Brass is an enigmatic alloy. It’s a combination of copper and zinc, yet it shines brilliantly like gold. The shimmering metal is used across scores of industries for its array of unique properties: it’s antimicrobial, corrosion-resistant, and easy to work with. Brass’ versatility and strength make it a fantastic construction material for anything EDC-related, which is why we used it as our muse for this week’s EDC guide. By functioning like bronze and shining like gold, brass balances form and function in a way unique to itself.
Boker Plus Kansei Tenshi Liner Lock Knife
A great knife is the keystone of any EDC rotation. They are great tools and can add a stylistic flair to whatever ensemble you’re carrying. In this case, Boker’s Tenshi liner lock knife with resplendent brass scales is the perfect anchor for your EDC lineup. This handsome folder sports a reverse tanto-style blade made of premium VG-10 steel and a deep-carry pocket clip to optimize your EDC usage. With a compact handle length of 3.5″, this rugged yet regal knife can easily travel on your person, making it an ideal choice for everyday use.
Tokyo Pipe Co. Douglas Field Lighter
If you’re in the market for an effortlessly cool lighter that’s as stylish as it is versatile, then Tokyo Pipe Company’s Douglas Field Lighter is for you. This dapper lighter is hand-machined and features a solid brass construction and an airtight design which prevents lighter fluid from evaporating. The master craftsmanship that went into designing and building it yielded an heirloom-caliber tool that stands as the gold (or rather, brass) standard for lighters.
Dango D007 Wallet
Given the portability and efficiency inherent to EDC, we’ll almost always argue that a slim, minimalist wallet will trump a bulky one. Dango’s transcendentally stylish D007 wallet not only acts as a space-saving wallet, but also ups your utility quotient by incorporating a 14-function multitool. Its chem-etched champagne gold anodized aluminum chassis really pops around the edges of the obsidian black leather cardholder, while the multitool is made from high carbon stainless steel and features a ruler, serrated edge, 15mm hex wrench, a flat head for screws, and so much more.
YEMA Superman Steel Bronze
Rounding out our gilded guide of EDC essentials is YEMA’s bronze-bezeled Superman dive watch. This vintage-inspired timepiece draws inspiration from the French brand’s iconic mid-century dive watches and features a brushed steel case, a sand-blasted bronze bezel, and a contrasting black dial with Swiss Super-LumiNova C1 treated indices. Powering this retro beauty is the YEMA2000 Caliber, the watchmaker’s second-generation in-house automatic movement. Add to its versatile design and elevated construction a water resistance of 300 meters, and you have a dive watch you’ll never want to take off.