Everyday Carry: Ebony

You don’t need a thousand individually purposed pieces of gear crowding your pockets to get you through your normal day-to-day. Not only can it be difficult to keep track of everything, but you’re likely not going to use half of it most of the time. And that’s a big part of everyday carry: figuring out on the basest level what you definitely need and getting rid of everything you don’t. Sure, if you’re headed up to a mountaintop lookout that’s 3 days travel on foot, you’re going to want to gear up appropriately with a hiking pack full of survival gear. But, you’re not going to need the same stuff to get you to and from your place of work (unless you’re a Forest Ranger). Lighten your load and trim the fat with a complement of EDC gear like the stuff we’ve put together for this week’s pocket dump, because – chances are – it’s everything you really need and more.

Arktype RMK Quick Release Magnetic Keychain

Built in the USA with a military-grade rifle clip, handwoven type 3 550 paracord, and a slim profile neodymium magnet quick release clasp, this carabiner-style keychain is probably both the most secure and convenient fast access keyring accessory ever to be made. At the very least, it’s one of the coolest.

Purchase: $32

Dango T01 Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

Built to be the ultimate wallet for the outdoorsman, Dango’s Tactical T01 men’s wallet is made from a combination of high quality leather, 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum, high carbon stainless steel, and a silicon cash strap. And while the Dango Wallet can carry up to 12 cards and a wad of cash, it also comes with a 14-function multi-tool insert to help you out in a pinch whether you need to tighten some screws, open some bottles, or cut some rope.

Purchase: $89

The James Brand County Knife

You can think of the County knife, from James Brand, like an elevated version of those Boy Scout pocket folders you had as a kid. It is a simple and small slip joint, but elegantly crafted from high quality materials like Sandvik steel, ebony wood, and 416 stainless steel. And, weighing just 1.9 ounces and measuring up at a total of 6″ in length when opened, it’s hardly an imposition to add this beautiful pocket knife to your EDC.

Purchase: $150

Tsovet SVT-RM40 Watch

Just because something is simple, that doesn’t mean it has to lack functionality. Take, for instance, the Tsovet SVT-RM40 wristwatch. Housed inside of a 316L stainless steel case and under a hardened mineral crystal, the three PVD silver hands of this timepiece (which are driven by a reliable Ronda 505 movement) glide over a face that features large hour markings, a sub-minute dial, and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. It’s also attached to a simple stitched leather band and has a water resistance of up to 100 meters.

Purchase: $325