One of the greatest American writers of all time, Ernest Hemingway was a man of many talents and hobbies. On top of being a prolific, style-defining author, he was also a hunter, a cigar aficionado, a big-time drinker, a lover of the arts, a teacher, and had a deep connection to the ocean. It’s that last bit that gave us the inspiration for this week’s everyday carry pocket dump. Inspired by Hemingway and his time spent aboard his fishing boat, Pilar, this collection of EDC gear is one we imagine the late, great writer would be proud to carry himself.
The James Brand Benton Pen
After having perfected the EDC knife several times over, The James Brand turned their attention to pens, unleashing one of our favorite writing instruments ever conceived in the Benton. Crafted from laser-etched stainless steel and compatible with Schmidt style cartridges, this gorgeous pen is an elegant and functional addition to any everyday carry loadout.
CRKT Pilar Large Folding Knife
The original Pilar, a small folder named after Ernest Hemingway’s beloved boat, was hugely popular. So popular, in fact, that CRKT made several other versions — including this large blacked-out one featuring G10 handle scales and a black oxide-finished D2 tool steel blade. Minimalist and elegant, this EDC knife certainly lives up to its name.
American Bench Craft Hemingway Journal
Handwriting is a dying art, but you don’t have to be responsible for its downfall so long as you keep on writing. And that’s exactly why American Bench Craft designed their Hemingway Journal. Constructed from premium veg-tanned leather, this USA-made book with a lifetime guarantee fits (and comes with) a Field Notes pocket notebook.
Seiko Prospex SNE518 Watch
While the overall design of this watch is intended to fit streetwear styles, the heart of it is a diver through and through — evidenced by its 200 meters of water resistance, dive timer bezel on its stainless steel case, and extra-durable ocean-friendly silicone band.