Kai USA Ltd announced it has released two new outdoor tools under the Kershaw brand that are not knives. One of these is the Kershaw Knife Adjustment Tool and the second tool is the Kershaw Ration.
Kershaw Knife Adjustment Tool
Kershaw is known for making affordable yet surprisingly good knives for a variety of uses. I own several of the company’s pocket folders for general carry and use. I’ve always found them to be good performers that hold an edge reasonably well even when I abuse them.
Interestingly, I recently had the screws for pocket clip on one of my Kershaw knives back out recently. When I went to find the correctly sized driver to snug them down, I discovered my tool box was lacking in the appropriately small tool. Almost on cue, I got a press release from Kershaw on the new Knife Adjustment Tool called the TX-Tool.
The new TX-Tool is a replacement for the older T-Tool. The new TX-Tool includes three Torx bits plus slotted and Phillips screwdriver bits for making a wide range of adjustments on you knives – including moving the pocket clip (or just snugging it down.) This tool retails for $10.99.
When carrying gear into the field, weight is a critical factor. As many have said before me, ounces turn into pounds and they all weigh you down. Kershaw’s new Ration is a compact eating utensil that weighs just over one ounce and is made of steel. On one end, the Ration has a spoon, while a fork resides at the opposite end. In the middle is a bottle opener with a carabiner gate on the opposite side of the body.
For what it is worth, the fork’s tines look longer than a spork’s and the spoon end appears to hold more than a spork as well. The MSRP is $7.49.