A couple of years ago I bought a neat screwdriver, after reading about it on the Lost Art Press blog – the No.1 from Element’ary Design in England. The screwdriver is ergonomically designed, with handles made of beech, and finished with linseed oil, giving it a smooth surface.
The shape is perfectly designed to fit inside the palm of your hand. Also, due to the shape, it won’t roll off your workbench.
The screwdriver is kind-of unique, as it uses interchangeable bits – unique because normally interchangeable drivers are constructed of plastics.. It comes with six bits (two Phillips, two flat heads, two posi-drive), but will use any standard bit.
The chuck of the screwdriver contains an o-ring, which syncs with the groove found on many bits. In addition however, the screwdriver also has a screw chuck with a knurled grip that helps lock down the bit. No fear of the bit dropping out, as often happens, even with magnetic bits.
There is also a stubby version of this screwdriver – the No.2.