Hand-built in Oregon, the 496 Vector is a versatile, no-BS knife with strength and style. Benchmade’s first compound grind blade is crafted from CPM-20CV and uses the AXIS Assist flipper mechanism for one-handed open and close. 3.6” blade length, 8.42” open length. Includes’s Benchmade’s lifetime warranty and Lifesharp service.
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Outdoor outfitter AceCamp’s versatile and value-priced pocket tool packs in 11 functions, including a knife, saw, bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, scissors, corkscrew, nail file, small pick, and thread loop. Each tool is made from stainless steel, and it all folds down to just 3.75″ x 7.5″ when closed.
Edcfans’ compact knife combines a removable boxcutter blade, a bottle opener, pry tab, 1/4″ hex driver, wrenches, and a scraper into a supremely compact tool. It’s made from durable stainless steel, and comes with a pair of driver tips which can be kept on your keychain as well. Available in silver or black.
UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. Comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.
Acebeam’s substantial L30 Gen. II flashlight cranks out up to 4000 lumens of bright white light, thanks to a Cree XHP70.2 LED. It offers USB recharging, five brightness modes, and a strobe mode. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and has two switches – one on the side for all modes, and one on its tail for quick turbo mode access.
A useful survival tool from the creator of the Off Grid Survival Axe. The Lifesaber combines a flashlight, lantern, strobe, and siren with rechargeable USB battery charger which can be juiced back up by twirling or cranking it by hand. It offers optional snap-in modules like a plasma firestarter, or a UV water purifier.
Gerber’s ultra compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages, and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either a nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.
This handy titanium utility knife combines a boxcutter-style blade with a 1/4″ drive, a flat blade screwdriver, and a bottle opener. It has an integrated carabiner clip which can be used to attach keys or hang it from a belt loop. You can grab replacement blades here. Also available in black.
Rugged Material’s sturdy and compact wallet won’t fall apart. Its body is made from powder-coated steel, in either tan or black, and has enough room for 8 cards and cash. Its elastic strap is as sturdy as they come, and it includes a tool card with various wrenches, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener.
Leatherman’s bestselling Signal Multi-tool looks great in a matte black finish. The outdoorsman’s tool comes with a firestarter, an emergency whistle, a sharpener, a combo knife, a saw, a hammer, a couple of wrenches and drivers, can and bottle openers and more.
Whether you’re in the market for a knife, pocket tool, wallet, flashlight, or watch, our friends at Everyday Carry have you covered with their readers’ most popular gear during the month of August. We’re particularly fond of the metal and leather Dango T01 tactical wallet.
A smartly-designed organizer for your everyday essentials. It’s made from long-lasting Cordura fabric, and has exterior pockets for writing instruments and a notebook, along with a zippered pouch for cables, small tools, and other accessories. Each one is made to order in your choice of 81 different color combinations.
If you’re in the field and need to stitch up something (or someone) in an emergency, Grim Workshop’s stainless steel card could be a lifesaver. It comes with a wide variety of needles and awls, along with four replacement buttons. No thread in your kit? Fishing line, dental floss, or paracord strands will do in a pinch.
This inexpensive, keychain-sized tool manages to pack six useful functions, including a knife, flathead screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, nail file, wire strippers and spring-loaded pliers. It’s made from stainless steel, and folds up small to easily fit into your pocket.
Always be prepared with Überleben’s survival tool that can help you quickly start a fire. Its comprised of a mini ferrocerium (fire steel) rod and serrated ring scraper which can make flaming hot sparks in any weather or at any altitude. Comes with a 34″ paracord lanyard.
Kershaw’s bright orange pocket knife has a 3.5″ stainless steel blade with one-handed opening, and a liner lock to hold it securely in position. In addition to its black oxide-coated blade and built-in pocket clip, it packs an emergency seatbelt cutter and carbide glass breaker in its handle.
Pelican, makers of some of the world’s most durable and rugged cases present a series of three compact utility cases that keep out water, dirt, snow, and dust. They’re made from impact- and crush-proof ABS, with a rubberized exoskeleton, external attachment points, and a dual-pivot latch for easy opening.
WJMake’s handmade leather organizer is designed to hold three everyday essentials – a pocket multitool, a compact flashlight, and a pen, all ready for quick access on your belt. Be sure to check the Etsy listing to ensure your tools will fit. Available with side loops, or rear clips or loops.
A value-priced alternative to the spendy Gatekeeper, this oversized carabiner-style clip offers three hanging points for keys, and has a built-in utility knife. It’s made from stainless steel and aluminum, and its buckle offers a high-elasticity spring tested to 10,000 uses. Available with orange or green accents.
Unlike other compact key organizers, Screwpop’s design requires no tools to open. Adding and removing keys is as easy as unhooking its stretchy O-rings. Its body made from durable CNC machined aluminum, holds up to 24 keys, and includes a bottle opener blade.
PDW’s PB&J includes no peanut butter or jelly, but the titanium keychain tool does pack a multi-size wrench, pry bar, bottle opener, oxygen tank wrench, nail puller, battery compartment opener, and 1/4″ hex bit holder. Its stainless steel spring wire gate ensures secure attachment to your bag or belt loop.
These firestarter rods include a few bonus features which could come in handy in an emergency. In addition to a magnesium rod and striker tool, they’ve got a built-in compass and whistle, and hang on a length of 450lb. paracord. Comes two to a pack, so you’ll always have a spare. Available in several colors, including glow-in-the-dark.
A versatile compact tool for your belt loop or keychain. It packs 4 to 7mm and 5/16″ wrenches, 1/4″ driver, a bottle opener, pry tool, screwdriver, and scoring clip. The XL version gains extra wrench sizes, a ruler, and a nail popper, while the mini version is, well, mini. Available in brass, copper, titanium, and stainless steel.
Every month, our friends at Everyday Carry tally up the the most clicked-on gear and gadgets submitted by its readers. This particular collection includes some sweet pocket knives, a slim recycled wallet, and a couple of nifty multi-tools, most notably the unique SOG Sync II.
We like sleek, modern blades as much as the next guy, but there’s nothing quite like the classics. The guys over at Everyday Carry take a look at 10 great production knives which are inspired by classic designs, in some cases still made by the original manufacturer.