The Gear Journal

Andre de Villiers Barlow Bone Slip

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A classic gentleman’s folder with an aesthetic so nasty it could only come from the archives… This thing is expensive for a production knife, but damn man… It’s cool.

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Erazor

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High speed 6600rpm motor, ceramic blades that should last for a couple of years or so… and a battery that is good for a couple of months. If this thing works, it’s golden.

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Summer Pocket Dump

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I spent my summer restoring an old house on an island in the pacific. As such, I had a constant EDC… And this is it…

  1. Pioneer Matter BiFold. These things are really popular right now and I can see why… The design is fantastic in that this wallet can carry a ton of cards without getting bulky. Plus, it can carry a tad of cash as well. The ripstop material is very thin and feels incredible, but I wonder how durable it will be. So far, so good.
  2. Titatnium Folding Blade. I prefer utility blades over knives… and have fallen in love with these cheap Chinese folders.
  3. Sinn U1. The U1 is too big and bulky to be a daily watch in my opinion, but I was on an island and planned to do a lot of diving. As such, the U1 got the call… It’s my favorite dive watch in the world and it did fine out of the water as well.

Wiha 8 in 1 Ratchet Screwdriver

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A pretty neat form factor for an EDC multi-bit screwdriver… These are crazy handy to keep in a travel bag.

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Kershaw Cryo II

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The Kershaw Cryo II is a really nice production knife… And right now, you can get it for the price of a gas station impulse buy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it this cheap before.

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The Mini Butterfly

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You might think of balisong knives as a youthful fascination, but they are actually quite practical – fast to deploy and incredibly safe once out for work. They also typically feature a small form factor that is perfect for EDC.

The Terrain 365 Mini-Butterfly is even smaller than most, built to be carried every day, and is absolutely gorgeous in its simplicity.

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Scissors Japan

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A friend of mine gifted me a pair of scissors last week… and it helped me come to the conclusion that no one in the world makes edge tools as well as the Japanese. These things are incredible. They feel 100 years old, but come out of the box as sharp as anything you’ve ever felt.

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Maratac 1/4″ Pen Driver

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I love this damned thing… For the first time since I reviewed it over a year ago, it’s back in stock. Avoid the $100 eBay auctions and get yours now. And no, I’m not an affiliate nor are these guys paying me. This thing just rules.

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