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.
THE BEST Knives
Minnesota artists HVRNT take quality new and restored axes, hatchets, and knives and hand-embellish their wood handles with natural and native imagery, much in the way one might have their skin tattooed. The designs are burned into the wood and then painted in some cases.
Builder John Heisz shows us the steps required to transform a couple of simple blocks of wood into a wonderful decorative knife. It might not be a practical tool, but it sure looks pretty. Want to give it a try yourself? Grab the template here. A parts kit is also available.
Handmade in Switzerland, Malvaux’s Number 1 is a simple but brilliant take on the pocket knife. Its handle is bent at just the right angle to make it easier to both unfold and use the knife. It’s released only periodically in batches of 150 units at a time, so act fast if you want one.
Amazing looking frame-lock folding knives with precision-machined designs carved into their handles. Each knife is made with an integral frame cut from a solid bar of titanium, and a 3.75″ blade cut from M390 hardened stainless steel. Available for a limited time on Massdrop.
A durable fixed-blade knife for everyday adventures. We dig the angular design and circular perforations in the blade. In addition to its full tang 440C stainless blade, it packs a kit of survival gear inside its handle. Available with a paracord wrap or G10 scales.
May might have come and gone, but there were some great products which surfaced during the month over at Everyday Carry that we thought were well worth sharing. Whether you’re looking for a watch, a wallet, a knife, or a fidget spinner, they’ll help you get kitted out.
Kootek’s K1 flashlight not only has a bright 800-lumen Cree LED light source, but its handle conceals a sharp blade for survival, hunting, or self defense. Its tip provides a window breaker for emergency escapes, and its light beam is adjustable. Recharges via USB.
So many of today’s knives have scales made from modern materials like plastic composites. But there’s still something that feels so right in your hand about a knife with a wooden handle. Everyday Carry picked out 10 of their faves, including this beauty from LionSteel.
United Cutlery’s spiraling 13-1/2″ blade is definitely one of the more dangerous knives we’ve seen, but it sure looks awesome. It’s got a super-sharp piercing point, a lightweight fiberglass/nylon handle, and stainless hand guard and “skull crusher” pommel.
A truly special folding knife, packing a 3.125″ D2 tool steel blade that folds into stainless case with elegant burled wood inlays. Its two-handed opening mechanism works smoothly and easily, thanks to its slipjoint mechanism. Also available with white bone scales.
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