Opinel, which has been around since 1890, has one of the most recognizable products in the knife world, the No. 8. It’s a simple, timeless design, even down to its rotating locking ring. Now it’s available in Black Oak.
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.
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.
Olight is back at it again, this time with a pocket-sized tail switch flashlight that runs off a single AAA battery. It’s call the I3T EOS and it’s made of an impact-resistant aluminum body with a unique design featuring a double helix knurling for extra grip. It’s also IPX8 certified and features a dual-direction pocket clip for attaching to a backpack strap, your hat or your pocket.
Key organization is the weak point of many everyday carry setups. Carabiners are often clunky, heavy, or both. Key rings suck. And if you have a giant key fob, it only makes matters worse. Then you have the problem of small S-Biners coming unhooked when you don’t want them to. (I’ve temporarily lost my keys countless times thanks to dual-gated carabiners.) Those are all problems the MSTR LINX aims to solve.
Griffin’s wildly popular Pocket Tool was just announced in a new variant: Copper. And with its many functions and virtually limitless uses, it deserves a limited run. If you missed it in our Father’s Day roundup, it has over 12 functions, including a 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 7mm hex tool, as well as a screwdriver to handle any mechanical issues that arise. The tool also utilizes a bottle opener and a pry tool.
If you’ve been looking to up your EDC game with a fancy new pen, the ZeroHour APEX BOLT might be the pen you’ve been waiting for. As the name suggests, it’s a bolt-action pen. And like most other tactical pens, it features a ceramic glass breaker on the butt of the pen. But there’s more to it than that.
Announced back in February, one of Gerber’s newest additions to its folding knives lineup is finally available for purchase. It’s called the FlatIron and it takes several design cues from the increasingly popular folding cleaver-style knives, like the Boker Magnum Outdoor Cuisine or Spyderco Roc.
The grandaddy of EDC utility knives is the Rexford RUT. Todd Rexford is now on to version 3.0 of the popular (and pricey) utility knife, and he’s done several custom version of it for different online stores like the Seigaiha Pattern for Urban EDC Supply and Topo for Triple Aught Design. This time Rexford is back with a collaborative effort with Gallantry…
Everything looks and feels better in titanium, doesn’t it? It’s more lightweight and stronger than steel and often bears a matte finish that’s both supple and substantial. The James Brand just announced new editions of its County and Elko folders, which now come in titanium.