Like the utility of Swiss Army knives but tired of their bland solid-color handle designs? Take a look at the Victorinox Swiss Army Silver Tech Huntsman Knife ($45). It packs tools including multiple blades and screwdrivers, a corkscrew, can opener, bottle opener, wire stripper, key ring, tweezers, reamer, and even a toothpick, all inside a stylish silver case that looks more at home next to an aluminum laptop than a camo-colored gun sling.
Whether you're looking for something a bit more fashionable than a standard multi-tool or simply want to brag about the name, Porsche Design Knives ($210) are a decent option. Built by Wenger, the same chaps who make the Swiss Army Knife, these multi-function tools include nail files, bottle openers, corkscrews, scissors, and, of course, knives, all encased in a curved, organic handle. Should look great with that 911 GT2 RS you've had your eye on.
Meet the iPod shuffle of multi-tools. The Leatherman Style CS ($20) is a pocket-friendly (or clip-on) multi-tool offering a ton of utility in a tiny package. Tools include scissors, a knife, nail file, flat/phillips screwdriver, tweezers, and a handy carabiner clip that doubles as a bottle opener. No silly proprietary charging/sync cable required.
Thanks to the folks at Leatherman, who are partying all weekend for Uncrate's 5th birthday, we've got 50 of these tiny bad boys to give away. The first 50 guys to send us their shipping address get one. All gone (in 4 minutes)!
Made in England from solid stainless steel and sporting a no-nonsense look, the British Army Knife ($27-$32) is a fine pocket blade. Available in both two- and three-bladed versions, each one has a 2.25-inch straight blade and a hooked blade that serves as a can opener, while the three-bladed model also holds a pointed marlinspike on the opposite side to help with seafarers' rope work. [via]
Want a pocket knife that stands out from the wood- or stag-handled blades of your father, yet has a more traditional look that modern multi-tools? This CXXVI Scrimshaw Knife ($95) should do nicely. Hand etched in a small workshop in Maine, this seascape scrimshaw is laid into the bone with black india ink and sealed with a double dose of wax to protect the design and handle. Way nicer than the so-called scrimshaw junk being peddled at the beachside trinket store this summer.