While human ingenuity continues to impress, nature seems to have the upper hand in some respects. After all, we do still frequently borrow inspiration from nature in our developments — e.g. cars were originally inspired by horses, planes by birds, computers by the human brain, the list just goes on and on. In a similar fashion, we’ve put together this week’s pocket dump with influence from one of the world’s most intriguing oddities: the scorpion. Elusive and enigmatic, this arachnid — a distant cousin to spiders — is built to survive in harsh terrain and, when necessary, can be quite deadly. And you’ll find those same characteristics in the gear below. Perfect for everyday carry and helpful in a pinch, this tactical pocket gear will serve you well regardless of the environment in which you find yourself.
Arktype PMK Paracord Quick-Release Keychain
Speed, durability, and sinister good looks make Arktype’s PMK Paracord Quick-Release Keychain one of the best tactical-inspired everyday carry options on the market. That goes double when you consider its handy and reliable neodymium magnet attachment point, 550 paracord wrap, and heavy-duty snap shackle.
Dango M1 Maverick Special-Ops Wallet
Made in the USA and inspired by and built for members of the armed forces and first responders, this impressive tactical wallet boasts a 10-card capacity, RFID blocking technology, a DTEX “bullet-proof” fabric exterior mated to a Cerakote-finished aerospace aluminum frame, and a removable 10+ function multi-tool insert. If you want a wallet that can survive the apocalypse and keep on trucking, this one is it.
Techne Instruments Harrier 386 Watch
This pilot watch was originally designed for French anti-gang brigades in 2013. Thankfully, however, it was later released to the public complete with its reliable Miyota quartz movement, anti-magnetic and -shock housing, heavy-duty Japanese crystal, and ballistic nylon strap. As beautiful as it is tough, this watch is an excellent everyday carry timekeeper.
Cold Steel AD-15 Folding Knife
Newly unveiled for 2019, this unique tactical folding knife is based around a handle featuring Andrew Demko’s famous Scorpion Lock mated to 3D-machined G10 handle scales. But the ambidextrous lock isn’t the only impressive bit, as it also features an under-4″ S35VN steel blade that makes it compact for EDC but will serve you well through hard usage.