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SILCA is a brand founded outside of Milan, Italy, almost a century ago (1917, to be precise). As of 2013, that made SILCA the oldest company in the bicycle industry to have been continually owned by the same family. That same year, the grandson of the founder sold the company to Joshua Poertner, who had over a decade of experience at Zipp and a desire to take the brand to new heights. One of their newest releases is a toolkit, the HX-One, that’s as functional as anything from Snap-on and as pretty as anything you’d find at the MoMA Store. Each of the pieces in the kit starts with S-2 Tool Steel before getting coated with thin-dense chrome and then spray coated with a textured polymer for maximum grip and control. You also get a proprietary magnetic adapter to turn the hex key into a 1/4″ socket drive. This might be the best looking tool kit we’ve ever seen.

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[Shop]  You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice. Not only will you come to understand the inner workings of a lock, but you’ll gain the skills necessary to pick one with ease. And don’t worry, there are keys included in case you get frustrated.