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The Ridge 24 Karat Gold Collection

Authored by:
Bernard Capulong
The Ridge 24 Karat Gold Collection

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It’s not too common to see a wallet you can confidently call the statement piece of your EDC. Sure, you might find a luxury card holder from a high fashion brand, but the functionality and durability you’d want from your gear usually isn’t there. The Ridge’s latest collection boasts a wallet that delivers the best of both worlds, offering a bit of bling in the form of 24 karat gold PVD on a tried-and-true minimalist wallet design. And that’s not all–the Ridge 24 Karat Gold collection debuts with a matching Key Case and bolt-action Scout Pen as their most premium EDC collection yet.

The 24 Karat Gold Ridge Wallet is an upgrade in every way over its 18 Karat predecessor. For starters, it ups the purity of the gold from 18 karats to 24 karats–99.9% pure gold. Typically, that results in a softer material, so Ridge reworked the wallet in two ways to ensure luxury without compromise. First, the 24 karat gold finish is applied using physical vapor deposition, or PVD. Compared to standard plating techniques, PVD allows for a stronger bond to the T6 6061 aluminum base metal which comprises the core of the wallet plates. Next, a newly developed oil coating offers improved scratch resistance and helps hide fingerprints to handle day-to-day wear. The result is a highly durable and corrosion-resistant gold wallet with improved scratch resistance as well.

A few notable aesthetic changes also set this premium wallet apart from the rest of The Ridge’s standard offerings, pushing this release into functional jewelry territory. Instead of the usual contrasting black screws, matching gold tone screws are used to evoke a monolithic gold ingot look to the wallet. Next, the standard Ridge branding has been replaced with a more minimal “R” icon and exclusive “24 KARAT” lettering.

If you’re the type of EDCer who enjoys building a carry around a visual or material theme, The Ridge has you covered with a matching 24 Karat Gold Key Case and Scout Pen to round out the wallet. The Key Case is perfect for organizing and silencing a jangly keychain in style, while the Scout Pen offers a reliable writing performance and an equally satisfying fidget experience to boot.

Whether you’re looking to splurge on your own EDC or win at the holidays with an awesome gift kit, consider going for the gold. You can shop the collection at the link below and save 10% off your order as a reader of Everyday Carry with code EDC10.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

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