Titanium EDC Essentials

Titanium EDC Essentials

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Some of the most sought-after EDC items on the market are made from titanium. But why exactly should your EDC be decked out in titanium in the first place? Titanium is, after all, quite a bit more expensive than aluminum, stainless steel, and even most leather if you consider your wallet. As always, we’ll give you a brief explanation as to why. But first, a bit of history behind the precious metal with atomic number 22 that makes up our everyday carry.

Titanium has been around for a while — specifically since it was actually discovered by humans in Great Britain way back in the year 1791 by a gentleman named William McGregor, who fittingly named the newly discovered metal after the Titans. You may remember the Titans (pun intended) from the Greek Mythology textbook you never bothered to read in college. As it turns out, titanium is also found in almost all living things on the planet, not just your everyday carry collection.

So why exactly should your EDC items be made from titanium? They don’t necessarily have to be. Titanium, however, is one tough metal. So tough that it is highly unlikely to corrode when exposed to sea water, spilled beer on a fun Friday night at your local pub, and, of course, the occasional torrential downpour. The best part though is that in addition to it’s very high strength, titanium has a very low density, which means that loading your keychain and pockets up with titanium everyday carry gear won’t weigh you down in the slightest. You’ll definitely shell out a few more bucks for a titanium-clad EDC, but in this case, you get what you pay for. Read on for our complete list of essential EDC items made from lightweight titanium.

Zero Tolerance 0095BW Titanium Flipper Knife

Zero Tolerance 0095BW Titanium Flipper Knife

Smaller than most fixed blades and tougher than a sack of nails, Zero Tolerance’s new 0095 folder makes for one hell of a reliable everyday carry knife. Not only does it look the part, this titanium flipper — like anything that comes from the Zero Tolerance shop — is overbuilt and up to the challenge of everyday carry. It’s solid titanium handles render it lighter than solid steel models without compromising overall strength, while an S35VN, harpoon-style steel blade maintains a sharper edge for longer than it’s S30V steel counterpart.

Additional features include a titanium frame lock with a hardened lock bar insert that secures the blade during heavy use, Zero Tolerance’s smooth and highly-responsive KVT ball-bearing deployment system, and a reversible pocket clip that makes everyday carry a cinch for both left and right handed carriers. Once you hold it, you’ll more than likely buy it. And once you buy it, you’ll no doubt consider it the best EDC knife in your collection. – Buy It

Titanium KeyBar

Titanium KeyBar

An organized everyday carry is the best kind of everyday carry, and there’s no better way to streamline your EDC and lighten your overall pocket load than with a KeyBar Key Organizer. The KeyBar includes all of the hardware required to carry between 1 and 12 keys neatly tucked away in a titanium body, and eliminating the jingling sound consistent with a typical keychain setup in the process. Additional features include a removable pocket clip, a key fob link, and a pair of O rings to adjust the KeyBar’s tension to your liking. – Buy It

Spine Titanium Wallet

Spine Titanium Wallet

A great way to carry your cards and cash without weighing down your pockets is with the Spine Titanium Wallet. Each Spine Wallet is crafted from grade 5 titanium — a material that renders it virtually weightless, water resistant, corrosion-resistant, and stronger than just about any other wallet made from leather or plastic, while an integrated bottle opener and a card-securing elastic band only increase it’s overall functionality. The Spine Titanium Wallet is everyday carry the way it was meant to be — slim, lightweight, and capable of opening bottles of your favorite craft beer on the go. – Buy It

Titanium Pocket Tool

Titanium Pocket Tool

At only three inches long, the Titanium Pocket Tool by Big Idea Design is both pocket and keychain-friendly yet provides much of the same functionality of its larger multi-tool counterparts. A series of built-in components — a flat head screwdriver, a mini pry bar, a bottle opener, a fork, a scraper edge, a hex bit driver, a lanyard hole, and a universal wrench — make it one of the most functional pocket tools on the market, while a strong grade 5 titanium alloy construction renders it lightweight enough to carry daily without feeling weighed down. – Buy It

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife

Bryce Alexander didn’t invent everyday carry, but he very well may have perfected it with the Bandit Titanium Keychain Knife. Roughly the size of a standard house key, the Bandit consists of a grade 5 lightweight titanium body that houses a lockable 1.2-inch blade made from hardened AUS-8 stainless steel. All day carry in your pocket is extraordinarily comfortable thanks to it’s rounded edges and slim design, while attaching the Bandit Knife to your keychain or jacket zipper is made possible via an integrated keychain loop. – Buy It

Ridge Wallet

Ridge Titanium Wallet

One of the most popular wallets on the market right now — and perhaps the best-looking, happens to be crafted form lightweight titanium. A lot of forethought went into the design of the Ridge Titanium Wallet in order to make it a sleek, fully-functional minimalist wallet with a modern touch.

The Ridge Wallet is an RFID-blocking front pocket wallet that is crafted from high-grade titanium and features elastic straps that allow it to expand according to the size of your carry, along with an integrated spring-loaded money clip for securing your cash. Buy it once and it will likely last a lifetime. Buy it twice and you’ll have a pair of one of the most durable minimalist wallets money can buy for your everyday carry collection. – Buy It

Tactile Turn Titanium Slider Pen

Tactile Turn Titanium Slider Pen

There is no better everyday carry pen than one with a bolt action mechanism. They’re quite fun to fidget with, and, for those who have difficulty sitting still, are a nice distraction. The Titanium Slider Pen by Tactile Turn features said bolt action, along with a precision-machined, lightweight titanium construction. The only part of the pen — beside the ink cartridge, of course — is the pocket clip, which is made from stainless steel. It also fits every kind of Parker style pen refill, so you’ll never be short on ink. – Buy It

Spyderco Squarehead Titanium Folding Knife

Spyderco Squarehead Titanium Folding Knife

If I had pick just one everyday carry knife to carry forever, it more than likely wouldn’t be the Spyderco Squarehead Titanium Folding Knife. While it’s size limits its ability to perform heavy duty cutting tasks with ease, this titanium folder definitely has its place in your EDC somewhere — specifically for cutting open packages you’ve waited over a week to receive via USPS, and various other mundane cutting shores.

Its lightweight titanium handle renders it light enough to forget in your pocket, while an S30V steel blade will surely earn its keep. Additional features include a linerlock mechanism for locking the blade into position during use, a slotted handle for attaching to your keys, and Spyderco’s highly-overrated blade hole for not-so-rapid blade deployment. – Buy It

Titanium KeySmart

Titanium KeySmart

Considered by many in the everyday carry community to be the best key organizer on the market, the standard KeySmart Key organizer is now available in a handsome lightweight titanium version. While the titanium version now sports a new titanium frame that has been tumbled, sandblasted, and then hardened for durability, the KeySmart remains relatively unchanged and features the same unique “S” shape design that can hold up to 14 standard keys, a rubber insert that provides smooth deployment and locking positions, and durable stainless steel hardware. – Buy It

Leatherman Charge TTi

Leatherman Charge TTi

If there exists a single multi-tool on the market that offers up a solution to most of our everyday carry needs, it’s the Leatherman Charge TTI. Yes, it’s made from lightweight titanium — it’s best quality considering the hefty weight of most steel multi-tools available today — and features 19 different integrated tool components for superior versatility. It’s compact size and strategic design make this multi-tool ideal for everyday carry on and off the job, and considering it’s lightweight titanium makeup, it won’t weigh you down by the end of the day. – Buy It

Pickpocket Alpha Multi-Tool

Pickpocket Alpha Multi-Tool

A bottle opener is one of man’s most essential tools — especially for the craft beer lover. For some, opening a cold bottle of suds on the fly has become somewhat of a daily routine, which is what makes the Pickpocket such a necessary piece of everyday carry gear.

It features a strong, titanium construction and boasts a small yet fully-functional design intended to fit nicely in your already-crowded pocket space. On the opposite side of the Pickpocket Multi-Tool’s bottle opener is a built-in pocket clip for attaching it to your belt or pocket, allowing for quicker access to your bottle-opener. The result is more bottles opened in less time, and an enjoyable, unforgettable experience for everyone. – Buy It

Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask

Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask

You know you’ve made some solid choices in your life when you’re taking nips of whiskey from a flask made from titanium. Vargo’s titanium flask won’t weigh you down — should you decide to carry whiskey on your person throughout the day — because, of course, it’s made from lightweight titanium. But that’s not entirely what makes this flask so great in general.

Titanium EDC essentials are exceptional in their own right, but Vargo’s Titanium Flask also features an integrated silicone funnel for depositing your whiskey or bourbon of choice, and also acts as a spout for pouring whatever alcohol you didn’t drink during the day — if any — back into its original container for later consumption. These are great times we live in. – Buy It

Shinola x Benchmade Titanium 765 Pocket Knife

Shinola x Benchmade Titanium 765 Pocket Knife

As with any EDC essential, lighter is better. And the Titanium 765 Pocket Knife fits the bill perfectly. The 765 knife was born from a collaboration between Shinola and reputable American knife manufacturer Benchmade. The lightweight knife is coated in an extremely durable and scratch-resistant diamond-like carbon material and features bearing washers that provide a beautifully smooth blade action. Style is respected as the knife is adorned with discreet Shinola branding including the Shinola Detroit logo on the clip and the signature lightning bolt on the butt of the knife. – Buy It

Titanium Pocket Bit

Titanium Pocket Bit

Never underestimate the pure functionality of a piece of EDC equipment simply because of its compact size. Especially the Titanium Pocket Bit by Big Idea Design. Roughly the width of a standard house key and weighing in at a mere 4.2 ounces, the Titanium Pocket Bit is small, lightweight, keychain friendly, and a worthy addition to your existing EDC collection.

Available in a hex or round body, each Titanium Pocket Bit is built from grade 5 titanium alloy and features a 6mm flat head on one side and a #2 Phillips head on the other that work in conjunction with the included titanium key ring to loosen and tighten screws or pry open boxes. And yeah, it also pops open bottles of Newcastle. Take that, PBR. – Buy It

Schrade Titanium EDC Pry Tool

Schrade Titanium EDC Pry Tool

So much functionality in such a small EDC tool is really what makes everyday carry tools so great. The basic concept followed when designing the Schrade Titanium EDC Pry Tool is “carry less, do more.” And with a plethora of integrated tools on board — a seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, flat head screwdriver, pry tip, scraper end and wrench driver — you’ll be doing plenty of work with the bare minimum amount of metal.

Speaking of metal, the EDC Pry Tool is a chunk of solid 6AL-4V titanium. Which means it’s lightweight, it won’t weigh down your keychain, and you’ll likely forget you’re even carrying it until the day comes when you ask it to perform. And it will, time and time again. – Buy It

Mecarmy Illuminex-1 Titanium Flashlight

Mecarmy Illuminex-1 Titanium Flashlight

An EDC flashlight has proven to be one of the most important parts of your everyday carry, especially when trying to accomplish any meaningful task whatsoever after dark. And what better way to keep your EDC both highly functional and lightweight than with Mecarmy’s Illuminex-1 EDC light.

A solid, lightweight utility knife for everyday pocket carry, the MecArmy Titanium Flashlight is powered by a micro USB rechargeable lithium ion that is good for 130 lumens and up to 6 hours of continuous operation. Additional features include a 59 meters beam distance, an integrated key ring for carrying on your keychain, and a lightweight titanium construction that is submersible in water up to 2 meters. – Buy It

Reate Hills Titanium Flipper Knife

Reate Hills Titanium Flipper Knife

When designing everyday carry knives, the ethos at Reate Knives is detailed perfection. A perfect example of this is their Hills Titanium Flipper Knife. It features a clean design with a solid 6AL4V titanium handle, an S35VN steel blade, and an integrated ball bearing system that allows for quick and simple blade deployment on the go. Its got everything you need in a quality EDC knife and nothing you don’t. – Buy It

Pico Keychain Bottle Opener

Pico Keychain Bottle Opener

Its not the size of the bottle opener that counts, its how well it provides you access to your favorite craft beers time and time again. Perhaps the smallest bottle opener in existence is the Pico Micro Bottle Opener. Measuring in at smaller than a quarter, the Pico is made from durable .100 inch stonewashed titanium and comes with a keyring for harnessing plenty of leverage during intense drinking sessions. – $79

The James Brand Chapter Knife

The James Brand Chapter Knife

Very few knives are worthy of your everyday carry, and even fewer are integrated with titanium. The James Brand Chapter Knife is both, and its design is as much a piece of tangible art as it is a necessary addition to your EDC collection. Despite a market full of feature-rich, indestructible pocket folding knives, the Chapter Knife maintains a sleek, minimalist design that includes a rust-free stainless D2 steel blade with either a serrated combo blade or straight blade, along with a lightweight titanium frame-lock construction that is likely to last a lifetime. – Buy It

Griffin XL Titanium Pocket Tool

Griffin XL Titanium Pocket Tool

A quality pocket tool can increase the overall functionality of your everyday carry without considerably weighing you down. A great one to consider adding to your current lineup is the Griffin Titanium Pocket Tool. Both compact and lightweight, this titanium pocket tool fits easily onto your keychain and boasts over 15 different tools, some of which include a bottle opener, bit driver, 5 different hex driver sizes, a pry bar with a nail slot, a flathead screwdriver, a wrench, a metric ruler, an imperial ruler, a scoring tool, and a pocket clip. – $68

Pocket Samurai Titanium Keychain Knife

Pocket Samurai Titanium Keychain Knife

While StatGear’s tactical pen was a great step forward for the brand, they truly hit a home run with the Pocket Samurai Keychain Knife. The knife’s design was inspired by Samurai swords — weapons known for their superior strength and sharpness.

Grade 5 titanium handles keep the knife lightweight while a 440C stainless steel tanto blade cuts through boxes, rope, and letters just as well as your current EDC knife without much effort. Additional features include a stainless steel pocket clip that doubles as a money clip for your spare cash, a thumb stud for easy blade deployment, and an integrated key ring for attaching to — you guessed it — your keychain. – Buy It

Handgrey Titanium Carabiners

Handgrey Titanium Carabiners

Unless you actively participate in rock climbing or spelunking, a carabiner will simply become a keychain. It turns out, though, that carabiners actually make great keychains — especially those of the lightweight titanium variety like the line from Handgrey. Designed specifically for use as a keychain as part of your everyday carry, Handgrey Titanium Carabiners are made from solid grade 5 titanium that renders them lightweight yet extremely durable. Each unique piece is outfitted with a quick-release system and your choice of a stone tumbled or hand brushed finish. – Buy It

Zero Tolerance Sinkevich Titanium Flipper

Zero Tolerance Sinkevich Titanium Flipper

If there is such a thing as a subpar Zero Tolerance knife, we have yet to find it. What we have found is another lightweight yet tough-as-nails titanium EDC knife by the brand in the form of the frame lock Sinkevich Flipper Knife. The design is based on the company’s 0450 knife — a highly-praise collaboration between Zero Tolerance and knife maker Dmitry Sinkevich — and boasts a slimmed-down, more pocket-friendly silhouette along with lightweight titanium handles, an easy-to-sharpen S35VN stainless steel blade, and a ball bearing opening system with a built-in flipper for rapid blade deployment. – Buy It

KeyBar Slayer Titanium

KeyBar Slayer Titanium

Perhaps the best-looking multi-key holder that money can buy, the KeyBar Slayer Titanium key organizer boasts a CNC-milled titanium construction that will not only lighten your overall pocket payload, but will also add a bit of flare to your EDC. As with it’s aluminum counterparts, the Titanium Slayer keyBar includes a removable pocket clip, a key fob attachment, and a pair of O rings to adjust the KeyBar’s tension to suit your individual needs. – Buy It

Titanium Glow Fob

Titanium Glow Fob

Losing your keys is inevitable. Losing them in the dark, however, is the nightmare of that inevitability. Luckily, brightening up your EDC is a cinch with the Titanium Glow Fob by Tec Accessories. Inside the key fob’s protective titanium housing is a handmade glow pellet that glows green for up to 12 hours after prolonged exposure to daylight. Attach it to your keys, your backpack, or any other item you carry with you on a daily basis and you’ll stay better oriented in the dark. – Buy It

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