No matter where you work — whether it's in a shop, or in the kitchen — when the job gets messy, there are few better ways to protect yourself and your clothes than a sturdy apron. Knife & Flag Work Aprons are made from durable 16- or 20-ounce canvas fabric, with leather straps in a cross-harness design, and double-stitched seams, so you know they're built to resist some serious punishment. Available in either a split-leg design, or a one-piece design, they come in denim, olive, and black colors. With plenty of pockets to hold all your stuff, brass clasps, rings, and buttons, and fine workmanship, they're probably the last apron you'll ever buy.
Make singed arm hair, burnt knuckles, makeshift pokers, and puny fires a thing of the past with Grill Daddy King Tong Pro ($35) — the perfect tool for any fire pit or indoor fireplace. At 28 inches long, you can keep at a safe distance while tending the fire, without sacrificing the ability to move everything from small bits of kindling to big smoldering logs. Comfortable grips, an extra handle for when things get really heavy, and durable stainless steel construction mean you'll be able to pick up heavy loads safely, while the heat resistant handle and heat shield give you all the protection you need.