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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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In short, this is a key-shaped multi-tool built of stainless steel that has all of the tools you need for everyday repairs for everything from light switches to bicycles. Bit driver. Protractor. Metric and Imperial rulers. Imperial and Metric closed wrenches. Bottle Opener. File. Scoring tip. Wire bender and bike spoke key. Wire stripper. Screwdrivers. 1/4 hex driver pocket. So you might need to throw in some hex bits for specific projects, but otherwise, the Geekey has you covered for almost all of your everyday repair needs. As if that wasn’t enough, the hexogon can also serve as a smoking bowl, with the shaft of the key hollowed out to serve as a pipe.