Everyday Carry: Olive Drab

Jun 15, 2022

Category: Everyday Carry

With military gear needing to stand up to use in some of the planet’s most hostile and unforgiving conditions, it’s frankly unsurprising that modern everyday carry gear often takes a page out of the mil-spec playbook. In addition to hardwearing constructions, another trait the EDC realm routinely borrows from the military world is color. And while these are primarily earth tones, few if any are as popular or as commonly utilized as the classic OD — or “olive drab” — green. To celebrate this tried and true military hue, we’ve hand-selected a collection of OD green offerings for this week’s Everyday Carry spread.

Acta Non Verba Knives Z100

Tipping the scales at only 3.55oz, Acta Non Verba Knives’ Z100 model is a lightweight yet immensely capable everyday carry flipper knife that’s constructed around a set of OD green G10 scales set over a stainless steel liner lock. Deployed via a flipper tap with an embedded Lumi Dot insert, the Z100’s blade consists of a stonewash-finished 3.50” drop point item that’s composed of a 58 HRC-rated Sleipner steel. Made in the Czech Republic, the Z100 also sports a reversible bent-wire pocket clip and the brand’s signature zigzag logo along the spine of the blade.

Purchase: $100

Porter Yoshida Tanker Wallet

A rugged wallet that’s as conducive to adventure as it is to everyday carry duties, the Porter Yoshida Tanker Wallet is made in Japan and features a nylon construction and room to house up to eight cards. What’s more, the Tanker Wallet also boasts a Velcro-fastening security pocket along with two billfold compartments and a zipper-secured coin pouch. Measuring 5” x 4”, the exterior of this wallet also sports a classic Porter Yoshida & Company logo patch, plus an external D-ring for securing the wallet to bags, belt loops, or carabiners. This wallet is also offered in a variety of other color options.

Purchase: $180

Moscot x Saturdays NYC Kelev Sunglasses

Born out of a recent collaboration between fifth-generation family-owned New York eyewear institution Moscot and East Coast clothing outfitter Saturdays NYC, the Kelev is an ultra-top-shelf pair of shades that were designed and prototyped in New York City. The Kelev features a handcrafted Italian olive acetate frame that houses a set of 51mm gray lenses that are composed of genuine glass. More subtle highlights on these premium sunglasses include Moscot’s signature acetate tips, matching acetate nose pads, co-branded temple engravings, sturdy five-barrel hinges, a 22mm saddle nose bridge, and dash rivets adorning the 145mm temples. The Moscot x Saturdays NYC Kelev Sunglasses are also sold with a custom leather hard case.

Purchase: $325

Bell & Ross BR V2-92 Military Green

Taking ample inspiration from vintage military-issue watches, Bell & Ross’ BR V2-92 is a hardwearing, high-end luxury dive watch that’s crafted around a 41mm stainless steel case. Paired with an OD green hook clasp-fastening canvas strap, the case houses a Swiss-made calibre BR-CAL.302 automatic movement and features a black aluminum timing bezel, an exhibition case back, and a khaki green dial with a color-matched date window and Super-LumiNova-coated Arabic numerals, stick indices, and hands. Water-resistant down to 100m, the BR V2-92 is also sold in a special presentation box.

Purchase: $3,300

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