Everyday Carry

Everyday-carry

5 Common Types of Locking Knives Explained

If you’ve ever shopped around for a pocket knife for everyday carry, you’d know there’s a staggering amount of options to choose from. Trying to make sense of the many types of knives and their subtle differences can get overwhelming. Of the many factors to consider when choosing something as personal as a knife, its locking mechanism is one of the most important. You should know what type of lock, if any, you should have depending on your needs and preferences before investing in a quality knife.

In this guide, we’ll show you some of the most common types of locking mechanisms you’d find in a desirable EDC knife. You’ll discover the advantages of having a knife that locks, which type is best suited for your EDC, how they work, and knives to consider if the locking type isn’t an option where you live.

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6 Military EDC Watches Under $100

Buying Guide

Watches are an integral part of many everyday carry setups. Beyond their primary use of telling time, they’re also a reflection the wearer’s personality and style. These watches have rich historical appeal as they were made for and worn in the field by infantry, Special Forces, and WWII pilots. Nowadays, military style watches are popular amongst the EDC community for their features, legibility, durability, and aesthetic. They go hand in hand with tactical gear you might already be carrying, but can easily be dressed down due to their timeless designs. In this guide, we’ll show you our recommendations for good looking, rugged watches that won’t break the bank.

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The Best Multi-tools and Keychain Tools

Buying Guide

Multitools are ounce for ounce the most useful thing you can carry, albeit at somewhat of a compromise. They may never be the best tool for the job, but they’re rarely the wrong one. Recently, the multitool market, once justifiably dominated by Leatherman and Swiss Army Knife tools, has seen much greater diversity with the rise in popularity of one-piece multitools—ultra-compact pieces of metal designed to hang on your keychain with a number of functionalities. In the third installment of Carry Smarter, we list our top picks from both classic multitools and the new wave of one-piece multitools.


The one-piece multitool trend has not gone unnoticed by the big manufacturers—both Leatherman and Gerber, among others, now sell one-piece tools...

Liquid Key Caddy

Keys are one of the most essential parts of our everyday carry, yet oftentimes the most cumbersome. Different sizes and shapes all freely dangling from a keychain are neither practical nor efficient, even more so when other tools are added to the mix. Liquid out of Melbourne, Australia are Kickstarting the Key Caddy, a compact re-engineering of how you carry your keys that fits right in your coin pocket. It uses a simple post/screw facility that allows you to stack and retrieve your keys similar to a Swiss Army Knife, with options to add a slim USB drive and a screwdriver/bottle opener.

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