Everyday Carry


FlyPry Titanium Multitool

You've seen tools for your pockets, your keychain, and your bag. What's next? The FlyPry tool takes EDC gear to a new frontier — your zipper. No, not that zipper… Imagine the zippers on the jacket, backpack, or pouch organizer you might already be carrying made even more useful. With a design inspired by repurposing a broken zipper pull to crack open a beer, the FlyPry crams over 10 handy functions into the size of a standard zipper slide. True to its name, it shifts gears from an easily accessible pull tab to a micro pry bar on the fly. Whether you're out camping or just managing daily tasks, this multitool gives you a bottle opener, can opener, bit driver, box opener, and more, all within reach. It's tiny, it's clever, it's versatile, and better yet, it's titanium. Hit up Kickstarter to see all the sizes, colors, and materials available and grab one that's just right for your carry.

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Cranker Titanium Multitool

In an everyday carry, size matters. Carrying a one-piece multitool is one of the most efficient ways to add tons of functionality to your setup without the bulk. The Cranker is an excellent example of this, cramming 12 unique functions into its tiny sub-3" frame. Alongside its set of more common features like a prybar, bit holder, bottle opener, and screwdriver, it also offers some unique utility in a spoke wrench, nail puller, scraper, ruler, and even a saw blade with real teeth to make quick work of your projects. Its titanium construction adds durability and maintains light weight, making the Cranker an ideal keychain companion for the handy EDCer. There's two weeks left to grab one for your carry in US or Metric, constructed from titanium or stainless steel at the link below.

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HangKey Titanium Keyholder

Cogent Industries continues on Kickstarter as a premium purveyor of titanium tools. The HangKey assists in suspending your keychain from any pocket, and can dangle inside or outside of your clothes or bag. CNC-machined from grade 5 titanium, the HangKey is designed to be securely and comfortably gripped thanks to its beveled edges and machined finger grooves. It also adds next to no weight to your carry, measuring in at a mere 3.9 grams. There's plenty of time to back the project, and pledgers can select one of four finishes for their HangKey including a limited and unique "MokuTi" layered pattern.

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Octovo Titanium Comb

The last comb you’ll ever buy? Definitely. Unless you lose it. Octovo’s Titanium Comb is milled from lightweight Grade 5 titanium — the same that’s used in high performance aerospace, marine, and motorsport applications. It also sports two tooth sizes and is both durable and corrosion-resistant. Its sleek, raw finish couples especially well with the included Chestnut Italian vegetable tanned leather sleeve.

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Cogent Titanium Pen

Although the custom pen market is starting to get a little crowded, Kickstarter veteran Magnus Macdonald has one more hat to throw into the ring. His newest project is his take on the minimalist titanium pen, which has its share of features to set it apart from the rest. Its cap snaps on instead of screws on for easier access and more streamlined manufacturing. Macdonald designed the clip to be stronger than the usual bolt-on offering by integrating it right into the cap. The Cogent is machined out of grade 5 titanium and accepts two different Mont Blanc refills. Backers have a little over a month to make their pledge for a pen in one of three finishes.

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Dozer Gear Titanium Multitools

Titanium is a great material for multitools due to its light weight without compromising strength. This holds true especially for single-piece tools where space and heft are a premium. Dozer Gear is a pair of titanium multitools designed to level up your keychain. The MPBC-1 is a belt loop hook that can drive a 1/4" hex head and pop the cap off your drink, and the MPPT-1 is a prybar tool complemented by hex drivers and a bottle opener, with both tools CNC-machined out of grade 5 Titanium. There's a little over two weeks to pledge for the Dozer Gear tools in your choice of anodized color, with more designs added to the collection as the campaign progresses.

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Ti2 TechLiner Shorty Review


If you’ve been following along with our Carry Smarter features, you should be familiar with the value of carrying a pen and the allure of titanium. In this review, we’ll give Ti2 Design’s TechLiner titanium pen a closer look. As a writer, I’m particular about my pens. As an EDCer, there’s no other metal I want my gear made from than titanium. So when Mike Bond and the masters of titanium at Ti2 Design sent over their take on the machined titanium EDC pen, I was intrigued. Maybe skeptical is a better word. The pen certainly didn’t look like other pens on the market. No clicky, but a cap instead? A short barrel? An exposed needle tip? Nonetheless, I slipped it into my pocket to begin “testing.” What started as a trial run turned into months of daily use...

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Obtainium: Affordable Titanium Essentials

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In the first two parts of the Carry Smarter: Titanium series, I talked about how Titanium's useful properties are able to benefit the gear in your EDC, as well as showcase its unique luster on beautiful products.
Given how useful titanium can be and how abundant it is in the Earth's crust, you'd think Ti tools would be more common, if not at least less expensive. However, extracting titanium from naturally occuring alloys is not an easy process. Plus, its strength makes it costly and difficult to machine.
Luckily, there are some manufacturers that manage to put forth capable titanium gear at an accessible price point. What this means is that owning Titanium is a privilege for everyone, from the simplest one-piece multitool to the highest-tolerance custom knives...

Whytanium: 4 Practical Properties of Ti

In the first installment of the Carry Smarter: Titanium series, I talked about products that best showed off the aesthetic qualities of Titanium. As a material, it’s often understated but never underrated. Its cool shine and feel in the hand galvanized an entire industry of gear.
If Titanium were all about the looks, we'd see it in jewelry or accessories and call it a day. Instead, Ti has found its way into such incredible applications as aerospace engineering and prosthetic implants. So what exactly are the qualities that make Ti so versatile?1. It’s light, but not too light.Although there are many materials lighter than Ti, none of them match Ti's balance of strength and weight...

Ti2 Whar-Biner

Hot on the heels of their minimalist wallet, Ti2 Design are back on Kickstarter with their latest EDC offering, the Whar-Biner utility carabiner. Taking inspiration from the wharncliffe blade shape and adding functionality to every aspect of its form factor, the Whar-Biner upgrades an ordinary carabiner into a bona fide multitool. Its hollow-ground top edge lets you chisel, pry, scrape, or drive screws. Ergonomic jimping assists with grip and leverage during use. Its key ring slot is also wide enough to attach webbing and paracord as well as your standard set of keys. There's a little under a month left in the campaign to grab this carabiner that does it all, and backers have a choice of materials and finishes, including acid-washed bronze and Zirconium.


Titanium: Understanding EDC's Precious Metal

Learn about one of the most desired "holy grail" materials in the EDC world, starting with an appreciation for classic titanium essentials in the first installment of this three-part primer in the Carry Smarter series.

The Workers Titanium Prybars

Give the edge of your EDC blade a break from prying duty with this 3-piece set of titanium prybars. Made by family-owned company, QERIM, the set includes a 2”, 3” and 5.75” prybar that are all made with care in the United States. At .100" thick, the bars can withstand years of heavy duty usage. Each bar has a nail remover hole and a loop to attach a keychain or lanyard for carrying and accessibility. QERIM's prybars look like a great alternative to currently available prybar offerings, especially considering that they're made from titanium. Add-ons include several anodization options and the stretch goal (at $5,500) will include 5 feet of 550 paracord free of charge. The project has just under a week left, and is already fully funded - so new backers from here on out are eligible for a reward.


PillPots Titanium Pill Box & EDC Cache

Magnus Macdonald is a man on a mission to improve your EDC one titanium product at a time. With five successful Kickstarter campaigns behind him, he is now looking to improve not just how you carry your gear, but also what you carry in them. The PillPots are a collection of titanium canisters made from grade 5 titanium, secured with lids fitted with custom-cut threads and sealed water and airtight with an o-ring. The collection includes a pair of small and large 22/28mm canisters with minimalist notched lids, and modular stacking canisters with three extension pots and a looped cap for a customizable keychain carry. There's a little over two weeks left to pledge for the PillPots, and backers can choose from a variety of packages to fit their needs.


Matrix Titanium and Carbon Fiber Credit Card Holder

Jens Anso is a Danish knife maker and industrial designer known for gear designs that break convention and excite with their uniqueness. When he decides, then, to start a project for a new product, people sit up and listen. The Matrix is Jens's first project on Kickstarter, and it's his own take on the popular minimalist titanium wallet. CNC-machined in the U.S. to high tolerances, the Matrix is manufactured from extremely durable but lightweight titanium and carbon fiber, and can hold up to six credit cards with its integrated center spring. There is a little under a month left for this original Anso design, and backers can choose between four colors for their Matrix.

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TiBiner Titanium Carabiner

A solid carabiner is an essential part of any everyday carry; it neatly allows you to combine and sustain a number of useful keychain tools in an easily accessible way by clipping onto clothing or a bag. The grade 5 titanium used to build the TiBiner, the latest product from Cogent Industries out of the UK, is the perfect material to use for this function, tough enough for your daily grind yet machined slim and light enough to not add unnecessary bulk to a belt loop or strap. The TiBiner comes in single or double-gated configurations, with a little under three weeks left to back the project.