The Gear Journal

Zippo SureFire

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Zippo makes a multi-tool? Who knew? Appropriately, it’s designed around starting fires in an outdoor/camping environment… I dig specialized stuff like this.

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Mighty Magnet

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If you are into Ram mounts in your car, truck, or whatever… and need a magnet mount for something like a new iPhone or a tablet or again, whatever… I have found a pretty damned good solution. It’s a female ram mount with a really strong rubber coated magnet. It works fantastically with Apple’s MagSafe phones.

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THE FIRE HOSE ROOKIE

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A buddy of mine sent me one of these. Essentially, it’s a relatively slim bi-fold made from recycled fire hose material. I know it’s sort of been in vogue to make shit out of fire hose, but this is one of the rare times where it actually makes sense to me. This is the perfect beach wallet and it’s made super well…

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Pen Type-C

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CWT has updated their Pen Type-C with a new range of Cerakote finishes. If you are unfamiliar, these are titanium pens with a super thin profile – allowing easier attachments to things like notebooks or even wallets. They look as though they would absolutely suck in the hand, but they actually don’t feel too bad. And, of course, they are made incredibly well. I keep one clipped to the sun visor of my truck and have so for years.

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Best EDC Folder

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Email from the reader:

“What’s the best EDC folder in your opinion? I’d like to think I have no budget for such a thing, but really… I don’t want to spend more than $200.”

I don’t carry a traditional knife anymore. Instead, I carry a replaceable (utility) blade folder as I don’t like stressing out about sharpening blades or worrying about ruining my fresh blade or…

That being said, my last traditional was the best I’ve ever owned and I still recommend it to anyone in the market. The Small Sebenza fits in your pocket perfectly, has a fantastic pocket clip, is made of great materials, and is… well just a perfect EDC blade. It’s also damn near $400. Details here.

The best sub $200 knife that competes with the Sebenza is probably the Benchmade Mini Bugout. It’s comparable in size and functionality of the Small Sebenza, it just isn’t made as well. You can get them anywhere really and usually for under $160 or so… Details here.

Darn Tough

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Testing my “Best of” script again… This time, I decided to try men’s socks. It’s a tough segment because socks are made for so many different segments and for so many different uses. I decided to ignore all of that and just go after the best reviewed sock for men on the internet – ignore retail site reviews.

The result? Apparently, people that buy Darn Tough Hike/Trek socks are super happy with them. I’m gonna have to buy a pair and see what all the fuss is about.

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Speedmaster Straps

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Omega recently released some new straps for the Speedmaster that pay honor to the watch’s NASA heritage… and they are dope as hell.

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TIRANT RAZOR: Part 2

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Ok… I’ve had this thing for a couple of months now, have used it every day, and can now say this:

The Exceed Designs Tirant Razor is better than the Maker Knife. It doesn’t have the coolness factor or the fantastic design aesthetic, but it’s made better, handles better, and has a more secure opening and closing mechanism.

For me, it’s the best EDC utility blade holder on the market.

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