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Covert Products Group’s new B.A.T. Scarab Mini Multitool Coin is the latest in their B.A.T. (Bring Anywhere Tool) line. The Scarab’s coin-like form factor (similar in size to a half dollar) allows it to be carried easily in a pocket, on a keychain, or anywhere else you can stash a coin.
This hardened steel tool features a number of flexible tools including a protected cutting edge and a pry tip/flat head driver. It can also be used for visual signaling with the included reflective SOLAS sticker.
Wilde Custom Gear has the word “CUSTOM” in their name for a reason. Yes, they have a growing line of off-the-shelf tactical nylon gear. However, they still take on a lot of truly custom projects like their safe door organizers which must be tailored to each individual safe.
Sometimes those custom projects have a decidedly local flair. Given their location in southern California, this request for a custom padded surfboard carrying case in M81 probably isn’t that surprising… But, it is definitely too cool not to share.
TOPS Knives has released two new models – The Trail Seeker and the Storm Vector. Both of these knives have interesting backstories. The Trail Seeker is the latest knife to come out of their employee design competition, a competition that has already produced other successful designs. The Storm Vector is based on the history-rich, Viking Seax with a dash of modern reinterpretation.
The Trail Seeker is a product of TOPS’ 4th employee contest to design a knife to be put into production. This year, it was Luis Murillo, who is the Kydex manager at TOPS. His inspiration for the design was as simple as it gets. Make sure it has a comfortable handle – with a bit of a guard and a nice swell – a simple, effective blade design with a good pointy tip, and a Kydex sheath that makes it easy to wear the knife on your hip every day. Get yours today and you’ll see that he nailed it.
Pick up the Trail Seeker from an authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/trail-seeker
Just like Grandpa always had his trusty pocketknife handy, the same can be said for the Vikings and their Seax. With a blade that is over a foot long and a ¼ inch thick, the Storm Vector is capable of handling anything from small tasks around camp, to clearing brush on the back 40. This “broken back” style Seax is sure to make light work of whatever you bring it up against.
Although not very practical for EDC nowadays, during the Viking Age you never would have left home without it.
Pick up the Storm Vector from an authorized dealer or from TOPS at https://www.topsknives.com/storm-vector
Whiskey Two Four’s PIMPS (Practical Integrated Modular Platform, Scalable) PALS Back Panel 64 for Crye Precision* JPC 2.0 is available in medium and large. Back Panel 64 was developed using a medium and large SAPI plate and a medium and large Crye JPC 2.0 for the respective sizes.
Back Panel 64 uses milspec elastic and VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® loops for hydro and cable routing. YKK heavy duty zipper pull tabs tuck securely and silently into milspec elastic loops at the base. A combo laser cut PALS/loop field accepts ID, IFF, patches, etc. Rather than depending on a stiffener, we opted to connect Back Panel 64’s corners to the Crye JPC 2.0’s shoulder straps to minimize saggy sag and floppy flop tendencies. Connectors are skeletonized so as to not interfere with factory features. Back Panel 64 has laser cut PALS throughout for maximum flexibility. JPC 2.0’s drag handle is still accessible after adding Back Panel 64.
Maintaining a stressed skin can be tricky; milspec 550 parachute cord and ITW GTSP Cordlocs act as load lifters. Once the Back Panel 64 is properly mated to your Crye Precision JPC 2.0, adjust the paracord loop as necessary to achieve tension. Don’t forget to knot your paracord.
Back Panel 64 is Berry compliant and made in the USA. Back Panel 64 uses ACRONYM made from MIL-DTL-32439 500D nylon, A-A-55126 nylon hook & loop, A-A-59826 bonded nylon thread, MIL-W-5664 nylon elastic, YKK USA heavy duty zippers, and well compensated, skilled labor to produce a cost effective part.
WTF’s Back Panel 64 is manufacturable. Whether for direct or dealer sale, this design is realistic for us to keep in stock or near stock with (as close to) on demand cut & sew (as we can get) and replenishing inventory on the fly. This design represents a balance of durability, ease of assembly, machine operator fatigue reduction, COTS materials use, cost effective cut and sew methods, self jigging/locating design, scalability, and usability.
Back Panel 64 for Crye JPC 2.0, medium is lightweight at just 5.4 / 154g. $69 introductory price.
*all Crye Precision, JPC, trademarks, brands, etc are the sole property of Crye Precision, LLC. Crye Precision, LLC does not endorse this product.