My everyday carry
(I usually carry a flashlight but lost it a few weeks ago and have not been looking for a new one yet. This needs to change. I would also almost call my iPad Air an EDC but it’s mostly traveling between my car and my home office.)
Obviously there are a few other things I need every day, like a charging cable and headphones for my phone, keys, a ballpen and a wallet for money/cards/drivers license. Of course as a craftsman I need many other tools but all these things are either not always *with me* or always located in the car.
The Benchmade North Fork is a handsome folding knife designed for hunting, but it has all the right features to make for a great everyday carry blade as well. Its most noticeable trait is the Dymondwood scales. The North Fork’s handle is made from wood that’s been vacuum-impregnated with resin to increase durability. With the added strength from this treatment, there’s no need to worry about the wood chipping, drying out, or getting wet. Its satin-finished drop point blade uses S30V steel and features two jimped sections — one by the thumb grip and one closer to the tip — for ultimate blade control. The North Fork offers fully ambidextrous use options thanks to the AXIS lock mechanism, dual thumb stud deployment, and reversible pocket clip. Built on heavy-duty stainless steel liners, this is a knife to carry into the woods or around town for years to come.