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Compact EDC Knives for 2018

Compact EDC Knives for 2018

Looking for a blade you can use for everyday tasks, but is small enough to really carry all the time? Look no further than Everyday Carry’s latest gear roundup, featuring 10 great pocket knives measuring under 3″ long.

TRAK XL Runner’s Knife

TRAK XL Runner’s Knife

The TRAK XL is the bigger and improved version of the Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife (TRAK). Its larger size and two-finger grip makes it easier to hold than the original. It has a sharper and longer blade too. It comes with a neck sheath for convenient storage.

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T’Spin Titanium Travel Tool

T’Spin Titanium Travel Tool

Purple Orange Factory’s titanium carabiner-style tool offers several features not found in others. It securely holds two nano SIM cards, and packs a SIM remover, smartphone stand, eyeglass screwdriver, bottle opener, cable organizer, and doubles as a fidget spinner.

RovyVon Aurora A2 Mini Flashlight

RovyVon Aurora A2 Mini Flashlight

It may be small, but this little keychain flashlight is mighty. It packs a 550 lumen CREE XP-G3 S5 LED, set into a durable stainless steel case with PVD coating. It weighs just 1 oz, measures 2″ long, is IPX-65 water-resistant, and has a built-in micro-USB rechargeable battery.

Great New Designer Knives

Great New Designer Knives

There are tons of nondescript, high-production knives on the market. If you’re looking for something with a bit more style, Everyday Carry has gathered up 10 great looking production blades which come from the minds of some of the world’s best knife designers.

Best Bolt Action Pens 2018

Best Bolt Action Pens 2018

If you’re looking for a great gift for guys, you can’t go wrong with a bolt-action pen. These slick writing instruments feature a weapon-inspired loading mechanism that’s both stable and satisfying. Everyday Carry picks a few of their faves. We’re partial to the Boker Micarta.

Everyday Blade

Everyday Blade

This keychain-sized retractable knife allows you to carry a razor-sharp hobby and craft blade anywhere. It works with 12 different types of blades for carving, slicing, whittling, and more. Pop the blade off, and it’s TSA-compliant – just buy more blades at your destination.

Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife

Zero Tolerance Black Folding Knife

This beautiful frame lock knife features a blackwash finish on both its sturdy S35VN steel blade and its titanium handle. Both have a Tungsten DLC coating for wear resistance, and it packs a KVT ball bearing for smooth manual opening. Blade measures 3.6″ long.

Slughaus NanoPen

Slughaus NanoPen

Slughaus claims that its NanoPen is the world’s smallest and lightest pen. It’s as small as a key and is even lighter. But don’t think that it’s fragile. It’s waterproof, fireproof and tough as nails. Its tungsten carbide tip can even be used to slice and puncture.

Coin Claw Pocket Knife

Coin Claw Pocket Knife

If you’re looking for the smallest blade outside of the ones in multi tools, check out Serge Knives‘ Coin Claw Gen2. It’s a 1 5/8″ disc with a 1″ knife that swings out from it. It weighs only 1.5oz. It will be available Fall 2018 in several designs.

USA-Made EDC Gear

USA-Made EDC Gear

There are tons of backpacks, knives, and other tools you could use on a daily basis, but why not support American artisans by going with one of the items in Everyday Carry’s latest collection – which features only items made in the good old U.S. of A.

Tacray Tactical Pen

Tacray Tactical Pen

This sweet titanium pen combines a writing instrument with a self defense/glass breaker tool. Its made from Ti-6AL-4V alloy that’s been oxidized to produce a colorful, iridescent look, and its knurled body provides a firm grip while adding to its bullet-inspired style.

MecArmy FL10 Flashlight Carabiner

MecArmy FL10 Flashlight Carabiner

MecArmy’s FL10 gives you a lightweight and compact flashlight that you can easily take with you. It’s made of titanium and has a corrosion- and scratch-resistant finish. The carabiner also doubles as a bottle opener, a pry bar, and a screwdriver.

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Zerohour Apex Bolt Action Pen

Zerohour Apex Bolt Action Pen

Zerohour’s Apex Bolt is a titanium ballpoint bolt action pen. It uses Fisher Space pen cartridges, so it can write underwater and upside down. It also has a ceramic tip for breaking glass, and a hidden magnetic hex bit socket. It’s available in three finishes.

Titanium EDC Pry Bars

Titanium EDC Pry Bars

We love the alt-camo anodized pattern on these rugged and compact titanium tools. They feature a ridged pry tip that provides great leverage, a cutout for hanging from a cord or small carabiner, and a 1/4″ bit driver socket. Also available in a hollow pattern.

SmartRuler 2.1 & 3.0

SmartRuler 2.1 & 3.0

Updated versions of MRF’s excellent credit-card size multitool, packing guides for drawing, measuring, and designing, along with everyday tools like wrenches and a bottle opener. Available in aluminum, steel, or titanium, and two slightly different configurations.

Best Fixed-blade Knives

Best Fixed-blade Knives

While folding knives are convenient to carry in your pocket, fixed blade knives generally offer greater stability, leverage, and fewer points of failure. So if you don’t mind wearing a waist sheath, these blades are worth a look. Everyday Carry picks 10 of the best and newest designs.

MecArmy X7S Flashlight & Lighter

MecArmy X7S Flashlight & Lighter

MecArmy’s X7S is a kit that comes with a 130 lumen flashlight and a refillable lighter. The great thing about the kit is that you can connect the two tools and carry them as one, or you can use them separately, thanks to the included connecting capsule.

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multitool

Gerber Suspension-NXT Multitool

Gerber upgrades its budget multitool. At just 6.5oz, the Suspension-NXT weighs less than the original Suspension but adds more tools: a wire stripper, a flathead screwdriver, an awl, a file and a ruler. It also now has a pocket clip.

Kershaw Pub Pocket Knife

Kershaw Pub Pocket Knife

Kershaw’s Pub knife gives you a variety of tools in a small and affordable package. You get a Sheepsfoot-style blade, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and a pry bar. It also has a keychain-ready hole. Available in black or a raw steel finish.

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Maker Knife

Maker Knife

The Maker Knife is a sleek holder for utility blades. It features an adjustable and intuitive locking mechanism that kicks in when the blade reaches the top and automatically releases when you pull the blade back down. Available in black or silver.

Best Father’s Day EDC Gifts

Best Father’s Day EDC Gifts

Looking for a last-minute gift for Dad? Our pals at Everyday Carry have you covered, with a number of great tools, wallets, pens, watches, knives, tech gadgets, and other items that every guy could use in his daily life.

EverRatchet Keychain Tool

EverRatchet Keychain Tool

This teensy multitool punches far above its weight class, packing 7 wrenches, a box opener, bottle opener, fire flint, scraping tool, and a 1/4″ hex bit holder that actually ratchets, making it far more useful in cramped spaces. Available in stainless steel or titanium.

Best Everyday Pouch Organizers

Best Everyday Pouch Organizers

So now that you’ve got all the knives, multitools, flashlights, and other accessories, you need a place to keep them at the ready. Everyday Carry shares eight of their picks for great pouches you can use to house and organize all of your small EDC tools.

CRKT Crossbones Knife

CRKT Crossbones Knife

Designed by Jeff Park, CRKT’s low-profile liner-lock pocket knife features a bead blasted aluminum handle inspired by the shape of a dog bone, and a straight-back 3.5″ steel blade. Note that the prototype in the video is missing the two-toned scales of the production version.

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl Spatha Knife

Petzl’s knife is perfect for climbers or anyone who needs to cut rope, thanks to its carabiner-compatible center hole, and a dual-edged blade with smooth and serrated edges. The blade notch makes bare-handed opening easy, while the textured wheel is great for gloved use.

New Multi-tools for 2018

New Multi-tools for 2018

A good multi-tool is something you should have on hand all of the time. But which one of these jacks of all trades should you buy? Our friends at Everyday Carry have got you covered with five of the latest and greatest, including the compact SOG PowerPint shown here.

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife

Massdrop x Zinker Dogtooth Knife

Massdrop teamed up with knifemaker Brad Zinker to create a production run of one of his impressive custom knives. We love the perforated titanium handle, which reduces weight, and its 3.3″ stainless wharncliffe blade is sure to get light duty tasks done with ease.

Titanium Pocket Tool Slide

Titanium Pocket Tool Slide

The improved version of Big Idea Design’s Titanium Pocket Tool. The TPT Slide has a new two-stage sliding mechanism, a stronger universal wrench, a removable pocket clip and is made of thicker metal. It has a fork, a cutter, a screwdriver, Torx fasteners and more.

EDC Gear for Mother’s Day

EDC Gear for Mother’s Day

Ladies love gear too! So why not grab mom something a little more useful than a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day this year. Our pals over at Everyday Carry have got you hooked up with a bunch of great last minute gift ideas for practical moms.

JETBeam 3M Pro Flashlight

JETBeam 3M Pro Flashlight

This extraordinarily bright and tough flashlight will never let you down. Its hard-anodized aluminum body is IPX8 waterproof, and outputs up to 1100 lumens of brightness thanks to a powerful Cree XP-L LED light source. Also available with a rechargeable 18650 battery.

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