The Ultimate Guy Gear Gift Guide To Help You Impress Your Dad This Father’s Day

Stop boring your ballie with beer and trail mix and up your game this Father’s Day.


Kelleigh Korevaar |

Up your game with this gear, and stop boring your ballie with beer, ties and trail mix for Father’s Day. Each of these tools below is the Swiss army knife of its category – made for different uses and for different men. The bonus? They’re some damn good-looking gear!

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The Camp Axe – Autine Unpolished Hatchet

Weighing under 1kg, this hand-forged beaut is the winter warrior you need in your hand. It’s made using a technique called laminating, using high carbon-content steel (8HF) for the blade, and has a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. (R6 465, Just Like Papa)

Hatchet how-to: Use it for gardening, or to start a fire (strike the head against a rock to make sparks). And, of course, you can throw it – 0% recommended, 100% fun. Great for cutting biltong, too.

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The Folding Blade Knife – Kaliber Kuikku

This spring-assisted stainless steel knife is equal parts functional, versatile, stylish and comfortable. The grip is great, thanks to a multi-directional G10 handle. It’s all black for more than just making you look like a stylish badass; the black oxidised coating reduces corrosion, so you don’t have to worry about it wearing, tearing or rusting. (R699, Cape Union Mart)

The Multi-Tool – Leatherman Super Tool 300

This award-winning 19-in-1 super-tool is made for every man, and comes equipped with one more added extra: a 25-year warranty. The wire cutters are removable, and the pliers are the strongest they’ve ever made – and these are only two of the improvements Leatherman has made. Use it to crack open a can of beer after a long day, whether outdoors or at work. (R 1 999, Cape Union Mart)

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For more Father’s Day inspiration and information, pick up a copy of our June issue, in stores now! Or you can get it online for only R26, here. Now that’s a deal!

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