Swiss Army Spartan Pinstripes
It is hard to come up with many new treatments for the handles of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, but every year our friends in Switzerland surprise us. This time it is a cool pinstripe effect with a white band around the edge, softening the overall presentation of the knife. Five fun colors make this a great choice for early purchases of stocking stuffers or just a classy new knife for you! Buy one now for only $16.95!
Posted July 31, 2009 by Howard
Columbia River Cicada™ LED, Knife, Scissors with Plastic Sheath
Columbia River Knife and Tool has released a really clever new tool that is easy to carry. The Cicada has some great features. The hard, plastic sheath has a clip that can be used on a belt. It says it can be used as a money clip, but I really don’t see that happening easily. You need to bunch the bills up and slide them under the clip because there is a lip that sort of locks the end of the clip in a groove. Other than that, this is a great tool You can see them at: www.knifecenter.com.
Here is the info from Columbia River Knife and tool: Full Story
Posted May 14, 2009 by Howard
Leatherman Freestyle Multi-Tool a Multiool Worth Having
Multitools are what Leatherman tools built their company on. Leatherman Tools has been building multitools for many years and invented multitools decades ago. This latest multitool is a simpler version of the Leatherman Skeletool. This multitool has a super sized knife blade and a great pliers head. It is easy to carry, well made and inexpensive!
Here is the information from Leatherman tools: Full Story
Posted March 16, 2009 by Howard
Boker 140 Anniversary Series
We now have three knives from this 140th anniversary series. The Camp knife detailed below is our favorite so far.
Sometimes we get items in that I think are just plain cool. These Camp Knives from Boker are just that. They were some of the earliest models offered by Boker way back in the 19th century. Similar to Swiss Army style, they had multiple blades and functions. The handles are Chestnut wood and they come with a great leather sheath and watch fob type chain. In honor of their 140th year anniversary, Boker is releasing a different classic model every month.
Boker’s description follows: Full Story
Posted March 12, 2009 by Howard
The relentless innovation that has driven a dozen decades of success is celebrated this anniversary year with a dynamic new graphical treatment developed exclusively for this collection. The design is inspired by the iconic logo that has marked every Swiss Army Knife since 1909.
Posted October 15, 2008 by Howard
Fisherman’s Multitool with Bits from Gerber/Winchester
Gerber brings in the Winchester line of products from China as an “economy” line. We don’t generally sell these products unless they offer exceptional value – as with this tool. This is a stainless tool with a few fold-out tools like a fully serrated blade, screwdrivers and bottle opener and the pliers come out the Gerber way- with a button release. They come with an adapter that fits over the Phillips head screw driver to take standard bits. 11 bits are also included which are kept in a rubber holder along with the adapter. The Nylon sheath has a Velcro pocket on the back that holds these items. These are not the top-of-the-line multitools that Gerber normally offers, but are of good quality and this is a great value – we can sell these at $9.95! We are carrying these because we feel that they are really worth owning- especially in the tackle box or glove box.
Here are the SPECS: Full Story
Posted October 1, 2008 by Howard
Buck X-Tract Essential™ Multi-Tool
The Buck X-Tracts have been hits for the last several years. This new model scales it down to an easy-to-carry item with just the essentials – hence the name “The Buck Essential“.
We like being able to carry just the blade, screw drivers and a scissors. It may still be a little thick, but we think it is the best of the series for most of us.
Here is Buck’s description and SPECS: Full Story
Posted August 11, 2008 by Howard
Columbia River Get-A-Way Driver™
Yes, Inspired Design works.™
A carabiner screwdriver, bit carrier and LED flashlight designed to be part of the I.D. Works™ tool system.
At Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), they’re inspired by great design. Their I.D. Works™ products are not tools you will find anywhere else. They’re motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said “observe everything” in nature. They’ve partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, always useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works™ line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you!
The Get-A-Way™ Driver is another creative design by Launce Barber and Tom Stokes which is designed to be an integral part of our I.D. Works™ tool system.
The tool itself is a screwdriver; flat and Phillips hex bit carrier with four standard hex bits, two flat and two Phillips; a specialty wrench; bottle opener; and LED flashlight with carry carabiner.
Launce and Tom have designed this multi-tool to be as compact and lightweight as possible. Handle length is only 3.75”, and weight is only 1.9 ounces. Full Story
Posted July 23, 2008 by Howard
After an absence of over 6 years, Spyderco has reissued their innovative SpydeRench. The original was made in the US but had several problems. Among them was that they were difficult to close properly. This reissue made in Taiwan seems to have solved that problem and we like the overall fit and finish. They also now include a Nylon sheath. The ByrdRench version that we also have available is made in China but has a similar level of quality- without the diamond coating to the file.
Posted May 1, 2008 by Howard
Gerber Artifact Multitool with Folding Blade
A small multitool that fits the lifestyle of many. It has just a few tools but they are well placed and easy to carry. Minimalist design makes the Gerber Artifact lightweight pocket-size tool the perfect companion when you just want the basics. 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. Simplicity is timeless.
* Overall Length: 4.80″
* Closed Length: 3.50″