A chisel is a useful hand tool or bench tool, but you don’t want to carry it around in your pocket. You risk cutting your pocket and yourself, unless you can keep track of the plastic caps that sometimes come with them. FastCap has come up with a solution in their new Pocket Chisel.
At first glance, the Pocket Chisel looks like it should be hanging out with the butterfly knives and switchblade combs at the swap meet, and it does function like a butterfly. The grooved nylon handles encase the chisel blade, protecting it and your pockets. The handles lock in the open position, and FastCap claims you can hammer away on the split handle like you would a normal chisel.
The unique handles are color coded to the four different sizes — so you know which chisel you’re pulling out of your pocket without having to open it up. You can get the Pocket Chisel from FastCap and their distributors in 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ sizes, for $20 apiece.
Pocket Chisel [FastCap]