The words “made in America” denote far more than an item’s mere origin. These three words typically speak to a higher level of quality and craftsmanship, and of items that benefit from smaller-batch production with markedly more exacting quality control compared to their mass-produced counterparts. Unsurprisingly, these traits happen to be highly conducive to pieces of EDC gear, as these items benefit from the superior build quality and craftsmanship. As such, the USA-made sector tends to be a great place to shop when looking for everyday carry gifts. While smaller than the broader everyday carry space, there’s still a pretty huge number of domestically-made EDC items, which is why we’ve scoured the segment to deliver this guide to the best American-made everyday carry gear for the modern patriot.
- Leatherman ARC
- Huckberry x Draplin for Field Notes 3-Pack
- Senor Lechuga Joe Rogan Hot Sauce Collection
- Ezra Arthur No. 1827 Pocket Comb
- CW&T Pen Type-C
- Deus Missendon Original Slim Denim Jeans
- Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket
- Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt
- DMOS Delta Shovel
- Mechforce Mechtorch Gen 2
- Montana Knife Company Blackfoot 2.0
- White’s Perry Boots
- Prometheus Design Werx SPD X Hardcore Hammers Patriot Ranger Axe
- YETI 12” Cast Iron Skillet Kit
- Huckberry X GORUCK GR2 Slick Backpack
- Shinola The Monster Automatic Watch
Made in America and backed by a 25-year warranty, the Leatherman ARC is a straight-up pocketable powerhouse that crams 20 tools and functions into a compact and hardwearing package — which also includes Leatherman’s first-ever blade to feature a top-shelf CPM MagnaCut construction.
Huckberry x Draplin for Field Notes 3-Pack
Born out of a collaboration between Huckberry and Field Notes brand founder and designer Aaron Draplin, this special edition 3-pack of 3.5” x 5.5” notebooks contain 48-pages sandwiched between a set of designs penned by Draplin.
Senor Lechuga Joe Rogan Hot Sauce Collection
The Senor Lechuga Joe Rogan Hot Sauce Collection was created via a partnership between the podcaster, fight commentator, and comedian and the Brooklyn-based husband and wife team that comprise Senor Lechuga in which Rogan was able to curate a selection of his favorite hot sauces, bringing flavor as well as a lot of heat.
Ezra Arthur No. 1827 Pocket Comb
Featuring 18 course teeth and 27 fine teeth, the Ezra Arthur No. 1827 Pocket Comb is crafted from metal and comes with a leather carrying sleeve that’s offered in half a dozen color options — and with an available custom monogram, making it an even better, and more personal gift.
CW&T Pen Type-C
Utilizing an ultra-unique design that requires a lever to travel 180° in order to deploy its ink cartridge, the CW And T Pen Type C is an idiosyncratic EDC writing instrument that’s crafted from grade 5 titanium and offered in orange, blacked-out, or bare bead blasted finishes.
Deus Missendon Original Slim Denim Jeans
Currently marked down to only $60 from its original $275 MSRP, Deus Ex Machina’s Missendon Original Slim Denim Jeans are an absolute steal, as this slim-fitting pair is made in America, cut from 13oz Japanese selvedge denim made using antique shuttle looms — plus each pair ships in a Deus gift box and bag.
Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket
Cut from a blend of cotton and virgin wool, the Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket is a throw-sized (54″ x 66”) blanket that will keep its recipient warm for years to come.
Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt
The Flint and Tinder Bone Button Western Shirt is an 8oz cotton button-up infused with a bit of western style in the form of burnt cow button snap hardware and point design adorning the pockets and yokes.
DMOS Delta Shovel
After being sold out for an extended period, DMOS Collective’s highly-sought-after and ultra-rugged Delta Shovel is once again back in stock, making this a great opportunity to buy one for a friend or loved one as a gift — or one for yourself while you still can.
Mechforce Mechtorch Gen 2
Spanning just 3.38”, the Mechforce Mechtorch Gen 2 is a high-end EDC torch that features a machined and anodized titanium body, an IPX7 rating, a matching billet titanium pocket clip, and up to 1,300 lumens on tap.
Montana Knife Company Blackfoot 2.0
Meticulously crafted by hand, the Montana Knife Company Blackfoot 2.0 is a heirloom-grade fixed-blade that still offers ample utility thanks to a full-tang construction made from 52100 ball bearing steel and culminating in a razor-sharp 3.5” blade. Get it while you can as these sell out fast.
White’s Perry Boots
Another USA-made heirloom-grade offering, White’s Perry Boots feature a classic moc toe, 6” water-resistant full-grain leather uppers, leather welts, composite shanks, and modern VIbram Christy Crepe outsoles.
Prometheus Design Werx SPD X Hardcore Hammers Patriot Ranger Axe
Born out of a joint effort between PDW’s Special Projects Division and Hardcore Hammers, the Prometheus Design Werx SPD X Hardcore Hammers Patriot Ranger Axe is comprised of a 4-lb, 4140 alloy steel head mated to a 28″ hickory handle that’s been hand-finished in a patriotic red, white, and blue pant scheme.
YETI 12” Cast Iron Skillet Kit
Made by Maryland’s Butter Pat Industries, the YETI 12” Cast Iron Skillet Kit is a heritage-grade cast iron skillet that can be used for a lifetime before eventually being passed down to the next generation who can continue the tradition.
Huckberry X GORUCK GR2 Slick Backpack
Boasting a design that was inspired by special forces medical packs, the Huckberry X GORUCK GR2 Slick Backpack is a limited edition collab version of what’s unequivocally one of the most heralded everyday carry and travel backpacks since the term “EDC” has even existed.
Shinola The Monster Automatic Watch
While technically assembled in America rather than being entirely made in the USA, the Shinola Monster Automatic Watch is nonetheless a stellar automatic dive watch — and an equally on-point gift for practically any guy this holiday season, EDC enthusiast or not.