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Kershaw Leek Sale
Save 54%: Kershaw’s Leek pocket knife is unremarkable at first glance. It’s slim, with a three-inch, drop-point blade and a thumb stud for opening, like many everyday task-oriented blades. But not all knives are flash and flourish, and the unsuspecting Leek is innovative, iconic even, for the mechanism inside of it.
That small bit of machinery is called SpeedSafe, and it was developed by Ken Onion, a former US Marine and an industry-renowned knife designer who has created more than 30 patents for blade technologies. SpeedSafe was his remedy for restrictive laws against switchblades; it’s a fast and smooth mechanism that springs to life partway through the action of opening the blade (think of it as semi-automatic). If this sounds familiar, that’s because even though Onion designed the tech for Kershaw, many other companies have since adopted similar variations.
The Leek is great because it’s so simple, and if you’re in need of a solidly-reliable pocket knife for everyday use it’s a good option. Right now you can get a Leek with carbon fiber handles for 54 percent off at Massdrop.
— Tanner Bowden
Wilfa Coffee Brewer
Save $30: Norwegian designed Wilfa coffee makers are quick to brew, heat with precision and come with a few smart, convenient features. They’re also just gorgeous.
Released in 2017, the WSP-1A features simple flow control, a hot plate, detachable water reservoir (something that should be standard in every coffee maker) and owns both a Red Dot Design Award and iF World Design Guide award. Today, the brewer is marked down to $140 on Ebay — the lowest price we’ve seen for this model, and a far cry from the $400 retail price it launched with a couple of years back. —Will Price
Peet Original Boot Dryer
Save 20%: If you want your boots to last for years, proper care and maintenance are crucial. Along with keeping them clean and oiled, you should make a point to fully dry them if they’re worn in damp conditions. While you could let them dry at room temperature, it’s actually better and faster to use a Peet dryer.
“If your boots are wet, we recommend using a boot dryer like a Peet shoe dryer or let them dry a room temperature,” said Eric Kinney, the vice president of operations at White’s Boots in Spokane, Washington. “We don’t recommend putting your boots on a heater vent. When leather starts to crack there is not much you can do except get it rebuilt.”
The Peet Original Boot Dryer silently dries and deodorizes footwear in three to eight hours and works effectively with a range of materials. The dryer channels slightly-warmed air through two chambers while using less electricity than a standard light bulb. What’s more, it has a staggering 25-year warranty.
Normally $50, this essential piece of gear is now 20 percent off at Amazon and costs just $40. So if you care about keeping your boots in prime condition, pick one of these up today. — John Zientek
Save up to 40% Right now you can pick up a pair of Nike’s best running shoes, the Epic React Flyknit 2 and the Zoom Pegasus Turbo . Each pair is over 30 percent off in a few colors. Both are solid workhorse training shoes, weighing in at 8.4 ounces. For my last half marathon training block, I rotated running in both for speed workouts and long runs, and ran the entire 13.1 miles in the Pegasus Turbos. If you’re running a shorter distance, say 5K or 10K, the Epic React Flyknit 2 is a bouncy choice — you’ll feel like you’re flying through the miles.
Right now, on nike.com there’s a large number of sizes in a few colors for each shoe, but shop while you can as Nike’s gear tends to sell out quickly. If you don’t need a new pair of running shoes there are also a plethora of gym and everyday sneakers and apparel on sale for up to 40 percent off. — Meg Lappe
5 Discounted AV Receivers
Save Up to $100: An audio/video (AV) receiver is an essential part of any home theater. It connects your beloved passive speakers to your TV and enables you to build out a surround system (if you have more speakers). Right now Amazon is selling several of these newer AV receivers at discounted rates – save up to $100. It’s a great time to invest in one, especially with all the March Madness gamings coming down the pipeline. — Tucker Bowe
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