Submitted by forum member Swedishmetal
- ZT 0350 Pocket Knife
- Nitecore EC20 Flashlight
- Rite-In-The-Rain Spiral Notebook
- KeySmart Key Organizer
- Leatherman Wave Multi-tool
Here’s a nice collection of high quality EDC essentials.
The Zero Tolerance ZT 0350 pocket knife is fairly large and heavy for an EDC pocket knife, but it’s extremely sturdy and well built. If you’re looking for a large, bad ass, overbuilt pocket knife the ZT 0350 is a serious contender for your short list.
The Nitecore EC20 is an excellent LED flashlight for the money. It produces a stunning 960 lumens and has good throw and spill characteristics. Many in the EDC community comment on the excellent build quality, putting this flashlight on par with more expensive brands.
It’s always a good idea to have writing gear incorporated into your EDC. Having the ability to jot a quick note or reference a to-do list helps increase your productivity. The Rite-In-The-Rain series of notebooks are perfect for pocket carry. Their waterproof paper works with most inks, so you don’t have to worry about inclement weather or spilled coffee ruining your notes.
In my opinion, one of the hardest EDC items to organize, are keys. It’s not unusual to carry several keys on a noisy key ring, bunched up at the bottom of our pockets or swinging from a carabiner on a belt loop. The KeySmart Key Organizer eliminates the traditional key ring and keeps all of your keys in a pocket-knife-sized keeper. The noise of dangling keys is eliminated and your keys are easy to access. There are even KeySmart accessories available, so you can customize the KeySmart to fit your needs. Just be careful you don’t bend your keys on stubborn door locks. The extra grip provided by the KeySmart makes it easy to over torque a key.
Multi-tools give you an enormous amount of functionality for every day carry. And the Leatherman Wave is one of the most popular multi-tools around. The Wave features excellent build quality and provides a wide variety of tools. Trust me on this, once you start carrying a multi-tool, you’ll be surprised how often you use it.
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