Everyday Carry Gear Made by Veterans
Today is Veterans Day, an official holiday here in the US that honors veterans of the United States Armed Forces. And when it comes to everyday carry gear, they have a deep and unique understanding that only comes from military experience in the field. Some veterans even go on to start their own companies that make EDC products, and today, we're going to highlight a few that caught our eye.
If you'd like to support small, veteran-owned businesses and get some made-in-the-USA gear at the same time, check out this roundup.
Veteran-Made EDC Gear
Spartan Blades Pallas Button Lock Flipper
This heavy-duty knife is machined from 6061 aerospace aluminum and features CPM S35VN steel on its 3.75” blade. The Pallas opens via a flipping mechanism or a thumb stud, and locks in place with a button lock system that’s easy to use. The Co-Founder of Spartan Blades is a former Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, so you know this blade is ready for duty.
Sword and Plough Chevron Wallet
Sword and Plough makes a variety of wallets, backpacks, and accessories. They try to source their materials from other veteran-owned businesses and use military surplus products whenever possible. The Chevron wallet is made from premium veg-tanned leather and lined with surplus digi-cam fabric for a unique look. S&P is a veteran owned business that donates 10% of their profits to various veteran support organizations.
Minuteman Watches Jester
The Jester by Minuteman Watches is built to last. The stainless steel case is coated with PVD, a super durable, jet black coating that's resistant to scratches. This watch has many features only seen on those well above its price point like a sapphire crystal with AR coating, a Swiss ETA movement, and an American-made leather strap. Minuteman Watches is a veteran-owned company that donates 25% of their profits to charities assisting veterans and their families.
American Preparedness First Aid Kits
American Preparedness is the leading manufacturer and distributor of first aid kits for military, government, and personal use. They make carefully-curated kits for a variety of situations. Get one to keep in your house or car, so you everything conveniently in one place should you need it. American Preparedness is a SDVOB that's served the community for over 30 years.
Goruck is one of the most well-known names in the tactical pack industry. They make a variety of super tough bags that are all hand-made in the USA and backed with a lifetime guarantee. The GR1 is a minimalist black bag that's not overly tactical, making it great for any carry situation. Goruck was founded by a former Green Beret and goes out of their way to hire veterans.
Have a favorite vet-owned business that we didn't mention? Tell us about them in the comments below!