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Gear junkie: Handy tool attaches to disposable lighter

Sun., Jan. 19, 2014

LighterBro LLC is a small company in Santa Barbara, Calif. Its namesake product costs just $9.99 and offered surprising functionality in my test.

It has a small “Japanese Katana”-inspired blade with a squared-off tip. I shaved off some arm hairs to test its sharpness out of the box.

The scissors folds out and has a spring function for snipping. Paper was easy to cut in a straight line.

On the bottom, the LighterBro has a gap made to work as a bottle opener.

The knife tip doubles as a small flathead screwdriver.

All components are made of steel. Then, serving as the handle for the tool, a standard Bic lighter slides inside.

It fits tightly and cannot fall out.

With the inexpensive product – $9.99 + $1 for the lighter – you have a tiny pocket tool that can be used as an everyday-carry item or for outdoor survival situations.

For its price and its small size, not to mention the fine functionality of its simple components, the LighterBro got my thumbs-up very quickly. 

On the Web: gearjunkie.com.



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