Spending a significant amount of money on a piece of jewelry is a dicey situation for most guys. Rings and bracelets and necklaces are cool, but is it really worth more than $50? We’re in the same boat as you. Before today, the only ring we could see spending a big chunk of change on to wear on our own hand (wedding rings don’t count, obviously) was one of those Courts and Hackett Skull Rings made popular by Keith Richards. And then we found “The Man Ring.” If Victorinox made a ring, it would be this titanium utility ring. Made of individual titanium plates held together with brass rivets, the titanium utility ring cleverly hides a comb, bottle opener, straight blade, serrated blade and even a saw inside its 9mm wide confines. If it came in black, even Batman would wear one.
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Shark Week kicks off this weekend and newsflash: It’s awesome! The thing is though, we’ve seen a lot of shark footage over the years, and while we’re definitely not bored with it, we just think it might be time for something fresh. We’re not saying ditch Shark Week, but maybe the Discovery Channel can mix sharks with smartphones? Sharks on motorcycles? Sharks with chicks? Sharks and politicians? We’re just saying the possibilities are endless.
MonkeyBait is on the lookout for savvy contributors and edgy writers who want to add to the expanse of testosterone filled bait for the common monkey (in other words, we want your brain on our pages). If you’ve been hanging around the Monkey for any length of time you know this blog is all about dudes and the stuff that puts a silly grin on their faces. Deodorant optional. So whatcha got?
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If you’re looking for a quality, outdoorsy, guy’s-guy type of gift, the Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit, which is made in the USA, will work great. These small, multi-use tool kit comes with pry bar, screwdrivers, precision tweezers, waterproof lighter and a titanium key ring. Our favorite tool has to be the waterproof lighter which is water and air tight, refillable with regular lighter fluid (not included), comes with a key chain attachment, stays lit until blown out, and is convertible to a waterproof pill carrier. Plus, all the tools weigh less than 2 ounces combined and come with a very light, very strong titanium split key ring. Also cool is how “the company that makes these keychain tools also supply goods to the U.S. Military, local police forces, firemen and serious survivalists”.
No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is a 1:1 scale Aston Martin DBR1 model and yes, its on a tree just like you remembered when you were a kid. Only one will be made and it will go up for auction at the Goodwood Revival with an auction guide price of $31,286-$46,929. For all that green you will get a life size DBR1 model kit which will include four 16” wire wheels on Dunlop race tires, a Mota Lita 15” steering wheel, upholstered race seats, machined aluminum gear knob and lever, a satin black finished dash with Smiths gauges, a replica Le Mans trophy, and a cap signed by none other than Caroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, the legendary drivers who took the DBR1 to the victory circle in 1959.
The Harley Sportster is a relatively inexpensive yet powerful bike, making it popular for modifications. Japanese builder Hidemo used a 1200cc 2011 model to make his version of the Custom Sportster that stands out from other customs. Hidemo abbreviated the front fender, added dropped mirrors a la cafe racer and gave the bike a subtle paint job that accentuates its sexy build. We especially love the pair of classic Firestone tires, which fit perfectly with the understated theme of the bike. We can just picture Mr. McQueen hopping on this bad boy and riding into the sunset.
How easy is it to fool the cops? You’re looking at the answer. This cooler disguised as a stump makes public consumption of alcohol a breeze plus it doubles as a seat so you can rest and enjoy a cold one.