Nitecore Tiki LE

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“Hey, that Nitecore with the pocket folder form factor is cool, but I want something smaller to supplement the light on my phone. Something rechargeable. Any suggestions?”

Have a look at the Nitecore Tiki LE. It’s 300 lumens, rechargeable, and smaller than a AAA battery. They aren’t usb-c, but whatever man… It’s a $20 torch.

Oh… and I’m not paid by Nitecore or anything. It just so happens that this torch is made by them as well. I don’t have any experience with it, but the reviews hold up.

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Nitecore EDC27

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Your typical modern torch that has all the fancy features and usability quirks that come with that, but… This one has the form factor of a folding knife with a pocket clip. Pretty great really…

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Tekto F2 Bravo

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I’m sort of obsessed with this little folder. Modern design, decent steel, and a the perfect pocket clip. A bit speedy, but good shit usually is…

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Utilipro 6-in-1

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Another utility blade folder hits the market. This one has various other tools that I would probably never use, but the price is great.

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Gerber Custom

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Gerber now allows you to customize both the tools included and the layout of their center-drive model. I’ve been waiting for Leatherman to do this on such a scale for years. Interesting that Gerber beat them to it.

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TOUGHBUILT Folding Saw

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I have no idea if this pull saw is worth a shit or not, but I really like the design work done here. It’s good enough that I kind of want to drive over to Lowes and pick one up just to study it…

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The Palmer

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I’m not a huge fan of James Brand, but… I have to admit their design work is fantastic. And now, they’ve gone and designed a variation of one of my favorite EDC tools – the pocketable utility knife. Their effort looks really compact, but seems to be missing a key ingredient – pocket clip.

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Gerber Lockdown

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When I first saw these, I got really excited as I thought they may host utility blades. They don’t… but they are still pretty cool. Two versions:

  1. The Lockdown Pry. Key feature here, obviously, is the tail mounted pry bar.
  2. The Lockdown Drive. Key feature obviously being the driver on the tail end.

Both are cheap too… Around $60.