The Gerber Dime is one of the most popular mini multi-tools on the planet. And yet, it divides EDC websites and forums in a way that few other items can match. So what’s the deal with the Dime? I plopped down my cash in an effort to find out. Here’s what I came up with over a couple weeks of testing.
The CRKT Pilar has proven to be a hot commodity. Following its debut at the 2017 SHOT Show, this little EDC knife has sold out at many of the major online retailers. Journeywind Junk wanted to know what all the fuss was about, and CRKT was kind enough to oblige. Here’s my review of the Pilar, supplied by the folks at Columbia River.
Thanks to German manufacturer Kaweco, fountain fans can now get that same elusive smoothness in a tool the size of a Fisher Space Pen. Meet the Liliput, a pocket pen so outstanding that it just may change the way you look at writing.
From department store aisles to free giveaways, cheap keychain lights are ubiquitous. But who says cheap has to be bad? Certainly not the folks at Streamlight, who’ve been kind enough to send me an example of their popular Nano Keychain Flashlight. So far, its brightness and budget friendly nature have outshined all expectations.
In the crowded world of pens, it’s always nice to see something new. So when we stumbled across the Pico from Lamy, we knew we had to give it a try. Designed by Franco Clivio, this little German marvel features an interesting actuation, transforming from a simply cylinder to a full sized ballpoint with the press of a button. Lamy was kind enough to send one our way for testing, so read on to see how it stacks up.
When putting together a survival kit, there are few things more important than fire. Even in the fairly pedestrian world of EDC, it’s nice to have something that can produce a quick flame. Disposable lighters offer a temporary fix, but grow wasteful and expensive in the long run. With this in mind, TrueUtility has put together an interesting solution with the FireStash – A tiny, refillable lighter designed in the Zippo tradition.