Even if you don’t listen to heavy metal music, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of the band Slayer. Not is their influence pervasive across pop culture – including in the world of skateboarding, fashion, and even video games – but they’re actually some of the most prolific and talented artists of the whole genre. And while we can’t be certain, we think it was their brutality that inspired Keybar to make their uniquely machined key organizer of the same name. In a kind of tribute to Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman, Dave Lombardo, and Tom Araya (the original lineup), we’ve matched up some everyday carry gear built tough enough to survive a night in the band’s circle pit for this week’s pocket dump – not that we’d encourage anyone to mosh with their everyday carry. The point is, this gear is incredibly tough and, when put to the test, will survive through just about anything.
Exotac Waterproof Match Case
Though it’s shockingly lightweight, Exotac’s aerospace-grade aluminum Waterproof Match Case is also incredibly tough. Pair that with the fact that it can stave off H20 at a depth of up to 5 meters, fits up to 20 matches, and easily attaches to any pack with a bit of paracord, and you’ve got yourself a must-have piece of survival gear.
Trayvax Axis Wallet
Trayvax specializes in making some of the absolute toughest wallets ever known to man. The Axis is their take on the bifold. It features a stainless steel frame, mil-spec paracord, has a built-in money clip and a hideaway pocket for small items, and can hold up to 14 cards and 8 bills.
Keybar Slayer Titanium Key Organizer
Keybar’s key organizers are already some of the toughest and most capacious on the market, but this one is even better for its titanium construction and unique machined exterior. As always, it can also hold up to 12 keys, can be expanded to carry 28, fits up to 90% of key sizes, and is made right here in the USA.
Reate Hills Titanium Flipper Knife
It’s still surprising to us that so few EDC enthusiasts carry a Reate knife. And one of the reasons is because of how astoundingly well-built they are when paired up against their price. Take, for instance, the Hills – this flipper knife features a titanium handle with a super sturdy frame lock, a S35VN steel blade, and a smooth-as-silk ball bearing deployment system.
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