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The belt buckle is an invention that’s old as time itself. That’s not entirely true, but according to Wikipedia they go back to at least the Iron Age. They’re old. They also work quite well in their current format, so why bother changing anything? Because they’re big, bulky and quite boring. Artist Chris Nealon had a better idea–the Blackcreek Mercantile Trap Belt. Made from a single piece of rolled steel, the buckle on the belt looks wildly different than what you’re used to but remains just as functional. Slide the long end through your pants like you’re used to, but then simply pop the end into a hole on the end. No more awkward twist and shout movements in the bathroom to get it tight. This belt is functional, good looking and best of all, operable with one-hand. We’ll leave you to figure out the implications of that last little tidbit yourself.

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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.