- Buyer's Guide
7 Amazing All Titanium EDC Accessories
Yong-Soo, EDC enthusiast, founder of Urban EDC Supply and new Carryology columnist, dishes up 7 top titanium picks to elevate your EDC…
Hello Carryologists! This is Yong-Soo back with another column. This week, our focus shifts to titanium. We’re huge fans of Ti here, and rightfully so. Titanium is a very strong and durable material, but also incredibly lightweight. In fact, titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio out of all the known metals! This makes titanium a great material for EDC’ers who are looking to keep things light, but still robust and strong.
Let’s take a look at a few crowd favorites made out of Ti – enjoy!
The Muyshondt Maus in a beautiful Bead Blast Ti finish is incredibly small and compact. This makes it perfect for your keychain carry, and it’ll disappear into your watch pocket. Despite its diminutive size, the Maus puts out 60 lumens of beautifully tinted High-CRI (color rendering index) light. The high-CRI light helps you see better and renders colors much more accurately.
The Kizer Feist is a special collaboration between custom knifemaker Justin Lundquist and Kizer Cutlery. It features a razor-sharp CPM-S35VN blade steel that offers superb edge retention, along with a unique front flipper that provides fast deployment while maintaining the organic, flowing lines on the Feist. The frame lock is robust, sturdy and confidence-inspiring, while the contoured handles are machined from solid 6AL4V titanium and have a brushed matte gray finish for a subtle and classy aesthetic.
This popular multi-tool is precision machined in-house by legendary knifemaker Todd Rexford in his workshop, using high-grade titanium from Timet, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This edition features a unique Japanese Seigaiha motif that’s custom machined by Todd himself. The Seigaiha is symbolic of waves or water and represents surges of good luck, power and resilience.
Designed and individually machined by Harley Spalinger, the Square Minimalist Lantern is like a lighthouse for your keys. Inside each titanium casing is a high-quality glow-in-the-dark resin made in Japan that will glow when darkness falls so you can locate your keys easier. Due to its robust titanium construction, this lantern will serve as a beacon for your keys for many years.
The CW&T Pen Type-B was designed by a husband and wife team out of Brooklyn, New York. If you take a step back to evaluate the exquisite design details and immaculate craftsmanship of this pen, you will notice that the sheer simplicity of its design is what is most impressive. The pen slides in and out of its sleek and streamlined titanium sleeve like a piston, complete with the signature and strangely satisfying pop when you pull it out quickly. In addition, a rubber ring inside the sleeve protects the pen tip and prevents air from drying out the tip.
The Handgrey Knox Titanium Key Ring is designed to be an enhanced and minimalist take on the traditional split key ring that you use on a daily basis. It is meticulously machined from solid grade 5 titanium, making it lightweight, durable and highly wear resistant.
The Handgrey Titanium carabiner is a modern and minimalist take on the common carabiner. The goal is to create the best everyday carabiner that will integrate seamlessly into your lifestyle. The design of this carabiner straddles the fine line between minimalism and functionality. It maintains a simple and sleek design while incorporating an emergency bottle opener. It features a compact unibody construction that is unobtrusive and purposeful. You get instant and easy access to your keys and tools, while having the utility of a built-in bottle opener.