As your EDC collection continues to outgrow your pockets, your keychain is the next best place to carry some extra gear considering that it travels with you wherever you go. Too much stuff on your keychain or in your pockets can, however, weigh you down considerably throughout the day. When picking a pocket-sized tool or two to carry on your keychain, you’ll want ones that are highly functional, lightweight, and take up the least amount of pocket real estate.
So whether you’re tightening up those last few screws on the Christmas presents this Christmas eve, opening another package, or popping open your next craft beer bottle, these 10 EDC-worthy keychain tools will be there when you need them—ready for the task at hand.
Gerber Shard Keychain Tool
The Gerber Shard Keychain Tool is neither big nor flashy, yet provides you with everything you may need in a pinch: two flathead screwdrivers, a cross driver, pry bar, wire strippers, and a bottle opener. Its boasts a unique yet humble design, crafted from stainless steel coated in titanium nitride and will quietly get the job done when called upon. – Buy It
CRKT Viva Keychain Multi-Tool
Built from stonewashed 3Cr13 stainless steel, the Viva Multi-Tool measures in at only 4 inches and features an assortment of built-in tools including a flathead screwdriver that doubles as a pry bar, 5 different sized hex wrenches, and a bottle opener. Carry it in your pocket, on your belt, or attach it to your keychain via an integrated key ring. – Buy It
Vargo Titanium Keychain Tool
An upgrade from it’s previous design, Vargo’s 1.2 Titanium Keychain Tool adds 5 different functions to your keychain including a reverse-cutting can opener, a craft beer bottle opener, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm wrenches, a flathead screwdriver, and an integrated key ring or lanyard attachment. – Buy It
Porter Key Knife
The Porter Key Knife is a key-sized utility folding knife with an integrated bottle opener. While small in stature, it is a formidable addition to any everyday carry collection, essentially replacing both your EDC knife and bottle opener while integrating seamlessly into your current keychain setup. – Buy It
SOG Key Knife
Shaped like any standard house key, the SOG Keychain Knife inconspicuously blends in with the rest of your keychain until you’re ready to deploy the folding drop point stainless steel blade it cleverly hides within. While it may not render you the victor in a knife fight, it’s a winner when it comes to everyday cutting tasks such as opening boxes, letters, or removing the latest splinter from your finger. Available with or without an integrated nail file. – Buy It
While the Ringtool was designed with the bicycle commuter in mind, this in no way disqualifies it from normal everyday carry duties. We’re sure you can find endless uses for the flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, torxhead T25 driver, 8mm Hex bits, and it’s also an adequate keychain bottle opener. – Buy It
Titanium Pocket Bit
The Titanium Pocket Bit is made from grade 5 titanium alloy and features a 6mm flat head on one side and a #2 Phillips head on the other that work together with the included titanium key ring to loosen and tighten screws, pry open boxes, or twist open bottles. It blends in seamlessly with your current EDC collection and is available in your choice of a hex or round body. – Buy It
Machine Era Multi-Tool
Designed as an all-in-one keychain multi-tool, the Multi-Tool by Machine Era Co. is machined from a solid block of titanium and includes a built-in bottle opener, Philips head and flathead screwdrivers, a finger grip, a pry wedge, and a one-inch ruler.
Featuring a clever ‘K’ shape for it’s namesake, the lightweight Kershaw K-Tool is the knife company’s answer to the everyday carry movement. While it can’t slice and dice like their flipper knives can, the K-Tool effectively tightens and loosens screws before popping open your bottle of Newcastle thanks to a flathead screwdriver tip and an integrated bottle opener. – Buy It
While it doesn’t open beer bottles, the CRKT Extrik-8-R may very well save your life one day. When a bad day strikes, this lightweight, skeletonized keychain tool offers up a seat belt cutter, an oxygen bottle wrench, a Phillips head screwdriver tip, and a length of paracord—All conveniently accessible from the keychain you’ve attached it to. – Buy It
FireStash Keychain Lighter
Housed inside of a waterproof chrome canister, this key-sized EDC lighter is compatible with standard lighter fuel and attaches to your keyring via a 20mm split ring so that its always at the ready to pull fire starting duties. – Buy It
No bigger than a house key, the Quickey is a simple yet clever stainless steel multi-tool that will blend in seamlessly with your existing key ring setup while vastly improving the functionality of your everyday carry. Integrated into the design is a built-in file, a bottle opener, a serrated edge, a scoring point, and a #2 flat head screwdriver. – Buy It
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