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Everyday Carry: Bronze Age

EDC Bronze Age 0 Hero

In the world of medals, bronze typically gets scoffed at for being on par with a participation trophy, but that shouldn’t diminish the man-made alloy. While Olympians may strive for gold, there’s no need for you to ignore the rugged tones associated with this combination of metals, as our latest quartet of EDC gear sheds a proper light on all things bronze.

Viper Knives Hug Slip Joint Knife

Viper Knives Hug Slip Joint Knife
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This pocket knife from Viper is so ergonomic and sleek that you may want to hug it and never let go — or at least that’s what its name suggests. While the Viper Hug’s stunning sandblasted bronze handle draws you in at first glance, it’s equipped with a satin-finished reverse tanto blade made of Bohler M390, a premium form of steel with optimized sharpness retention for longevity’s sake; in other words, it functions even better than it looks.

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RRL Zip Wallet
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Keeping your money and cards secure is important, but what’s more important is making sure your dedicated accessory looks good at the same time. This rustic zippered option from RRL is made of smooth vegetable-tanned grained leather and equipped with eight card slots, a note slot, and a pair of patch pockets to keep bills safe and sound. 

Jacques Marie MAge rINGO sUNGLASSES

Jacques Marie Mage Ringo
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The meticulous craftsmanship displayed through each pair of Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses is virtually inimitable. Each groove, curve, and detail involved makes these spectacles a genuine, well, spectacle. The Los Angeles-bred brand’s Ringo silhouette takes inspiration from none other than Mr. Starr, implementing a unique, rounded design with tail fin temple tips, grooved profiles, protective yellow lenses, and a light gold titanium frame that makes us sing “we all live in a Bronzish Submarine.”

Bell & Ross VR V2-94 Bellytanker ‘El Mirage’ The Rake x Revolution 41mm Watch 

Bell Ross VR V2 94 Bellytanker El Mirage
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To finish this penny-like array of gear, there’s no better item to consider than a gorgeous bronze watch. Designed alongside esteemed watch publications Revolution and The Rake, this three-way joint effort spearheaded by Bell & Ross is dubbed ‘El Mirage,’ taking major inspiration from fighter-plane-turned-racing-car-fuselages formerly raced in the desert, resulting in the dusty-colored design that gives the timepiece that old-timey feel. To further accentuate the look, B&R houses it in a gorgeous bronze case and powers it using the proprietary BR-CAL.301 automatic movement equipped with 42 hours of power reserve.