Newspapers may be meeting the same fate as cassette tapes and encyclopedias, but even if they do wind up extinct, no one will ever forget the specific feel and smell of the newsprint paper, let alone the black and gray color of the pages themselves. Those off-white/gray and black colors inspire this EDC loadout.
Luminox MIL-SPEC Watch
Few brands are more beloved by military personnel, first responders, and outdoor enthusiasts than Luminox. Built against the performance specifications of the U.S. Department of Defense, this new MIL-SPEC watch reflects military standards right down to its design, colors, and quality. Boasting 300m of water resistance, the timepiece features a super-durable 46mm case made from proprietary CARBONOX+ material with a lightweight titanium unidirectional bezel and excellent legibility both on land and underwater. There’s also a new movement at play here for Luminox: the ETA F06.412, with HeavyDrive and PreciDrive tech, which bolsters the shock absorption and precision, respectively.
Kakimori Ballpoint Pen
Japanese stationery brand Kakimori was established over a decade ago with the intention of perpetuating through its products the joy that comes with the tactical experience of writing. Weighing 0.74oz, this aluminum-housed ballpoint pen feels great in your hand but glides with precision and grace thanks to the stainless steel G2 refill and German-made nib.
WE Knife Co. Saakshi Liner Lock Knife
There’s no understating WE Knife Co.’s Saakshi knife. Stretching 7.59” when opened (4.29” closed), this version of the liner lock fits effortlessly into your hand and slices with ease thanks to the lightweight carbon fiber handle with titanium liner for an overall weight of just over 3oz. The stonewash finish on the CPM-20CV drop-point blade gives this pocket knife a classic look with a modern touch.
ROKA Barton Sunglasses
Named after the Barton Springs swimming hole in ROKA’s home of Austin, Texas, these shades feature a classic style with the nearly-unbreakable and lightweight TR-90 nylon frames that are deceptively ready for any type of activity you throw at it. They have some help from the proprietary GEKO temple grip and nose pad tech that keeps these sunglasses on your face despite how much you might be sweating.