Everyday Carry: Black & Blue

Jan 13, 2021

Category: Everyday Carry

Physiologically speaking, bruising is a fairly common occurrence in which blood pools under the skin as a result of trauma — typically blunt force — and is visible as a black and blue blemish. More philosophically speaking, however, bruising can be much more than just a simple injury. It can be an indication of a person surviving a traumatic event, either voluntarily entered or accidental, and — therefore — can be looked at as a badge of honor. A bruise, when looked at through the right lens, is proof that you made it through an ordeal. If your the type that can appreciate that and understands the dread beauty found in the coloration of these temporary wounds, you might also be drawn to this week’s everyday carry pocket dump — which is done up in a black-and-blue color scheme inspired directly by bruises.

The James Brand Hardin Carabiner

Elegantly simple and useful, The James Brand’s Hardin Carabiner is a simple, minimalist interpretation of the classic keychain alternative built from solid drop-forged aluminum and equipped with a spring-loaded gate. Of course, the minimalism doesn’t limit its cleverness, as the design creates a dual-compartment key-capturing design for better security in use.

Purchase: $40

Gerber Flatiron Cleaver Knife

A new take on Gerber’s handy and handsome cleaver folding knife, this version of the Flatiron still has the same silhouette and liner lock as its earlier brethren. But it does get a few upgrades in the form of a D2 steel blade and a dark blue canvas Micarta handle. If you like your blades simple and elegant, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Purchase: $49

Pioneer Carry The Ion 10XD Ripstop Wallet

If you’re still clinging to the idea of a bifold wallet — either because you prefer the style or you actually need the space — you can still upgrade to a thoroughly-modernized version with Pioneer Carry’s Ion. Made from a fabric that’s ten times stronger than steel and took a decade to perfect, this is like a traditional bifold on steroids. It also holds up to eight cards, a wad of bills, and manages to weigh in at under an ounce empty.

Purchase: $60

Autodromo Intereuropa Watch

Another masterful entry in a spectacular brand’s tremendous catalog of offerings, Autodromo has taken a step back into the past with its Coppa Intereuropa race-inspired watch. Mated to its gorgeous automotive-inspired dial, stainless steel case, and perforated strap, this wristwatch also boasts a manual Swiss-made movement — adding a bit of a daily ritual to your EDC, should you decide to don it.

Purchase: $1,250

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