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Gerber Artifact

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I think this is a new one from Gerber. The Artifact features an exchangeable/removable #11 hobby blade, cross driver, small and medium flat drivers, wire stripper, pry bar/paint can opener and lanyard/keychain attachment hole… All in a package just about the size of a Bic lighter. The hobby blade makes this an interesting key chain addition for artists and other folks that need precision cutting. The bottle opener makes it good for drunks.

Think Geek has then for $10. Check it out.

Watches

The Marathon SAR

Marathon SAR

Canadian Search & Rescue needed a watch that could live up to the demands of their job. As such, they contacted Marathon, a Candian watch company, and put them on contract.

“Build us something with the qualities of a tank.”

And that’s exactly what Marathon did. In fact, they were so successful that it wasn’t long before the American government put them on contract as well. The result is a series of watches that is widely known and accepted in the watch world as the ultimate tool watch.

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Bags & Wallets

The Slimmy Wallet

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I’ve long been a proponent of front-pocket wallets. Not only do they aid against pick pockets, but they also save your back – especially if you are one of those guys that sits on his ass all day. A “lop-sided” ass really can do a lot of damage to the upper and lower back. Pay attention, I’ve got a solution.

Koyono’s Slimmy wallets are among the absolute thinnest money/card stashers on the planet. They are essentially a miniature file folder that’s open on two sides and optimized to carry essentials such as cash, credit cards, driver’s license, and receipts. Slimmies come in three flavors:

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The Leatherman Wave

One of the things about gadget shopping over the internet is that understanding the size and proportion of a gadget can be difficult. I’ve always felt that video helps alleviate that problem by giving you a sense of the physical size and function of an object in something more than a two dimensional image. That in mind, welcome to our first video review.

The Leatherman Wave is my favorite full-sized multi-tool on the market. In my opinion, it’s too heavy for pocket carry – I keep mine in a bag along with a set of Leatherman bit drivers. Those drivers along with the handy inboard tools make for one indispensable little package.

Enjoy the review.

Keychains

The Complete Key Ring

The idea for this website actually spawned when I was getting ready for spinal surgery. Down on my back, there just wasn’t much I could do physically and for one reason or another I became obsessed with my key ring. I researched the web and studied my priorities and after awhile, put together a set of priorities for my ring.

Above all else, I wanted a key ring with the following characteristics:

1. Light. I knew my setup was going to have bulk, so I decided that the best way to make this liveable was to make the ring as light as possible.

2. It seemed I was always looking for a bottle opener, so I decided my rig would have one integrated.

3. I also often find myself looking for a general duty knife. This setup had to have one.

4. And, of course, everyone is always looking for a pen… Especially when you don’t have one.

5. I love flashlights and felt like this was the perfect opportunity to have one with me at all times.

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