolest looking bottle openers you will find. Made in the USA.
The product of yet another successful Kickstarter project, The Clip ($15) is the world’s most talented keychain. The uses for this versatile piece of EDC are endless. To name a few, you can use the clip as bookmark, a money clip, a bottle opener, a belt clip, a food pack sealer, and a headphone cable organizer. If Macgyver had a keychain, we are pretty sure it would be this one.
When you need to use an extension cord inside the house, put the fluorescent orange cord back in the shed and get this Cloth Extension Cord ($38) from Best Made Co. This 8-foot cotton cord has a three conductor cloth covered wire and three brass prongs with a rubber plug. Be proud of your electrical cords.
If you are in the business of demolition, we can think of no better tool for you than the Jackson Pulverizer ($35). This all-in-one demolition hammer practically tears down the walls for you, making your job easier. It has a triangle shaped area for ripping drywall, claw teeth for better prying application, and textured TPE grip with shock dampening properties. So whether you are breaking up concrete or relieving stress on your bedroom walls, the pulverizer has you covered.