Everyday Carry: 6th Element

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You may have heard that water is the necessary element for the creation of life. But, in actuality, there is a much more important one for creating life as we know it: carbon. Lucky for us, the element with the Atomic Number 6 is in great abundance. In fact, it’s the fourth most common and first that’s not a gas. It’s also incredibly versatile, as can be seen in this week’s pocket dump. You see, carbon is also a necessary ingredient in the creation of carbon fiber – a super strong non-metallic substance used by the military, automotive manufacturers, and everyday carry gear designers. So, whether you’re interested in paying homage to one of the best elements on the periodic table or just looking for some excellent gear, this EDC loadout is for you.

Zero Tolerance 0460CF Folding Knife

Designed by legendary knife maker, Dmitry Sinkevich, this beefed up version of one of Zero Tolerance’s best-selling folding blades is a perfect pairing of S35VN steel, carbon fiber handle scales, and a sturdy titanium frame lock. Plus, KVT ball-bearing system in this USA-made pocket knife is smooth as silk every time you flip it open.

Purchase: $225

KeyBar Carbon Fiber Key Organizer

Do away with bulging pockets and jingly keychains by swapping yours out for KeyBar’s sharp-looking carbon fiber Key Organizer. Large enough to fit up to 12 keys and featuring a pocket clip, this EDC accessory is the best way to keep your keys in order.

Purchase: $70

Fantom Wallet F10 Carbon Fiber

The problem with most front pocket wallets is that they can make getting your hands on the appropriate card a pain in the butt. The Fantom F10 does away with that problem by adding a quick-access ejection lever that fans out all your cards in no time flat. It cal also hold up to 10 cards, has a hideaway small item slot, and weighs just one ounce.

Purchase: $79

Tactile Turn Titanium Mover Pen

While carbon is our favorite non-metallic element, titanium is one of the best metals. That’s also why we love this Tactile Turn EDC pen. It’s super tough, light weight, handsome as hell, and can fit most ink refills (it comes with a Pilot G2 cartridge).

Purchase: $99

TactikOwl Gear Carbon Fiber MixTape Multi-Tool

Having a one-piece multi-tool is a great way to save space while keeping a good amount of functionality – but most of them are metal and, as such, can’t be taken through metal detectors. This one from TactikOwl Gear, however, is made from non-metallic carbon fiber and features functionality as a hex wrench and punch keychain. It was also made here in the USA.

Purchase: $100

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