8 EDC Essentials Made in the USA

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Happy 4th, EDCers. To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our favorite EDC gear, all made in the USA. Whether you want some festive essentials to make your carry a bit more patriotic or you just want to support local businesses, there’s something in this guide for you. We’ve rounded up a nice mix of classic American gear as well as a products from new, up-and-coming brands here in the states. Check ’em out…

American-Made Gear

  • Buck 110The Buck 110 is the classic American-made knife. If your grandfather carried a knife, there’s a pretty good chance it was one of these. (For a more modern knife alternative, the USA-made Kershaw Link is a bargain.) (Buy on Amazon)

  • TGT Americana 2.0Handmade in the USA by local craftsmen and artisans, the TGT Americana 2.0 is patriotic without going overboard. You’ll appreciate the slim form factor and light weight, especially when wearing shorts. Fun fact: it’s one of the most successful Kickstarter wallets of all time. Check out our full review here. (Buy at TGT)

  • Leatherman SquirtNine tools, all on your keychain or tucked away in a coin pocket. The Squirt packs in pliers, scissors, and a bunch more for an all-in-one tool ideal for everyday tasks. (Buy on Amazon

  • SureFire SidekickThis light is small in size, but huge in output. The ergonomic form factor pumps out up to 300 lumens in a weather-proof, keychain-friendly package. Even better, you can easily recharge it between uses via USB. (If you’re looking for a USA-made light in a more traditional style light, consider the Peak Eiger.) (Buy on Amazon)

  • Fisher Space PenThe Fisher Space Pen is compact yet comfortable to write with, thanks to way the cap attaches to the back of the pen. Throw one in your pocket and you’ll never have to ask “Can I borrow a pen?” again. (Buy on Amazon)

  • Recycled Firefighter HK Clip KeychainThis handy keychain from Recycled Firefighter clips securely onto a belt loop or bag using heavy-duty, HK-style hardware. The webbing features a reflective stripe, making your keys that much easier to find should you drop them in the dark. (Buy on Amazon

  • Zippo Made in USATiki torches, citronella candles, and fireworks all have something in common—you need fire to enjoy them the most. Get the fire going with a classic, American-made Zippo. (Buy on Amazon)

  • Schwood Francis AcetateSummertime means much more sunlight. Give your eyes a break from squinting with these stylish, made-in-USA sunglasses made from premium acetate and real wood. (Buy on Amazon)

What are some of your favorite American-made essentials? Are you carrying anything special for the 4th of July weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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