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My Everyday Carry
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My Starter EDC
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Kershaw Cinder Copper

Kershaw Cinder Copper

Putting together utility, collectibility, and affordability in a compact package that's designed to be carried easily is a winning formula for EDC. Fortunately, Kershaw is no stranger to high-value knives with a low cost of entry. With their new Cinder Copper, they've teamed up with custom knifemaker Rick Hinderer to design the ultimate utility knife. With practical features, touches of Hinderer's bold design language, and an exotic copper accent that only gets better with age, the Cinder is an all-around performer that makes short work of everyday tasks.

Even with just 4” of overall length to work with, Kershaw and Hinderer made sure to make the most out of the Cinder's space. The knife's curves and tight shape are designed to give you a comfortable 3-finger grip that feels good even when choking up for harder cuts. The curved spine on the 1.4” 3Cr13 blade offers a platform for your thumb, while a bottom curve between tang and handle acts as a large finger choil for better purchase. An upswept sheepsfoot shape makes the most of the blade's limited belly, working well with the overall knife shape. And while not ambidextrous, one-handed opening is still possible with a thumb stud on the medial side of the blade.

As its name suggests, the Cinder Copper's key feature is its eye-catching copper handles. It gives a three-fold benefit of displaying the handles' geometric pattern, giving a glimpse and access into the skeletonized liner lock by way of a large cutout, as well as developing a patina unique to the knife's user over time. And while the use of copper seems like it would add a bit of weight, the Cinder only still clocks in at 0.9 ounces. This makes it ideal for its purpose as a keychain utility knife, especially with a backspacer that houses both the Cinder's keychain ring as well as a bottle opener along the top for added functionality.

Kershaw and Hinderer sought to make the ultimate keychain utility knife with the Cinder Copper, and thanks to its solid features, exotic accents, and affordable price, it's hard to disagree. Pick up the Kershaw Cinder Copper from Amazon at the link below.

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Keeping it Compact
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A little chance, luck, and preparation
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Well used
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EverydayCarry.com x Orbitkey Nylon Key Organizer

EDC isn't solely about what we carry—how we carry it all is just as important. Take your keys for example. They're something you wouldn't leave the house without, but they come with their own set of problems: they're clunky, noisy, and messy compared to the rest of your carry. That's why we're huge fans of Orbitkey and how their key organizers solve a problem almost all EDCers have in a simple, elegant, and design-centric way—like all great EDC gear should. We're so excited to announce our take on the Orbitkey Key Organizer with this limited edition collaboration, designed with all of you EDCers in mind. Fitted with a mix of 1050D Ballistic and 500D Cordura nylon in a one-of-a-kind, monochrome digital camouflage print, it's dialed with the right materials, look, and feel to be a worthy addition to your everyday carry.

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The James Brand Hell Gap

The James Brand Hell Gap

When you think of a minimalist EDC knife, it's likely you don't have a fixed blade in mind. But when you think of it, a fixed blade is actually the height of minimalist design when it comes to knives: there's no complication involved in folding the blade up and getting it ready to go when you need it. You can simply unsheathe the knife, get to work, and put it right back away while you go about your business. The James Brand has taken that simple formula and mixed it with the minimalist design language that they've become known for in making their brand new Hell Gap knife. The premium materials and made-in-USA construction make it a top-notch, reliable tool, and the smart looks of the design give it an attractive aesthetic and a low profile. Whether you take this knife outdoors to its namesake, the Hell Gap archaeological site in Wyoming, or carry it on your belt as a daily driver, it's a compelling choice for a hard-working EDC.

The blade on the Hell Gap is the star of the show here, with a no-frills design and the performance you'd expect from a knife made of premium materials. Other knives boast about the superior strength and hardness of Crucible S35VN stainless steel, but there are still compromises to be made when it's used on a folding knife. None of that applies to the Hell Gap, which provides you a potent 3.8” saber-ground S35VN edge on a full-tang, fixed blade knife that has no moving parts to fail or collapse on you, even during the roughest of use. The canvas micarta handles will also stand up to wear and tear from use both indoors and outdoors, while the grippy nature of the material offers solid control to make precise cuts. And unlike other fixed blade knife designs that skew towards something out of high fantasy or science fiction, the Hell Gap takes a less-is-more approach with a simple and effective drop point shape. There's a distinct lack of huge branding and tactical cues like aggressive serrations, resulting in a utilitarian look with performance that speaks for itself.

Despite its big performance, the Hell Gap remains relatively small enough for EDC. At 7.8” overall, it's the right size to carry on your belt, in a pocket, or with your gear. To accomplish that, the Hell Gap comes with its own fitted kydex sheath. There's also a lanyard hole at the pommel of the handle for carry that way if you prefer. This makes it easy to find and retrieve if you leave it in the glove compartment of your truck or pack it in a gear bag for a hike, for example.

With the Hell Gap in hand, you have a knife that you can count on when the stakes are highest and you can't trust a folding knife. The James Brand stands by their made in the USA knife with a limited lifetime warranty. Learn more about the James Brand's newest knife, available now at the link below.

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Join the Everyday Carry Discord

Join the Everyday Carry Discord

Wanna talk EDC gear? So do we! That's why we're excited to introduce our brand new Discord server as another platform for you and our community to interact with each other.

If you're unfamiliar with Discord, think of it like a collection of chatrooms for free, real-time discussion via text or voice from your browser, computer, or phone. You're all invited to join us in some gear discussion, off topic chat, and maybe even some online gaming with us EDCers here and there.

And if you're looking for even more ways to connect with other EDCers, be sure to check out our exclusive EDC Inner Circle group on Facebook.

We look forward to having you around to chat! Click the server invite link below and come join the fun.

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