Everyday Carry: Patriot

Jul 5, 2017

Category: Everyday Carry

The United States of America have existed as a collective unit now for 241 years. That, in our humble opinion, is reason to celebrate. We pride ourselves in our heritage and happily wear it on our sleeve. And as much as we love seeing the American flag everywhere we go, there are more ways to celebrate our great country’s birthday than by sporting hats, shirts, glasses, flip flops, etc. with the Stars and Stripes slapped upon them. One way that we like to show our pride is by toting around everyday carry gear made by master craftsmen right here in the USA. Which is exactly why we’ve put together this week’s pocket dump with a grouping of domestically crafted EDC items. So whether you’re a fellow patriot or just appreciate well-crafted American-made gear, this one’s for you.

Mini Stash Cash Can

Designed to help you keep some emergency funds on you at all times, this brass water-resistant keychain attachment hides away a single rolled up bill that will be with you anytime you have your keys on you. It’s also made right here in the USA out of solid brass and measures up at just 1.5″ in length.

Purchase: $25

Defy Keychain

Defy Bags, out of Chicago, sourced leather from legendary local tannery Horween for this American-made carabiner-style keychain. It’s also equipped with a black keyring and a military-grade gun sling clip that, collectively, looks great and promises to function well for potential generations.

Purchase: $29

Machine Era Original Brass Pen

Machined right here in the U.S, this solid brass screw-top style everyday carry pen from Machine Era is as rugged as they come. It’s also compatible with all standard Uni-Ball refills and comes with a Pilot G2 cartridge. If an EDC writing utensil is a must-have in your arsenal, you can’t do much better than this one.

Purchase: $38

Hitch and Timber Flat Jacket Wallet

Handmade in the USA, Hitch and Timber’s Flat Jacket Wallet is a pretty excellent argument for how classic materials can still be pared-down into minimalist gear. It’s crafted from high quality leather, features a slim front-pocket friendly design, and can fit up to 8 cards in its dual sleeves and center stash.

Purchase: $48

Case XX Changer Pocket Knife

Case has been making high-quality American knives for well over a century at this point. And this one is a superb example of their excellent work. It’s built with a peach seed jigged amber bone and brass handle that features a reliable back lock and is paired to the brand’s signature Tru-Sharp surgical stainless steel blades. Yes, plural. This knife comes with 4 interchangeable folding blade styles: a clip point, a fillet blade, a saw, and a drop point.

Purchase: $120

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