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Staff Picks: New Year EDC Resolutions

With the new year underway, it's a great time to re-evaluate our EDCs and see what could be different in 2019. Maybe you've got a new philosophy towards EDC in general, or you're looking to upgrade a few pieces here and there. You could even have other New Year resolutions and having the right gear can help you reach your goals. To help kick things off, we're listing a few essentials our staff are committed to keeping in their EDC to use more regularly this year. Read on to see if these spark any ideas for your own daily kit, and let us know in the comments what plans you have for your carry this year.

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First Post - Normal EDC - M/19/College Student

  1. Victorinox Classic SD 17% off today
  2. Field Notes - Pitch Black - 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 - Dot Graph
  3. Fisher Space Pen Bullet in Chrome
  4. GilTek Ruk - Black Anodized Aluminum
  5. Black Sharpie Marker 29% off today
  6. Olight I1R EOS
  7. Rofis R3
  8. General Tools 6 inch Ruler
  9. Studebaker Metals - Heavyweight Classic Cuff - American Copper
  10. Leatherman Squirt PS4 - Black
  11. Spyderco Spydiechef
  12. Safety pin 70% off today
  13. Olight S1R Baton II - Titanium - Winter Edition
  14. Fox 40 Micro
  15. Gearward Compact Survival Cord - Micro Technora
  16. Bill's Sliver Gripper Tweezers
  17. Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand and Face Wipes Singles 38% off today
  18. Recycled Firefighter "The Fire Hose Sergeant" front pocket wallet in Black and Multicam Black
  19. RayBan Optical Glasses RB6363 Black and Gold
  20. KeySmart Titanium Extended
  21. G-shock G100
  22. Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes
  23. Dead On Paper Oracle Coin with Antique Bronze Finish
  24. Iphone 6 Plus
  25. urt's Bees Lip Balm - Pomengranate
  26. HK Clip Lanyard - DecagonEquipment on Etsy
  27. Bic Lighter - Jada 420 edition (check her out my sons)
  28. Squid Industries - Squiddy-G Trainer
  29. MinhEDCshop (Minh Do) on Etsy - Gen 1 Pry Bar - Titanium
  30. County Comm Titanium Micro Widgy Pry Bar
  31. DSPTCH Sling Pouch - Small - Black
  32. American Handkerchief - The Natural - Unbleached Cotton
  33. Urban Survival Gear - TiScribe-Bolt V2 in Titanium
  34. Sears 4 way Pocket Screwdriver
  35. Pair of Black Latex free gloves wrapped with rubberband
  36. myOne Perfect Fit Condom
  37. Not Pictured - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (used to take picture)
  38. Yellow Birch Outfitters PocKit Pro EDC pocket organizer
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CRKT Pilar Large D2

The minimalist aesthetic of the CRKT Pilar made it one of the most sought-after everyday carry knives of the past year. It paired Jesper Voxnaes's clean design language with an incredibly useful cleaver-style blade that made it handy to have on hand in a pinch. This year, with a slight increase to its dimensions and a noted improvement to the design materials, it's ready to take on even bigger tasks than before. And from the looks of it, the CRKT Pilar Large D2 has the potential to outdo itself this year.

With this edition of the Pilar Large, the biggest departure from the original design is its black blade and blacked-out handle. The new knife has grippy G10 scaling on one side of the handle instead of smooth stainless steel. This makes the knife easier to hold when you're doing rougher work overall, and it works especially well when things get slippery. Interestingly enough, the G10 also makes this larger Pilar weigh less than the original, at 3.8 ounces instead of 4.2. For less weight, you get a slightly larger grip on the blade, a win-win situation if there ever was one. And in keeping with the more tactical black theme, the reverse side of the handle features black-oxide tinted stainless steel, and the same reliable frame lock featured on the earlier edition of the Pilar.

If the handle gives you more confidence in this edition of the knife, the upgraded D2 steel in the Pilar Large should do so even more. For one, it's a harder steel at 60-61 HRC, capable of handling more heavy-duty tasks before needing to be resharpened compared to the original Pilar blade. The blacked-out blade is also approximately 0.2 inches longer in length, bringing it up to 2.669” and giving you a slightly longer cutting edge than before. It also retains the utility-minded cleaver-style shape of the original, making it well-suited for everyday cutting and slicing tasks. A new addition of a flipper tab makes for quick, one handed operation but it still retains its large thumbhole as another deployment option.

If you missed out on the Pilar last year, or you sat on it because of its stainless handle and its cheaper steel, the new design might be for you. With the Pilar Large D2, CRKT has taken a crowd-favorite knife and made it even better, with premium materials and a fresh look about it. Make it a part of your EDC today at the link below.

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Titaner Pry Bar Multi-tool

EDC is all having the right tool for the job, but if you’re not mindful that can lead to a pocket full of bulky gear weighing you down. That’s why so many people rely on multi-tools to cover as many bases as possible. Having one piece of gear that gives you access to multiple tools in a pinch can keep you from needlessly damaging your gear like when using your knife to pry something open (we’ve all been there). The Titaner Pry Bar Tool makes a strong case for why you’d want to add a small one piece multi-tool to your daily carry with its set of 7 handy tools and titanium construction.

Unlike your knife point, this Titaner Pry Bar was made to do some heavy lifting. The body is CNC machined Grade 5 titanium and its angled pry tip means it’s easy to get the right leverage without worrying about breaking it. But prying things is only part of what makes this tool a good addition to your EDC. Besides the tough and super lightweight build (15.9 grams including the bit), you’ll also get 7 other useful tools built in.

There’s a screwdriver, three different sized wrenches, a hex bit driver, and of course a bottle opener to name a few. Plus, the angled nose doubles as a box opener so you can save you knife from the sticky residue that comes with slicing open packages. As great as plier-based multi-tools can be, they’re not always convenient. But you can just toss the Titaner Pry Bar can on your keychain thanks to a key loop hole and small size. It’s also TSA-friendly so you won’t have to worry about it getting confiscated on your next trip.

Whether you’re looking to slim down your carry or think it would be nice to have a keychain backup to your primary multitool, the Titaner Pry Bar is a solid option. The combination of its small size, tough build, and useful tools make it worth checking out. Make sure to grab one for yourself by clicking the link below.

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