When you look for a go-to knife recommendation for EDC, the Benchmade Mini Griptilian is bound to come up in your search. It's widely regarded as one of the best EDC knives for your money thanks to its ideal compact size, quality materials and construction, useful blade shape, and excellent ambidextrous locking system. You've probably seen it in other people's EDC photos as well, but photos can only tell part of the story. In this hands-on video, we give you a quick review of the knife, show how it handles in the flesh, and compare it to some similarly sized knives to give you a better idea if it's the right blade for your EDC.
Rite in the Rain are not newcomers to the pen and paper market. Their namesake all-weather resistant notebooks have earned their spot in many EDCs for their durability and reliability. In this video, we give you a quick hands-on of their newest line of notebooks. It's a departure from their typical spiral-bound field journal, marking their entry into the popular stapled backpocket notebook category. Watch the video after the jump for a closer look at the notebooks inside and out, how they hold up to daily use, what pens write best with it, and how effective its water resistance can be.
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When it comes to gear, for many EDCers, black is the colorway of choice. We can definitely see why — black is beautiful, bold, powerful, and mysteriously cool. It's got a versatility that lets it mesh with your other essentials, your personal style, and your lifestyle. It doesn't draw attention to itself immediately, letting the utility of the item speak instead.
We put together this complete EDC of all-black, "Incognito"-themed items for this buying guide. We picked the Benchmade Mini-Griptilian knife for its excellent locking mechanism, ambidextrous deployment, and comfortable size. The OBSTRUCTURES A2 plate wallet ($40) is a durable, modern alternative to bulky leather rectangles. The Silent Whisper keychain blends luxury with a military-inspired ruggedness. The tried-and-true Fisher Space Pen ($28) and Field Notes notebook ($10) will serve you in the field and in the office. Lastly, the Lum-Tec x DSPTCH Chronograph will turn heads, but still keeps it low-key.
Our friends at HYPEBEAST shot and produced this slick short film highlighting these items being worn, carried, and used in practical everyday applications. Enjoy the shots of these essentials in action in the video player above. Like what you see? Hover over the image up top to learn more about the products featured in this guide and video and how to purchase them.
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