By today’s standards, the Model F is a clunky brick. The old IBM keyboard that was popular right after its release in 1981 weighed just under 10 lbs. and came in a thick case. It’s the opposite of what comes with a modern Mac. Still, there are those who claim it’s the greatest keyboard ever made. One of those people is Joe Strandberg, a historian from New York who loves the keyboard for the satisfying feel and sound it produces. He loved the keyboard so much that he’s now manufacturing ones for today’s audience. Packed with IBM’s buckling spring switch technology, Strandberg’s Model F brings to mind the pleasures of typing back in the day. He’s still accepting pre-orders, so if you want to upgrade (downgrade?) your computer keyboard and snag a dose of nostalgia, hop to it.
If you don’t have a cigar cutter on hand when you want to light up a cigar you need to get all MacGyver with it. And since a cigar cutter isn’t part of the average everyday carry collection, this can happen often. Instead of adding another item to your already packed pockets consider having your knife pull double duty. The Cigar Cutter Pocket Knife packs a cigar cutter right in the handle. Pair that with the long-lasting AUS-8 stainless blade and you have a tool that will assist in small chores and in enjoying a cigar when you’re done with them.