A super handy EDC survival tool, the Firebiner can clip onto a belt loop or bag, and provides a spark wheel for starting fires, a safety blade for cutting cord or line, a flat blade screwdriver, and that all-important bottle opener. Available in multicolor, black, blue, or silver.
Designed for cyclists, but useful for everyone, the Cycle-On packs 30 tools, including multiple bit drivers, a magnetic bit holder, spoke wrenches and clips, tire levers, a file, bottle opener, a crimper/wire stripper, and more. Includes a handsome and sturdy carrying case.
Most pocket tools are either black or steel colored. But sometimes it’s nice to have a splash of color to make your kit stand out from the rest. This past Halloween, Everyday Carry picked some sweet looking tools with color accents reminiscent of acid green zombie flesh.
You’ll always win the game with Spyderco’s awesome playing card-themed pocket knife. Designed by custom knifemaker A.T. Barr, it features ivory texture G-10 scales with black spade and red heart inlays, and a liner-lock 2.5-inch CPM S30V stainless steel blade.
Cool Hand’s slick bolt-action pen features a body made from real lightweight carbon fiber, finished off with aircraft-grade aluminum end caps. It takes Schmidt, Parker, or Fisher refills, and has a retractable rubber stylus on its back end for capacitive touchscreens.
This compact tool packs a three useful survival items in a pen-sized package. It’s got a carbide-tipped glass breaker, a safety whistle, and a firestarter and steel wool tinder compartment inside its anodized aluminum shell. Includes a built in keyring for easy carrying.
Small pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a tool with a longer blade when working on bigger cutting tasks. Our pals over at Everyday Carry picked 10 of their favorite folding knives which feature 3″ or longer blades, but are still compact enough to carry.
Jolly Roger Knives‘ tiny steel blade is a great backup survival tool, providing a sharp cutting edge that can be used for cutting twine or as an improvised spear tip. Measures 1.75″ x 1″ and comes with a paracord lanyard and a Kydex sheath. Available in damascus for $50.
There are tons of flashlights which simply light your way, but if you want objects you’re illuminating to show in their true color (which can be critical for wiring and other tasks), you need one with a good Color Rendering Index (CRI). Everyday Carry shares their top picks.
A bargain-priced, durable plier-style multitool, packed with a dozen useful components, including spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, a wire stripper/cutter, straight and serrated blades, philips and flat screwdrivers, scissors, can opener, saw, awl, and a bottle opener.
If you need to perform tasks in a dark place, this pocket-size flood light is the perfect accessory for your EDC kit. It’s got both a magnetic base and a pocket clip, and casts a bright, but diffuse 175 lumen LED for up to 7 hours on a set of 3-AAA batteries. In yellow or camouflage designs.
Much of what we buy today is with debit cards, but there are times when we still need to use cash. And with cash transactions come coins. Our pals at Everyday Carry have picked some of the best wallets for holding loose change, like the smartly designed Bellroy Coin Fold.
A bargain-priced pocket tool packed with 15 useful stainless steel blades, including a bottle opener, knife, saw, fish scaler, hook remover, scissors, bottle opener, nail file, phillips screwdriver, wine opener, can opener, and more. Comes with a nylon carrying pouch.
We love the size and design of Manker’s petite frame-lock knife. Each one is hand-assembled from TC4 titanium with a razor-sharp 1.5″ SV35N stainless steel blade. It’s small enough to carry on a pendant or a keychain. Cutlery Lover has a great review video here.
Our pals at Everyday Carry gathered up the best gear they spotted last month, from useful and beautifully-designed knives, to tools that stow in an iPhone case, to compact and easy to carry wallets. But what we want most is that stunning bronze Helberg CH6 wristwatch.