Pocket pry bars

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  1. Blkhrt13

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    and bottle openers seem to be proliferating. Are they just improvised weapons for non permissive environments?
     
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    Could be but I see a lot of multitools on belts and produced from pockets
     
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    Can't you just carry a stick or something? I mean, flip-flops with integrated beer openers can be a fearsome weapon, but... You know...
    P.S. Almost everything can be an improvised weapon - it's up to your will to survive.
     
  4. Rule3

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    "Tactical Pens" are all the rage.:)
     
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    Call me a Fudd but a .30-06 pen with a wooden cap was plenty fine for our boys in WWII and it's plenty fine now.

    Okay but on topic those pocket pry bars probably aren't the worst improvised weapons but most of the ones I've seen just look like they are intended to be EDC jewelery........and I kinda want one.
     
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    My pocket pry bar would make a pretty poor weapon. It fits within the small tool pouch inside my shooting stool. I have a small set of channel locks, allen head screw sets, and the pry bar. I carry a Leatherman on my belt and that is probably the most fearsome of my weapons. I can cause a lot of damage with the pliers and screwdrivers, and I have. Lots of nuts and bolts have been over torqued by me!
     
  7. C0untZer0

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    I wear the SWISS+TECH Micro Slim Flat Wrench, and I've used it as a wrench to drive a 1/4" bit, a pry bar and a screwdriver.

    http://swisstechtools.com/proddetail.aspx?pid=120

    I also keep a 5" pry bar in my mini tool kit:

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    If you carry a reasonably nice pocket knife, you'll have faced the ugly proposition of using it to pry something and the wishing that you had a junk screwdriver, or a pocket pry bar!

    Mine is about the size of my thumb. I don't expect it would meaningfully enhance my fighting ability. But it sure can save a knife blade.
     
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    Why not just carry a screw driver.? With all the stuff listed above you need to search your bug out bag for a self defense tool. How about a cork screw, although it may poke holes in your pocket.?
     
  10. Browning

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    I have an EOD Breacher Bar from County Comm in my EMS bag at work on the ambulance.

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    https://countycomm.com/products/eod-robotics-breacher-bar

    I don’t use it much now since I have an actual crowbar, screwdrivers and other assorted tools in the quarter panel of the ambulance. At one point in the late 90’s and 00’s we didn’t have all that stuff though and I put my own bag together.

    It wouldn’t make a very good weapon. Some on knife and survival forums have given part of theirs an edge though. That might work.
     
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    Nope, not weapons, just part of the "don't fall in the creek with a pocket full of toys" movement. Once EDC went beyond a folder, lighter, flashlight, clever makers realized that guys would make up all sorts of excuses to spend money on things to put in their pockets and show off to their other pals. Some of them were useful (I have several SwissTech gizmos and the CCC Ti pry and ...) and some were just "bragging rights" gizmos. I was as guilty of this as many and have two (many) pocket pries and keychain "tools". It gets to be like shoes are to Imelda Marcos.
     
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    I got one of those Swiss-Tech Utili-keys on my ring. Small knife, bottle opener, flat screwdriver, Phillips tip, and very importantly, an eyeglass sized screwdriver. Small and light enough that you don"t realize you have it until you need it.

    Looks key-like, It's gone past TSA many times, lost one to them, but cheap enough to just grab another off Ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/132764389025?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=132764389025&targetid=537215817808&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9015707&poi=&campaignid=6470552772&mkgroupid=81274341727&rlsatarget=aud-412677883135:pla-537215817808&abcId=1139336&merchantid=112010713&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwaaG3Kn05AIVksVkCh39wg5PEAQYASABEgI-yvD_BwE
     
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  13. C0untZer0

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    At one time I carried the DoohicKey, but I didn't find it that useful. I tried to turn a 5/16th bolt head once with it and it didn't fit well enough to turn it. I thought I was dealing with metric until I put a 5/16th socket on it and loosened it just fine. I don't think it would function that well as a pry tool because of the open design where it clips on, although I never had cause to pry anything with it. Pry-bar isn't listed by Nite-ize as one of the functions, they never called it a pry-bar. It wasn't sharp enough to function very well as a box opener. I could have sharpened it I guess but I found the Swiss Tech and just replaced it. It's in a bowl by the mini fridge now as a spare bottle opener. I might even have had a counterfeit DoohicKey, I ordered it from Amazon so I may not even have been dealing with the real thing.

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    The SWISS+TECH Micro Slim Flat Wrench:

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    Broke the tip on my old timer and I’m not happy about it
     
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    I have a Nite,eze one
     
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    I thought this post was going to be about somebody using their pocket knife as a pocket prybar and breaking it... something I'm regretfully guilty of.
     
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    I have this one from Nite-ize on my keychain. Especially useful for opening boxes without dulling my good knife blade, as well as being a scraper and small pry bar:
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