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StatGear Ausus Pocket Knife

For most budget knives on the market, you get what you pay for. And while they're usually fine for light tasks, they don't exactly inspire confidence when taking on real hard use. The few that do, however, tend to be fixed blades or designs that are just too bulky in general for EDC. StatGear's Ausus pocket knife aims to buck the trend as their latest Kickstarter project set to deliver this December. It's an overbuilt folding knife with the premium materials and EDC-focused features to match at a solidly affordable price point.

The hard use potential of the Ausus begins with its 3.5" D2 steel blade. D2 is a tool steel that's high in both carbon and chromium, giving the blade excellent sharpness, hardness, and edge retention even after frequent hard use. While the Ausus was designed with large tasks in mind, it features jimping on the top of the blade for added control during precision work. Deployment of the blade is easy with its oversized, ambidextrous thumbstuds and internal ball bearings.

The Ausus's large 4.5" handle lets you get a solid, full-handed grip on the knife for when the task at hand requires a little elbow grease. The knife comes equipped with a liner lock, which also adds some proportional thickness to the handle to let it stand up to batoning and other more extreme situations. The canvas micarta handles will stand up to rough and regular use, plus they provide excellent grip even when wet. Micarta doesn't just lend durability and grip, it also gives the knife a more elegant and luxurious look as it's a material traditionally used on classic gent's knives.

Despite the Ausus's size and beefier design, it isn't a problem for your pockets. It's mostly thanks to its extremely deep-carrying pocket clip design. It allows for sleek low-profile reversible tip-up carry to make the knife practically disappear in the pocket.

The Ausus is available in two different colorways: full-black with an oxide blade and brown with a satin finish. With its rock-solid yet elegant design, you might think the Ausus would cost you a pretty penny, but that's not the case. A pledge of 43 dollars or less to its fully-funded Kickstarter can secure you one of your own. Back the project at the link below.

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DSPTCH Travel Pack

When pockets aren’t enough, a day pack would be your usual go-to. But what do you do when you’re packing more than a day’s worth of gear? Not all EDC packs have the durability and features to pull double duty as a travel bag for those longer trips. DSPTCH’s new Travel Pack is one sleek solution for urban EDCers and modern travelers, designed to make packing heavier loads and carrying them on your back easier than ever.

The 30L Travel Pack is the perfect size to fit a few days worth of clothing as well as your tech gadgets. Its main compartment is large enough to fit your clothes, but you'll also get a dedicated compartment on the bottom for keeping shoes or dirty clothes separate. You’ll also get a padded laptop compartment along the rigid back panel, which both protects your device from damage and gives structure to the bag no matter how full or empty it is.

Then there’s all the different ways you can carry it. Convenient side handles let you carry the pack briefcase style when space is limited, but the most unique feature of this bag is its dedicated, multi-functional hip belt. When worn around your hips, it does a great job of distributing the load during those long treks by foot. Anchoring the straps to the middle of the bag lets you secure it to the handle of your rolling luggage for breezing through airports. Reversing the belt turns it into a compression strap to not only make it easier for you to stuff the bag into an overhead compartment when flying, but it also prevents the bag from looking like a turtle shell when fully packed.

The Travel Pack is no slouch when it comes to organization either, with plenty of pockets to help you stay organized even in the most hectic of itineraries. The main compartment offers two mesh pockets for smaller essentials, with easy access to the larger one thanks to YKK zippers on the outside of the pack. Perfect if you need to get to your headphones and don't want to unpack your entire bag. Dual side pockets are perfect for water bottles, but can also hold smaller essentials like battery packs and passports thanks to a zippered closure. Of course, the Travel Pack features a made-in-the-USA, weather- and abrasion resistant nylon construction to be your travel companion for the long haul.

You don’t have to be a backpacker to know how useful a sturdy hip belt can be, and having a dual purpose one in a modern EDC bag is unique to this pack. If you’re looking for a low-key and flexible way to carry your gear on your next trip the DSPTCH Travel Pack checks all the boxes. Hit up the link below to pick one up for yourself.

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What Makes an EDC Knife Good for Food Prep?

There’s no shortage of uses for your EDC knife. Sometimes, you'll need it to pull food prep duty when you’re out and about, whereas at home you’d probably just grab something from the kitchen drawer. Sure, your EDC knife can slice up an apple, cut a sandwich, and open up a stubborn bag of chips, but a specialized tool is better for the job. Think about it: you wouldn’t use a 2” tanto blade for peeling and slicing up a piece of fruit. The same goes for in the kitchen. There are many different knife types that are designed for specific tasks — and for good reason. In this guide, we’ll show you what to look for in an EDC blade that makes it great for food prep and then compare it to their kitchen counterparts that take it to the next level.

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