Solid Copper Rescue Tool

Solid Copper Rescue Tool

After mulling it over for several hours, crunching a bunch of numbers, and running an exhaustive cost-benefit analysis, I am forced to conclude that the amount of serious demolition, vehicle extraction, and/or fire-fighting work I perform under explosive-atmosphere conditions, in an average workday, does not justify the expense of this gorgeous utility bar, made of non-sparking beryllium copper alloy, by NGK Berylco of Sweetwater, Tennessee.

But, damn, I tried.

NGK produces an extensive line of beryllium copper safety tools, which are generally much more expensive and rather less durable than steel.  Also vastly, vastly more beautiful. Their PDF catalog makes for extremely satisfying window shopping. [via Boing Boing]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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