Month: December 2009

Other Gear

The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

This is bitchin. In 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency contracted illusionist John Mulholland to create a secret dossier of stealth and misdirection to be used by operatives in the field. All copies of the document were believed to have been destroyed in 1973, but a single copy remained… Intelligence historian H. Keith Melton and retired CIA officer Robert Wallace somehow got their mitts on the surviving copy and have reproduced it. You can buy it for about $15. RAD.

Check it out.

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The Piranha


There is a frenzied cult following for Atwood pocket tools. If you aren’t familiar, Atwoods are small multi-function tools that are typically made of titanium in limited production runs. They are expensive new (think around $100), but the collectable variants can bring even crazier money. People love and collect them.

In a way, it’s a shame because it’s hard for a fella to use and abuse such a handy little device when they have so much dough wrapped into one. It looks as though PocketToolX is trying to bring a similar tool to the market for much less coin (although still not cheap). The Piranha is a wrench, a screwdriver (both flat and phillips), a bottle opener, nail puller, scraper, and a pry bar… All wrapped up in a small pocketable stainless steel package.

I might get one just to review. $50.