This double-action camping/serial killer tool combines a compact axe and a lightweight knife with 3-inch blade that stores inside the axe handle. The Gerber Gator Combo Axe ($40) features "virtually indestructible" Polyamide construction with textured rubber for grip. There's also the Gerber Gator Combo Axe II ($50), which trades the knife for a small hand saw that's better for cutting fire wood/dismembering bodies.
Now Available. Originally posted 09/07. Whether you're a professional heli-skier or a geek stuck down in the IT department, you should always have a good multi-tool in your pocket. But if the thought of said tool weighing down your pants all day doesn't appeal, maybe it's time to get yourself something a little less bulky. The Leatherman Skeletool is an ultra-light pocket-survival-tool that includes just the essentials — a super sharp knife, full-size pliers with wire cutters, an interchangeable screwdriver, and a carabiner clip/bottle opener. The Skeletool keeps weight and volume to a minimum without sacrificing quality or functionality. Two versions will be available — the Skeletool ($58) and Skeletool CX ($80; shown), which switches out some of the stainless steel components for carbon fiber.
Yes, they come in more than just red. The Swisschamp Rosewood ($145) is a classic Swiss Army knife — with all of the gadgets — in a terrific wood finish. This beauty packs in more than 20 tools, from a corkscrew to a ball point pen.