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EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

EDC Trending Gear: 5/2017

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.

EDC Father’s Day Gift Guide

EDC Father’s Day Gift Guide

Looking for an awesome gift for Dad that he’ll really use this time? Our pals at Everyday Carry have got you covered with a selection of 25 useful and timeless items from wristwatches, to knives, to wallets, to pens.

Stabbing a Car

Stabbing a Car

After showing off the MegaBot Mk. III robot at Maker Faire 2017, the guys from MegaBots decided to play around with something they had lying around the shop – a 500 lb., 10-foot-long knife, and proceeded to drop it into the roof of a car. Because, why not?

Meteorite Fidget Spinner Knife

Meteorite Fidget Spinner Knife
$60  Buy Link Comment

EDC and viral toys collide with this fidget spinner that doubles as a pocket knife. Don’t worry, the blade stays tucked when folded. So it’s not as cool as a butterfly knife, but it’s not as dangerous (or illegal) either.

K1 Tactical Flashlight Knife

K1 Tactical Flashlight Knife
$20  Buy Comment

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.

Gentleman’s Friction Folder

Gentleman’s Friction Folder
$165  Buy Comment

Jacked Outdoor Cutlery presents an elegant handcrafted folding knife, with a high-carbon steel blade and titanium scales. We particularly dig the scalloped spine on the blade. Measures 9″ open with a 4″ blade length.

Great Wood-handled Knives

Great Wood-handled Knives

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.

M48 Cyclone Fixed Blade Knife

M48 Cyclone Fixed Blade Knife
$50  Buy Comment

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.

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

CRKT Snap Lock Knife
~$39-$45  Buy Link Comment

It’s been off the market for a while, but now Ed Van Hoy’s awesome pocket knife is back. The stainless steel knife features a slick open frame design. When released, the blade flips out sideways, then locks into position. Available with a smooth or serrated blade.

Jho Gentleman Slasher

Jho Gentleman Slasher
$260  Buy Link Comment

Jho Knives‘ Gentleman Slasher aka GS1 is a pocket knife inspired by the straight razor. Its nearly square blade is almost invisible when folded into its angular handle. It comes with a leather case, T6 & T8 screwdrivers and extra washers.

Mantis Knives MTF-4Tib Echo

Mantis Knives MTF-4Tib Echo
$172  Buy Comment

A phenomenally designed folding knife from Mantis Knives. This hefty 9″ long tool features a 4″ tanto-style blade made from S30V steel, and handles made from titanium with G-10 scales for grip. Weighs a whopping 1/2 pound, so this thing means business.

12-in-1 Multitool Pen

12-in-1 Multitool Pen
$12  Buy Comment

This pocket tool combines a dozen functions including a punch, cutting blades, wire stripper, nail/staple remover, saw, stainless steel file, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, scraper, tweezers, and of course a pen. Available in stainless, blue, or black.

Andre De Villiers Pocket Butcher

Andre De Villiers Pocket Butcher
$300  Buy Comment

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.

Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener

Sharpal 6-in-1 Knife Sharpener
$14  Buy Comment

This pocket-sized tool offers tungsten carbide blades for coarse sharpening, carbide blades for fine honing, and a diamond rod for fish and gut hooks, as well as an emergency whistle and a firestarter. Bring one on all of your fishing and hunting expeditions.

DIY Knife Upgrade

DIY Knife Upgrade

Carbide3D shows us how to use one of their cool desktop CNC machines to carve upgraded wood and metal parts for a cheap Milwaukee Fastback knife. It’s a great demonstration of how desktop fabrication tools can make quick work of otherwise difficult tasks.

CRKT M16-13T Titanium Knife

CRKT M16-13T Titanium Knife
$62  Buy Link Comment

A versatile knife housed in a durable, bead-blasted titanium frame. Its spear-point 3.5″ stainless steel combo blade has both razor and serrated edges, and offers dual thumb studs for ambidextrous opening.

Classic Gentleman’s Knives

Classic Gentleman’s Knives

There are rugged knives, work knives, and high-tech tactical knives, but if you’re looking for something more sophisticated and subdued to keep in your pocket, you’ll want to check out Everyday Carry’s roundup of 10 awesome blades for true gents.

Making a Folding Bullet Knife

Making a Folding Bullet Knife

Miller Knives walks us through the process of transforming an inert piece of rifle ammunition into another, even more versatile kind of weapon – a pocket knife. Needless to say, unless you’re 100% certain the bullet is defunct, don’t try anything like this at home.

CRKT Ruger Muzzle-Brake Knife

CRKT Ruger Muzzle-Brake Knife
$100  Buy Comment

A modern hunting knife with a traditional bowie shape. It’s got a substantial 7″ black powdercoated blade, and a durable composite nylon/fiberglass handle offering a solid and stable grip, embossed with the classic Ruger eagle logo.

Rainbow Tactical Knife Set

Rainbow Tactical Knife Set
$30  Buy Comment

This set of dramatically styled knives from Defender Xtreme includes four different 440 stainless steel blades, each finished in a dramatic oxidized titanium to give it a rainbow finish on both its blade and handle. Also available for bid on eBay.

Making a Karambit Knife

Making a Karambit Knife

For their latest video, Miller Knives walks us through the process of handmaking a micro karambit-style knife. We found the flying sparks, the sped-up sound of the belt sander, and the polishing of the handle to be especially satisfying.

Deal: Pocket Samurai Knife

Deal: Pocket Samurai Knife
$30  Buy Link Comment

Stat Gear’s keychain sized knife has a handle inspired by the design of samurai swords. It’s made from grade 5 titanium, with a 2″ hardened 440C katana-shaped stainless steel blade. Save 25% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: Smith & Wesson Tanto Knife 3pk.

Deal: Smith & Wesson Tanto Knife 3pk.
$23  Buy Comment

You never know when a knife will come in handy. Spread some spares around your place with this triple pack. Each blacked-out 3.5″ blade is made from 7Cr17 high carbon stainless steel, set into a composite handle, and includes a belt clip. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: Folding Rescue Pocket Knife

Deal: Folding Rescue Pocket Knife
$17  Buy Comment

A handy everyday pocket knife from Outdoor Nation. Its sturdy 3.25″ blade is made from 440 stainless steel, and is easy to open. The handle also doubles as a seat belt cutter and glass breaker. Available in black or red. Save 57% in The Awesomer Shop.

Gerber GDC Zip Blade

Gerber GDC Zip Blade
$10  Buy Link Comment

Whether you need to slice through rope, open packages, or cut open boxes, this tiny everyday carry knife will get the job done. It’s perfect for hanging from your zipper, thanks to its quick-release clip. Measures 2.26″ long overall, with a .068″ long locking steel blade.

Butterfly Knife Tricks

Butterfly Knife Tricks

We’ve always wanted to do that cool thing where you spin a butterfly knife like a badass, but instead we’d probably end up just cutting off all of our fingers. Kuma Films introduces us to balisong master Curtis Crowe, who has no such problems.

Cool Hand Super Light Knife

Cool Hand Super Light Knife
$43-$55  Buy Comment

A svelte, compact, and lightweight knife with a cool textured G10 handle, and a polished 3″ black ceramic blade. Choose from a variety of handle colors. Looks super slick with a carbon fiber handle and damascus blade too.

Railroad Spike Tomahawk

Railroad Spike Tomahawk

Another amazing blacksmithing video by Miller Knives, in which he takes a rusty old railroad spike, and gradually hammers, grinds, and sculpts it into a completely usable tomahawk. We’d love to see what he could turn an old tomahawk into.

Deal: B-2 Bomber Nano Blade

Deal: B-2 Bomber Nano Blade
$23  Buy Comment

Inspired by the B-2 Stealth Bomber military aircraft, this blacked-out blade is the perfect keychain size pocket knife. It packs a combo straight and serrated edge for making quick work of a variety of tasks. Get yours today from The Awesomer Shop.

Ka-Bar Grass Machete

Ka-Bar Grass Machete
$46  Buy Comment

Hack through the toughest grass and brush with this impressive 14″ blade from Ka-Bar. It’s made from 1085 carbon steel, with a long-lasting Kraton G handle for an excellent grip. Includes a Cordura sheath for safe storage.

Akitomo Redorca Ninja Knife

Akitomo Redorca Ninja Knife
$190  Buy Comment

A beautiful handcrafted Japanese cutting tool from blacksmith Yoshihiko Akitomo. It comes wrapped in paracord which does double duty as a grip and survival equipment. Created from Shirogami 2 Gou (White Steel No. 2), with a 4.72″ blade and 10.03″ overall length.

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