This lightweight pocket knife features a fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle, embossed with a spiderweb pattern. Its blade is made from high carbon-chromium steel, and is easy to deploy thanks to the large finger hole on its blade hump. Available in blue or black w/stainless, black/black, and a serrated blade.
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This laser-engraved stainless steel card is packed with reference information for scientists and engineers. Its front side has the periodic table of the elements, along with rulers and a protractor, while its back offers up quick access to important constants, formulae, and conversions. There’s also a version for chemistry.
Measuring 4.8″ long, the TC15 packs a punch for its size, kicking out a max 2300 lumens with a beam distance of 807 feet. It has a CREE XHP 35 LED light source, and is powered by a rechargeable 18650 battery. It offers five brightness levels and a strobe mode, and comes in black or military tan with cool or neutral white light.
Nitecore’s NWE30 is an ultra-compact electronic emergency whistle which activates with a simple twist. It cranks out up to 120dB of volume in all directions, and flashes a 2,000 lumen emergency beacon at night. Measures just 0.98″ x 2.64″ and easily hangs on a backpack.
This handsome and structured leather pouch from Shulga Studio provides the perfect home for pocket tools and accessories. Its main compartment is great for compact multitools, while its side pocket is just right for a flashlight or a short pen. Available in a variety of colors, with optional personalization available.
The Skeletool is one of Leatherman’s best multitools, offering great ergonomics, a lightweight design, and only the most frequently used functions. It looks particularly great in this black finish with a topographical map print on its blade. Tools includes a knife, pliers, bit driver, wire cutters, and a carabiner/bottle opener.
This teensy titanium flashlight is small enough to carry on a keychain or as a zipper pull, but it’s way more versatile than its size might lead you to believe. In addition to its light, it can open boxes, pry things, split pills, and turn screws. Its LED module is available in white, red, or UV.
While there are some pretty sweet knives out there, they don’t all need to be expensive to be good. Our buddies over at Everyday Carry took some time to pick their favorite inexpensive pocket knives, each priced at under $50, without sacrificing function, durability, or looks.
This 5-in-1 pocket knife packs in a partially-serrated 420 stainless steel blade, along with a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker tool, firestarter rod, and a removable LED flashlight. Save 28% on StatGear’s useful multifunction tool in The Awesomer Shop.
This TSA-compliant multitool packs 40 functions into a credit card form. It includes metric and imperial wrenches, rulers, an angle gauge, screwdrivers, a cord cutter, 1/4″ hex bit holder, can and bottle openers, and an optional money clip. It’s made from stainless steel, and comes in bead-blasted silver or black finishes.
Inspired by climbing carabiners, these metal clips might not hold your body weight from a mountainside, but they’ll do a great job attaching gear to bags, belt loops, hooks, and other spots. Everyday Carry shows off a dozen of their favorite carabiners, including the excellent Heroclip, with its versatile swivel design.
Nitecore’s tactical pen features a bidirectional bolt-action mechanism. Flip it one way to expose the writing tip, and the other direction to reveal a self-defense / glass breaker tool. Its body is made from CNC-machined aluminum alloy in a black finish, while its tool tip is made from tungsten steel.
Rival Collective’s compact sling style bag organizes your everyday items like phones, wallets, tools, tech accessories, and more. It features a technical look that resembles a carbon fiber weave, and an anti-theft design with a sturdy PVD steel buckle. A spring-loaded carabiner clip provides quick access to keys.
UPKnife’s unique multitool packs a 3-position, bolt-action hybrid tanto blade with OTF operation. Functions include a saw, bottle opener, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, a wire stripper, and a tungsten carbide glass breaker. Each one is made in the U.S. entirely from stainless steel.
Need to be seen in the dark? This 3.25″ long pocket flashlight light features a domed diffuser and a bright LED source that runs on a single AA battery. In strobe and high output modes it pushes out 350 lumens of brightness. Its case is made from aluminum with knurled grips, and has a removable, reversible pocket clip.
Custom-designed knives can be beautiful, but they’re usually quite expensive. Everyday Carry shows off 10 unique knives that were designed by custom blade makers, but benefit from the price advantage of a production knife. We’re particularly fond of the bold and colorful MKM Voxnaes Isonzo.
Limited to just 500 pieces, this unique flipper knife was designed by Dew Hara. It features a modern, skeletonized handle made from two-tone 6Al4V titanium, along with an open frame 3.39″ blade honed from Böhler M390 steel, and a smooth-action ball-bearing pivot. Made in Maniago, Italy for CRKT by lionSTEEL.
This stainless steel folding multitool packs an impressive 30 functions into something you can fit in your pocket. In addition to the usual screwdrivers, pry tools, wrenches, and blade tools, it has a spoke wrench, wire cutter, saw, protractor, firestarter flint, and even a built-in pulley.
This substantial pocket tool is made from durable 6AL4V titanium, and provides three useful functions. It works as a pry bar, nail puller, and bottle opener. Its long handle and scalloped sides are designed to optimize leverage. It has a built-in pocket clip, and comes in antique bronze or stonewashed finishes.
This pen-style flashlight is optimized for reading documents or performing close-up tasks in the dark. It’s got a high-CRI LED that produces a warm white 3000K light, with a perfectly circular field of light without dark spots. Its 3.46″ long body is made from anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, and includes a reversible steel clip.
This bolt-action tactical pen features a bold aesthetic, highlighted by a textured finger grip, deep engravings on its body, and precision threading on its rear. It’s made from 6AL4V titanium, and accepts a Schmidt Megaline P950M or similar refill. Available in anodized green or raw metal finishes.
Just because you carry a pocket knife doesn’t mean it needs to be bulky or heavy. These days, there are lots of great options made with materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, or with skeletonized frames that reduce weight. Everyday Carry shares their top 12 lightweight knives for 2020.
Bigger Swiss Army knives may include some of the grooming tools found on this Victorinox pocket tool, but this one adds a nail clipper. It’s also got a 1.75″ straight blade, a nail cleaner, serrated-edge scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a keychain ring. Available with a solid red, transluscent ruby, or walnut wood handle.
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