EDC is an acronym that’s been gaining momentum in popularity the past couple years and it stands for Every Day Carry. It refers to those items you don’t leave home without and always carry with you wherever you go. They can be be as simple as your keys and wallet or as complex as a bail-out-bag with hundreds of items. You can carry these items simply in your pockets or purse or can have a devoted bag/pack to hold them, depending on how much you carry. There is no magic formula for your EDC items, just a snapshot of what you need each and every day. Here’s a what I’ve got in my pockets right now, much of which you can find at www.knifecenter.com.
A good flashlight is an invaluable tool, especially when you happen to have it with you at all times. With some of these new NITECORE designs, you’d be in the minority if you didn’t carry it with you everywhere you went. NITECORE is among the cutting edge brands when it comes to compact and tactical flashlights putting out crazy high lumens. Some would even argue they are the industry leader in that category and for good reason. The new Tiny Monster lights are the most compact designs on the market that have a maximum output over 2000 lumens. The Multi-Task series of lights are awesome, general/tactical use lights with all the features you need and are also available as Hybrid models that come with a USB charging cable and rechargeable batteries from the manufacturer. The Explorer and SENS series are EDC lights meant to be with you wherever you go and the Precise P25 model is among the best all-round lights on the market. You really can’t beat a good flashlight, check out the entire line of NITECORE products at www.knifecenter.com.
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ASP-USA produces without a doubt the highest quality expandable batons we stock here at the KnifeCenter. New for 2013, they’re expanding their inventory to include not just batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, and high quality carry cases but some serious EDC and keychain flashlights for the tactical professional. If you’ve already got an ASP baton, accessorize it with the tactical Triad attachment which replaces the end cap with a 70 lumen LED flashlight that’s tough as nails. Or if you’re just looking for an everyday carry lighting option, they’ve got you covered with the compact Tungsten flashlights or a Triad model available in AA, CR123 or 18650 Lithium, all putting out over 200 lumens. However the coolest items to be released are the new Sapphire keychain LED models that come in a variety of colors with a USB attachment so it can be recharged with any computer. Check out all the new ASP products at www.knifecenter.com.
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When the power goes out, you’ll want a great flashlight at the ready. Your keychain is the perfect place for a flashlight, but most are so dim that they are essentially useless, or they’re too big, bulky, and heavy. The other issue with the average keychain light is that they tend to use some tiny, impossible to replace battery. When that light dies, you’re better off throwing it away and picking up the Klarus MiX6 Ti.
The MiX6 Ti solves all of standard keychain light issues. At 12 g (.43 oz), it weighs just a little more than 2 standard house keys, and with its slim, titanium construction, you’ll hardly notice its addition to your key ring. That is until you turn it on. The Klarus blasts out light with 4 modes that cover all of your lighting needs, spanning from 3 lumens to an impressive 85! The modes are changed by twisting the flashlight head left and right and it glides easily enough that it can be done with one hand. If you’re wondering how long the light lasts, you’ll get 70 minutes from the full 85 lumens, 5.7 hours from the medium 26 lumens, and almost 3 days at the low 3 lumens setting. All this from a single, easy to find, AAA battery. Check out this perfect keychain light at www.knifecenter.com.
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The Gerber Myth Series is a new line of hunting knives and gear designed for hard use out in the field. The line incorporates a grippy rubberized handle, well made plastic sheath, and a number of different blade designs to tackle any task a hunter requires of their edged tool. The sheath for each knife comes with its own built-in carbide sharpener to touch up the edge when necessary. The Myth Series also features a hands free 28 lumen headlamp for low light hunts and a folding ceramic/carbide sharpener with a diamond coated area for sharpening serrations. These good looking and functional tools will not break the bank and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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FOURSEVENS has just released their second generation of select flashlights with 20% brighter LED output! The new CREE XP-G2 LED emitters are among the best in the industry for brightness, longevity, and of course efficiency. This will be the third Preon 2 I’ve owned and the Gen 2 is noticeably brighter than previous models. Best of all, no increase in price with the increase in performance. For the money, FOURSEVENS definitely have some of the best performing illumination tools on the market. Check out the new Gen 2 flashlights at www.knifecenter.com.
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Two great products for one great price! Check out this sweet combo pack from Leatherman-it includes a limited-edition orange Fuse multi-tool, and an awesome LED Lenser H5 headlamp. Perfect for camping, survival, or just when the power goes out, this set provides all the tools you need, and the light you need to use them.
The Fuse weighs in at just over 6 ounces, but is bristling with all the tools you could want-a 420HC main blade, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, scissors, bottle opener, and more! Includes a nylon sheath.
The set also includes the LED Lenser H5 headlamp, which pumps out 25 lumens and uses advanced optics to allow you to focus the light-you can create a circular low beam for reading at night, or a bright beam to pierce the darkness at a distance. Joggers may appreciate the red backlight for extra visibility. 3 AAA batteries included.
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SureFire Flashlights are widely considered top of the line in lighting products and as the old adage goes; you get what you pay for. Not anymore! For 2012, the KnifeCenter has lowered prices on all SureFire products across the board. From folders to fixed blades, ear-plugs to pens, and every flashlight in between, the Surefire line is now available at a reduced cost. Get one of their knives, which were recently discontinued, before they’re gone for good. This change will be permanent to all items so don’t fear but you may have some competition while we have them in stock. Now the new adage is: you get more than you pay for with Surefire products from www.knifecenter.com.
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