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Victorinox Special Picknicker Damast LE 2022

Victorinox Special Picknicker Damast LE 2022

From its humble beginnings as a simple multi-tool over 130 years ago, the Swiss Army knife, its familiar red color, and the Victorinox “cross” logo have grown to become a venerable icon, finding its way into the pockets and bags of millions around the world. This particular SAK, however, is anything but ordinary.

One look at its finely-crafted pearwood handle and unique “Baldur” Damasteel pattern on the large blade tells you that this isn’t your everyday SAK. Victorinox has been creating these special, limited-edition Swiss Army knives for the past thirteen years, and 2022 sees the introduction of the Victorinox Special Picknicker Damast Limited Edition 2022.

Globally limited to just 6,000 pieces, Victorinox packed the Special Picknicker with everything you could need, whether you’re enjoying a simple picnic at the park or roughing it out in the woods. Tucked into the pearwood handle are a cheese knife, a corkscrew, a bottle and can opener, two screwdrivers, a wire stripper, and a reamer/punch, but the real star of the show is the large blade that features a traditional Damast “Baldur” pattern.

Baldur/Baldr/Balder is a god of light, joy, and purity and is known for his beauty in Norse mythology. Like its namesake, the Baldur pattern presented on the Damasteel blade portrays a unique play on light, where the intricate details of the design shine through. The blade comprises 115 layers of this super-resilient stainless steel and features a hardness grade of 60 HRC. Each piece shows the year and limited edition number engraved on the back of the knife.

The Special Picknicker Damast Limited Edition 2022 is a great tool to own whether you’re adding it to a collection or putting it to use and stands as a testament to Victorinox’s commitment to innovation and standout craftsmanship. Since it’s on a limited run, grab one for yourself at the link below before stocks run out.

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Giveaway: The Ultimate Dango Care Package!

Giveaway: The Ultimate Dango Care Package!

With a name synonymous with highly functional and robust wallets, Dango leads the way with improving and innovating with their EDC essentials. And even with an extensive catalog covering all your card-carrying needs, they’re still on the cutting edge of refining their gear, and as a result, your EDC, too.

In this giveaway, you have the chance to win their latest, greatest, and most modular products, allowing you to dial in your EDC to its ultimate efficiency for your daily needs. And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a thing to win this package with over $300 worth of Dango gear. Click the button below to join the giveaway and check out the gear up for grabs below!

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Dango Pen Tray

Over the years Dango have been making a name for themselves with much more than just thoughtfully designed and overbuilt wallets. They’re on a mission to upgrade every aspect of your EDC, all featuring the same high-quality materials and manufacturing. Just recently, they’ve made their literal mark with a pair of machined pens, and with this latest release, they’re giving you the perfect place to store and display them.

The Dango Pen Tray employs a 6061 aerospace aluminum construction, giving it both a sturdy and lightweight build. Machined into its chassis you’ll find three slots of increasing width, meant to hold three of your pens vertically. They’re designed and explicitly measured to hold all three of Dango’s pens and markers–the Pioneer/Mini Pen, the Executive Pen, and the Permanent Marker–but offer plenty of room for your other favorite writing tools.

While it makes for a premium display for your pens, the Pen Tray also comes outfitted with a horizontal slot for extra versatility. This space is useful as a horizontal stand for your phone, to hold and display pocket notebooks, business cards, or even your very own Dango wallet. The made-in-the-USA tray measures 5.5”x 2.5"x1", making it the right size to hold most regular-length pens but not too big to overwhelm your desk space. To help it stay in its place, the Dango Pen Tray also comes with an anti-slip rubber footing.

So if you want a well-built, elegant piece to hold your stationery and go-to writing tools, the Dango Pen Tray might be the next best addition to your desk. You can pick one up in Satin Silver or Jet Black at the link below.

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Ridge x Hennessey Performance 2022 Sweepstakes

Ridge x Hennessey Performance 2022 Sweepstakes

If you've been looking to maximize your pockets by minimizing your wallet (and keeping your keys in check), it’s the best time to make the move. Thanks to our friends at Ridge–pioneers of one of the most minimal and robust wallets you can carry–and their partnership with Hennessey Performance Engineering, picking up a new wallet means entry into their massive sweepstakes. Up for grabs is a brand new, adventure-ready 2022 Ford Bronco VelociRaptor, or enough cash to spend on all the EDC gear you could ever want.

You don’t have to spend anything to join, as simply signing up via e-mail or SMS can get you 5 entries each, but you may want to check out the Hennessey Kit with an exclusive design for the Ridge wallet and the KeyCase in carbon fiber. Included is a Carbon Fiber Cash Strap Wallet ($140 value), Carbon Fiber KeyCase ($95 value), and a Money Clip + Elastic ($17 value). Purchasing anything on the Ridge site will give you 1 entry per $1 spent with no limit, but picking up this Hennesey Kit nets you a whopping 1,000 entries.

The big prize up for grabs is a 2022 Ford Bronco VelociRaptor 400 Heritage Edition ($140,000 value) completely decked out by Hennessey Performance to be bigger, taller, and have way more muscle to be a force of nature both on and off-road. This one-of-a-kind Bronco comes in a sleek black and white livery to make a statement in your daily commute and your weekend getaways. But if you’d rather have cold, hard cash, the winner can also choose to take home $75,000 instead to spend on anything they want.

The Ridge x Hennessey 2022 Sweepstakes are happening right now for U.S. customers, and if you’re the lucky winner on September 29th, you can take your pick from the awesome prizes above. Simply drop your e-mail or pick up a new adventure-ready wallet and key organizer for your EDC at the link below. Learn more and sign up on the official sweepstakes site at the link below.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. Void in AK, HI, Puerto Rico, US territories and where prohibited by law. Must be age of majority in state of residence as of 8/15/22. Promotion ends 11:59 PM (EST) on 9/29/22. See Official Rules for details at ridge.com/rules.

Top Picks from Pelican to Start the Summer

The coming of summer brings a big change in weather for many parts of the world. Whether you’re seeking better climes or a way to deal with the heat, Pelican has you covered. From wallets to cases to drinkware, you can find a way to upgrade your everyday carry and storage options. This guide will introduce you to some of the solutions Pelican has in store for you this summer season.

G5 RF Wallet

Many wallets tout their durability, but few can match what this wallet can do. The Pelican Personal Utility G5 RF Field Wallet features bombproof construction thanks to its lightweight aluminum shell held together with a snap latch for security. On one side of the wallet is an elastomeric strap that can hold essential cards, and on the other, a mesh compartment handles cash and other small essentials. And with its o-ring sealed interior, this wallet ensures that its contents remain dry, making it the perfect wallet for summer adventures.

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1020 Micro Case

The 1020 Micro Case brings a Pelican hard case's legendary security and durability into one of their most pocketable sizes yet, at 5.3×3.6×1.7". It has enough space to fit your delicate gear or electronics while being protected in a watertight, crushproof, and dustproof shell. With IP67-rated water resistance and a rubber liner, this Micro case stands up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. It even includes an automatic pressure equalization valve to balance the internal pressure while keeping water out. It's the best option for keeping your expensive items safe from water when you might get soaked.

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14QT Personal Cooler

The Personal Cooler brings Pelican's entire experience with protective equipment to bear with commercial-grade, 1.5"-thick polyurethane walls and a gasketed lid to ensure your favorite beverages and perishables stay frosty. Its 14QT capacity can hold a few ice blocks to maintain temperatures. At the same time, an inner tray offers more organization and a rigid rack to store more items like extra items you picked up on a quick grocery run. There's even a built-in bottle opener with a magnet for a complete and convenient package for your favorite bottle-capped brews. Get the summer party started and keep it going with Pelican's 3-year warranty.

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1535TRVL Air Travel Case

If you’ve had one too many luggage bags broken while traveling, it’s time to upgrade to the 1535 TRVL Carry-On Case. It’s carry-on compliant, giving you go-anywhere convenience, and rolls for carrying comfort through train and airport terminals. But unlike standard luggage, the 1535 has an extremely durable, watertight, crushproof, and dustproof external shell that’s the signature of Pelican’s hard-use cases. It’s far more sturdy than the hard-sided luggage on most store shelves. The 1535TRVL also comes with TSA locks integrated into the press and pull latches, built-in lid organizer and can be customized with any of Pelican’s signature interior solutions like Trekpak™ dividers, padded dividers or Pick N Pluck™ foam (sold separately).

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Dayventure Tumbler Series

The Pelican Dayventure Tumblers offer superior cold and heat retention in their sleek and sweat-proof shells. A unique leak-proof and locking insulated lid made from Tritan copolyester keeps liquids safely inside while retaining their temperature. At the same time, 18/8 pro-grade, double-walled, and vacuum-sealed stainless steel construction helps seal the deal. The Dayventurer Tumblers are also designed to fit 99% of all car cup holders. That means you can enjoy your cup of coffee as you go out on a day trip or an extended road trip to parts unknown while having a solid bottle that can withstand any adventure you find yourself in. You can pick between a plethora of colors to suit your style and three sizes to choose from in 10oz, 16oz, and 22oz.

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CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior

CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior

When you carry a Dessert Warrior, you go beyond the practicality of EDCing a knife. This line of collaboration knives sold by BladeHQ has made its mark on the community, and you can see why with just one glance. With its deliciously-beautiful handle and playful pink and blue colors, the  CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior is sure to stand out in your hand and give the rest of your EDC a tasty pop. And the fact that the Elementum is one of the best everyday carry knives you can pick out for yourself is just icing on the cake.

The CIVIVI Elementum comes with a donut-pink G-10 handle with playful sparkles in its Dessert Warrior edition. The 2.96" D2 tool steel blade has also been given a frosted-blue finish to contrast the handles' colorful scales and tasty "bread" liners. This adds a striking aesthetic to the knife and improves the blade's rust resistance because D2 is not stainless steel.

And aside from the unique colorway, everything that has made the CIVIVI Elementum such a popular everyday carry flipper folding blade remains the same. You get solid specs at an affordable price point, a sleek profile, snappy flipper opening, and a skeletonized clip (also in a frosted-blue finish) to take care of pocket carry.

We'll be straight with you: if you want your hands on the CIVIVI Elementum Dessert Warrior, you have to be hungry for it. This limited edition collaborative knife will be available on Tuesday, August 16, at 10AM Mountain Daylight Time in the United States. You can only purchase it at BladeHQ. So, mark your calendar, have a nice breakfast, and get ready to pick up this sweet knife. You won't regret it.

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Our 5 Favorite Father's Day Gifts from Gerber

If you’re struggling to find the best gift for your dad this Father’s Day, our friends at Gerber have you covered. For decades, Gerber has made quality everyday carry tools, and their newest and most innovative EDC tools have your dad and his needs in mind this year.

Gerber Dual-Force

The butterfly opening Dual-Force takes its inspiration and aesthetic from the Center-Drive that came before it, while introducing a new plier design not yet seen in modern multi-tools. This is where it gets its name—the pliers operate with a 2-position slip-lock design and larger teeth for better leverage, giving it twice the jaw strength and grip force and even better control. Pair this with a layered jaw construction, and the Dual-Force is a serious contender for an actual dedicated pair of pliers. Your dad might have his trusty pair of dedicated pliers somewhere in his garage, but now he can make it a part of his EDC.

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Gerber DoubleDown

For the dad who loves the great outdoors, the Gerber DoubleDown is a great gift. One look at the foldable machete clues you on its design heritage as a butterfly knife. The mechanism allows Gerber to make a sizeable outdoors knife take up less space than a traditional folding knife had it employed a more standard full-tang design. Safety is at the heart of the knife’s design, with a unique quad lock system that requires all four locks to be engaged for its twin handles to move. There’s even a built-in safety detent that stops the blade as you close it, giving you time to get your fingers out of the way of the edge as it moves. The DoubleDown can transition between being a knife, a machete, and a hatchet all in one tool, eliminating the need to pack all three when your dad heads out on the trail.

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Gerber Custom Fastball

The Gerber Custom Fastball offers made-in-the-USA EDC quality for a premium addition to dad’s collection. It's a particularly great option for Father’s Day because you can customize it to make it uniquely dad’s own. The Fastball features a 3” S30V blade with a flipper opening for easy one-handed operation. Putting the knife to use is an effortless experience thanks to its smooth one-handed flipper deployment made easy with B.O.S.S. Tech ball bearings in the pivot and a precision detent that lets you "lightswitch" the blade open and closed at a whim. If you opt for a custom knife, you can choose between 14 different handle colors or even swap to carbon fiber or copper handles if the aluminum handles don't suit dad's preference. And there's an extensive library of engravable illustrations to choose from for that finishing touch.

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Gerber Lockdown Pry

If you’ve ever seen your dad try to use a knife blade as a pry tool, this is his gift. The Lockdown Pry sports a 3.87" length while closed and a 2.5" plain-edge main blade that locks into place with a secure frame lock. It features fix additional tools, including a chisel, file, scissors, and even a dedicated exchangeable #11 craft utility blade that lets you do precise cutting tasks without dulling the main blade for frequent use. As its name suggests, the Lockdown Pry features a pry bar built right into the multi-tool handle, giving dad convenient access to its primary functionality while letting him carry the compact package with ease.

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Gerber Custom Savvy

Gerber’s new Savvy knife is as sleek as its name, with a slim profile packed with premium features. It’s designed as an ambidextrous, one-handed pocketknife with an extra-smooth deployment and part of Gerber’s made in the USA line built with care in small batches, making it a special gift for dad. The Savvy’s larger 3.5” blade comes in a premium 20CV blade steel, best known for its exceptional edge retention and corrosion resistance, in a wharncliffe blade shape that allows precise cuts. A pivot lock with anti-rotation washers provides secure blade support and a frictionless deployment through a thumb stud. Its handles come in aluminum or carbon fiber scales, or you can go full custom materials, colors, and laser marks for dad using Gerber’s Custom shop. Last but not least, a textured pocket clip and lanyard hole let dad carry this classic knife with modern features according to his preference.

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ReyLight LAN V3 Brass Flashlight

ReyLight LAN V3 Brass Flashlight

"This substantial machined brass flashlight features a high-CRI Nichia LED that outputs a natural white 4000K beam. Its tail cap has cutouts that can hold up to 16 tritium vials (not included) for a glow effect. With a standard AA battery, the light outputs 130 lumens, while a 14500 battery cranks that up to..." (via The Awesomer)

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PRO TREK PRG-340 Climber Line

PRO TREK PRG-340 Climber Line

The tool watch has come a long way since the days when an adventurer aimed to summit a mountain and only needed it to keep track of time. Nowadays, if you do something difficult, you’d expect more from the device on your wrist. You probably won’t reach for a piece of jewelry; you’d go for a PRO TREK. The PRO TREK PRG-340 has everything you might need and then some. It has features that can come in handy whether commuting to work or thru-hiking. And yes, it tells the time too.

The first thing you notice about the PRG-340 is its display. It’s big and easy to read in the hopes that you get the information you need with nothing more than a glance. The LCD also has a very bright LED backlight for when lighting isn’t in your favor. Speaking of the display, the PRG-340 has two of them. The duplex LCD is divided based on function. The primary display shows time and other important information, while the secondary display overlays the compass graphics.

Scratch-resistant mineral glass protects both displays, as you’d expect from a PRO TREK. The movement also comes with Tough Solar functionality, the brand's unique method of powering a watch with solar energy. With minimal light, the PRG-340 can last up to 7 months, so even if you don’t wear it every day, you won’t have to worry about it the next time you pull it out of your watch box. You might not expect that they used biomass plastics to make the case, case back, and band, with the case itself coming in at 51.7mm of impressive wrist presence. It uses materials sourced from corn and other plant matter. The hope is to reduce the environmental impact by using materials that can be recycled or reused to make different products. The PRG-340 weighs 54g with a resin band and 87g when opting for a titanium one.

You get all the standard features you’d expect from a PRO TREK, like one-touch Triple Sensor Technology (bearing, altitude/barometric pressure, temperature), world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, and up to 5 alarms, but you also get so much more. Surrounding the displays is one of the critical features of this watch: the rotating compass bezel. Combined with the secondary compass overlay, you can use the PRG-340 to gather your bearings at a glance. Plus, the watch can lie completely flat, so if you also have a map, it can act as a traditional compass to help you determine which direction to go. Compass aside, the PRG-340 also has a built-in thermometer and barometer/altimeter, all accessible via dedicated function buttons so you can get to them even while wearing gloves. While that may seem small, not having to navigate through dense menus is a game changer.

The PRG-340 comes in three band options: black biomass, green biomass, and titanium. It can handle even the most extreme elements regardless of which model you choose. It’s water-resistant down to 100 meters, and low-temperature resistant (-10C/14F). Whether you’re looking for a tough watch to wear daily or want an adventure watch that you won’t have to baby, the PRO TREK PRG-340 is worth your consideration.

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Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring

Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring

"Carved makes these unique rings using the same techniques as their beautiful phone cases and other eyecatching objects. Each one features an inlay of burled wood and colorful resin set into a 316L stainless steel band. They come in five colors and ring sizes from..." (via The Awesomer)

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Opinel No.08 Serpent Wood Limited Edition

Opinel No.08 Serpent Wood Limited Edition

Opinel makes some of the most affordable and popular EDC knives on the market and has been for many years, but that doesn’t mean they can’t push the limit on occasion. With only 500 pieces available in the United States, Opinel’s latest offering infuses collectibility and premium materials into one of their most popular knives: the No.08 Serpent Wood Limited Edition.

The handle is the most striking feature of Opinel’s exciting take on the No.08. It’s made from Serpent Wood taken from the Marmaroxylon racemosum tree found deep within the French Guiana’s jungle, and each handle features a unique wood grain with light and dark tones reminiscent of snakeskin.

Because of Serpent Wood’s unique nature, no two handles are ever alike. The wooden block is shaped following Opine’s traditional process to create a lightweight, one-of-a-kind handle. The double-polished Sandvik 12C27M stainless steel blade provides features a sleek mirror finish that serves as a nice contrast to the woodsy tones of the handle.

It’s a great-looking knife, and its light 1.8oz weight means it’s easier to maneuver when you need to do some delicate cutting. Its 3.28" blade length provides plenty of utility, whether for those special projects or outdoor adventures. The thin blade profile has also lent itself to the No.08 and its peers to be excellent food prep knives.

Opinel has been crafting knives and tools in the heart of the French Alps for over 130 years, and they’ve been a staple for EDC for over a decade.  If you’ve been looking for a light, discreet knife to add to your EDC or toolbox, the Opinel No.08 Serpent Wood is a great choice. Check it out at the link below.

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