No matter what fashion trends or styles come and go, the color black remains a timeless option, exuding an objective sense of coolness and intrigue. Famously worn by rebel icons like Johnny Cash and Marlon Brando, this dark shade also has the ability to beautifully contrast lighter hues — a quality that we’re highlighting today in this spread of blacked-out everyday carry gear that’s juxtaposed by bare metal elements and accents. In addition to being chosen for their color schemes, each item in this handpicked loadout has also been selected for their tactically-inspired nature and abundant utility.
Orbitkey Clip v2
Released in November of 2020, Orbitkey’s second-generation Clip is an ultra-streamlined take on a quick-release keychain. This item is comprised of a detachable open D-ring that’s mated to a wide-gate zinc alloy carabiner via a magnetic FIDLOCK buckle. Backed by a two-year warranty, Orbitkey’s Clip V2 is also offered in a fully-blacked-out version.
Dango T01 Tactical Wallet
Made by hand in America, Dango’s T01 Tactical Wallet is an RFID-protected card carrier that’s built around a chassis that’s been precision machined from aerospace-grade 6061 aluminum billet. The CNC-machined frame comes paired with a genuine leather cover, a silicone wallet band, and one of Dango’s (removable) integrated MT02 Multi-Tools — the latter of which is made from high-carbon, heat-treated, corrosion-resistant stainless steel and packs over a dozen functions including a bottle opener, a flathead driver, multiple hex wrenches, and both straight and serrated blades.
Benchmade 945 Mini Osborne
A more compact and pocketable version of Benchmade’s iconic Osborne knife — with a 2.92″ blade compared to the full-size model’s 3.4″ item — the Mini Osborne is unquestionably one of the finest EDC knives in production. Made in America, this version of the Osborne features a reverse tanto blade that’s made from top-shelf CPM-S30V steel and paired with a set of milled 6061-T6 aluminum scales.
Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Diver
A handsome dive watch that looks great in or out of the water, Bell & Ross’ BR 03-92 Diver is an ultra-rugged, Swiss-made timepiece constructed around a 42mm satin-polished stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating steel bezel with aluminum insert and a screw-down crown. Water-resistant down to 300 meters, the BR 03-92 Diver is kept ticking via a BR-CAL.302 automatic movement that’s set beneath a black dial with a color-matched date window at 4:40 and Super-LumiNova-coated hands and indices.