Tools of the Trade

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The Tools of the Trade is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It replaces the Engineer's overalls with a vest with straps with brass buckles running over the shoulders and one around his back. On the vest is a silver wrench, two orange batteries, a screwdriver with a team-colored handle and two front pockets secured by velcro. A pocket is added on the left side of his shirt.

The Tools of the Trade was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Builder's Basics Kit
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Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • The Tools of the Trade was added to the game.

April 25, 2016 Patch #1

  • Updated the equip_region settings for The Tools of the Trade.

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.


  • Tools of trade refer to the type and amount of instruments, tools, equipment, devices and machinery as would be usually used in the normal course and scope of a person's profession, trade or occupation without the use of additional labor.
  • The Tools of the Trade made its first appearance in Expiration Date.