Father’s Day Gift Guide: Every Day Carry Edition


Welcome to Warehouse Hunts everybody. For the next few weeks we’re going to be highlighting some great gift options for dad. This week we’re looking at several every-day-carry knives and tools.

spyderco

First up, we have the Spyderco Tenacious folding knife, which is one of the most frequently reviewed items on our site – and for good reason. It combines form, function, and affordability. The trademark Spyderco Round Hole is a joy to use, and the liner lock mechanism moves with certainty on deployments and closings. The blade is almost three-and-a-half inches long and made from 8CR13MOV stainless steel, and the handle is lightweight and textured black G-10 with a four-way pocket clip for nice versatility.

rat

The RAT models from Ontario Knife Company are fantastic entry-level pocket knives with a number of color schemes and carrying options. We even featured them on our YouTube channel a few weeks back.

leek

The Kershaw Leek is definitely a favorite here at the office. Most everybody has one in some form or fashion. The slim profile, frame-lock design, and Speedsafe assisted opening mechanism are welcome features for a knife in this price range. The blade is three inches long and made from Sandvik 14C28N steel, while the body is bead-blasted 410 stainless. Total weight of just three ounces.

style

On to a couple more novel EDC items, this is the Leatherman Style PS. It’s a cool little keychain multi-tool that is also TSA-compliant, so it’s a nice, compact tool for frequent travelers (According to March 2009 TSA regulations. Check www.tsa.gov for full details). Compliance, of course, comes at the cost of a blade on this thing, but with the solid pliers and seven other handy tools, you should still be prepared for most situations.

xikar

Finally, we have a unique tool for the connoisseur in your life. This pocketknife from Xikar is part blade, part cigar cutter, and part money clip, making for a very cool and compact carrying piece for cigar lovers or those looking to get into the past time. Made from 440 stainless steel with a two inch blade and weight of just two ounces.

Overall, these are a few good options for every-day-carry products that you or your dad might enjoy.

Thanks for checking out Part 1 of our Father’s Day Gift Guide. Next Friday we’ll be featuring several great shave products for the bearded patriarch in your life!

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Ryan