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Blitz Mini Pocket Knife

Blitz Mini Pocket Knife

Featuring a similarly stubby design to their multipurpose B-2 knife, Bomber & Co’s Blitz Mini has a tanto style black stainless blade, with sharp straight and angled cutting surfaces. It measures just 3.7″ when open, and has a large keychain opening.

Takeflight Tactical Pen

Takeflight Tactical Pen

This versatile and durable pen is made from CNC-machined aluminum, and packs four tools in one: a ballpoint pen, a glass-breaker/self-defense tip, a bottle opener/screwdriver blade, and a flashlight. Note: Not TSA-approved for carry-ons.

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Refyne EP1 Bolt-action Pen

Refyne EP1 Bolt-action Pen

We love the reassuring feel of locking a retractable pen in place with a bolt-action mechanism. Refyne’s design stands out with its copper inner barrel, and looks great in either black PVD stainless steel or titanium. It also comes with a removable pocket clip.

Best EDC Pens 2019

Best EDC Pens 2019

While we spend most of our time thumbing away at our phones, sometimes writing things on paper is just better. And if you’re going to write, you need a good writing instrument. Our pals at Everyday Carry are here with their picks for 10 great pens you can scribble with.

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG Keytron 1 Folding Knife

SOG’s keychain-size knife is perfect for everyday needs, like cutting twine, opening boxes, or slicing packing tape. It measures just 3.5″ long when closed, and has a built in bottle opener and a smart keylatch ring for easy addition and removal of keys.

Folding Coin Knife

Folding Coin Knife

A super compact EDC knife that folds into a 1.77″ diameter disc. Has a 0.94″ long stainless steel blade, and is handy for opening all those packages you get from Amazon. Comes in a variety of colors, but we’d go for the rainbow finish design.

Stealth Pen V2

Stealth Pen V2

Lioe Design’s Stealth Pen V2 has an eye-catching teardrop design. Its wide body also makes the pen easier to grip than others. It’s made of aluminum, has a built-in pocket clip, and uses Parker-style Schmidt G2 refills.

Polar Bad Ass Carabiner

Polar Bad Ass Carabiner

A ridiculously large carabiner-style clip cut from a single hunk of solid titanium. It measures in at 120 x 60.5 x 6mm, and weighs a hefty 64 grams. Thanks to its one-piece construction, there are fewer components to break, and it can easily handle heavy loads.

WESN TI QR Keychain

WESN TI QR Keychain

Have your keys ready to go with knifemaker WESN’s latest product. The TI QR is a quick-release keychain that’s milled from two pieces of titanium. The pieces have been heat treated to ensure they last a lifetime.

CRKT Spark’N Sharp

CRKT Spark’N Sharp

CRKT’s convenient lanyard tool makes quick work of starting campfires, with its magnesium spark rod and striking surface. It also doubles as an in-the-field knife sharpener, perfect for putting a new edge on your pocket knife in a pinch.

The EveryMan Tool

The EveryMan Tool

The EveryMan Tool or EMT is a utility blade holder that has five locking positions. Its track locking system makes it easy to swap blades. It also has a pry bar, a hex driver and a bottle opener. It’s available in aluminum or titanium.

Streamlight 360º Penlight Lantern

Streamlight 360º Penlight Lantern

This pocket-sized flashlight combines a focused spotlight beam on its tip with a broad, omnidirectional lantern on its side. It can also stand up thanks to its bell-shaped rubber boot. Its C4 LED outputs 65 lumens, and runs for up to 6.5 hours on 2 AAA batteries.

Artisan Cutlery Kinetic Tool

Artisan Cutlery Kinetic Tool

Inspired by a balisong knife, Artisan’s fun to use gadget features a stainless steel multitool instead of a knife blade. It has a pry bar, bottle opener, hex wrench, and ruler, and its titanium handles have a locking mechanism. Also available with stainless/G10 handles.

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Knives for Gentlemen

Knives for Gentlemen

A pocket knife must first and foremost do its job of being a reliable and useful cutting tool. But we appreciate when knifemakers go the extra mile to make them stylish and handsome too. Here, Everyday Carry shares their picks for 10 great looking knives for proper gentlemen.

DualFuel Lighter & Power Bank

DualFuel Lighter & Power Bank

DualFuel is a flameless and windproof lighter that doubles as an emergency power bank. It has a built-in 1200mAh battery and USB-A and USB-C charging ports that can be used simultaneously. It charges via microUSB. Available in black or gold.

Nextool Pallas Tactical Pen

Nextool Pallas Tactical Pen

This unique writing instrument features a body made from perforated aluminum, which gives it an almost organic look, while making it supremely lightweight. It takes a Fisher Space Pen refill, and its back end features a ceramic point for self defense and breaking windows.

Sliver Gripper Keychain Tweezers

Sliver Gripper Keychain Tweezers

Whether picking up tiny screws, or yanking out a splinter, you never know when you might need a pair of tweezers. These compact stainless steel tweezers hang out on your keychain until you need them, and offer a precision point. Also sold in a 3-pack.

Best EDC of SHOT Show 2019

Best EDC of SHOT Show 2019

The folks at Everyday Carry dropped by SHOT Show, the largest annual trade show for the tactical, hunting, and outdoor industries, and picked some of their favorite knives, tools, bags, and other gear for our enjoyment.

The James Brand Ellis Knife

The James Brand Ellis Knife

The James Brand’s Ellis is a minimalist multitool that includes four of the most used everyday tools: a partially serrated knife, a combination screwdriver and bottle opener, and a pry bar or scraper. The knife and combo screwdriver lock in place for safe operation.

Sub Flashlight

Sub Flashlight

From the makers of the Claw multitool comes an equally tiny flashlight. Marlboro & Kane’s Sub is under an inch long and about half an inch in diameter. It shines a 30 lumen light and has an aluminum case. It is IP67 rated for water- and dust-resistance.

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Valtcan Titanium Carabiner Keyring

Valtcan Titanium Carabiner Keyring

A sturdy and handsome keyring that’s perfect for clipping them onto a belt loop or your bag. It’s made from 100% titanium with a rough, stonewashed finish, and offers two different positions for hanging keys. Measures 2.5″ x 1.25″ x 0.2″ and weighs just 14 grams.

EDC New Year’s Resolutions 2019

EDC New Year’s Resolutions 2019

This year, resolve to upgrade your pack with some new gadgets and gear to take you into the future. Everyday Carry shares a few of their picks for keeping your kit up to date, and ready to perform critical tasks.

Buck 0818 Apex Folding Knife

Buck 0818 Apex Folding Knife

Buck Knives’ compact pocket knife has a 2-5/8″ drop-point titanium-coated steel blade for optimal strength, sharpness, and corrosion resistance. Its open design and liner lock make for easy one-handed operation, and it has a built-in carabiner clip and bottle opener.

Most Popular EDC of 2018

Most Popular EDC of 2018

2018 has come and gone, and the year brought us some pretty great gear and gadgets. Everyday Carry looks back at the top items they featured last year, including one we carry all the time, the Gerber Dime mini multi-tool.

Darter Pen & Sewing Kit

Darter Pen & Sewing Kit

Ornisi’s Darter is a tiny pen that manages to house an emergency sewing kit. Inside the outer shell is an organized brass sewing kit consisting of four needles, a bobbin with a 1m spool of thread and more space for threads.

MyFAK First Aid Kit

MyFAK First Aid Kit

This compact, yet comprehensive first aid kit is the perfect companion for camping, or just everyday carry in your car. It packs treatments for bleeding, burns, sprains and fractures, skin injuries, and aches and pains – all packed in an easy to carry, waterproof nylon bag.

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