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Everyday Carry: Cacao

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The rise in chocolate knowledge during the 21st century has brought more awareness to the cacao bean which cocoa (note the different spelling) powder comes from — to the extent that eating cacao nibs and less-refined cacao is not uncommon. Previously reserved strictly for baking, raw and mostly raw chocolate has inspired our EDC loadout today, with plenty of brown to make your mouth water.

Gerber Lockdown Slim Pry – Bronze 

Gerber Lockdown Slim Pry
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How do you get seven handy tools in a single, compact frame? These are the types of problems only a few brands can solve. At just 4oz, Gerber’s Lockdown Slim Pry in Bronze is made to be there when you need it without weighing you down. Spanning 3.87” in length when closed, the EDC multi-tool sports a 2.5-inch plain-edge steel blade, spring-loaded scissors, a pry bar, a bottle opener, a nail puller, and a pair of flat drivers. The bronze aluminum handle ensures that you keep a firm grip no matter how you’re using it.

Traveler’s Company Notebook (Passport Size)

Travelers Company Notebook
Photo: Kohezi | Traveler’s Company

You shouldn’t have to toss away your favorite notebook just because it’s full. Traveler’s Company’s passport-size Notebook allows you to swap out the refill paper and also adjust its size — with the addition of a connecting band. Made in Thailand, the cow leather cover is around 5.27” x 4.13” and comes sent to you stocked with Japanese-made paper from Designphil.

Ajoto The Pen Bronzed Stainless Steel

Ajoto The Pen Bronzed Stainless Steel
Photo: Kohezi | Ajoto

Japanese stationery at its finest, Ajoto’s The Pen is such a legend in its own right that it simply goes by its eponymous title. This particular ballpoint pen features premium-grade stainless steel with bronze PVD technical coating that’s been lightly brushed for a smooth finish that feels great in your hand while also boasting a timeless aesthetic. 

Seiko Prospex ‘Alpinist’ SPB209

Seiko Prospex Alpinist SPB209
Photo: Hodinkee | Seiko

Originally designed for Japanese mountaineers in the ‘50s, the Seiko Prospex ‘Alpinist’ watch has become a fan favorite over the years and has continued to evolve for the modern era. Encased in a 39.5mm stainless steel case, this specific reference SPB209 sports a beautiful gradient brown dial to match the leather strap for versatile wearability that will give you 200m of water resistance while accompanying you well on post-adventure outings.