Everyday Carry: Red Cent

Copper is a remarkable material, to say the least. It’s also quite important to the world as we know it. In fact, the average home contains something like 400 pounds of the stuff, most commonly found in wiring, piping, and appliances. It’s also naturally antibacterial, does not create sparks, and is even 100% recyclable. Having been used as far back as ancient Egypt, it’s pretty easy to understand why it’s referred to as “man’s eternal metal.” And that also makes it worthy of being incorporated into your everyday carry.

If for no reason other than its beauty and long-lastingness, copper is definitely something to consider when creating your next loadout, which is why we’ve put together this week’s pocket dump with gear that features the material in its construction.

Prometheus Lights Kappa Quick Release

We all carry more than just keys on our keychains, but it can be a pain in the butt to try and use any of your accessories with your house and car keys jingling about. Mitigate that inconvenience with this super handy solution, a simple push-pull spring-loaded quick release keychain. With the ability to carry up to 10 pounds worth of gear, this device is super reliable.

Purchase: $25

Spine Copper Minimalist Wallet

Simple, elegant, and beautiful, the Spine minimalist wallet is a stunning and easy way to slim down your everyday carry for the better. With its solid copper plate and sturdy elastic band, it can fit up to 10 cards plus cash and it even comes with an integrated bottle opener. Better still, it was also built here in America.

Purchase: $30

Keybar Copper Key Organizer

Say goodbye to annoying pocket jingle and that big clump of keys at the bottom of your pocket with the Keybar key organizer. This one, built from solid and beautiful copper and boasting a stonewashed finish, can fit up to 12 keys within — though it can be expanded to fit up to 28. It also has a removable pocket clip, a key fob attachment, and is made in the USA.

Purchase: $65

Karas Kustoms Retrakt Pen

Made in the USA from solid tellurium copper, the Karas Kustoms Retrakt is a reliable, handsome, and tough everyday carry pen that can stand up against the best of them. It also features a sturdy all-metal clicker mechanism, fits both Parker and G2 style ink refills, and weighs just 2.5 ounces.

Purchase: $105

Peak LED Solutions Eiger Ultra X Flashlight

The most powerful single AAA battery-powered flashlight ever built — a whopping 50% brighter than the standard Eiger — the Eiger Ultra X is an indispensable and supremely impressive lighting solution that’s still small enough to keep in your everyday carry. It’s also shock- and water-resistant, has an unbreakable polycarbonate window, and operates via a simple twist motion. This one also happens to be a limited edition piece, so grab it while you can.

Purchase: $115