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It's always a good feeling to have the right tool for the job. That's probably why we're such big fans of EDC multi-tools, since they roll a number of smaller gadgets into a single streamlined package. With one of these multi-tools in your pocket, on your key ring, or clipped to your backpack, you're ready for almost anything.
Ti2 Design is a family-owned and -operated business based in Hawaii. The company was founded by Mike Bond to produce EDC gear and meet this need for all-in-one tools. Originally, the company lived up to its name by creating items from Titanium Grade 2, but they later branched out to other materials, such as copper, brass, and zirconium.
One of Ti2's creations for 2015 is the Whar-Biner seen here. It was launched on Kickstarter in February 2015, and quickly exceeded funding goals. So, what is the Whar-Biner? Mike Bond explains, “Our Whar-Biner project takes utility inspiration from the Wharncliffe/Sheepsfoot/Coping blade designs. This shape coupled with a “hollow grind” offers excellent strength for chiseling, prying and scraping.”
The Ti2 Whar-Biner is more than just a simple carabiner. It's a prybar, screwdriver, bottle opener, tape cutter, and even an impact chisel. If you grip the base of the carabiner firmly, it can be punched into surfaces as seen in the demonstration video posted on Ti2's Kickstarter page. It's also extremely light and strong, and can be purchased in a variety of materials and finishes, from plain titanium to anodized “blurple”.
Ti2 Whar-Biner models range from $125 (tumbled titanium) to $235 (zirconium), depending on the material and finish you choose. For more information on Ti2 Design and the Whar-Biner, visit ti2design.com.