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Titanium multi-tool packs a ratcheting driver and an everlasting pencil

Titanium multi-tool packs a ratcheting driver and an everlasting pencil
The Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar is currently on Kickstarter
The Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar is currently on Kickstarter
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The everlasting pencil has a titanium shaft, and measures 1.65 inches (42 mm) long
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The everlasting pencil has a titanium shaft, and measures 1.65 inches (42 mm) long
The Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar is currently on Kickstarter
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The Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar is currently on Kickstarter
The ratcheting drive socket in action
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The ratcheting drive socket in action
There are four slots that accept glow-in-the-dark vials of tritium, which are available as optional extras
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There are four slots that accept glow-in-the-dark vials of tritium, which are available as optional extras
When not in use, the everlasting pencil and the bits are held in place magnetically
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When not in use, the everlasting pencil and the bits are held in place magnetically
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So yes, there are indeed a ton of multi-tools on Kickstarter and Indiegogo right now. One of the latest distinguishes itself, however, by including tools such as an "everlasting" pencil and a ratcheting drive socket.

Called the Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar, the device is manufactured by outdoor gear company EDC Monster. And true to its name, it is indeed made of Grade 5 titanium (the most commonly used type), and it does incorporate a pry bar for removing lids, pulling out nails, and other prying-type tasks.

As mentioned, though, it also sports a magnetic ratcheting drive socket (plus storage space for two included S2 steel alloy bits), along with a removable graphite-tipped everlasting pencil. If you're unfamiliar with the latter, they're devices that make erasable pencil-like marks, but which wear so slowly that they don't need sharpening and last much longer than traditional pencils.

The everlasting pencil has a titanium shaft, and measures 1.65 inches (42 mm) long
The everlasting pencil has a titanium shaft, and measures 1.65 inches (42 mm) long

Some of the multi-tool's other features include a tungsten-tipped window breaker (for getting out of cars in emergencies), a bottle opener, a lanyard/carabiner attachment hole, and a pocket/belt clip. There are also four slots that accept glow-in-the-dark vials of tritium, which are available as optional extras.

The whole thing measures 5.62 inches (143 mm) long by 0.82 in (21 mm) wide – there's no word on thickness – and reportedly tips the scales at 85 g (3 oz). Assuming it reaches production, a Kickstarter pledge of US$129 will get you one. The planned retail price is $169.

You can see the Titanium Multi-Function Pry Bar in use, in the video below.

Titanium Multi-function Pry Bar

Source: Kickstarter

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MikeRyanc95317ae2315443b
"The planned retail price is $169" I know it's made of titanium, but $168USD, seriously?
Eric Wiedenhoft
I always see these being made from titanium which has inferior strength to any properly heat treated stainless steel. Titanium pry bars are absurd.
ljaques
Bottle opener? Well, even though I haven't used on in nearly 40 years, that makes the thing worth $168. NOT.
The equivalent ratcheting 1/4" hex driver is $6 on Ebay or Amazon. It's only a couple ounces heavier.