I'm a recent utility blade convert. They're super compact and lightweight, low maintenance, and come with very few disadvantages. Plus, you never have to worry about sharpening the blade -- when one dulls, toss it and pop in another. Honestly, it makes perfect sense for everyday carry, which is why I'm happy to see more love for utility blades throughout the community as a whole.Read More
The brains over at Big Idea Design make some of the best EDC gear around with truly novel designs and, usually, out of some of the nicest materials. (Titanium. I'm talking about Titanium. They love it. I love it. You love it.) They’re back at it again with the world’s most adaptable click pen, the Ti Click.Read More
When it comes to keychain-sized knives, there are normally two ways to carry: toss it on a keyring or let it ride at the bottom of your pocket. Few knives that small come with a pocket clip. A new knife from Relic, however, is different.
The Relic EWC knife features an interchangeable, deep carry pocket clip that, at the press of a button, can be quickly swapped out for a keyring attachment. This also means that if you're keychain carrying, you can press a button to detach the knife from your keys. And the keychain attachment doubles as a bottle opener.
The EWC is 4 inches (10 centimeters) long when closed and weighs just 2.8 ounces (79 grams). The handles are made of 304 stainless steel with a slip joint lock. The 1.5-inch (3.8-centimeter) drop point blade is made of D2 steel.
Relic is currently seeking funding for the EWC knife on Kickstarter. Early bird pricing starts at $50 for the knife with one pocket clip and one key clip, and you can expect delivery in November 2018.
When you look into buying a knife, you can go a couple different routes. You can grab a heavy-duty knife in your pocket, or you could carry a smaller utility knife for everyday tasks. Some smaller knives, however, are so small they're difficult to grip. The Eclipse from Fulcrum Knives, on the other hand, morphs to give you extra grip.Read More
A lot of people within the EDC community have a fascination with tiny things -- myself included. There's something incredibly pleasing about carrying and using a tool that's small, lightweight and can still get the job done.
SLUGHAUS is no stranger to tiny gear. They successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns for both versions of the world's tiniest flashlights, BULLET. They're now back at it again with a miniature ballpoint pen that makes the Fisher Space Pen Bullet look big.Read More
When you're out in the woods, miles from the nearest cell tower or where cell coverage is blocked by the inconvenient placement of a rather sizable rock, your phone isn't going to do you much good. And while sat-comm devices are gradually becoming more user-friendly and affordable, it's the cost of using them that's often the deterrent.
That’s where Bivystick comes into play.Read More
Daily carrying a utility knife is a bit of a newer trend, especially for the utilitarians out there. A utility knife can be both sledgehammer and scalpel -- they're insanely sharp and can handle some of the roughest cutting jobs. The problem with utility knives are often how bulky or unsightly they can be. Enter the Maker Knife.Read More
We all have tiny knickknacks that we want or need to tote but don't want to lose -- SD cards, that awful Apple Pencil adapter, medicine, etc. Free-floating this sort of thing in your pocket is asking for it to be lost. The Lever Gear CLiP System is the answer.Read More
Few things can suck the fun out of an outdoor adventure quite like a swarm of mosquitoes. No amount of scratching makes the itch go away. (Speaking of, here are nine remedies for the bite itch I wrote about last year.) So your best defense is usually repellent. Enter the Bandito by Guarden.Read More