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.
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.
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:
- The Lockdown Pry. Key feature here, obviously, is the tail mounted pry bar.
- The Lockdown Drive. Key feature obviously being the driver on the tail end.
Both are cheap too… Around $60.
I’m a huge fan of Pioneer. They use materials that others don’t dare to and they do it with a smart eye on design. And while I have yet to try their new pouch line, they look dope as hell. Recently, they launched a collaboration with WESN… Essentially, it’s a Pioneer Global pouch packaged with a titanium micro blade from WESN.