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Opinel No. 8 Black Oak Edition

The venerable Opinel No. 8 remains one of the most popular traditional folding pocket knives you can have in your everyday carry. Its combination of a high-performance blade with classy styling make it a top choice. And now, with the new Black Oak edition of the No. 8, it takes on a more modern look with its new blacked-out blade and dark hardware. The high-contrast blade mixed with a premium black oak wood handle makes a classic knife even more unassuming for a discreet, no-frills EDC.

The stand-out feature of the Black Oak edition is definitely the black blade and ring lock hardware, which contrasts nicely with the dark-veined French black oak wood grain handle. The blade is made of treates 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel, and at 3.25” long with its extremely thin razor edge, it's ready to take on all tasks. And while 12C27 steel is very corrosion-resistant, the dark treatment helps stave off the effects of even the worst the elements can bring to bear on your trusty EDC knife. The black oak handle isn't just for show either, its high tannin content makes it resistant to wear and tear from age, including insect and fungi growth. And at the handle lies the Virobloc ring lock system—also treated with a black color—which lets you keep the blade open during use and keep it closed when its in your pockets for safety.

If you're looking to pick up an Opinel knife for the first time, or if you just want to shake things up a bit with its more modern bent, consider picking up the new Black Oak edition of the No. 8. It's a sharp knife with a modern twist to a traditional style that won't raise any eyebrows when it comes time to use it everyday. Check it out at the link below.

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Gerber Barbill Wallet

EDC is all about having what you need when you need it, but unless you think hard about your carry, chances are you end up with more in your pockets than you’d like. That’s especially true when it comes to your wallet. Every card slot and compartment is another chance to carry more than you need, when in reality you can get away with much less. Gerber's new Barbill minimalist wallet aims to be aims to be both slim and practical with its multifunctional plate-and-band design, and its low price point means you'll have more cash left to carry.

Most slim wallets aren’t cheap, but Gerber knows a thing or two about making quality gear for less than the competition. The Barbill wallet features a stainless steel frame that’s lightweight enough for EDC at 1.7 ounces, yet durable enough to crack open a bottle after a long day with its built-in cap lifter. If you’re one of those people that opens your wallet to find a handful of receipts staring back at you, you won’t have that problem here. This wallet has a max capacity of 7 cards, which is enough to carry what you need without over-stuffing it. There’s also an elastic band for bills so you can still visit your favorite cash-only spot for lunch.

Whether you’re looking to slim down or toughen up your wallet carry, the Gerber Barbill gets the job done. If you want to consolidate your cards and cash (and one of your dozen bottle openers) into something more pocketable without breaking the bank, this might be the wallet for you. You can grab one from Amazon at the link below.

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