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While you probably know G-SHOCK for their reputation of practically bombproof digital watches, they do make lightweight, lower-profile models that offer the same industry-leading performance the brand is known for. In no small feat, the GSTB400-1A manages to deliver shock resistance, waterproofing, and reliable functionality in a much thinner form factor through miniaturization of parts and modules in its carbon core guard structure. If you’re looking for a stylish EDC watch that doesn’t compromise on utility and durability, this new addition to the G-STEEL lineup is one of the sleekest G-SHOCK watches you can wear right now.

With a total thickness of just 12.9mm, the GSTB400 earns the title of the thinnest G-STEEL watch available. The watch features an attractive hybrid analog-digital look that gives you a full suite of timers and other features while not cluttering the overall svelte aesthetics of the watch. For example, even the guards for the stainless steel side buttons have been reduced in size, removing bulk while keeping the buttons easy to operate. Boasting 200M of water resistance and G-SHOCK’s signature shockproofness, the GSTB400 is built tough enough for your day to day and extreme expeditions alike. Its solar-powered module keeps the watch going for more than a year before you’d even need to replace the battery. Last but not least, you can link the watch to your smartphone via Bluetooth and take advantage of G-SHOCK's app for notifications and fitness tracking functionality.

If your EDC needs a slim and sleek timepiece with the absolute durability and practicality that only a G-SHOCK can offer, the new GSTB400-1A should be your first stop. You can learn more about the G-STEEL GSTB400 models at the link below.

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Trending: Leatherman Rebar

Trending: Leatherman Rebar

Inspired by Tim Leatherman's original PST, the Rebar features a tool for almost any daily task that you can think of, all of them lockable for extra safety. Starting off with its pliers, the Rebar was optimized for strength and heavy duty use. It features both needlenose and regular pliers for versatility as well as replaceable wire cutters, a first for a Leatherman 4“ tool. As far as cutting tools go, you'll encounter both a plain edge and a serrated knife made with durable 420HC steel, as well as a saw for tougher tasks. In its 11 other tools you'll find three different screwdrivers, a can opener, a bottle opener, an electrical crimper, a wire stripper and a ruler, among others. Manufactured in Portland, Oregon, this heavy-duty multitool features a 100% stainless steel construction for extra durability. If you've been looking for a companion for your home projects or your work, the Leatherman Rebar is definitely up for the job. You can pick one up at the link below.

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Customize a Deejo Pocket Knife with MyDeejo

EDC is by nature highly personalized—people not only have different personalities but different needs as well. And it isn’t just the combination of items that we should be able to customize. Why not the tools themselves? Pocket knives in particular can be tough to dial in, with plenty to consider from how it performs, to how it looks, and much more. So why shouldn’t you be able to build your knife from the blade (or the hilt) up?

MyDeejo is the unique online customization service offered by Deejo. Here, you get the advantages of a slim and sleek Deejo knife paired with hundreds of combinations of options to customize a design that's truly yours. You have a classic, ultra-thin blade of 420 stainless steel with an integrated liner lock to keep the knife strong, but still light. A skeletonized handle also contributes to the weight (or lack thereof), and the holster you get with every purchase makes it perfect for EDC. As for handling, you get easy one-handed deployment thanks to a large pivot and friction opening.

But all this is just what you have to start with. Get on MyDeejo, and you can really start to play. The process is simple—just follow these 5 steps using the site’s 3D interface to build up your dream pocket knife.

Step 1: Choose the size and weight of your Deejo knife. You have three options for this step: 0.53 oz (2.76”), 0.95 oz (3.54”), or 1.31 oz (4.33”).

Step 2: Decide on the finishing of your blade. You can choose between mirror, titanium, or black titanium.

Step 3: Select your handle. You can go with naked, color, carbon fiber, or wood.

Step 4: “Tattoo” your Deejo. The customization tool lets you play with over 60 illustrations so you can tailor your knife to your personality. These illustrations include tribal patterns, art deco, animal themes, outdoor and location themes, and more. Even today tattoos are being added, so check out new designs like "chef," "shark," "corsair," and "good luck."

Step 5: Engrave. Make this blade truly unique to you (or for a special someone) by specifying a name or phrase to engrave onto the handle.

Step 6: Order and enjoy. You’ll have noticed that the price changes with your customizations, so you get real-time updates on the value of your knife. So finalize your design with the 5 steps above, hit “Order,” fill up the necessary information, and wait for your Deejo to be arrive at your doorstep. Then show it off as your unique-to-you EDC.

You can step up your own EDC with the unique flair a customized knife from MyDeejo affords, or you can whip up the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Check out how to customize a Deejo pocket knife with MyDeejo at the link below.

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Trending: Kershaw Launch 4

Trending: Kershaw Launch 4

Ironically, sometimes the smallest and most discreet EDC items tend to pique the most interest. Trending today is the Kershaw Launch 4, a super compact, California-legal automatic knife. When closed, it hardly looks like a pocket knife thanks to its understated, symmetric design and aluminum build. But with the press of a button, the blade deploys in a flash, revealing its 1.9", CPM-154 spear-point blade that's good for slicing and piercing tasks. While it isn't the largest blade, it makes up for it with its portability and satisfyingly nimble action, perfect for getting to tasks in a hurry. The Kershaw Launch 4 is also made in the USA and comes with a pocket clip for effortless carry. If you're interested in a capable automatic knife, you can check out the Kershaw Launch 4 a the link below.

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Perfect Your Gent’s Carry with Popov Leather

Timeless and classic are the two hallmarks of a gent’s everyday carry, and quality leather goods are some of the best additions you can make to bring a sophisticated edge to your EDC. One brand that exemplifies these hallmarks in their own artisan-crafted goods is Popov Leather. What started out as a passion project in 2013, the brand has since grown into a full-blown production shop putting out leather goods and EDC accessories with innovative designs, quality materials, and tight construction to stand the test of time. And because of the wide range of products available from Popov, you can come close to an all-leather everyday carry ensemble. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite leather items that you can buy right now from the craftsmen at Popov Leather to start you on your journey.

Popov Leather Apple Watch Strap in Heritage Brown

If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your essential smartwatch, Popov Leather makes an Apple Watch strap that’s compatible with any size and any model of the watch you might have on your wrist. It features full grain Horween leather that’s hand-sewn with thick Tiger Thread. This combination means that the leather will patina over time, giving it character, and the watch strap won’t fall apart like cheaper cloth alternatives might.

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Popov Leather Belt

Sometimes it can be too easy to forget that a man’s belt is an essential part of everyday carry, and picking the wrong one can mean the difference between having a good day and a bad one with everything falling apart. A good belt doesn’t just hold your act together, it looks great too, and the English Tan belt from Popov Leather features a timeless design that looks good especially when paired with a nice set of jeans. Each edge of the belt has been burnished and polished, making it smooth and easy to use. The full-grain Horween leather has been treated to reach maximum supple feel while maintaining durability, and the brass hardware will stand up to more than a few day’s adventures.

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Popov Leather Traditional Wallet in English Tan

If a classic bifold wallet is your go-to, Popov Leather’s Traditional Wallet should be your first stop. It features a convenient bill fold design for quick access to your cash without having to fiddle about with unfolding the bills or dealing with complicated holding mechanisms. Plus it works well with American, Canadian, and UK currency, making it great for travel use too. There are six hand-sewn card pockets that can fit at least two cards in each pocket, giving you a massive 12 card capacity if you need it. And with its lifetime guarantee, this could possibly be the last wallet you’ll need to buy.

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Popov Leather Field Notes Cover

If you carry a pocket notebook like the crowd-favorite Field Notes, a quality notebook cover can extend the life of your notebook to ensure it’ll last until the very last page is filled. The Popov Leather Field Notes Cover not only protects your notebook with its durable, premium Horween leather, but it also features two slots for cards and a dedicated external one-size-fits-all pen loop for a convenient, consolidated carry. It’s designed with portability and longevity in mind, and can conveniently still fit in your pocket at just 3.9“ x 6.3” x 0.4“. 

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Popov Leather 5 Card Wallet

If a more minimalist look is more your style, you can keep the heritage design and timeless quality of a Popov Leather wallet by picking their 5 Card wallet, featuring a slim cardholder design with a serious attention to detail from the contrasting Tiger Thread hand stitching and the sanded, burnished, and polished edges of the full-grain Horween Chromexcel leather wallet. And despite the slim design there’s still enough space to hold up to 10 folded bills and 5 payment cards.

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Popov Leather Valet Tray

Whether you're coming home or gearing up to head out for the day, a valet tray makes it easy to keep your EDC ready to go, all in one place. Constructed from full-grain USA Horween leather and sturdy brass snap closures, the Popov Leather Valet Tray provides a beautiful storage solution to consolidate and protect your essentials. The 6" x 6" base is sized just right for your pockets' worth of essentials so you're not scrambling to find your keys in the morning, and when the snaps are undone the tray lays flat for storage or travel.

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You can browse all of Popov Leather’s goods and accessories at their website linked below.

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CIVIVI Ki-V Front Flipper Slip Joint Knife

CIVIVI Ki-V Front Flipper Slip Joint Knife

While it’s tempting to chase the latest and greatest in technology when looking for a new EDC knife, don’t overlook tried-and-true designs from the past. For example, the CIVIVI Ki-V draws inspiration from the Japanese kiridashi, a traditional utility knife used for carving wood and other everyday tasks. CIVIVI tapped designer Ostap Hel to bring these traditional design cues to the present day with modern materials and a convenient front flipper deployment. The result is a unique, compact utility folder designed to handle quick cutting tasks that’s easy to carry, even in locales with stricter knife laws.

Just like the traditional knife it’s based on, the Ki-V stays compact and discreet at just 2.39“ when closed and weighing only 1.4 ounces. It can easily slip into a pocket or ride deep with an included pocket clip, too. The 1.55” 9Cr18MoV steel blade deploys via a front flipper, or by using two hands to overcome its double detent. As a slip joint knife, the Ki-V features no locking mechanism, making it a more viable carry if you live in an area with strict knife laws or want a tool that won’t raise eyebrows in public. Jimping on both the spine and base of the Ki-V’s flat ground, wharncliffe blade affords more precise control when cutting and carving.

While traditional kiridashi knives tend to be fixed blades, the Ki-V folds back into a stainless steel liner finished with black or natural G10 handles for extra grip while keeping the knife lightweight. With its combination of small size, flipper deployment, G10 handles and deep carry pocket clip, the Ki-V earns its niche as an EDC-worthy kiridashi you can actually carry in your pocket. Check out the recently released CIVIVI Ki-V in natural G10 or black G10 at the links below.

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Find Your Next Watch with Watch Gang

With summer in full swing, now's the perfect time to switch up what's on your wrist. After all, a new season calls for new style. But with so many options out there, finding a stylish timepiece that'll work for your EDC isn't so simple. The good news is you don't have to do it alone. Watch Gang and its community of savvy watch collectors make the watch-hunting process that much easier with active discussions, trades, and curated shopping. Whether you're looking to link up with collectors in Watch Gang's free-to-join watch swap community, or would rather have carefully selected pieces sent to you from their premium watch subscription service, Watch Gang can help you round out your summer EDC. It's also a great starting point if you're looking to get started with having a watch on your wrist.

Some preliminary research on the watch market should make it clear that nice watches often come with a hefty price tag, especially if you're buying new at retail. Other sought-after pieces might not even be available at all. Watch Gang makes these watches a bit more accessible with their free membership in a couple of ways. First, you can tap into their community of over 30,000 and growing collectors as a central hub for swapping and trading watches—perfect for both newcomers and seasoned collectors alike. If you prefer buying directly, Watch Gang works with brands you know and love like Seiko, Citizen, Orient, and more to pass on savings to you. This winning formula has resulted in over 1 million watches sold.

While cost can be one barrier to upping your watch game, the other can be selection. If you want to make the decision-making process easier, you can opt into Watch Gang's paid premium subscription service. They'll send you a new watch every month, picked just for you based on your tastes and preferences for up to 70% off retail. The service offers three tiers and price ranges depending on your budget, but you'll receive a watch that's worth more than the subscription's cost of admission. Watch Gang makes the service even more exciting by entering members into a drawing to win watches throughout the week, from big hitters like Rolex, TAG Heuer, and Seiko. In fact, over 500 Rolex watches have already been given away to subscribers so far.

If you've been interested in collecting watches, Watch Gang offers a variety of ways to dive right in. Check out their free-to-join community and paid subscription services at the link below. As an Everyday Carry reader, you can save 20% off your watch subscription with promo code EDC20.

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Trending: NarwhalCo Mini Pen

Trending: NarwhalCo Mini Pen

Having a pen on you is always a good idea. You might need to sign documents, you can use it to write down ideas or memos or someone else might need it. And an even better idea is to carry a pen that saves space inside your pockets while being big enough to give you a functional, comfortable writing experience. This is exactly what the NarwhalCo Mini Pen aims to deliver. Only 3.35“ in length and 7mm in diameter, the NarwhalCo Mini Pen is small enough to fit inside most pocket notebooks, passport covers, bifold wallets, or shirt pockets. While it might be a compact pen, its metal and plastic construction make it strong enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday carry while giving it enough of a heft for a satisfying experience. As far as deployment goes, you only need to twist it to gain access to its refill. Better yet, in the link below, you’ll be able to get a set of two pens, each with its own protective cover.

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