Gear and Gadgets

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

$8.00 from Amazon

 

This 0.68" fine edge utility blade has enough pluck to strip wire, cut cardboard, and slice through clamshell packaging. Part of Gerber's Daily Carry collection, the Zip Blade also features a quick-release clip for removing the tool quickly and with one hand.

Spyderco Bug Knife

Spyderco Bug Knife

$12.97 from Amazon

Do they call it the Bug Knife because it's so tiny or because it's been designed especially for killing bugs? I mean, we have insect-blasting shotguns now, so you never know. Hot summer day on the patio, cold beer in my hand, horde of flies at my head; I'd take a stab at them if Spyderco told me their little flat-ground blade had honed skills for the takedown.

The Chaos Machine

The Chaos Machine

$61.16 from Amazon

Chaos is an area of mathematics that studies complex systems and the mind-blowing effects seemingly small, inconsequential changes can have on them. Dr. Ian Malcolm used one example of the Chaos in action, the Butterfly Effect, to describe why everything was going for the worst in the downfall of Jurassic Park. Another example of the theory in action: the Chaos Machine.