Everyday Carry

Brooklyn-based Iron & Glory are advocates of the everyday carry movement. That means having useful tools on hand that won’t weigh you down. In that spirit they craft slim but strong goods with an industrial feel. Founder Richard Brandt pulls design inspiration from American motor culture of the 60’s and 70’s. Durable materials—like stainless steel and aluminum alloy— are sourced from all over the world. Then Iron & Glory crafts them into ultra-useful tools in their Brooklyn studio. The mini collapsible pliers are a great example of their clever—but purposeful—design. Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a steel file, a knife, and wire cutters are all deftly tucked away in one small, oval-shaped multi-tool that’s about the size of a silver dollar. The slightly larger, but still compact, carabiner multi-tool has a locking clip. It stays secure wherever you want, or you can easily add it to your keychain. An LED flashlight, knife, and serrated saw complete the package. Iron & Glory’s pieces look sharp, are smartly designed, and will make you want to embrace everyday carry, too.

Iron & Glory

Industrial Multi-Tools

Everyday Carry

Brooklyn-based Iron & Glory are advocates of the everyday carry movement. That means having useful tools on hand that won’t weigh you down. In that spirit they craft slim but strong goods with an industrial feel. Founder Richard Brandt pulls design inspiration from American motor culture of the 60’s and 70’s. Durable materials—like stainless steel and aluminum alloy— are sourced from all over the world. Then Iron & Glory crafts them into ultra-useful tools in their Brooklyn studio. The mini collapsible pliers are a great example of their clever—but purposeful—design. Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a steel file, a knife, and wire cutters are all deftly tucked away in one small, oval-shaped multi-tool that’s about the size of a silver dollar. The slightly larger, but still compact, carabiner multi-tool has a locking clip. It stays secure wherever you want, or you can easily add it to your keychain. An LED flashlight, knife, and serrated saw complete the package. Iron & Glory’s pieces look sharp, are smartly designed, and will make you want to embrace everyday carry, too.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Richard
    Richard

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Iron & Glory multi-tools to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:00 PM

    What pushed you to create Iron & Glory?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:02 PM

    Iron & Glory was initially born from a love for engraving, which started with stainless steel and the use of diamond cutters to engrave and create something beautiful and, thus, from iron to glory.

    However, the concept for the brand goes much deeper. It’s really about the process and embodying the journey to create beauty in our own lives (no matter what we specifically do and the hardships we endure in hunting that dream.)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:03 PM

    What made you decide on the tools included?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:09 PM

    Tools are an important part of the brand. These each are the result of two events. Having just returned from visiting my family, I was riding my motorcycle back downtown in NYC. Upon arriving at my destination, I realized that my keys to my motorcycle, apartment, and office were no longer located on the carabiner clipped to my belt loop and were now likely somewhere in the Hudson River. I realized immediately that I needed to find the most heavy duty and rugged carabiners on the market, that also had a locking clip.

    As a novice “wrencher” and person who usually is handy, I love having a set of tools always my disposal.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:10 PM

    What sets Iron & Glory apart from other everyday carry tools?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:12 PM

    The same same thing that sets Iron & Glory apart as a brand is what distinguishes the tool collection. It's in the approach. It’s a cross section between taste, quality, function and design.

    It’s no longer about one or the other anymore. Function or design just aren’t enough if it’s going to be something that we wear daily. It's got to also be a reflection of who we are and the lifestyle we lead. I see our EDC as the modern man’s tool kit for urban rugged life - while not requiring us to drag a full set of tools around with us.

  • Guest
    Guest
    1/28/2016 10:26 AM

    Hi Richard my name is Melvin Ramey my grandson and I opened a bait shop in Camden Arkansas we would like to carry your products in our store do you have a wholesale price list and would you be interested in doing business with us if so contact me at [email protected] yahoo. com thanks and hope to hear from you.

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 10:40 AM

    Hi Melvin, Thanks for your comment and email address. We will get in touch!

  • Richard
    Richard
    1/28/2016 11:22 AM

    Greetings,

    Is the carabiner rated/tested for a certain amount of weight it will support?

    Thanks!

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 11:39 AM

    Hi @Richard,

    It's heavy duty carabiner that's intended for everyday rugged use. We are still in the process of having a study performed with a leading third party testing agency to determine exactly how much of a weight bearing load can it maintain and will be publishing the findings. In our design shop where we do our own testing, it has withstood some pretty serious punishment involving power tools and vehicles. I brought this product to market specifically for it's durability an ability to withstand abuse for the most active lifestyles. I hope that helps.

  • Robert
    Robert
    1/28/2016 11:32 AM

    Hi Richard:

    What size battery does the flashlight on the Carabiner take and is it easily replaceable? Also, how bright is it?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Robert,

    The batteries are replaceable size LR621. The LED is exceptionally bright and easily exceeds the output level from the flash light feature found within most iPhones (and without draining the phone battery).

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    1/28/2016 12:19 PM

    So, just to make sure I have this right before I purchase, the $25 carabiner includes all the tools that are the $12 mini?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 12:27 PM

    Hi Patrick, There are two separate items for sale with different features.

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/28/2016 12:41 PM

    Way cooler than my old Swiss army knife!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/28/2016 12:44 PM

    one thing: this shouldn't go on the airplane with me, correct? But I can check it in my baggage?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 1:57 PM

    Hi Susan, That's correct. You can take this with your check on luggage because there's definitely a pocket knife feature and there are no knives whatsoever allowed on airplanes.

  • Carlos
    Carlos
    1/28/2016 1:17 PM

    Hi Richard, very nice multi-tool, congrats!! I have one idea about some necessary tool and unexistent on market. I have not the way to develop it, may be you are interested to do it...if yes, this is my email: [email protected]

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 1:58 PM

    Hi Carlos, Thank you for reaching out.

  • Grace
    Grace
    1/28/2016 1:31 PM

    What is the weight limit on the carabiner - i.e. can you use it as a carabiner too?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 2:00 PM

    Hi Grace, as I mentioned to Richard this morning: it's heavy duty carabiner that's intended for everyday rugged use. We are still in the process of having a study performed with a leading third party testing agency to determine exactly how much of a weight bearing load can it maintain and will be publishing the findings. In our design shop where we do our own testing, it has withstood some pretty serious punishment involving power tools and vehicles. I brought this product to market specifically for it's durability an ability to withstand abuse for the most active lifestyles. I hope that helps.

  • Deenanne
    Deenanne
    1/28/2016 7:32 PM

    Are these needle nosed pliers or regular?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Iron & Glory

Industrial Multi-Tools

Everyday Carry

Brooklyn-based Iron & Glory are advocates of the everyday carry movement. That means having useful tools on hand that won’t weigh you down. In that spirit they craft slim but strong goods with an industrial feel.

Founder Richard Brandt pulls design inspiration from American motor culture of the 60’s and 70’s. Durable
materials—like stainless steel and aluminum alloy— are sourced from all over the world. Then Iron & Glory crafts them into ultra-useful tools in their Brooklyn studio.

The mini collapsible pliers are a great example of their clever—but purposeful—design. Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a steel file, a knife, and wire cutters are all deftly tucked away in one small, oval-shaped multi-tool that’s about the size of a silver dollar.

The slightly larger, but still compact, carabiner multi-tool has a locking clip. It stays secure wherever you want, or you can easily add it to your keychain. An LED flashlight, knife, and serrated saw complete the package.

Iron & Glory’s pieces look sharp, are smartly designed, and will make you want to embrace everyday carry, too.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Richard
    Richard

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Iron & Glory multi-tools to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:00 PM

    What pushed you to create Iron & Glory?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:02 PM

    Iron & Glory was initially born from a love for engraving, which started with stainless steel and the use of diamond cutters to engrave and create something beautiful and, thus, from iron to glory.

    However, the concept for the brand goes much deeper. It’s really about the process and embodying the journey to create beauty in our own lives (no matter what we specifically do and the hardships we endure in hunting that dream.)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:03 PM

    What made you decide on the tools included?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:09 PM

    Tools are an important part of the brand. These each are the result of two events. Having just returned from visiting my family, I was riding my motorcycle back downtown in NYC. Upon arriving at my destination, I realized that my keys to my motorcycle, apartment, and office were no longer located on the carabiner clipped to my belt loop and were now likely somewhere in the Hudson River. I realized immediately that I needed to find the most heavy duty and rugged carabiners on the market, that also had a locking clip.

    As a novice “wrencher” and person who usually is handy, I love having a set of tools always my disposal.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/27/2016 5:10 PM

    What sets Iron & Glory apart from other everyday carry tools?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/27/2016 5:12 PM

    The same same thing that sets Iron & Glory apart as a brand is what distinguishes the tool collection. It's in the approach. It’s a cross section between taste, quality, function and design.

    It’s no longer about one or the other anymore. Function or design just aren’t enough if it’s going to be something that we wear daily. It's got to also be a reflection of who we are and the lifestyle we lead. I see our EDC as the modern man’s tool kit for urban rugged life - while not requiring us to drag a full set of tools around with us.

  • Guest
    Guest
    1/28/2016 10:26 AM

    Hi Richard my name is Melvin Ramey my grandson and I opened a bait shop in Camden Arkansas we would like to carry your products in our store do you have a wholesale price list and would you be interested in doing business with us if so contact me at [email protected] yahoo. com thanks and hope to hear from you.

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 10:40 AM

    Hi Melvin, Thanks for your comment and email address. We will get in touch!

  • Richard
    Richard
    1/28/2016 11:22 AM

    Greetings,

    Is the carabiner rated/tested for a certain amount of weight it will support?

    Thanks!

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 11:39 AM

    Hi @Richard,

    It's heavy duty carabiner that's intended for everyday rugged use. We are still in the process of having a study performed with a leading third party testing agency to determine exactly how much of a weight bearing load can it maintain and will be publishing the findings. In our design shop where we do our own testing, it has withstood some pretty serious punishment involving power tools and vehicles. I brought this product to market specifically for it's durability an ability to withstand abuse for the most active lifestyles. I hope that helps.

  • Robert
    Robert
    1/28/2016 11:32 AM

    Hi Richard:

    What size battery does the flashlight on the Carabiner take and is it easily replaceable? Also, how bright is it?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Robert,

    The batteries are replaceable size LR621. The LED is exceptionally bright and easily exceeds the output level from the flash light feature found within most iPhones (and without draining the phone battery).

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    1/28/2016 12:19 PM

    So, just to make sure I have this right before I purchase, the $25 carabiner includes all the tools that are the $12 mini?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 12:27 PM

    Hi Patrick, There are two separate items for sale with different features.

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/28/2016 12:41 PM

    Way cooler than my old Swiss army knife!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/28/2016 12:44 PM

    one thing: this shouldn't go on the airplane with me, correct? But I can check it in my baggage?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 1:57 PM

    Hi Susan, That's correct. You can take this with your check on luggage because there's definitely a pocket knife feature and there are no knives whatsoever allowed on airplanes.

  • Carlos
    Carlos
    1/28/2016 1:17 PM

    Hi Richard, very nice multi-tool, congrats!! I have one idea about some necessary tool and unexistent on market. I have not the way to develop it, may be you are interested to do it...if yes, this is my email: [email protected]

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 1:58 PM

    Hi Carlos, Thank you for reaching out.

  • Grace
    Grace
    1/28/2016 1:31 PM

    What is the weight limit on the carabiner - i.e. can you use it as a carabiner too?

  • Richard
    Richard – Special Guest
    1/28/2016 2:00 PM

    Hi Grace, as I mentioned to Richard this morning: it's heavy duty carabiner that's intended for everyday rugged use. We are still in the process of having a study performed with a leading third party testing agency to determine exactly how much of a weight bearing load can it maintain and will be publishing the findings. In our design shop where we do our own testing, it has withstood some pretty serious punishment involving power tools and vehicles. I brought this product to market specifically for it's durability an ability to withstand abuse for the most active lifestyles. I hope that helps.

  • Deenanne
    Deenanne
    1/28/2016 7:32 PM

    Are these needle nosed pliers or regular?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.