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Best EDC Carabiners 2022

Best EDC Carabiners 2022

No matter what pocket tools you carry, it’s a great idea to invest in a carabiner to attach them to your belt loop or backpack. Most of these medium-duty clips won’t hold your weight when rock climbing, but they’ll do a great job holding onto keychains and small tools. Everyday Carry shares their top 15 carabiners for 2022.

Frostguard Scrape Buddy

Frostguard Scrape Buddy
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Parking your car outside in the wintertime can suck. The Scrape Buddy makes getting ice off your windows easier with its ergonomic design and strong, diamond-polished acrylic edge. Its 5″ wide blade scrapes away ice quickly, and it’s small enough to keep in your glovebox. There’s also a pocket-sized Scrape Baby.

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MecArmy EK36 Wharncliffe Knife

MecArmy EK36 Wharncliffe Knife
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This palm-size pocket knife from MecArmy has a tough M390 steel blade with a curved back and straight edge. Its handle is made from lightweight titanium and has a smooth ceramic ball-bearing pivot. A liner lock mechanism ensures it stays closed until you need it. Choose from a stonewashed black, green, or grey finish.

Best Pocket Pry Tools 2022

Best Pocket Pry Tools 2022

A good pocket-size pry tool can really come in handy for separating items that are stuck together when you don’t have a crowbar lying around. Everyday Carry’s picked some of the best models, including ones with bottle openers, wrenches, hex drivers, and utility blades built in. The bargain-priced Kershaw PT-2 is our go-to.

Engineer DR-07 Twin Wrench Driver

Engineer DR-07 Twin Wrench Driver
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This handy compact driver from Japanese tool company Engineer is great for getting into tight spaces. It has both straight and 90º bit holders and includes an assortment of 10 metric bits. It doesn’t ratchet though. For that, check out the DR-55.

Olight Arkfield Flashlight + Laser

Olight Arkfield Flashlight + Laser
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Olight’s dual light source flashlight combines a bright white light with a green laser pointer. It comes in cool and neutral white versions, both with a maximum output of 1000 lumens. It has an intuitive dial control for switching modes, an easy-to-read LED charge indicator and a magnetic tail for mounting versatility.

Lamp Swan Flexible Light

Lamp Swan Flexible Light
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This multipurpose flashlight features a flexible neck that lets you aim it wherever you need it. Its 40-lumen LED light source is bright enough for reading books or working under the hood of a car. Its tail end has a built-in magnet, and it comes with three self-stick metal dots that can be attached to non-metallic surfaces.

Jumbo Drill Bit + Driver Set

Jumbo Drill Bit + Driver Set
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Never be caught without the proper drill bit or screwdriver again. KingTool’s comprehensive steel bit set comes with 318 pieces in an organizer case. It includes wood, masonry, plastic, and metal drill bits, along with paddle bits, nut drivers, and driver bits in Phillips, slotted, square, Torx, Posilock, and hex shapes.

Mateminco MT01 Tactical Flashlight

Mateminco MT01 Tactical Flashlight
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This palm-sized flashlight is built for durability with an aluminum alloy shell and IPX7 waterproof rating. Its high-efficiency driver and optics minimize spill. It’s compatible with 18650, 21700, 26650, and 26350 rechargeable batteries and outputs up to 2300 lumens. Choose from warm 5000K and cool 6500K LEDs.

Deal: Geekey Multitool

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Despite being just a bit larger than a normal key, the Geekey packs 16 functions. It can be used as a slotted, Philips, square and combo screwdriver, a closed and an open wrench, a scorer, a file, a bottle opener, and more. You can even use it as a smoking pipe. Grab one now for a special price in The Awesomer Shop.

NEBO Slyde King 2K Flashlight

NEBO Slyde King 2K Flashlight
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NEBO’s versatile flashlight combines a 2000-lumen spotlight beam with a 500-lumen COB work light that emerges from its telescoping center. It also has a 40-lumen red light with a flashing hazard mode. Made from aluminum with an IP67 water-resistant rating, and runs on a rechargeable 18650 battery.

Pocket Chainsaw

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This pocketable hand tool uses human power to slice quickly through tree limbs, cutting through a 3-inch branch in as little as 15 seconds. Its flexibility means you can get it into places that a conventional chainsaw won’t reach, requires no fuel, emits no harmful exhaust, and packs up small. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.

Blank Forces EDC Pocket Tanto Knife

Blank Forces EDC Pocket Tanto Knife

This modern pocket knife features a boxy design and a 1.5″ tanto-style M390 steel blade. A frame lock mechanism and ultra-smooth ball-bearing pivot ensure fast and reliable deployment. Its titanium handles have a ribbed texture for grip, and its rear has a loop for a key ring. It’s also available with smooth carbon fiber handles.

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Best EDC Pocket Organizers 2022

Best EDC Pocket Organizers 2022

Like many of you, we’ve collected a number of tools, pens, flashlights, and other pocket-sized accessories. If you don’t want to stuff your pockets full of gear, Everyday Carry compiled a list of 18 small organizer pouches that provide zippered pockets, compartments, and elastic straps for keeping your gear organized and ready.

Making a Chisel-Edge Knife

Making a Chisel-Edge Knife

Metalsmith Koss shows off the build process for a rather distinctive modern knife with a chisel-style blade. They started with a rusty bar of W1-7 high carbon steel, then cut it down to size, shaped it with a cutting wheel, and refined its razor-sharpened edges. Those handle scales are made from brass flat stock.

ToughBuilt Large Tool Tote

ToughBuilt Large Tool Tote

This durable tool bag will never fail you, thanks to its hard-bodied PP+HDPE plastic shell. It’s covered with riveted pocket panels to keep tools handy and has a multitude of dividers, loops, and clips for organization. Its built-in ClipTech hub and bar system lets you easily attach ToughBuilt’s clip-on tool pouches too.

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife
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The Free K2 incorporates a 3.3″ 420HC steel blade with seven additional tools. The multipurpose EDC has a pry tool, multiple flat drivers, a Phillips driver, a bottle opener, a package opener, and an awl that can be deployed from its aluminum body. Each tool is designed for one-handed access, and its blade locks magnetically.

Fractal Jaw Vise

Fractal Jaw Vise

Hand Tool Rescue shows off an amazing workbench vice that can hold oddly-shaped objects. Made by Mantle & Co. in the early 20th century, the vice uses a series of rotating semi-circlular jaws to hold items firmly in place. See the fully-restored vice at 34:00, then check out the original patent for the design.

VamPLIERS Screw Removal Pliers

VamPLIERS Screw Removal Pliers
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If you’ve ever faced off against a rusted, stripped, or damaged screw, you know how much of a pain they can be to remove. These uniquely serrated pliers bite into the outer edge of challenging screws and extract them with a few turns. For even more gripping power, check out the VamPLIERS Brute model.

Leatherman Cap Lifter Carabiner

Leatherman Cap Lifter Carabiner
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This inexpensive and basic steel tool from Leatherman doesn’t try to overdo things. It combines three useful functions: a carabiner clip for your keychain, a 1/4″ hex driver, and a bottle opener. The perfect little addition to your belt loop or backpack.

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Sorako Precision Screwdriver Set

Sorako Precision Screwdriver Set
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What sets this 118-piece precision screwdriver set apart from others is that it includes a tabletop organizer rack, making it easy to grab the right tool right from your workbench. It contains dozens of drivers in square, flat, Phillips, Pozidrive, hex head, and Torx styles, each made with a magnetized S2 alloy tool steel.

Quadrant Straight Flipper Knife

Quadrant Straight Flipper Knife

Gerber’s modern flipper knife features a razor-sharp straightedge sheepsfoot blade, and elegant bamboo handle scales. Its finger notch makes it easy to deploy, and it’s perfect for everyday cutting tasks. Its blade measures 2.7″ long and is made from long-lasting 7Cr17MoV stainless steel.

Jeweled Try Square

Jeweled Try Square

This limited-run woodworking tool from Blue Spruce Toolworks looks amazing and will never let you down. Its stainless steel blade has an engine-turned finish for a jeweled appearance, attached firmly to its handle for a perfect 90° angle. Available in 6″ and 12″ lengths with a wood or leather handle inset.

Best Kinds of Knife Blade Steel

Best Kinds of Knife Blade Steel

There are so many kinds of steel used in knife blades, and they all sound pretty fancy in the marketing materials. How do you figure out which blade steel is best for your needs? Everyday Carry put together a concise guide to different kinds of steel, and recommends a number of great knives based on their blade material.

iFu Electric Precision Screwdriver Kit

iFu Electric Precision Screwdriver Kit
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This pen-sized screwdriver is ideal for working on electronics and hobby projects. The electric driver loosens and tightens screws with ease, and has a shadow-free LED light. It comes with 64 interchangeable bits including Phillips, slotted, hex, Torx, Tri-wing, star, and square, along with useful tools for opening devices and a case.

Überleben Tindår Firestarter

Überleben Tindår Firestarter
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This simple camping accessory belongs in every backpack. The Tindår combines an aluminum sleeve and a paraffin-infused rope that acts like an extended matchstick. It burns for up to an hour to help get your campfire started and keep it burning. The sleeve can be used to snuff the flame or as a mini-bellows with the wick removed.

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