For plenty of us, jotting down notes and making quick cuts here and there are all in a day's work. If you're spending time switching between a tactical pen and your EDC knife, take a look at the TriTac EDC Pen on Kickstarter. It gives the word “penknife” a whole new meaning, integrating a small blade (and a punch) into its tactical pen form factor.
The knife in the TriTac is a folding sub-2" 440C stainless steel blade located at the tip of the pen. It's ideal for light utility work such as opening letters and boxes. Because it's at the tip, you can use the body of the pen for extra leverage and grip despite the blade's small size. You'll also find a tungsten carbide glass breaker on this tip when the knife is closed, which can come in handy in an emergency.
It's a capable pen as well, using the versatile Fisher Space Pen cartridge for reliable, write-anywhere performance. A nifty bolt-action mechanism exposes and retracts the tip for writing. It's intuitive and fun, and you just might find yourself activating it just to fidget around a bit.
This unique pen is available to you in both lightweight aluminum and titanium on its fully-funded Kickstarter. Go ahead, take a look, and make a pledge to get one of your own at the link below.
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SOG's no stranger to tactical gear, but in a market full of the same old tactical backpacks, it takes something unique to set a bag apart from the rest. This is the Ranger 12 backpack, one of SOG's new offerings for 2016. Designed to be equally useful as a daypack and light field pack, the Ranger 12 comes with features that make it ideal for everyday carry in both settings.
Let's start with the first things you see on the Ranger 12's exterior. Up top is an impact-resistant pocket with internal organization to keep your key essentials within reach. The molded design also makes it a safe place to stow more fragile items like your phone or sunglasses. On the exterior of the front admin pocket are laser-cut Hypalon MOLLE panels that forego the traditional nylon webbing for a flatter and sleeker profile without sacrificing expansion options. That said, the Ranger 12 comes with traditional MOLLE webbing on its bottom for maximum compatibility with your gear. The “12” in the bag's name stands for its 12L interior capacity, which includes a padded tablet pocket so you can protect your tech.
Kodra 500D nylon make up the Ranger 12's exterior, coated with polyurethane for water resistance and durability. Large zipper pulls make access easy, and padded shoulder straps with rigid suspension ensure a comfortable carry.
Ready for the next generation of daypacks? Pick up the Ranger 12 from Amazon at the link below.
With a name that means “The Silent Sword,” this folding knife—nay, folding sword, also means nothing but business. Upon request from SOCOM (Special Operations Command), the Otonashi noh Ken is designed by James Williams—a man with 45 years of martial arts experience—for efficiency from tip to tang.
Its AUS-8 blade has a thin, elongated, modified tanto edge for increased cutting contact and reduced drag. True to its name, it deploys silently and locks securely, especially with the inclusion of the Lake and Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS) locking pin to ensure it doesn't close during use. Full-sized and textured G-10 handles give you increased grip, and a deep-pocket clip ensures covert carry in your pocket. Despite a full opened size of 10.13 inches, the Otanashi noh Ken stays light enough for EDC at 6.4 ounces.
If you need a silent, dependable blade that's as stealthy as it is effective, pick up the Otanashi noh Ken at the link below.
Update: Congrats to Shon W., winner of this giveaway! Thanks everyone who participated. Keep it locked here for more giveaways in the future.
Who else loves free EDC gear? This week, we're hooking up one lucky reader with a tactical go-bag starter kit brought to you by our sponsors, 5.11 Tactical. They're known in the EDC scene for their purpose-driven designs and rugged build quality at great values. And while we've been fans of their bags for years, they now make other great gear for your everyday, from clothing to essential tools like knives and flashlights.
With this prize package, you'll get a chance to experience a little of everything they have to offer: their iconic daypack, a compact penlight, a tactical “little big knife,” and a versatile cross-body sling bag. All of this gear would make a great foundation for an EDC, go-bag, or backup system, especially if you prefer tactical performance.
If you EDC a smartphone or tablet and you've been looking for a tactical pen to carry, the Boker Plus Tactical Tablet Pen is for you. It sports a ballpoint tip for analog note taking and a stylus for electronic devices. Both lie protected under screw caps, with the pen at the front and the stylus at the rear near the clip like an eraser. The stylus is the capacitive rubber type, able to manipulate most modern screens. True to its application as an EDC pen, it accommodates the venerable Fisher Space Pen cartridge. Its durable, milled aluminum composition ensures it'll stand up to hard use. Between its ink refill and robust construction, you can count on this tactical pen being able to write in the most extreme situations. Do more with your tactical pen than just write. Make it a part of your electronic device ecosystem, and pick up the Boker Plus Tactical Tablet pen at the link below.
UPDATE: Congrats to Julio V, winner of this week's giveaway! Thanks to everyone who participated. This contest is now over. Stay tuned for more chances to win great gear here on Everyday Carry.
Who else loves free EDC gear? Every week or so, we'll be giving away prize packages full of interesting gear we get our hands on, or very special single item prizes for you to win.
This week, we're giving away a well-rounded setup of the most popular gear in our recent posts. Together, they boast a nice balance of tactical utility with low-profile, everyday aesthetics. With the prizes here, you'll have your bases covered: bag, pen, tool, light, and knife.
Don't let its name fool you. Despite its intended design to be secondary storage that quick-attaches onto larger modular vests or packs, Tactical Tailor's Removable Operator boasts quite a few features that make it a great everyday bag on its own. Its outer 1000 denier Cordura nylon construction is as rugged as it gets for all-weather use. External webbing lets you customize your loadout with attachments or pouches, and also includes a bungee system you can use for extra clothing or a bedroll.
For storage, the Removal Operator features a large main compartment with hardy dual-pull zippers. Its front pocket has a side zipper that let you access it without having to take off the pack completely. A top port concealed under a large carry handle lets you route headphones or a hydration bladder hose for on-the-go convenience. Both storage areas give you about 20 liters of total capacity for all your gear.
Whether you use it as extra storage clipped onto your larger bags, or make use of its stowable, contoured shoulder straps as an EDC daypack on its own, the Tactical Tailor Removable Operator Pack has all the right features. You can pick up this high performance pack in five colors at the link below.
I like to spend my time in the outdoors looking around. Occasionally, I find something far away that I want to check out, and reach for a magnified optic. Unfortunately, most magnified optics are in the form of a scope mounted to a rifle or a spotting scope that weighs a couple pounds. They aren’t handy or safe to be pointing at most of my intended targets. This is where a handheld unit like Bushnell’s Legend Ultra Tactical Monocular becomes a very valuable object…(via TheTruthAboutGuns)