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Blue Ridge Knives Zancudo

When it comes to gear, most of the time you get what you pay for. Sometimes, you get much more. The ESEE-designed Blue Ridge Zancudo framelock folder is one of those great values in pocket knives. At around 30 bucks, it's often been recommended by our readers as one of the best budget knives for your EDC.

The Zancudo rightfully makes for a solid EDC knife thanks to its useful blade shape, pocket-friendly design, and robust materials. At a modest 3”, its AUS-8 blade has plenty of cutting edge to be versatile enough for tactical, outdoors, and everyday applications. It deploys via dual thumbstuds and locks up with a stainless steel framelock. You won't often find a framelock in too many knives of this class, but you'll enjoy the extra security and slimmer profile it provides. A lightweight G10 scale graces the front of the knife, while a lanyard hole and large pocket clip on the back give you multiple carry options.

If you're not chasing the latest and greatest blade steels or advanced deployment mechanisms and just want a good, all-around EDC blade, start here. The Zancudo's also a thinner alternative to the popular Ontario RATII if you prefer a framelock over a liner lock. You can pick one up in one of many blade/scale color configs at the link below.

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Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch

"A micro tool roll perfect for storing survival tools or any similarly-sized items, such as USB drives. It’s made of 500D Cordura and has a MOLLE-compatible vertical lashing as well as a glow-in-the-dark logo…" (via TheAwesomer)

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ARKTYPE Paracord Magnet Keychain

Keychains aren't exactly the most glamorous EDC staples, so how do you make one that's exciting? It's simple. Take cutting-edge hardware and the strongest materials, then roll them up into a clever, utility-driven design. That's what San Francisco-based ARKTYPE's doing with its PMK, or Paracord Magnet Keychain.

The PMK starts with a heavy-duty, stainless steel snap shackle for anchoring the keychain to your belt loop or bag. Next, a  paracord lanyard (hand-weaved in the USA) adds just the right amount of length for a backpocket tuck and doubles as emergency cordage in a survival situation. Last but not least, you have quick and convenient access to your keys thanks to a magnetic Fidlock clasp attached to a split ring.

This combination excels at key qualities you'd want in your keychain: security (from the shackle), utility (from the paracord), and accessibility (from the magnetic quick-disconnect). The PMK comes in three low-key colorways (black, grey, OD green paracord) with a smaller pull cable for extra customization. See the PMK in action and pledge for yours over at ARKTYPE's Kickstarter campaign below.

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