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Everyday Carry: Home Base

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The United States is and always will be a country of immigrants. As such, our culture is one of the most thoroughly diverse melting pots around the entire globe — and that’s something of which we should be very proud. While that does mean much of our ways of life are borrowed from the rest of the world, there are also a few things that are distinctly American — like baseball, apple pie, and U.S. craftsmanship. It’s that latter bit that has inspired us to put together this week’s pocket dump with a complement of USA-made EDC gear made by top-tier artisans. Ours is a land of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. And it’s one of the best things about being a citizen of the United States of America.

Gerber Fastball Folding Knife

Made in the USA, Gerber’s Fastball flipper is an everyday carry blade that brilliantly meshes style and substance. Built with an S30V steel Wharncliffe blade with a stonewashed finish and an aircraft-grade aluminum handle, it’s lightweight without feeling even remotely flimsy. And the B.O.S.S. tech ball-bearing system makes for a buttery-smooth and satisfying deployment that goes brilliantly with its ergonomic shape and devilish good looks.

Purchase: $115

Peak LED Solutions Eiger Ultra X Flashlight

The original version of Peak LED Solutions’ Eiger flashlight was one of the best EDC torches we’ve ever had the pleasure of using. But the Ultra X variety takes everything that was great about the original and compounds it to make it even better. Boasting a body made from solid stainless steel, a shatterproof polycarbonate window, and both shock- and water-resistance, this utilitarian light is nothing shy of marvelous. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s the most powerful single AAA-powered torch available.

Purchase: $75

Dango M1 Maverick Spec-Ops Wallet

Inspired by and built for first responders, members of the armed forces, lawmen, and fans of both minimalist and tactical everyday carry, Dango’s American-made M1 Maverick Spec-Ops wallet holds up to 10 cards, has a silicone cash strap, and features a removable 10+ function stainless steel multi-tool insert. And that’s all compounded by the fact that it’s also made with a Cerakote-finished aluminum frame with a bulletproof and water-resistant DTEX fabric exterior.

Purchase: $129

Prometheus Lights Titanium Alpha Pen

Machined from solid grade-5 titanium, this remarkably sturdy and lightweight everyday carry pen is a beautiful and reliable addition to anyone’s gear loadout. It also comes with a smooth-as-silk Monteverde rollerball ink cartridge, has a simple-to-use click-on cap, and the pocket clip ensures you’ll be able to keep it handy at all times. Beautiful as a Montblanc but tough enough for the battlefield, this is a writing utensil upon which you can rely.

Purchase: $250