Get Down To The Nuts And Bolts Of Chess

Combine your love of tools and chess with this Tool Chess Set ($245). Thirty two handcrafted chest pieces from everyday nuts and bolts. Each come powder-coated and in a tool chest carry case (available in black and red). Mark this down as another chess set for tool aficionados.

Gentleman’s Survival Kit: Cast Away ‘Wilson’ And Keep This

Imagine you went all Tom Hanks style and found yourself stranded on a desert island. Not a dessert island, with cupcake pebbles, creme brulee caves, and luscious Yoo-Hoo rivers, but a desert island: no humans, no technology. Cast Away made it seem like a volleyball would be your most prized possession, but we’d opt for something more like the Gentleman’s Survival Kit (sadly, it’s not for sale). Starting with a vintage briefcase, blogger pscmpf didn’t waste any time buying vowels for his screen name; instead he built this beauty with a crafty mix of scrap wood, tin, and leather. He then loaded it up with essentials like a hatchet, kindling chips, a flask, and some Jack Daniels–and Jack beats Wilson every time.


Titanium Utility Ring: Green Lantern’s With Envy

Green Lantern can use his ring to build emergency railroad tracks and stuff but can that ring open up a bottle of Corona? No. Because the bottle is yellow. But The Man Ring: Titanium Utility Ring ($385) opens up bottles (any color) and much more. Made from aerospace grade titanium, the ring features a bottle opener, straight blade, serrated blade, saw, and mini comb! Use it on your Hitler Jordan ‘stache and you’ll probably get your own comic book.

Pickmaster Plectrum Cutter

Strumming your guitar with a quarter. Cool, but hard on the strings. Never go pickless again with the Pickmaster Plectrum Cutter. Take any sheet of plastic and punch yourself a new plectrum, or pick as they call ‘em here in the States. Roughly $35 and available from Luckies UK.