Steampunk multitool?

Steampunk multitool?

Here’s an interesting take on the multitool, it’s called a Harp Tool ($40), because it resembles something of a harp when it’s closed. Tools include slotted- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, punch/awl, saw, corkscrew, file and small/large-head hammer (which doubles as a bottle opener). Stored in a leather carrying case.

byrd 8Tool Harp [Thanks, Daniel Carnes!]

14 thoughts on “Steampunk multitool?

  1. Dan says:

    It looks like it’d be really easy to slip and stab yourself in the palm while trying to bear down on a tight screw if you have to grib all the rest of the tools in order to use one of them.

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Yeah, I’d like to see someone actually using this to see how it works. It doesn’t seem a practical arrangement for the reason you suggest. I find even a regular multitool cumbersome sometimes when using the drivers. But maybe it LOOKS like more of an issue here than it actually is in practice.

  3. Carl says:

    What’s steampunk about that?

  4. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Nothing. That’s a joke.

  5. John says:

    Looks like a DIY trepanning tool.

  6. Gizmo says:

    Philips screwdriver, corkscrew, otoscope…

    It needs to have a rib spreader.

  7. Hatless in Hattiesburg says:

    re “steampunk”: now if it was brass and had tiny gears to fold out the tools, it would be steampunk. ;)

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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