If you're new to EDC, it's best to start with a simple carry, focusing on something to write with, a tool to slice or cut with, and something to give you light when you need it. It's a quick way to have a functioning and useful Primary EDC. This week we feature Karas Kustom's EDK pen, the perfect size, weight and heft for your pocket, along with some other pocket-friendly gear.
Investing in a quality knife, pen and flashlight will ensure you have the tools you need when you need them. Your Primary EDC, or the gear you carry on your person, should be mostly concealed but always accessible--gear isn't helpful if it's not there when you need it.
Let's take a look at this week's featured carry, which is inspired by #writelightslice on Instagram.
Karas Kustoms EDK Pen, Tumbled Copper
Karas Kustoms took their much-loved design elements, the click section of the RETRAKT and grip of The Bolt, and combined them into a compact, pocket-friendly pen. Designed to be the last pen you'll ever need, the Copper EDK will accept any Parker ballpoint compatible refill and ships with a SCHMIDT P8126 rollerball ink refill.
The body of the EDK is machined from Tellurium Copper and features a tumbled finish, which helps hide any day-to-day wear and to give the pen some extra grip. The copper will develop a natural aged finish over time, and will be unique to the individual, as the color changes depending on how you carry it, where you carry it and the natural oils of your skin. With the EDK you get Karas Kustoms trademark bulletproof stainless steel clip and screws, so you don't have to worry about your clip breaking. The German all-metal "click" mechanism is virtually silent and provides a smooth action to the EDK.
Fenix E01 EDC Flashlight, Olive
The Fenix E01 Flashlight is small (only 2.8" long with a .56" diameter) and super lightweight (only 0.5 ounces without a battery) with an output of 13 lumens. It's the perfect companion to hand next to your keys. With a runtime of 16 hours 30 minutes, you can get plenty of use before having to worry about the battery. It's reliable twist switch activation helps prevent accidental activation inside your pocket. It's the perfect light as a backup to your Primary EDC option. The E01 is made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and sports a flat end that allows it to stand up and serve as a candle when needed.
Word. Notebooks Terrain Green (3-Pack)
From the highest peaks to the deepest valleys, the world has plenty in store for the adventurous at heart. It’s this sense of exploration, along with the unexplainable beauty of a topographic map, that’s inspired the Terrain series of Word. Notebooks.
Terrain features Word. Notebook's take on such a map, with the pattern unfurling like a varied landscape. Each Terrain 3-pack features Word. Notebook's unique organizational system to keep everything you jot down in order.
Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Black Blade C11PSBBK in a Combo Edge
This version of the popular Delica4 has a non-reflective VG-10 blade that is coated with black titanium carbonitride and is flat saber ground, has a strong tip and large 13mm opening hole. Added to the blade's spine is slip resistant jimping. Phosphor bronze washers smooth out the open/close action and the clip is upgraded to a four-way tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed clip.
The fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is a nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber and is lightweight and extremely strong. It comes molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for preferred traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle is dual skeletonized stainless steel liners which make the knife stronger without adding weight.
Our Everyday Carry series takes a look into the different types of gear and gadgets found in pockets, bags, and however else you choose to carry your stuff. Check out more posts just like this and get inspired.