During World War II, American soldiers (also known as GIs) were issued standard combat fatigues that came in a specific shade of green known as ‘olive drab.’ It was for this reason that infantrymen began to refer to their fighting uniforms as “ODs” for short. Though The U.S. Armed Forces officially replaced this form of green in 1952 with one called ‘Olive Green’ (which was subsequently replaced by woodland camo), the color remains to this day a favorite shade of craftsmen and designers in the everyday carry gear space. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of old-school military style flair to your gear or you just want something that stands out a bit amongst the all-too-common grays and blacks, it can be found adorning many superb pieces of EDC gear – like those pictured here.
Arktype RMK Paracord Quick-Release Keychain
A USA-made combination quick-release and carabiner keychain that’s constructed from a combination of hand-woven 550 paracord, a heavy duty military-grade rifle snap hook, and features a secure neodymium magnetic clasp that will never come unlatched unless you want it to. Built by the San Francisco crew at Arktype, this an excellent addition for anyone who likes their gear both tough and reliable.
Dango T01 Tactical Multitool Wallet
This Gallantry exclusive limited edition colorway of Dango’s T01 Tactical American-made multitool wallet comes with all the bells and whistles of the standard edition – including a 12 card capacity, a multitool insert with 14+ tools, RFID protection, and mil-spec bolts – but also comes in this striking combination of olive drab and black for a truly unique offering. Dango never disappoints.
Benchmade Griptilian 551 Pocket Knife
Created by master knife designer Mel Perdue, Benchmade’s Griptilian 551 pocket knife features a 3.45″ drop point 154CM stainless steel blade, an incredibly lightweight and durable injection-molded glass-filled-nylon handle, and the brand’s dependable AXIS locking system. Ad far as EDC knives go, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Jack Mason A101 Aviator Watch
Featuring a stainless steel case and NATO-style nylon band, this classic aviator EDC wristwatch from the talented folks at Jack Mason is powered by a reliable Japanese quartz movement, features Super Luminova markings for easy viewing in low light, and is water resistant up to 100 meters – so you don’t have to stress about it getting wet in your day-to-day activities.