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u/cthulhubert · 5 pointsr/EDC

The core material EDC, to me would be knife, light and cellphone. But cool keychain gidgets are really nice too.

So I'd say if you have a knife, a good flashlight would be next, then a backup knife and light (one is none, two is one). I like a multi-tool or SAK for my backup knife, and a keychain light for my backup torch.

(In case you're curious, after that I start considering footwear, gloves, hats and other clothing.)

(Sorry, I'm feeling a bit lazy, so you'll have to live with bare links.)

This one is pretty popular for keychain use:

Fenix has single AA and 123 powered lights that are well regarded and compact:

There are a lot of other brands worthy of consideration too, of course (Fourseven's mini, Jetbeam, Klarus, Zebra, just to name a few).

There are also a lot of much larger but more capable flashlights out there.

Keychain stuff is always nice:
I use these sliver grippers way more than I thought I would. The convenience of always having them around is unparalleled:
I've been thinking of getting this, I'm a little leery about that much stuff for so little cost though:
I love this style of keyring, but it's way cheaper on eBay:
Little one-piece keychain tools have become really popular, and I really like having a little prying and screwing tool always present.
The Gerber Shard is cheap but probably at least worth what you pay for it:
This one has a bit more functionality, and is made of the magically delicious titanium:

Keychain multi-tools can be good.
Here's one from Gerber:
Supposedly the build quality isn't as good as Leatherman's though:

I'd also recommend looking for a glow in the dark lanyard.

A pen you can EDC is another "you're surprised how often you use it" item. I have an Inka and it's definitely alright, though a bit fiddly:
The biggest competitor is the classic Fisher Bullet Space Pen:

Something to write on is nice. I'm a real child of the digital age, but I still like having an analog recording medium on me. I prefer Pentalic's pocket size books to Moleskine's. They're a little thicker, but they have a flexible cover, and are usually cheaper. Here's one: but I don't know if it's ruled or grid or what. I also prefer a bright color cover to make it easy to spot.

Continuing on the writing stuff matter, a sharpie and/or a metallic (ink) sharpie are nice to have. You can get sharpies with stainless steel cases too, which feel nicer to hold, and you're a little less likely to forget somewhere.
Black (dozen):
Stainless Steel:

I think everybody should carry some sort of bandanna. I carry an off-brand buff (tubular bandanna) and an olive drab shemagh.

I like to carry a small baggie of what I call MacGuyver goods. Paracord (bound up in a hanayawa right now), some gorilla tape and electrical tape wrapped around a card, super glue, a sewing kit, zip ties, twist ties, rubber bands, safety pins, binder clips, and a few 1 quart ziplock freezer bags. (Like hell I'm finding links for all of those.)

Yet another "surprising how useful it turns out to be" item is a small mirror:

Whistles are useful for warning people of fire or danger, or calling for help, so I like to carry one:

A monocular is fun to have on your person. This particular model is really great because of its super low minimum focusing distance, which lets you use it as a sort of loupe. In regular mode it's good for looking for house numbers or your car in a parking lot, that sort of thing:

I think that's all I could come up with off the top of my head.

u/GnashRoxtar · 8 pointsr/EDC

So in my mind, the basics of an EDC are a knife, a flashlight, a pen, and a notebook. Depending on your preference/level of preparedness, though, multitools are great, a gun is convenient if you're in a dangerous place with any regularity, and a first-aid kit can literally be a lifesaver.

So for the basics I'd recommend:
Knife: a Kershaw Leek or Scrambler. The Leek is smaller, more discreet, very light, and razor sharp. The Scrambler is considerably more robust, has a longer blade (3.5" vs. 3"), but weighs more as well. Both can be found in Kershaw's "Blackwash" finish, which I like both for the feel and for the added rust and scratch resistance. Both are also spring-assisted, which is legal in a lot of places, but check your local laws before carrying either in public. If you can't carry them, take a look at the Cold Steel Voyager. It comes in several lengths, is legal in California, and is very durable, if not super comfortable.

Flashlights: Oh my god, the flashlights. LEDs have become so cheap and so bright over the last few years that it's actually pretty hard to go wrong. Nitecore is currently my favorite brand, but Fenix has some options as well. I would urge you not to buy a surefire; they are undeniably great lights, but unless you expect to encounter truly extraordinary circumstances on a regular basis (any chance your light could fall under a tank or a bulldozer? maybe surefire is for you), they tend to be somewhat more pricey per lumen than a number of other companies. For EDC, the Fenix PD35 2014 edition is almost unmatched. Almost a thousand lumens, takes rechargeable batteries, and small enough to drop into the front pocket of your jeans, if you don't want to use the included clip or holster. If you'd like something more keychain sized, the Nitecore SENS series comes in several sizes and battery types, and automatically adjusts the brightness of the beam based on the light's orientation. Aim it at your feet and you get a soft glow; aim it off into the woods and it grows steadily brighter.

Let's be honest, a pen is going to get lost. The best pen is one you like enough to keep track of, but one you won't miss too terribly should some co-worker walk off with it. I like the Zebra F-301. Writes smooth, classic stainless steel good looks, and comes in RGB & Black. Notebooks depend entirely on personal preference too, but the smallest Moleskine is easily pocketable and has 32 lined pages.

In my mind, there is only one name in multitools. Leatherman has a kick-ass reputation, a 25-year warranty, and a plethora of tools to suit any need. For the casual EDC, I'd go with what I believe is the second-lightest full size tool, the Skeletool. 7 functions include a knife that opens while the rest of the tool is closed, the ubiquitous pliers/wirecutters, two double-sided bits and a driver; and it looks so. freakin. cool.

I dunno much about guns except that of all the things I've listed, a pistol should be the one you consider most carefully, especially whether you need it or not. It's a big investment and a bit of a lifestyle adjustment if you decide to go CCW. I've always heard 9mm and up, so use that as a jumping-off point.

First aid kits are useless unless they're both small enough to be carried anywhere and large enough to contain anything you might need. Making your own is a good idea because you have the best knowledge of your environment, but I found a couple on Amazon which seem to have most of the basics without too much fluff or bulk. The first could be stuffed in a jacket pocket, whereas the second would be useful in a car.

I hope I helped. Good luck!

[Kershaw Scrambler] (

[Kershaw Leek] (

[Cold Steel Voyager, 3 inch] (

[Fenix PD35 2014] (

[Nitecore SENS AA version]

Zebra F-301

[Moleskine "Cahier" Notebook, pack of 3] (

[Leatherman Skeletool] (

[Small bag or pocket first aid kit] (

Larger car first aid kit

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u/SirRipo · 4 pointsr/EDC

For the record, I feel the same that the Cryo is too slippery - which is why I'm super glad Kershaw released a G10 version of it last year.

I also agree that the Tenacious is just a bit too big for EDC - and they do make the Persistence, which is a shrunken version of the Tenacious, with a 2.75 inch blade vs the Tenacious' 3-3/8 inch blade. If you wanna go even smaller, the Ambitious has a 2.25" blade. All 3 knives share a similar design (though the Ambitious is small enough that the proportions might look a little weird to some).

A few other knives of note that are standouts in the sub-$50 price range:

  • CRKT Ripple - Ken Onion design with a more-traditional drop point blade, IKBS, 8Cr14MoV. Usually on most people's "Under $50" list.

  • Kershaw Leek - Again, a little slippery and still Speedsafe but a slightly weaker torsion bar so not as forceful. Some people have issues with broken tips since they're a little thin, but this thing was the best under $50 when it came out.

  • Ontario RAT 1 - At $25 this thing is a pretty great package, if not a little big. 3.5" blade, but it's AUS-8 if you don't like the 8Cr China steels (even if they are pretty similar).

  • SOG Flash II - again, a 3.5 inch, AUS-8 blade. Assisted opening, but much less forceful than Speedsafe.

  • The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K has blown up since it's release and a lot of high speed low drag tactical types love it for EDC use. $25 makes it a pretty appealing choice and rock solid under $30.

  • The Spyderco Delica 4 is just a touch over $50, averaging about $60, but it's also a go-to knife in the $50 for many people. VG-10 steel on this one is a big selling point.

  • On the same hand, the Kershaw Blur is usually available for about $60, and for those looking for a big folder (seriously this thing is large) it's a great choice. Sandvik 14C28N as standard steel, also available with S30V for about $75.

    A few notes here

  • You'll see a lot of sub $50 knives using 8Cr13MoV or 8Cr14MoV. The main difference is a little more Chromium in the 8Cr14MoV, leading to a little more corrosion resistance. A lot of people loved the Skyline, but there were a few issues with minor rust spots on the knives, leading to many companies switching to 8Cr14MoV for some of their knives (most of the budget Kershaws are 8Cr14MoV now).

  • Kershaw has many many options for budget folders under $50, for all kinds of aesthetic tastes. The Chill, Thermite, Link, Oso Sweet, etc. I've owned a handful of Kershaws, and loved all of them, especially for the price.

  • The 8Cr steels (13MoV and 14MoV) are pretty much on par with AUS-8, especially from CRKT, Spyderco, and Kershaw who all do a good job on their heat treats. There's a slight difference in hardness (3 to 4 HRC difference by most counts), but really they're nearly identical for all intents and purposes, mainly sharpening and edge retention. Some people just prefer AUS-8 because they don't like so called "China steel."

    ETA a few more links and some clarification of my still-awake-at-5am rambling.
u/skyswordsman · 2 pointsr/EDC

I carry a bag/purse/murse/whatever to hold the stuff in the second pic.

From left to right

First photo:

1: 5$ amazon flashlight. For something this cheap and good, its a steal.

2: Trusty gerber knife. I know there is some gerber hate round these parts but I got this knife about 7 years ago and its still going strong. You can see that I get it sharpened and it sees its use. This is not an aesthetic designer piece. This is a "I cut shit up" piece.

Second Photo(contents of my man bag):

1: Kindle. 80 bucks, endless enjoyment. Ive read the entire Dresden Files series, and a couple dozen other books on this puppy. The side buttons really are a great feature.

2: Car/House/Store keys + Kingston Data Traveler 32gig Flash Drive Smaller than my pinky and its very durable due to the construction.

3: Some random hair gel I got from a beauty supply. Love the product tho. Cost me like 3 bucks.

4: Deodorant.

5: Suave Dry Shampoo. Very handy when your hair is all oily. Cheap as well.

6: Benadryl

7: Target Wallet. I actually lost one similar to it, drove to every target within 15 miles and none of them had it. Finally ordered it online. Yes I liked the design that much :)

8: Sunglasses Case

9: Kirkland Moist Flushable Wipes. These things a fucking great. Face oily? Wipes. Sweaty and feel icky? Wipes. In a bathroom somewhere and their tp is sandpaper? Wipes. srsly.

10: Sunglasses

11: Galaxy Nexus with extended battery + seido active case.

12: YSL Babydoll perfume: Smells great, and isnt overpowering.

13: My savior in a pill: Allergy Meds.

14: A microsoft branded grid-it like thing I got at a thrift store for a dollar. Currently holding a tube of itch ointment, a pen, hair bands, hair clips, tweezers, and lip balm.

u/thompssc · 6 pointsr/EDC

Descriptions with links

  1. Moleskin mini-notebook.

  2. Zebra F-301 Bold: Notebook and pen get dropped into my shirt pocket. On weekends, whether they come along is completely dependent on whether my shirt has a shirt pocket.

  3. Seiko 5 SNK793: Just got this last week actually, but I really like it. I had a Hamilton Jazzmaster before and, while a quality piece and I love the style, the case was just too big/heavy for my liking. I found myself wearing my Timex weekender on a NATO strap more and more. This has a very similar case size, although slightly thicker/heavier due to automatic movement. Something classy/understated enough for work.

  4. Maratac Copper AAA: I really love this thing. This is not the newest version (rev 3), so it only has low/high, but that's all I really need. Feels very solidly made, I have dropped it numerous times and it has nary a mark. Despite the exterior being solid copper, it isn’t as heavy as I thought it would be and I never even notice it in my pocket, even in dress pants. I leave the clip on so I can set it on my desk/counter and not have it roll off, but often don’t bother to clip it to my pocket. Sometimes I’ll clip it to my coin pocket in jeans but usually just leave it in my right pocket with my keys. I don’t know what to say other than that I really love this thing.

  5. Leatherman Squirt ps4: Very small, disappears into my pocket. Even in dress pants at work, I don't feel this weighing them down at all.

  6. Keysmart with 2 apartment keys: The rivets tend to come loose, which is a little annoying. May throw some Loctite or something on the threads to keep them be. Otherwise, I like it.

  7. Nexus 4: Love this phone. No intention of getting rid of it anytime soon. Unless they come out with a phone that will bake me cookies or dispense coffee, the only reason I'll move on is that this one dies.

  8. SOG Fielder: SOG Fielder. Just like guns, black means you obviously want to kill people but any kind of wood stock/handle means you probably just have it for utility. /s I actually really like this knife. Very classy, feels good in the hand, good weight. I get lots of compliments on it.

  9. Crappy wallet from Wal-mart or something

  10. Springfield Xds 3.3 in 9mm in a Crossbreed minituck
  • Love this pistol. Fun to shoot at the range and feels great in the hand. Well built, well balanced. So far, nearly 2k rounds in, no FTFs, no jams, no light strikes, nada. Trigger is a little stiff, but that kind of comes with the territory for a gun designed for CCW. I ordered the PRP trigger kit to lighten it a bit. Also, I’m probably going to have night sights installed soon. Nothing wrong with the stock ones, I just want night sights :).

    Minituck holster is great. I hiked 10 miles in the White Mountains last weekend and hardly noticed this setup at all. Will most likely go with Crossbreed for future holsters. I can successfully tuck in a shirt around the gun if need be with this one. (I do not carry at work because my employer does not allow it)
u/Gereshes · 3 pointsr/EDC

Starting from the upper right hand corner and working my way around in clockwise direction.

Pens – 3 Disposable Bic pens – When it comes to pens I leave them everywhere. I leave them in class, the lab, the machine shop, etc. Because of this I buy them in bulk and then just carry a bunch of disposable pens with me. They are cheap so if I lose one or someone asks to borrow one I don’t worry about getting them back. I like these pens because I find they are comfortable to write with, wont break from me carrying them around or treating them like shit, and have a pen cap to prevent them from making a mess in my pocket. Why no pencils?  I haven’t found a mechanical pencil that is both cheap and will survive in my pocket. If you know of one that fits those two requirements let me know in the comments!

Highlighter – Used for marking up academic papers I am reading. I’ll usually carry one or two with me but I keep several different colors at home for heavy markup. The colors I like carrying on me are odd colors, not yellow, like green and pink because they let my markups stand out from other peoples markups.

Sharpie – Used for marking up things that pens and highlighters can’t like metal, ceramics, and sleeping lab mates.

USB Drive – I don’t use it all that often thanks to free services like Google Drive and Dropbox but  everyone in a while when you don’t have access to other options these can really save you. For example like when you need to print out a final report that’s due in 15 minutes and the internet is down. (That example definitely hasn’t happened to me)

Letherman Skeletool – The Skeletool is a good all around multi-tool. It has a knife, pliers, wire cutters,/strippers, screwdriver (both flat an Philips), and a bottle opener.  It’s slim so its easy to carry without giving up a lot of functionality.

Timex Weekender Chrono – Useful for telling time if durring both meetings and tests when you cant check your phone. Taking a peek at your watch durring a meeting is unnoticeable unlike when you check your phone which can be considered rude.

TI-84 – The second most useful tool in my entire engineering education after a pen. I’ll often use the calculator instead of Matlab or Wolfram Alpha for doing homework that require simple computations just because I’m so familiar with it that I can operate it extremely quickly just from muscle memory.

Planner –  It’s useful for writing down assignment due dates and meetings. Everyone has a different way of organizing events/work an I find havving a written copy helps me visualize where everything is.

Muji Recycle Paper Bind Notebook – Useful for taking notes in meetings and they can fit in my back pocket

Allett Slim Bifold Wallet – It’s an ultra thin bifold wallet that I love. It’s so thin I never even notice it in my pocket. I can sit on it all day without being uncomfortable. My last one became worn out after two years and I bought another one immediately. I highly recommend them!

Keys –  For opening doors/stuff. Note: I just grabbed some unused keys for this pic and put them on a carabiner.

Google  Pixel – It’s taking the photo. Lately its mostly been used for snap chat

u/Xuis · 9 pointsr/EDC

I would recommend a flashlight, and small multitool.


I would recommend the Fenix E05 | [Amazon Link] $20.13 for a very small light.


The Leatherman Style | [Amazon Link] $16.79 is my most used item on my keychain because of the great scissors and minimal toolset. It has none of the tools I don't ever use. If you're looking for a more versitile toolset, look through the remainder of Leatherman's great micro-multi-tool lineup. Try to stay away from Gerber products if at all possible.


A flash-drive can be useful as well, but it's hard to find one that is both small and durable. I did a lot of research on which option to buy for quite a while. The grail of USB flash drives is the PQI Tiffy because of its incredible speed and durable housing. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find for sale, and it's also super expensive. I went for the Kingston Datatraveler | [Amazon Link] $10.40, and it's working very well for me.


I've rarely needed one, but many folks want to carry a fire-starter with them, and there are some small options for your keychain. The Exotac NanoStriker $23.50 is a ferrocerium-based striker, and the True Utility FireStash [Amazon Link] $16.23 is a simple, tiny lighter.


Finally, it's nice to have your keys hanging in a comfortable place in your pocket, and not in a bunched-up heap at the bottom. Definitly consider grabbing a P-7 suspension clip $12+shipping. I waited a while to pull the trigger on mine, but I don't regret it.
Another option would be the Obstructures Pry/Open tool $32. It serves as a pry-bar, which you don't yet understand how much you might use after you start carrying one.

Additional Information

Here's my setup today.

Here is a great post by /u/goretsky about where to buy one-handed multi-tools like Atwood, etc.


P.S. It's great to have a color-scheme for your keychain. It looks fantastic.

u/mtpmc · 7 pointsr/EDC

Left to Right, mostly:

Green Cards - I switch this out with other cards pretty regularly, but it matched today. ( )

Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( )

Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( )

Wireless Earbuds - They are dated so they aren't the best anymore, but they are still pretty good. ( )

Multitool - It doesn't have a knife so I take this to school. It's not the best, but it does small things great. ( )

Flashlight - For the size, it is really bright. It doesn't last forever, but it is rechargeable. I recommend it for something small. ( )

Knife - This sub knows this knife. ( )

Necklace - Totally normal carbon fiber dog tag. ( )

If anyone has any questions about any of this stuff, leave a comment and I'll do my best to respond. To clarify, the knife goes in my pocket and I put on the necklace after school. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my post! Have a good rest of your day everyone!

u/coldfrontin · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.

  • Saddleback wallet
  • bullet space pen
  • Nitecore p12 flashlight (winter . . . short days)
  • Ruger SR9c (winter)
  • Sig p938 (summer)
  • Spyderco delica (summer)
  • Benchmade 950-1 rift (winter)
  • carmex
  • phone
  • keys
  • N82 IWB holsters

    *Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.

    The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
u/bloqd · 1 pointr/EDC

Out of shot:

  • Black Paracord Bracelet

    >includes reset guide, doesn't look bad if you dont have twig wrists

  • Black 300+ Lumen pocket torch/flashlight (AA)

    >Uber-cheap SureFire style. Can be used for basic self defense, its bulb is plenty to dazzle an attacker in evening light, and has striking teeth around the lens.


    In Shot: Background to Left, to right, Top to bottom.

  • Red pocket hankerchief

    >A Classic. Can also be used as a bandana, a bandage, or to attract attention, especially in red.

  • TrueUtility Keyring system on generic black lanyard

    >Extra micro carabiners included but removed here. Holds 2 Keys, and my own addition of a ball-chain key for a bike lock. Best price/quality I could find

  • Kingson DataTraveler 16GB USB Drive

    > very rugged and survives being on keyring with other metal objects, also very cheap, considering the storage and tiny build. Not USB3.0 but it serves my use fine. Contains contact and personal information, and a live bootable copy of linux, which believe it or not has had use.

  • Leatherman Style PS multitool

    >Extraordinarily well built and tiny. Superior to the Style CS IMO. Price goes mainly on build quality at tiny size, not Chinese garbage.

  • Nautica Stainless Steel Watch

    >Has survived over 7 years of service, Gentleman's watch. Classic design, light, extremely durable, not so expensive it is a liability, but built properly. Can be worn with any outfit appropriately.

  • Papermate Flexgrip Ultra

    >Expensive pens are a liability, unless you command the sort income to replace them without distress. Keep them at home, does everything required, doesnt crack or leak like a BIC

  • Zonewire Black Leather iPhone 5 case

    >Extremely cheap, but very functional. Have dropped phone down stairs without it sustaning any damage. Also doesn't look ridiculous. Some may prefer more premium options.

  • Apple iPhone 5C

    >a personal choice, excellent size, I personally feel larger screens are unecessary, iOS affords excellent functionality and reliability.

  • Clipper disposable lighter

    >The best of the commonly available disposable lighters, can actually be topped up and have flint replaced if you desire. Chosen for same reasons as pen. Expensive lighters just get lost.

  • 1940's French pocket knife with gold finish. Stainless (440A)

    >A personal trinket, and it should be noted that this is often left at home. A blade below 3 inches long and having a non-locking blade, while not Illegal under UK law, can still be labelled as an offensive weapon if found being used as such.

  • Apple iPhone 5 Stock headphones

    >Excellent quality, with a surprisingly good bass range. Includes mic, volume control and function button. Absolutely all you will ever need on the go. Free with iPhone 5C

  • Fossil black leather wallet

    >Personal taste, High quality, no childish velcro.
u/jakethebiley · 1 pointr/EDC

This is my first EDC post, hope you all enjoy

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB
  2. Samsung earbuds
  3. My Knives that I rotate every now and then.
    Kershaw 1830 OSO Sweet Pocket Knife
    Kershaw 1304BW blackwash: this came in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  4. My flashlights that I rotate as well
    Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight
    ThorFire PF01 Tactical LED Flashlight Pen Light
  5. My Watches
    Pebble Smartwatch Black I wear this one the most, as I love being able to control my music with it
    Invicta Signature model 7376 This is my Fancy watch. I bought it on a cruise a couple years ago, I only wear it for special occasions.
  6. Kindle PaperWhite 5th gen I’ve been reading lots of programing books lately
  7. Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman with Free Pouch
  8. Quick Info Cards with wake turbulence separation, and mandatory advisories, handed out by my Air traffic Control Professor. I’m a ATC Major.
  9. Kershaw keychain tool, Also included in in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  10. 8gb Key flash drive
  11. Sony VAIO® E Series Laptop Model # SVE14A27CXH, great laptop I grabbed before college. Has a I7 and 8gb of Ram. Good for games and school work.
  12. Mophie Juice Pack Charger I love this thing, I waste so much battery browsing Reddit on my phone when I have free time in-between classes or when I have down time at work.
  13. Handmade wallet from Dollywood, theme park, TN. Not shown in the Picture
    That’s it.
u/plethoraofpinatas · 1 pointr/EDC
  1. Benchmade 771 - out of production, 154CM blade - aluminum handle w/ Axis lock

  2. Kenneth Cole wallet - very slim and usable for a front pocket wallet.

  3. Tissot PR-50 - also out of production but similar watches are available for the same price. Check for a "sapphire" crystal. It is much more scratch resistant than the "mineral" glass crystals out there.

  4. Leatherman Squirt P4 - a handy multi-tool with: blade/file/pliers/screwdrivers/bottle opener/reamer/etc.

  5. United Defense Pen - a solid and affordable aluminum "defense" pen. When paired with a Fisher Space Pen refill - it writes everywhere: upside down, in freezing conditions, under water, always moves smoothly, etc.

  6. Illuminati Titanium AAA light - because titanium is cool and 115 lumens is bright from a single "AAA" light. This one is using an Energizer lithium battery for extra run time (over an hour on high - way longer on lower settings). For comparison, a regular 2D Maglite is only about 50 lumen.

  7. Zippo lighter - it's a "Zippo". If you need one they are time honored and reliable.

  8. Titanium rings - 40% lighter than steel, just as strong, and 100% more unique.

  9. Titanium clips - Looks like they are out of the Ti McGizmo's.

  10. Custom engraved tag: $25.00 total, I had to have 5 tags made (to make the minimum) so I gave out a few gifts since I only wanted two (I added friends' numbers for their tags). I don't remember the name of the engraving company unfortunately. Some pet stores (Petco) have machines that do single engravings for "pet tags" that would work perfect for a keychain i.d. and only cost around $5.

    Edit: If anyone is curious, everything looks pretty much the same after three years except the Squirt's anodizing is a little chipped up. Black leather dye, Lexol leather conditioner, and polishing compound helps to maintain the shiny look. Also maybe don't put your Benchmade in the washer/dryer - that is hard on the bead blast finishing and also really aggravating when you realize it is not just a metal button from your jeans making the noise.
u/senatorS · 2 pointsr/EDC


  1. Kingston DT108 - solid flash drive, been using this one for years, never failed me. Looking for a larger capacity replacement, something that preferably lines up with the keys better?
  2. NITE IZE S-biner - pretty cool, fun to mess with.
  3. Utili-key - love the idea, but the knife is not as useful as I hoped. Looks cool on the ring though. Would appreciate suggestions on replacing it.

    iPhone 5 leather wallet case - SPORT - Just got this one yesterday, nice construction, great feel, haven't quite broken it in yet though. It's a neat concept, the phone is magnetically attached to the wallet. I recommend you check it out!
u/Rocket_Puppy · 2 pointsr/EDC

What do you use the Skeletool most for?

If you use the knife on it constantly and daily, then yeah, get a good knife. If the stuff that you do cut makes you nervous with the Skeletool then definitely get a dedicated knife.

If you use the bit driver or pliers on the Skeletool the most then you probably don't need to carry a dedicated knife.

Give the Sage 5 a good look as well if you are considering the Para3. I'd also strongly recommend finding a Spyderco/Benchmade/Zero Tolerance dealer and fondling a bunch of knives before making a decision on which knife to buy.

If you have never carried a dedicated knife before it would be a good idea to buy a cheaper knife or two before spending $100+ on a knife.

Could try something like the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2:

The Ontario Rat I/II

Kershaw Cryo

CRKT Squid

Try some under $30 knives, pick one that looks like something you would like to carry, and pick something that is dang near the polar opposite. It will let you know what you like in a knife much cheaper. Differences in blade size, blade shape, handle shape and how they are used might change your opinion on what you think you need in a knife after using a dedicated knife for awhile. After that you can make a truly informed decision on a high-end knife.

u/beley · 53 pointsr/EDC

From top to bottom:

Fisher Space Pen - $18

Popular, cheap, writes anywhere and on almost anything.

The Pen Project (originally from Kickstarter) - $60 (I paid $30)

Uses the Fisher Space Pen cartridge, milled out of aluminum. Backed this project on Kickstarter but didn't really like the pen's design - little too thick and didn't like that it used the Fisher cartridge.

Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - $52.50

Awesome EDC pen, writes extremely well, lightweight, cap posts to the pen, overall just a great EDC pen if you like fountain pens.

Ti Pocket Pro (also originally from Kickstarter) - $75 (I paid $65)

My newest addition to the collection... just got this a couple weeks ago. Accepts over 80 refills but ships with a gel-ink cartridge that writes similar to the G2 pens. Love the rich, smooth ink and the design of the pen. Made out of solid titanium.

u/AceofSpad3s · 1 pointr/EDC

Okay here are some suggestions

  1. Wallet. I have not ordered it yet but [this] ( cigarette case could work.
  2. Knife: [Spyderco tenacious] ( is $32 and a little more than 3 inches or the [Spyderco ambitious] ( which is a baby tenacious with a 2 1/4 inch blade and $29.
    While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.

  3. Pens: I have a [zerbra 701] ( and a [Fisher space bullet pen] ( For the money the zebra is excellent, the bullet pen is nice but there is a tutorial on how to mode the zebra to take space pen refills which is the best of both.
  4. I know you got the wave but I suggest getting a small mt like a sak or a leatherman ps4 or micra. The victorinox classic sd is good and about $10

    Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
    If you got any questions just ask.
u/BigSerene · 1 pointr/EDC

I don't personally own one, but I've often seen the Kershaw Leek recommended as a good budget EDC knife.

If you're getting a separate knife anyway, you might choose a Leatherman without a knife, like the Style PS, so that you can take it with you when you travel for summers/breaks.

Other items to consider:

  1. Bandanas: super useful to wipe sweat, blow your nose, clean something up, etc. You can get some cheap ones on Amazon and they weigh nothing, so they're easy to carry around.

  2. Water bottle: I like the Smart Water water bottles, so I bought one in a vending machine and just keep refilling it from water fountains.

  3. Power bank: if it's not convenient to go back to your dorm in between classes/meals, you might want to get a power bank to recharge your phone/tablet/laptop. You can just bring the charging cable, but you may not always have access to a plug.

  4. Flashlight: There's a long list of suggestions in the Frequently Recommended Gear list on the right. Flashlights are just randomly useful a lot.
u/RJDavid8 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Papa Johns worker with Irma right around the corner.

Top Row (from left to right):

Oakley SI Half Jacket 2.0: $72 with knockoff polarized mirrored lenses bought on amazon here for $20.

Leatherman Pro Wave: Not a special edition of Wave, just bought through Leatherman's Pro program. $55 with the clip found here for $5.

Timex Ironman Classic 30: Great $30-$40 digital watch that through everything has yet to hiccup, let alone fail, once.

iPhone 7: Matte Black. I'm one of those people who actually doesn't love or hate apple of android. I just happen to have a macbook and an iPhone, and that works for me.

Otterbox Symmetry Series: Wanted a $35 case to match my phone and got one. Lint and dust all over the port openings and inside the case?! Works great, just likes to get dirty.

Oakley SI Flak Beta Prism: $117 through Oakley's standard issue, these are the steel frames thanks to some confusing customer service calls. Polarized lenses with their mumbo jumbo technology actually make colors pop a bit.

Middle Row:

Black Leather Wallet: I don't know, probably found at Kohls or something. Nothing special, just gets the job done.

Field Notes Expedition: Awesome $13 notebooks that use a plasticy paper for writing in any conditions. Finally halfway through my first book, as I like to use all of the real estate available on each page. A bit worn, but character, right?

Amazon Special Wristwatch: There's so much conflicting branding everywhere, who knows who makes it. Anyway, have had it for a while and it seems to tell time. The band is a bit weird, but what would one expect for $16?

Car Keys: RIP me. I drive a minivan. sigh. Oh well, it's what I got.

Bottom Row:

Spyderco Tenacious: Perfect $40 knife if you don't want a beater and also don't want your wallet to scream in agony. I just need a good whetstone set to be able to do it justice.

Bose Soundsport Earbuds: Stay in my weird ears. I exercise regularly, but that doesn't mean I like it. Music helps me forget the lactic acid burning my muscles. They don't make the audio-only ones anymore, so here's a $99 pair for apple devices.

Wristbands: Air Force Academy in blue and Domestic Violence in purple. I wear these because I don't want to expose myself to the world of "Etsy." yikes.

Chrome Fisher Space Pen Bullet With Clip: ~$20 and so damn slippery. Awesome pen for being a pen, but I need something more practical for greasy hands. Any ideas? Not looking for anything more than like 30 bucks.

Kizer Vagnino Velox 2: A beautiful flipper on ballbearings. HOLY cow this thing flies out with vengeance and feels like a million bucks. A true gentleman's folder. However, I am not a gentleman... I see some ugly grip tape in it's future to make up for impracticality of no serrations on the back of the blade or handle for grip. Before anyone tries to complain about a 17 yr old with a $200 knife, I found 'er on Massdrop for $82 after shipping. Would I say it is worth the 13 hours of work needed to pay for it? Yes. Yes I would.

u/definitelynotaspy · 3 pointsr/EDC

I recommend this flash drive. Super small, durable, easy to carry. Plus it looks great.

For a knife, a Spyderco Ladybug or Dragonfly would be good places to start. The Ladybug is really small but it takes and holds an edge well and I've used mine for all sorts of shit. Very much a keychain knife. The Dragonfly is bigger and has a clip, so there are more carry options, but it also takes up more space. If space isn't a concern, I'd opt for a Spyderco Delica or Endura. All these knives have VG-10 steel, which offers the best bang for your buck (in my opinion) until you start getting into the higher-end knives. You could also opt for a multi-tool, in which case I'd suggest a Leatherman Juice or Squirt.

As for a watch, it really depends on your needs. Are you looking for stylish or practical?

Get an A&P ring for all your gadgets. I use a bunch of size .5 Nite-Ize s-biners to attach all of my stuff to my ring, which is nice because it makes it really easy to remove/add things as you need to. An alternative to the A&P ring would be a Lucky Line ring.

Also, one unsolicited recommendation: get a Gerber Shard. They're five bucks and incredibly useful. One of the best purchases I've ever made.

u/dbmeed · 1 pointr/EDC

A good pen is a must. Something solid and comfortable that fits you, and you like the way it writes. A flashlight is always useful-I would recommend something like a Thrunite Ti4 or Ti5. After that, I would suggest some kind of pocket knife/multitool if you can-in my area I could carry multiple and noone would bat an eye, but if you are in an area where knives are a not allowed, try something along the lines of a SOG Powerlock or Leatherman Style

Those are what I would consider the basics, after that its really up to you. A nice watch would not be remiss, or a decent wallet. When I was in highschool, I carried a dry-erase marker that got used a lot. Another thing would be a nice high capacity USB drive, to store files on, or programs. Make sure you back it up though if you are going to use it for any school projects.

If you have training(or even if you dont) it would be a good idea to get a first aid kit, and maybe pocket mask to through in your backpack, along with a roll of duct tape.

Lastly, The one thing that I would suggest would be a good book. You never know when you might be waiting awhile, done work, in a boring assembly, etc. where a good book is nice to have. I always had one in a cargo pocket all through school.

u/usmcahump · 1 pointr/EDC

Knife: definitely something more beefy than the Leek (while it is a beautiful knife you may want something more rugged I like the Ontario rat 2 or the fixed blade Rat 3 I also like this gerber "survival knife"
Light: that's a great light good pick
Multitool: This gerber is my favorite, they've taken me through two deployments overseas and still run like a champ
Pen: Space pen for sure

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/gritsgear · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have the regular EAB,

The design is ultra simplistic and really attractive. I am a trim carpenter so I don't usually wear a tool belt, (I can't have tools accidentally hitting cabinets) so this knife always rides in the little pocket of my jeans without ever being felt. If I need to do excessive cutting then I will bring a larger knife but for the smaller random tasks having a knife on you all the time is necessary and this does that perfectly. Holds the blades tight with a screw and is surprisingly not bad to open one handed. It's nearly perfectly flat and looks like a luggage tag. If the practicality isn't enough for you I challenge you to find a more attractive utility knife.

u/IceColdCarnivore · 1 pointr/EDC

How much are you looking to spend on a pen?

I do not personally own one, but I have heard a lot of good things about the Zebra F-701 as an EDC pen. Also it's like $5.

I carry a Fellhoelter TiBolt (because titanium) and I absolutely love it, but it was quite an investment and at the moment they're hard to obtain. It takes any parker-compatible refill and it will literally last a lifetime.

Prior to my purchase of the TiBolt, I carried a Karas Kustoms Render K in the Pilot G2 cartridge variation, which happens to be my favorite pen cartridge. The build quality is pretty damn good, but my only gripe is that the threaded cap doesn't attach to the back of the pen very well when you're writing with it. I imagine that the other Karas Kustoms pens are put together with the same build quality.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/xg220 · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you want a knife, take a look at the Kershaw Leek it's an awesome, medium sized folder, it is a great value for what you get. Amazon puts them on sale for sub $35 sometimes, so keep an eye out for that. It also has some different colored handle scales if you want to personalize it more to your liking.

If you want something a little smaller than the Leek, you could take a look at the Spyderco Ambitious, which is also a high value knife (less so than it's $35 bigger brother the Tenacious).

If you want an even smaller blade, take a look at the Spyderco Ladybug, it sports a 1.94 inch blade, so very inconspicuous and not "scary looking" at all. It'll look even more fun if you get yellow handle scales on it. They also have a purple version.

These are just a few options for you to look at, it really is only the tip of the iceberg. These are low cost, high value for what you get, I'm recommending the lower cost knives specifically because someone who isn't into knives might not value them as much (and thus not willing to pay higher amounts of money) compared to a person who is into knives. A lot of people think "What do I need a knife for?", well buy one, carry it on your person for a month and get back to me, you will see what a useful tool it is after carrying one for a decent amount of time.

u/phantamines · 5 pointsr/EDC

I was in a similar place as you. Here's what I got:

  • Moleskine Notebook 2.5 x 4
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Leatherman Micra

    I wanted a small EDC that I could fit into all my pockets. It's not for everyone, but it's worked out really well for me. I use the pen almost daily, and even though it's only my third favorite in terms of writing, always having a pen on me is awesome. The Mirca has been great for just having a decent pair of scissors and a pocket knife. The other features will pay for itself when the time comes. The notebook I keep in my back pocket with the pen. It goes with always having something to write with, I now have something to write on.

    I really should post my EDC soon, seeing as this sub was what inspired me to pick up those items.
u/psychxman · 5 pointsr/EDC

Yes and no, phone flashlights can help find something on the floor or follow a path in a pinch but having a dedicated light last longer, is much brighter, can see farther, and can be used in many more types of situations. A phone light will kill your battery very quickly also.

But, again it’s personal preference, really. I like to be prepared for those unique moments. Friends always ask me for my flashlight and I get to be the hero every once in a while lol.

Check out the stream light microstream


Or the olight s1r or I3T EOS


Bright, tiny, and cheap. You will get hooked if you get one of these.

u/dilvish-damned · 1 pointr/EDC

I gotcha on this one! I just went through the exact same thing. I had been using a Pilot G2 .38 and loving it. Wanted it to be portable and metal.

You'll have to switch to frixion. Doesn't write quite as nicely as the G2 but it's close. Plus frixion is erasable.

Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable Erasable Gel Ink Pens,Extra Fine Point, - 0.38 mm - Black/Blue/Red Ink- Value Set of 3

Get a Fisher bullet and toss the childishly thick cartridge. And then put in the cartridge from the frixion.

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400BCL)

You'll need to add something to the end of the Fisher pen to ensure the cartridge is pushed out....I used a wooden dowel.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.

u/AGneissGeologist · 4 pointsr/EDC

I frequent /r/watches but I'm no expert and they would be able to give you better recommendations. That being said, I'm often at constructions sites doing work with concrete, vibrating machinery, heavy chains, etc so I do have experience working in rough conditions while still needing to look presentable when I'm at the office or laboratory.

Off the top of my head, here are my recommendations:

Bernhardt Field Watch. I wear this daily and my last post on /r/EDC has one which you can look at my history to see. I highly recommend this.

Seiko 5. It's an automatic so the moving parts have a higher chance of failing but it is used by many as a beater watch. It's tough enough to withstand a lot and cheap enough to replace. A leather band replacing the NATO strap will make it look more presentable. Again, I own this watch as well and I posted a picture of it in /r/watches.

Luminox has a reputation for being tough but the aesthetics might be close to G-Shock

Hamilton comes to mind as well, they make pretty good watches but I have no idea how well they hold up. The one I linked seems pretty robust.

u/EDCandmemes · 1 pointr/EDC

In one of your comments you said you were going to remove the blade on the multitool.

If so Leatherman does a bladeless version of the Rebar that has scissors instead. The Rebar is robust and relatively compact with a good compliment of tools and awesome pliers. I wouldn't bother with something like the Skeletool if you're going to remove the blade.
(70 bucks on Amazon but I'm sure you could find it cheaper elsewhere)

If that doesn't fit in your budget then I suggest getting the Wingman and removing the blade, it uses torx bits so it'll be easy to mod and it still leaves you with spring assisted pliers, scissors, a couple of drivers, a file and a package opener. (50 bucks on Amazon but I've seen them on sale for 30 at places like home depot so look around, it'll save you some cash.)

u/JaggedOne · 1 pointr/EDC

That's a fine choice. I love F-301s, but now that I have my F-701, that's all I use. Yeah, its a little more expensive, but the barrel is thicker and the grip is better. Even though the two pens come with the same ink cartridge, the F-701 writes better because it feels better in my hand.

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You can’t go wrong with a Fisher Bullet Space Pen. However, the clip doesn’t like thicker material and it’s best to keep it in a pocket slip of some sort if kept loose in pocket.

I recently picked up two of theseKetalon Rohk on a buy one get one free deal. They are my new edc and great pens, but to be honest $32 for one pen is pretty pricy. If you can catch another sale I would definitely recommend them.

u/Virisenox_ · 5 pointsr/EDC

> Any suggestions?

Anyone on /r/flashlight will tell you to go for a light that uses 18650 Lithium Ion batteries. They're better than alkaline batteries for a number of reasons, including rechargeability and greater capacity.

The go-to cheap 18650 light is the Convoy S2+. It's fairly small, bright, it comes in many colors, and it's cheap, but still a good light.
If you get a light that uses 18650s, you'll need a charger too. This one is by a good brand.
You can get that flashlight and that charger for about $25 (free shipping too!).

If you want a really specific flashlight, put all of your requirements into this flashlight search engine website, or post on /r/flashlight.

Some other favorites are:

u/jsamhead · 2 pointsr/EDC

Great! That's super helpful. Looks like as far as knives go, your best bet is to stick with knives that don't lock OR require two hands to open. Since you're a minor I'd abide by both actually, and stick to a two-hand open knife without a blade lock. Fortunately, that's fairly common on multitools that are great for EDC.

My favorite small multitool is the Leatherman Squirt PS4. A more budget-friendly alternative would be a Gerber Dime. Each of these are a fantastic EDC multitool. The Leatherman is especially capable. I use mine all the time. If those won't work for you, you can't go wrong with a Victorinox Swiss army knife and I think they're availible pretty much everywhere.

As far as a flashlight goes, I suggest one that's USB Rechargeable. That makes it really easy to recharge and always have plenty of battery. The most EDC frieldly USB rechargeable light I know of is the Streamlight Microstream USB.

I don't know if those are availible in Germany or what they cost over there, but that should give you some ideas.

u/n0ne0ther · 1 pointr/EDC

For those interested;

  • Fenix E05
  • Leatherman Squirt(pliers version)
  • Spyderco Tenacious
  • Paracord keychain

    Got everything for about $100. I really love the Leatherman, who knew something so small could have such great quality standards, it feels so solid. The Fenix is crazy small and light, couldn't believe it. Finally the Tenacious is a great knife for under $50, also great build quality and man is the clip tight, that thing isn't going anywhere.
u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/GalacticSloth · 7 pointsr/EDC

There are tons of great options, the Parker Jotter I can definitely recommend. I've never had any leakage issues with the stock ink cartridge it came with but I also normally switch it out for a Fisher Space Pen refill.

Other good metal pens that aren't too expensive might be a Cross Click which is my current edc with a Fisher Space Pen refill in it which is great for signing receipts and quick things like that. I use it at work to give to customers to sign their receipts.. I like it because it is skinnier than the Parker Jotter, however, it is easier to accidentally click in your pocket whereas with the Jotter you have to use an intentional amount of force to click it.

Another one (or two) would be the Fisher Bullet Space Pen or the Cap-O-Matic Space Pen. The bullet is really quite compact and the Cap-O-Matic is a regular sized pen.

And if you're really worried about ink leakage in your pocket then you can get something like a Lamy Swift which has a mechanism so that when the tip of the pen is extended, the pocket clip retracts which makes it impossible to clip onto your pocket. One thing to keep in mind with the Lamy Swift is that it comes with a rollerball refill which is incredibly smooth but it puts out more ink than a regular ballpoint so it has a longer drying time and can smear on receipt paper.

u/korgothwashere · 2 pointsr/EDC

Well then, I should have recommended the Leatherman Squirt PS4. It cuts, it clamps, it files, it turns screws. It fits on your keychain AND has a bottle opener. It's a bit more expensive but a LOT more versatile!

It's only as long as a key (but about three-four key widths thick). Still small enough to disappear into a change pocket in your favorite jeans, or fits neatly onto your typical lanyard.

I love the shit outta mine, and it's a crafty little bugger!

u/nakedracinginsect · 4 pointsr/EDC

In the first picture I forgot my Eleaf iCare and then in the second picture I forgot my Nixon The Chronicle.

Everything on here was purchased on Amazon except for the iCare and my actual iPhone SE... and my truck. The light and pen were just added to my loadout thanks to /r/EDC!

Phone Case: Ringke SLIM

Light: Streamlight Microstream C4

Knife: Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark2

Pen: Fisher X-Mark Space Pen

Wallet: Radix One Slim

I like neat and clean. Also, thanks to /r/minimalism I tend to be very critical of my belongings in both my pocket and my life. When I deem there is nothing left to take away it causes a nice calming effect.

u/yake12 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Greetings All! This is my second post to this subreddit. The first one can be found here. I've really tried to streamline my EDC and only keep items that I use everyday or that would be useful in an emergency. I've also picked up a lot of stuff after seeing similar items on this subreddit. Literally the only things that haven't been substituted for something I've seen or heard about on /r/EDC are my phone, my keys, and my watch (which will soon be getting replaced with a pebble).

So without any further ado, here is a list of my EDC. Numbers correspond to the picture in the OP. Impressions of the items can be found in the descriptions in this album.
1: Nexus 5 - Smartphone running Android. picture

2: Wallet - All-Ett Classic Leather Original Wallet in Beryl Blue. picture 1 picture 2 picture 3

3: FitBit Flex - Activity and Sleep Monitoring Wristband. picture

4: Survival Straps Bracelet - Paracord Bracelet. picture 1 picture 2

5: Gerber Shard - Keychain Tool. picture

6: Nite Ize S-Biner - Keychain Clip. picture

7: Truck and Office Key's - Keys. picture

8: Wrench That Fits - Wrench Keychain Tool. picture

9: Paracord Lanyard w/ Duct Tape - Small amount of Duct Tape on a Paracord Lanyard. picture

10: Fisher Space Pen - A pen that writes upside down and in extreme temperatures. picture 1 picture 2

11: Louis Pion Watch - A Watch. Apologies, I don't recall the exact model. picture 1 picture 2

12: Spyderco Tasman Salt - A knife. picture 1 picture 2 picture 3

13: Fenix PD32 - High Powered Flashlight. picture


If you're wondering what my keychain looks like put together, here and here are pictures of it all connected to the s-biner. Since I removed the Gerber Dime from my EDC, my keychain has beomce a lot less bulky. I rarely ever feel it in my pocket, and if I do all it takes is a quick adjustment to make them comfy.

If you want to see some more pictures and get some more info on my Spyderco Tasman Salt, you can check out my post on /r/knifeclub here.

If you missed it at the top of the post, a short review on the items can be found in their descriptions in this imgur album.

Not Pictured But Always Carried: Sunglasses, water bottle, and bic lighter. I didn't include pictures of these because I couldn't frame it properly with the sunglasses and the water bottle. I forgot to include the lighter in the pictures, but you're not missing much. It's simply a blue bic lighter.

Not Pictured, Sometimes Carried: iPod Classic, V-Moda m80 Headphones - picture. Often I will take these along if I know I'm going to have a slow day and have some time to kill listening to music.


So that's it! Everything I carry on a day to day basis. I want to thank this sub so much for helping me sink almost an entire paycheck into these great items! I get so many great ideas from this sub.

Thank's for looking everyone. Have a great day/afternoon/night!

u/bicknass · 1 pointr/EDC

One that I recently bought was the Leatherman CS, it has the same tools as the little SD victorinox but I like the design and feel a little more. Leatherman has the Skeletool as well if you're interested in something bigger.

On a classier side I really liked my Buck Chairman. It's only knives, no tools but it's a quality product.

Personally I always carry my Victorinox one handed Trekker in my pocket and my SOG Trident in my backpack just for good measure.

Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Lockblade Pocket Knife (Black)

Leatherman 831207 Style CS Clip-On Multi-Tool with Scissors

Buck Chairman Series Cadet Comfort Craft TM Knife (Rosewood, 3 1/4-Inch)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TF1-CP Trident Knife with Partially Serrated Assisted Folding 3.75-Inch Steel Blade and GRN Handle, Black TiNi Finish

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/beltfedvendetta · 0 pointsr/EDC

>Blems from the factory ( like kershawguys) are perfect for someone starting out. It allows them to see first hand the quality of work a made in the US knife is at a fraction of the cost. Most are not or can not shell out $50 for one that is new and has the warranty that is highly unlikely to be used.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and are under no obligation to agree with me or not. I do not agree. First-time buyers would be better served with having the option of warranty, I think, in case they run into any issues or concerns.

And, frankly, I don't agree with your cost savings argument either. Amazon has Kershaw Leeks brand new, non-blems, with free shipping for $40. A mere $5-15 more than the blem Leek from Kershawguy.

Now - I'd rather support Kershawguy myself. I've bought from him in the past. I'll do so again. But the option is what matters. And you base your argument on cost savings. Cost savings that aren't really there.

> Look up what KAI has for the tolerance. Every blem that goes out of the warehouse is 100% cosmetic.

Absolutely false.

From Thomas W. of KAI/Kershaw:

THG, I always cringe a bit when there are concerns/complaints and even reviews with our blems that hit market. Product that does not pass QC can land in the warehouse sale for a variety of reasons, a sticky lock being one of them. Our blems seemingly have a reputation that they only have scratch and dent issues, which is certainly not the case.

You get what you pay for, and when you get conservative on the purchase of a high dollar titanium piece and go with a 2nd, know that there potentially can be issues with the lock, action, grinds, and/or finish.

>They do not have ANY blems out of the door that are "unsafe"

Consider this: if non-blem Blurs with lock issues have made it out the door (this has been an issue in the past, regardless of whether you want to acknowledge it or not - ironically enough, TheLateBoyScout almost amputated his fingers with a blem Blur that suffered actual lock failure) despite Kershaw doing its best to make sure they were solid, you can get issues with blems.

Is it likely? No. Does it happen? Yes. And to say that they "do not have ANY" when even factory warranty knives have had lock failure problems... No. Just no. No generalization that ridiculous may stand on its own two feet and at this point you're basically straw manning my statement.

>There is a reason I linked to kershawguy. I have used him time and time again for knifes and have talked to him on a personal level more than once. It is the only place I ever recommend a blem to buy from.

This is irrelevant, because I didn't claim you recommended "to just buy a blem from anyone anywhere." A word of warning and a cautionary message to anyone that saw it was all it was. It actually wasn't directed at you at all.

u/MrGulio · 1 pointr/EDC

In the Trunk (these are items that will not come up often, but will be great just when you need them)

  • A thick Towel - in case you have to wipe down a window
  • A thick Blanket - because winter happens.
  • A roll of Paper Towels - for occasional spills in your car.
  • Jumper cables (the longer the better) - because you or your friend may need a jump.

    In the glove box / driver compartment (these are items which will come up more often)

  • Tire pressure reader with a gauge that looks like this. (I don't care for the pen style)
  • Cigarette Lighter to USB Charger Adaptor - with a USB cord, will charge most cell phones.
  • LED flashlight. The more compact and power efficient the better.

    Aside from you car.

    Work this set into your key ring. I purchased these in July and have found a dozen uses so far. (hope there is a UK set for you to purchase)
u/PancakeEater101 · 1 pointr/EDC

This Guy did - Who knows what would have happened if the knife snapped in half

Granted that is very low probability, but you still might need to rely on your knife to save your life. Even if you never need it, an extra $80 to save your life seems like a good deal for me. And thats ignoring the fact you can get a nice Kershaw for around $30

So honestly, I don't see the point in getting the Sanrenmu...

u/dclutter1 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Microstream The clip on mine is different but I think this is the same light. Love it.

Spyderco Tenacious Easily the highest value knife I've ever had/seen. I cut and pry the shit out of stuff with this knife on a daily basis.

u/ToGoFurther · 1 pointr/EDC

Here is the link for the stylus pro. I've used both the regular and the pro, both are really nice, but I do like the pro a little better.

Uses 2 AAA batteries which are easy to find in a pinch.

It's like a large pen, fits in pockets designed for pens, though tightly. Carried a lot of different flashlights and I can safely say that out of all of them if I only had to have one it would be this one. I've lost one before and I didn't even consider any other options when it came to replacing it. Which is rare for me considering the amount my EDC layout changes.

u/Sparks_MD · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry guys, I thought this comment would show up but it didn't so here's it again!

Info and such.

Picture one is my work (garrison, not deployed) EDC and picture two is my normal EDC.

  1. IPhone 5 with LifeProof case

  2. [Fisher Space Pen] ( (This is my third one, last two flew off.)

  3. Just a normal sharpie

  4. Two diffrent types of Rite in the Rain

  5. Gerber Flick Multi-tool and belt carrying case

  6. Southord Jackknife lock-pick set

  7. Kershaw Cryo knife

  8. CREE LED flashlight

  9. Keys with a TEC P-7, a tritium key FOB, and a 2 GB flash drive

  10. ID tags

  11. A very cheap Armitron sports watch

  12. Carmex

  13. A BIC lighter

  14. Standard ear Protection

  15. Standard tri-fold wallet (will upgrade soon)

  16. Oakley Flak Jacket (These were given to me)

  17. Standard issue gloves (do not buy these)

    So I do carry much more stuff with me while I'm working but I'm quick to shed it when I get back to the barracks.

    Hope you enjoyed and I'll be happy to answer any questions about my getup!
u/auburntygur · 2 pointsr/EDC

DODOcase Durables Wallet for iPhone - Just started carrying this a few weeks ago when I found out my SwitchEasy Tone case was still allowing grit in and scratching the back of my phone. So far so good.

Fisher Space Bullet Pen - Always heard good things about this pen, it was smaller than I expected but that ended up being a good thing. Very happy with it.

Leatherman Micra - Perfect size for a keyring multitool, I can't deal with a ton of bulk in my pockets and this gets the job done. I'm considering modding some of my house keys on to it soon.

Standard VW keyring with keys, the USB dongle is a password key for my work laptop, nothing special.

u/synapticimpact · 1 pointr/EDC

ideas for you:

Flexy unwallet

Seiko 5 wrist watch

Tritium keyring

I just realized all my links won't work for you cuz it's not but whatever lol

Keysmart key holder

Leatherman wave or skeletool cx if you want something smaller

If you pref the SAK route I'm personally planning on picking up a cybertool lite soon. Might be over your budget.

best of luck

u/DraaxxTV · 1 pointr/EDC

Looks like you got a lot of suggestions for lights already but as a guy who has a very "light" edc setup, and doesn't like weight or bulk I recommend the Streamlight Microstream. By far my favorite and I carry it everywhere with me. So small, light weight and the battery life is actually surprisingly good. I've had it for almost 5 months now and never replaced the single AAA yet and I use it just about daily for short bursts. Worth checking out and the price is descent.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/Fragninja · 2 pointsr/EDC

you could try one of those new synthetic puffy jackets (like this), they are extremely light, and very warm (check out /r/CampingGear for the top of the line ones, otherwise they can definitely be had for less). I got one last winter or the winter before, and except for the -40C days I got last year, I can wear it the entire winter.

I would recommend a flashlight like the streamlight microstream or stylus pro, to just throw in your bag and forget. They can be SUPER useful when you need them, and don't add much weight or bulk.

u/Doowstados · 1 pointr/EDC

I really like my Kershaw Cryo. Very inexpensive (<$25 online) and a great size for EDC. The blade is easy to maintain and came from the factory with an excellent edge on it.

It also has an adjustable pocket clip and speed-safe assisted opening which is a nice feature in a relatively inexpensive knife.

u/must_ache · 2 pointsr/EDC

Leatheman Style CS has excellent scissors and a very good blade for it's size(1.6in blade). It is basically a step up for the SAK classic. Better scissors, blade, and tweezers. Loose the toothpick and gain a bottle opener. Can be found for around $20. It won't replace an actual knife in most peoples EDC, but for many it could.

If it isn't enought knife then look into a value dedicated knife like an opinel no.6 as well if you want more knife.

u/sanguinesolitude · 2 pointsr/EDC

i like this citizen as a nice but not crazy expensive watch. it's my normal wear watch

griptillian from benchmade is my favorite EDC if you can afford one (not crazy expensive, and you will love it)

inexpensive carry knife i like this kershaw

u/shr3dthegnarbrah · 5 pointsr/EDC

A small multi-tool like the Leatherman CS replacing a utility knife.

I also think we (this sub) overlook the utility of smartphone apps. This demographic (reddit) is reasonably likely to have a smartphone and I know that I use useful things every day like:




to simplify my life and protect myself. I sure could use some recommendations from folks like you about apps I haven't heard of.

u/Shippolo · 3 pointsr/EDC

[This (Keshaw select Fire)] ( has easily been the most useful knife I've owned. The blade itself is good, not great, but certainly good enough for everyday tasks. With typical knives I found myself using the blade to do things that I should have just gone and grabbed a screwdriver for and would end up chipping the edge.

However if you just want something with a good blade I'd recommend [Kershaw Leek] (

u/cheezerman · 2 pointsr/EDC

I purchased this light after a favorable review by a friend.

It is pen sized, has a great beam, the batteries last a long time. I have a set of rechargeable batteries that work great with it.

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/Paumanok · 3 pointsr/EDC

I daily a seiko 5 SNK809, this one. It's a mechanical automatic watch. The hands and dots for each number glow. it's a little thick and the band it comes with sucks but I replaced it with a thin leather NATO strap. I recommend it highly. It gives a very accurate time, needs no batteries, and looks great. It costs as much as a normal timex right now and the second hand is really smooth.

The actual point of this is that it's a little bit thicker than a weekender but with that thickness you get a mechanical timepiece with a clear back to show off the movement. You've probably seen the watch on here before. it seems that everyone in /r/Watches has one.

u/producer35 · 2 pointsr/EDC

The pen shown in OP's photo is the Zebra F-301 which I carry and like very much. I didn't know Zebra made a full stainless steel version but I found the Zebra F-701 on Amazon and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the tip!

By the way, I currently own a Jeep and don't have any Benchmade folders either but have been lusting after a Benchmade Griptilian 551 for quite a while.

u/soups0n · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Zebra F-701 and Zebra F-402 aren't exactly tactical, but they are pretty heavyweight and write really well. They take cheap refills too. I have the F-701 and the weight and sturdiness are great, however I don't really write that much, just come class notes and such.

u/Jobeanie123 · 6 pointsr/EDC

You definitely summed that up well. Most people haven't used small flashlights that are actually worthwhile. A lot of those cheap, small walmart lights with dying batteries that people dig up are a bit on the disappointing side. I'd guess this turns people off from EDCing a light because they expect they need a big beefy thing for it to be bright.

I used to have a Zefal multi-led bicycle headlight in my room. I thought it was great! ...up until I used a smaller, cheaper, and yet much brighter light from amazon (this one).

I agree, pocket clipped lights are my preferred choice. Keychain lights add a lot of bulk relative to the keychain. A pocket light takes up virtually no pocket space because it's clipped to the side and doesn't get mixed up with other things.

u/steveXray · 2 pointsr/EDC

Items listed below with links in case anybody is interested:

Persol Sunglasses

Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Dotted Journal (I try to journal daily)

Distilunion Card Minimalist Card Wallet (This is probably the best slim card wallet i've every had. Hard to beat)

Seiko SKX013

Parker Ink Pen

Leather Journal Cover (I love the smell of this thing! ha)

Explore Notebook (This notebook is more of a to-do list v my daily journal. Helps me stay organized)

Leatherman Squirt (This thing always comes in handy)

Mophie Powerstation

Kershaw Clash

iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case

Speck iPhone 7Plus Case

iPhone 7Plus (Not Pictured)

u/JoeyJpm · 1 pointr/EDC

Edit: Post is rotated 90 deg, left to right & top to bottom doesn't make sense anymore.

Left to right, top to bottom:

Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):

Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.

Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.

Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?

Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.

G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.

Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.

Did you notice I pit the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't

Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.

Everything Else:

Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.

Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.

Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.

Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?

Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.

Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)

u/smellslikepurple233 · 2 pointsr/EDC

For that price range? This
Spyderco Tenacious. 3.375in blade, 8cr13mov steel (chinese aus8, a good value steel) liner lock (easy one hand closing) thumb hole for one hand opening, movable pocket clip for all 4 carry options (lefty righty tip up tip down) (need a torx screwdriver-> go to ACE) G10 handle (good shit. They line nuclear reactor cores with it.) BEST Bang for your buck

u/Chasethelogic · 0 pointsr/EDC

This is the one that I have. It fits perfectly in my pocket, it's very easy to use, it doesn't come on by itself very easily, it's flipping bright, and it's quite affordable. Just my recommendation

u/SockMonkeyLove · 1 pointr/EDC

I carried a G20 for a good while then upgraded to a Stylus Pro by Streamlight. $20 And comes in a few different colors. It's been a great light, puts out a good amount of light for it being so small, and it fits very nicely in my pocket next to my knife.

u/DarthGuy101 · 9 pointsr/EDC

My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.

Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.

Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95]( Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.

Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.

Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.

Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.

Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.

The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.

u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 1 pointr/EDC

I don't know if you're only looking for a "knife", but have you considered something like a Leatherman Skeletool? It looks less like a "knife" and more like a "tool" in the corporate world, and tends to be much more accepted if you're known to have a technical background as a knife is only one of 7 tools it contains. They frequently go for $30 when on sale, and once or twice a year can be found for $20. Home Depot currently has them for $29.88.

u/antoinebugleboy · 1 pointr/EDC

I highly recommend the Leatherman Skeletool, which falls right into your price range:

Actually, I very highly recommend spending a little bit more and getting the Leatherman Skeletool CX, which is a bit lighter and has a better metal for the blade:

Neither comes with scissors, but neither does it have fifteen tools you never use. Just pliers, wire cutter/stripper, knife, bitdriver (big/small phillips and flathead - you can buy a set of other bits but I hardly use them), and a bottle opener and carabiner. My Skeletool CX clips right into my back pocket and I never even know it's there until I need it, and it's like it magically just appears in my hand.

I've never read a review from someone who owns one who has had anything but glowing things to say about it.

u/ethanzh · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Tenacious looks good for the price.

So now I'm down to 3 I would like to choose from,

  • Kershaw Cyro

  • Kershaw Leek

  • and the Spyderco Tenacious

    So I think I might be leaning towards the Leek, except for what you said about the thin steel. Will that be a major issue? The Tenacious looks good, only thing is that it doesn't have to spring loaded opening, which is something I didn't really know I wanted until now. Then there's the Cyro, which has a slightly smaller blade (1/4 of an inch shorter), but it also has the spring loaded system, only thing is it doesn't look as simplistic as the Leek, but I think I can get over that. Which would you recommend of the Cyro and the Leek which I've posted? Because I realize there are different variations of each knife, but if I get either, I will be getting the ones I've linked to. Thanks.
u/Ruffianlink · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've lurked here for a while and thought I should make my first post.

I'm also looking for a better wallet similar to mine. I've checked out the Hitch and Timber Card Caddy, but can't justify the price. Any recommendations?

Any other feedback is also welcome :)

Small multi-tools (Pick one and goes in wallet front pocket)

u/AnacondaPython · 1 pointr/EDC

I modified my setup a bit, to accodomodate feedback from other people and to see what works best for me

Somebody suggest to use this knife:

Here's my new setup:


Any dynomighty wallet, just pick a design

Car keys (whatever your carkeys are). If you want a USB stick added on to your keys, use a Micro-HDMI for low profile and convenience


Iphone6, Samsung S6, etc etc. Whatever floats your boat

Pick a small battery charger, search for it on amazon:

Get a retractable cable for your charger if you need too (low profile)

JEAN COIN POCKET (on front right pocket)

That gerber fold up knife

RIGHT MOST JEAN STRAP ( was the front right before)


duck tape

Tape planet had the cheapest prices at $1.54 each


Measuring tape. This one has the lowest profile so it doesn't hurt to sit on, 10' is good enough for almost everything


Get sticky notes, I suggest highland brand 3"x3" since it works for nearly everything you might need sticky notes. I suggest getting both, alternate colors by day

Plain yellow:


Also, get a sharpie too. Fine points are good

Alternatively or ultra fine


that's my current setup

u/A_StandardToaster · 1 pointr/EDC

Why not a Spyderco Tenacious?

Granted, it is about twice as heavy as the KISS, but with the weight you get G10 scales, a practical blade (Chisel grind tantos are made for stabbing people, they're profoundly "meh" for utility), and Spyderco quality. I've heard good things about CRKT, but you mind as well spend the extra couple bucks for a much better knife (IMO).

u/_Zack_ · 3 pointsr/EDC


u/nostrebhtuca · 2 pointsr/EDC

Been here lurking for a while and finally decided to post my EDC. Since there's been some discussion lately as to where people carry their EDC that is how my list below is broken down. Let me know if you have any additional questions.


  • Seahawks Superbowl Champions Hat


  • Seahawks lanyard with work ID, keycard, desk keys

    Left Wrist

  • Suunto Vector in Military Foliage Green

    Front Left Pocket

  • EZGO Slim
  • KOBALT Multitool
  • HTC One with White Otter Box Commuter Case
  • Olight S15 Baton

    Front Right Pocket

  • Carabiner with 4x Nite Ize S-Biners Size 0, Gerber Shard and KeySmart Standard Size
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Kershaw Cryo 2

    Back Left Pocket or In-Hand

  • Rite in the Rain Notebook
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Cover

    For those interested in the EZGO and KeySmart my opinions are as follows.

    I like the EZGOs form-factor, but after owning it for a while it doesn't 'stretch' at all for what's in there. I have two credit cards, ID, insurance and a punch card in mine and it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of it. Also, since it's made to fit cards, anything bigger than that can't be accommodated. As a result I have my CPL, vehicle insurance and KOBALT tool rubber-banded to the thing. I've been eyeing the Flipside 3X as a replacement, but their shipping is around $7 which is over 10% the cost of the wallet... hence my apprehension in buying one.

    As for the KeySmart, I've had it a couple of days and so far I dig it but with a couple of caveats. They include two keyblanks for Schlage-style keys. I took one of them to Lowe's to have it cut and there was an issue with the blank, as a result their machine could not provide an accurate copy. I purchased a key from Lowe's and they made it without issue. Not sure what kind of weird science is up with the blanks they included, but I would be leery of buying their 'lightweight' and colored blanks as you may have similar results. My second issue may be somewhat nitpicky, but it's next to impossible to open the door with one hand anymore. Hands full of groceries or mail? Well, you better plan ahead on getting your key flipped out prior to getting to the door, other wise you'll be settin' that shit down.

    Would I buy the EZGO Slim again? No. Would I buy the KeySmart again? Yes.
u/Mister_Po · 2 pointsr/EDC

This might be a little small, but I just picked up a Leatherman Style PS for my keychain and I love it so far. It's replaced my much larger Leatherman Charge as part of my EDC since I pretty much only used the pliers and scissors.

u/SofaKing_Dope · 3 pointsr/EDC

I`m sure you'll get a lot of great responses with suggestions but I was in the same position recently and I found the streamlight stylus pro fit what I was looking for. It has a metal body so it's really durable, 48 lumens (brightest I could find), and produces a really good stream of bight light. It was also about 20 bucks. It works really well for me and idk why it wouldnt for you but at least give it a look. Below is a amazon link. Im posting from my mobile so sorry for any formating errors.

u/Prince_Jellyfish · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/GTI-Mk6 · 1 pointr/EDC

I'd recomend a 2xAAA penlight. I used to EDC a CR123 light and it was super bulky. Penlights are way more conspicuous, smaller, and maybe easier to hold and control.
Streamlight Stylus or a Preon both are great I think.

u/SilverManGold · 2 pointsr/EDC

$10 is a little low for a multitool but this carabiner and this flashlight are in the price range and well worth the money. Throw them on some aircraft cable key rings and they should make great gifts.

u/And_Dan · 5 pointsr/EDC

Fairly basic stuff that I carry every day. Nothing too unique or special.

Gun: Glock 19. I don't carry with the threaded barrel though. It's pointless. I just got it and was testing it out at the range over the weekend. Haven't had a chance to switch it back out. Loaded with 15 rounds of Winchester 9mm hollow points.

Holster: Comp-tac Minotaur Spartan. Basically the budget version of the MTAC. Amazingly good holster. The gun conceals well even with relatively tight fitting t-shirts.

Phone: Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. Can't beat the $45/month unlimited plan.

Belt: 5.11 Double Duty TDU Belt. It's nice and thick and distributes the weight of the gun very well.

Extra magazine and Pouch: Loaded with 15 rounds of FMJs. The holster is actually a Leatherman multi tool pouch. It fits the Glock 19 magazine perfectly. And it holds it horizontally, which makes it more discrete.

Flashlight: Cheap Chinese made flashlight off of amazon. Surprisingly decent quality for the price. It gets a lot of use over the past year (I work nights) and haven't had any issues with it. I'd suggest picking a couple up.

Knife: I don't have much info on this. Bought it at an army surplus store for $15 about 5 or 6 years ago and it's held up. I wouldn't buy an expensive knife because I'd probably end up losing it or be too worried about ruining it.

Keys: Car keys, house keys, gun cabinet key, flash drive (nothing important stored on it), and bottle opener.

Money Clip: I recently made the switch over from a wallet to a money clip. Very happy with that decision. I do a lot of driving and having a wallet in my back pocket started to hurt my back after long car rides. Its nice to have something so small to throw in your side pocket.

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u/Chizzholm · 4 pointsr/EDC

Timex Expedition is a great watch for value. It's a battery operated Quartz.

If your looking for an "automatic" check out the Seiko SNK. It's a lot more quality for still a good price.

Do some research on automatic vs quartz movements to decide what you want!

u/Keith · 3 pointsr/EDC

Can't really pick just one, but I figure you'd rather see more interesting things people carry than fewer, so here some are in order of "if I had to pick one":

  1. Fisher Bullet Space Pen - with clip, carry in coin pocket
  2. Chicobag Micro - I'm annoyed they don't make it in black anymore in case mine, which I've been using fairly often/heavily for years, finally gets a rip. Heck maybe this should be #1, I'd be ok with another pen.
  3. Nightcore TIP
  4. Nite-ize Ahhh s-biner+bottle opener to carry items like giant car key fob, garage clicker, and the above flashlight on my belt loop so that they're not attached to my keychain stuffed in my front pocket. The bottle opener is surprisingly great. (I actually purchased a 10x-price Corter Bottlehook very recently to "upgrade", and the bottle opener is bad, so it's in a drawer.)

    I should do an updated EDC post sometime...
u/Kazooie · 3 pointsr/EDC

Just thought this would be fun to do.

(from left to right, top to bottom)

2009 13" Macbook Pro w/ 256 GB SSD

Pentel GraphGear 1000

Moleskine Notebook

Nebo Redline

Bolle Anaconda

Time Easy Reader

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10

Boy Scouts Swiss Army Knife (not sure which model)

Audio-Technica M50 with EDT250 pads

Nintendo Wallet from NYC Nintendo World

Insulated 20oz Klean Kanteen

Kenneth Cole Reaction Bag

Arbor Bandana (as a face mask for cold days)

iPhone 4S


Keys (glowing tritium, apt, mail, bike, lockbox, utili-key, LED, room, car keys)

u/greath · 1 pointr/EDC

<3 the "gent's" folder. However, if you ever feel the need to upgrade, let me introduce you to what's next on my list: Chris Reeve's Mnandi


Something else you may or may not be interested in: Kingston Datatravler. I love mine (small, metal, sturdy, fits on keychain).

Glad to see a girl carrying useful tools instead of just makeup/mirror!

u/memoriesofmotion · 1 pointr/EDC

I like the streamlight stuff. I have the one that does two AAAs but they make a single as well. Best part is that they are inexpensive. Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/Dman222123222 · 2 pointsr/EDC

You might be interested in something like the Gerber EAB or Gerber EAB Lite for that utility blade. Both are pretty nice. Ironically, the EAB is lighter than the EAB Lite.

u/ZombieKingKong · 7 pointsr/EDC

get something not so expensive for your first knife. Here's why:

-Get used to it. Carrying it around, deploy and fold, cut fruit at work with it (see your co-worker's faces when you pull it out). Doing this will let you get use to having one (unfortunately, you will probably lose it).

-Use the shit out of it. cut paper, cardboard, pencils, test it out on thin twigs, branches etc.

-Sharpen it. I don't mean with some cheap easy way of doing it like with a sharpmaker; use a sharpening stone, learn the angles.

-Learn to respect it. No matter how careful you think you are, you will eventually cut yourself doing something you feel is the safe way. You will have a new appreciation for this knife.

I recommend either of these knives (learn the different ways knives can be deployed) thumb hole deployment - speedsafe - thumbstud - flip

Find how the knives also carry in your pocket (left pocket, right pocket, tip up or tip down).

These should be your first steps into getting and owning your first folding knife.

u/LustyRazor · 2 pointsr/EDC

> What addition would compliment this EDC?

You could always add a portable battery pack to keep your devices charged in case of emergency (there are lots out there, that was the first one that popped up on Amazon). Other than that, maybe a Clif Bar or two and a hand sanitizer pen. Lastly—because I recommend them to everyone—a Streamlight Stylus Pro would be redundant, but a very sturdy and bright alternative to your two smaller lights (which I'm assuming get lots of use in your line of work). The Streamlight and MicroStream are much more ergonomic and function using only one hand (having an end-cap clicky switch).

u/massacre3000 · 3 pointsr/EDC

For Light Carry:

u/my_man_krishna · 2 pointsr/EDC

Cold Steel makes ones out of plastic that are tough and lightweight. I've punched holes just hammerfisting a plywood board with one, so I know they are effective self-defense tools.

From a legal standpoint, I prefer a strong metal flashlight with a plain (non-jagged) bezel that won't chew through your pockets. Something like this or this, basically anything with a knurled grip. It works like a yawara but it doesn't look like a weapon, which is definitely a good thing if you have to use it to defend yourself. Plus the beam has a disorienting effect on drunks.

u/PapaShane · 8 pointsr/EDC

If you have a few bucks lying around, the easiest way to answer this question is to have you buy a decent knife and see for yourself how much better it is. For a nice folder in your size range, the Ontario Rat1 would be a nice's only $25 (which is a very low price for a quality knife), its 3.5" blade is big enough to do most things you'll need it to do while also being legal to carry almost everywhere (in the US), it's supposed to have a buttery smooth pivot action, and it has a decent blade steel (AUS-8) as opposed to the who-knows-what in a typical gas station knife. And yes, the steel alloy does make a lot of difference, a good blade will hold a sharp edge for longer, be tough enough to withstand some abuse, be flexible enough that it doesn't shatter easily, and unlike crap "stainless" steel it will actually remain rust-free under reasonable conditions. The heat treatment of the blade also contributes to these traits, and I can guarantee that Ontario does a better heat-treat than whoever made your $7 gas station knife...which probably didn't receive any treatment. If the Rat1 isn't your style, Kershaw makes a bunch of budget-friendly (~$30) knives that are also pretty highly regarded, something like the Cryo which has spring-assisted opening or the very sexy Skyline which isn't assisted opening. And if those aren't to your liking, then Spyderco makes a couple budget folders, one of them being the Resilience which has a bigger 4.25" blade and nice G10 handles, you may like that one for the bigger size. Might wanna check the legality in your area though...

So yeah, apart from working better, a nice knife also has a much smaller chance of failing and cutting off your finger, which is the main reason that I cringe a little bit when people use bad knives...I just don't want to see someone who doesn't know any better get hurt by a knife they thought would work fine. Unfortunately, I do see plenty of knives like that around r/EDC, but maybe I just hang out in /r/knives too much.

u/Zak · 4 pointsr/EDC

The Kershaw Leek is on sale for $30 from Amazon. It's made in the US out of higher-end steel than the options you mentioned and the other suggestions. This means it will stay sharp longer, though 14C28N is still very easy to sharpen.

Kershaw's warranty service is also excellent. It's a lifetime warranty and pretty much no-questions-asked. Small parts are available by mail free of charge. Even if you break a blade through abuse, they'll only charge $10 to replace it.

u/Saldar1234 · 18 pointsr/EDC

I love my Gerber Shard but that is pretty cool.

u/HallSquadSkates1984 · 9 pointsr/EDC

+Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer

+Sharpie w/Chisel Tip

+Zebra F-701 Metal Pen

+Chris Reeve Large Sebenza w/Gabon Inlay

+Fenix ALB-20 Snap Hook modded: bottle opener delete

+Olight I3E EOS

+Gerber Shard

+Leatherman Squirt P^S4

+Fenix UC35 v2.0

+Leatherman Charge+

+Visine Advanced .8fl oz

+AKG ear buds

+Burt's Bees Wax Honey Lip Balm

I carry a The North Face "Router Transit" (second generation) that holds a BE RED CROSS READY FIRST AID KIT, Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Wharncliffe w/CPM-20CV, Eagle Eyes X1R "warm", a [Kindle Paperwhite](], Just Wireless 6,000 mAh Power Bank, ZEBRALIGHT H600Fc MK IV, TG Plasma Lighter, a couple Sarah Glove Emergency Disposal Ponchos and a small toiletries bag with Tylenol, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash and deodorant.

This is my daily carry, everywhere I go. I have a much more complete "Bug Out Bag" with a full change of clothes in the back of my truck. I would like to add a dedicated pry bar and maybe a fixed-blade knife to my bag but other than that feel pretty complete. Suggestions?

u/salthecrawfish · 1 pointr/EDC

I carry a Microstream, and I love it. If you need something capable of filling in for the Beacons of Gondor, it isn't bright enough, but if you just need something to pull out of your pocket and light up a room, it's great. I haven't replaced the battery on mine since July and I use frequently.

u/mattrox217 · 1 pointr/EDC

I love carrying a flashlight. I thought it was ridiculous before I tried it with a [cheap cree]( But now I love having a light. You'll use it more than you expect. Around the office, at home, at night; I definitely use it multiple times a day, believe it or not.

u/beerbeerbeer0 · 1 pointr/EDC

The carabiner is a Nite Ize carabiner with a bottle opener Link Here.
I have one and I love it. I use it to hold my keys and open beers and it works great for both!

u/A_Lost_Sandwich · 1 pointr/EDC

i just bought this one and am still waiting

it sounded like a good deal and if its not, oh well, it was like 8 dollars with shipping

if that isn't a good one and you know from experience could you point a few out that are small with end on/off buttons would be greatly appreciated

u/Lonestardangerwolf · 1 pointr/EDC

Yes, it is: amazon link

I have not had it very long, but the bottle opener works. I have not had to use any other feature yet. It feels like a strong tool for the size.

u/j000p · 6 pointsr/EDC

Phone: iPhone 5c + cheap Spigen case

Watch: Seiko SKX007 + Super Oyster II Bracelet

Wallet: Radix One

Keychain: Remove Before Flight tag, Sandisk Ultra Fit, Dollar Store Carabiner

Keychain Multitool: Victorinox Classic OR Leatherman Micra

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Pen: Fisher Space Pen OR Modded Zebra 701

Yoyo: The Sage (for now)

First post, any questions or suggestions please feel free. Thanks guys!

u/Ey3rose · 1 pointr/EDC

I Work as a Purchaser/reciever and open boxes and envelopes all day and I LOVE my Gerber It takes disposable blades that the office buys so its always sharp. It looks good, compact, and its cheep so if someone nicks it I wont be too upset.

u/LoH_Mobius · 2 pointsr/EDC

I have (from what I can tell) the same light but it's matte black. The shined up version looks pretty sweet.

u/vdmsr · 1 pointr/EDC

If you carry keys, get yourself a Kingston flash drive. This thing is awesome. Combine it with a Flat Gate Clip and you have win.

u/MestizoTwins · 3 pointsr/EDC

I just bought a Ontario Rat-1 based on some positive reviews from friends.


24 bucks is not a bad deal. My go to carry are Benchmade Griptilian 550s and want to see how these stack up.

u/GoodOlJonesy · 1 pointr/EDC

It is a handy, well-sized little light. I carried a Fenix LD10 for a long time until it finally wore out on me. I just ordered a Sofirn SC31 over the weekend for a bit more brightness and functionality, but the Stylus Pro is a great addition to any EDC. Not sure whether it’s the pro or 360.

Here’s the link my Amazon order history gave me. Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro LED PenLight with Holster, Black - 100 Lumens

u/Mongrel80 · 2 pointsr/EDC

So I carry a Maratac AAA Rev 3. Last year for the holidays my wife bought me a Leatherman MUT multi-tool. I don't carry that with me everywhere, but I absolutely love the sheath that came with it. My multi-tool of choice is the SOG PowerLock. I've been carrying that thing since 2003.

Here is everything keep on my belt: Link

  • SOG PowerLock (This is not the exact model, but closest I could find.)
  • Maratac AAA Rev 3
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Mini Sharpie

    Keeping this whole thing on my right hip, the front side of the sheath holds the writing bits. Link And on the back side is where I hold the flashlight. Link
u/malecky · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard is a convenient little pry-tool for a bargain. It's worth the price just to try it out. Bottle opener, pry bar, and Philips-head screwdriver all in one make it worth the space on my keychain.

For a folder, you won't go wrong with either a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian or a Spyderco Delica. And at the cheaper end, there's the popular Spyderco Tenacious, but I am personally not a fan. Just don't buy anything with partial serrations, and do learn how to sharpen your blade.

Happy trails.

u/maverickps · 1 pointr/EDC

Ken onion Leek by Kershaw:

Amazing knife. slim, light, almost all metal. Tight clip. Opens lightning fast. Great price for what you get.

u/zod201 · 2 pointsr/EDC

That light seems bulky, have you considered upgrading to something like the Streamlight Stylus Pro or ThorFire PF02? both budget friendly way easier to carry

u/Darkcheops · 3 pointsr/EDC

My two most used items I got off amazon.

Kingston Datatraveler: The most solidly built flash drive I've been able to find for the money so far. They have a 3.0 version now but it looks like the key chain is made out of plastic.

Leatherman Skeletool: Good multitool that is versatile without being cumbersome.

u/MrSparkle713 · 1 pointr/EDC

Somebody probably mentioned this one already, but the Spyderco Tenacious is a great folder. If you have Amazon Prime, the price is only about $35. I think that is what you typically see them going for in stores too. Basically you should not be paying the $60 ticket price on one, but people (my dad included) swear by them.

I have a Benchmade Griptilian that I have carried for years, but for the price you can't beat the Spyderco.

u/Parallelcircuit · 1 pointr/EDC

Victorinox Swisstool. Hands down the beefiest multi-tool I've ever owned.

Mind you, I've got nothing against Leathermans, in fact the Skeletool in particular is a great pocket knife as well as a good multi-tool - something that's hard to find these days. (Although the fact that it only has three tools means it can never be a great multi-tool.) But, the Swisstool is large and in charge; with mine - which I have owned for over ten years now - I have cut down a 3'' diameter tree with the saw, opened many a can, built close to a mile of fence when I still lived on a farm, and generally used and abused every single tool on that thing and never found any of them lacking. In all that time, I've maybe sharpened the blades two dozen times; the "serrated" blade (really more of a reverse scalloped blade) holds an edge through a ridiculous amount of cutting.

Basically, if you get a Leatherman, you'll be happy with it. But if you decide to go for the Swisstool I think you'll agree it's worth the extra weight on your hip.

TL;DR, The Swisstool is 10 ounces of mean tool.

u/DigitalSlim · 2 pointsr/EDC

I can heartily recommend the Streamlight Microstream. Only $15 on Amazon and runs off of one AAA battery:

I've had mine for about a year and a half. It gets beat up in my pocket with keys, Swiss Army Knife, etc and still works incredibly well. It is very bright for it's size and only using one AAA battery.

u/LenoxAsa · 2 pointsr/EDC

Here's a few I've seen

Or, you can just buy all the things you would want on Amazon, it'll come in 1 or 2 boxes. Here's a few choices to put together a "kit"

This or this for flashlight.

This This, or, This For a multitool depending on the size you want.

This or This for knife (Note: I am not a knife person, I have a Squid and I like it and I've heard good things about the Kershaw Chill)

Exotac FreeKey System

u/Subara · 7 pointsr/EDC

I recommend the Streamlight Stylus Pro. It's durable, thin, economical, and easy to carry around. It puts out really good light for its size and you can activate the light by doing just a push-press, if you prefer, rather than a full click-press.

u/the_rogue1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Man, those are a bit steep. I've got this LUMINTOP in my pocket right now. Under $20.

It's amazing to me how often I use this flashlight. It really does see use nearly everyday. I feel naked without it, my SAK, and one of my Kershaws.

I also have two of the Streamlight 66318 MicroStream flashlights. Slightly longer than the Lumintop, so these stay at the house usually. Great lights though and under $20.

(I also have a Streamlight 73001 Nano clipped to my work badge. Very handy for peering into dark server cabinets if I have forgotten one of the other lights.)

u/cheech_sp · 1 pointr/EDC

2xAAA LED flashlights:

u/PattonMagroin · 7 pointsr/EDC

If you aren't looking for something super fancy or "tacticool" I would suggest either the:

StreamLight MicroStream


StreamLight Stylus Pro

They both run on AAA batteries. I have the Stylus and it is fantastic.

u/Max_01 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Please not this is not finalised and is also my "in an ideal world EDC", so probably won't end up happening haha. Also, these are just lots of things I am considering I haven't chosen my final setup yet, so I won't end up buying all of this... Let me know what you think :)

So here:
Keyring with either this or some of these

Then, for tools:
Gerber Shard AND/OR TrueUtility KeyTool
NomadKey Charger OR NATIVE UNION Keyring Charger
Olight Torch OR TrueUtility Nanolite
Keychain Duct Tape Roll - I might machine my own on my lathe though, still working it out.
PortableCharger - Not necessarily this one but I might get one...
*Tritium Glow Keyring Tool

u/crossborder_commuter · 6 pointsr/EDC

So this is what I have with me usually when going to work. Which is a 1h journey by high speed train, crossing an international border.

  • The large knife is a Spyderco Native.
  • And there is another Spyderco hiding in there too.
  • The tiny flashlight is a Lenser K1
  • The small flashlight is, I think, a Fenix
  • 16 GB Thumbdrive
  • iPhone 5S
  • Beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE earbuds
  • eVic Supreme eCigarette with a Nautilus Aspire tank
  • A Schneider eXtra Document Pigment Pen
  • A lightning cable
  • Victorinox SwissTool Spirit III
  • CRKT Eat N Tool
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4
  • A Victorinox quick-release key ring, released
  • NiteIze key holder, keys, car key
  • Bellroy Wallet
  • Plasters Travel Kit
  • Passport
  • Maxpedition Pouch (and another, the MaxPedition EDC not shown)

    Link to highres picture What addition would compliment this EDC?
u/GL1207 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Wallet: Big Skinny Wallet

Knife: Take your pick. You've got great selections from Spyderco, Kershaw, Ontario, and SOG. Those are reputable brands and worth looking into. Make sure you define price, size, and purpose to ensure a closer match.

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Suggestions: Try putting some band-aids in your wallet. For the notebook, you could try either Moleskine Volant or get a cheap Marble notebook. Try not placing anything in back pockets as they can mess with spine alignment.

u/eyedwords · 1 pointr/EDC

Gerber EAB Pocket Knife— My freinds keep making fun of me because I keep asking them if they've seen my new knife. "Yes. I've seen it three times. It's great. Shut up."

I just think it's so purdy.

u/theraggedandthebones · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've been carrying a Streamlight Microstream and love it. Fits in my pocket, sturdy, and extremely bright considering it runs on a single AAA. It's one of the only affordable lights I've seen at this size that has a tailcap instead of a twist too: