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The Messograf Pen SHOP

Your average guy uses an an average pen: unremarkable and cheap. It writes, and that's the extent of its talents (maybe you occasionally use it to pensively chew on). But considering we all use a writing implement virtually every single day, it makes sense that aforementioned implement incorporates a little more into its repertoire. The Messograf pen is just that.  Actually it's "just that" and a whole lot more, incorporating a ruler, calipers, tread gauge, thread scale.... the list goes on. It also happens to be a smooth refillable ballpoint, as well as fashioned from solid metal in a handsome utilitarian shape.   It's a definite step up from a Bic, though some would make the argument writing in the dirt with a stick is a step up from a Bic. ... check it out
$28 buy
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Last Minute Gifts Delivered by 12/24 SHOP

Still hunting for holiday gifts? With tons of gifts for guys still in stock, the Cool Material Shop has you covered with Guaranteed Delivery by 12/24. During checkout just select 'Holiday Shipping' and we'll be sure to ship your order with enough time to get it under the tree. Plus, when you spend $200 or more, you'll get 'Free Guaranteed Delivery' by 12/24. ... check it out
$9+ buy
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DIY: Tool Roll

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Whether we're talking about screw drivers and hammers, ... continue reading
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Wall Mounted Skull Bottle Opener SHOP

A wall-mounted bottle opener eliminates the annoyance of fumbling through kitchen drawers for a way to open your beer when you’re craving a drink. One like this also adds some morbid style to your home bar. The Skull Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener is made from cast iron and has two pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. It pairs nicely with some Day of the Dead Beer from Mexico’s Cerveceria Mexicana brewery. ... check it out
$13 buy
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Gerber Apocalypse Kit

How many of you reading this have contingency plans prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Be honest. Even before The Walking Dead (one of the few reasons we'll actually get out of bed on Sunday), Romero gave us plenty of good things to think about. Are they walking zombies or running zombies? Where's the nearest source ... continue reading
$290 buy MORE: Home, Tools, Tools, Zombies.
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Key Tools

We understand that every man can't be MacGuyver all the time. Sometimes a situation that can’t be solved with an improvised explosive device presents itself and you have to think a little more inside the toolbox. Maybe it's an exposed screw or an electrical plate that needs adjusting, but sometimes all you need is ... continue reading
$7 buy MORE: Gear, Tools, Tools.
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Reclaimed Tropical Walnut Tool Boxes SHOP

The Tropical Walnut, or Nogal, is often planted in Nicaragua to provide shade for coffee plants growing below. After around 60 years, these workhorse trees are cut down in lieu of younger ones. Instead of letting some of this prized wood go to waste, it’s been repurposed and turned into these stunning tool boxes. Each is handmade from Tropical Walnut and features a tray for loose screws, nails, and small tools, and a space below for bigger tools. And while it makes for a tremendously cool tool box, it also looks good on your dresser holding your EDC gear or other small trinkets. ... check it out
$200 buy
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The Toughest Mechanical Pencils Ever

Rite in the Rain makes some of the toughest notebooks on the market because they're made with a patented paper that's all weather. They made paper impervious to water, so it should come as no surprise that their take on the mechanical pencil is one of the best iterations yet. Using a resin barrel, patented expanding ... continue reading
$11 buy MORE: Home, Tools, Work, Tools, Work.
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Building a Better Toolbox

It can be overwhelming to stroll the aisles of your local hardware store piecing together your toolbox. You could easily walk out with way more tools than you need and a bill that would eliminate the possibility of hiring a handyman if you screwed anything up. What you need is a smarter toolbox. One pared down to just ... continue reading
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