All Black EDC

30 All-Black EDC Essentials

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We’ve featured more than our fair share of everyday carry on this site, and, as you can tell, 90% of it has been presented to you in an all-black color scheme. Black adds a bit of class and subtlety to your carry collection, if you will. It’s also non-reflective, a readily-available color choice in most of the brands you’ve come to love from browsing our site, and wears well over time to keep your EDC looking sharp for as long as you carry it.

From your favorite EDC knives and front pocket wallets to an assortment of black-out keychain tools, all-black EDC pens, and more, we’ve featured 30 of the best blacked-out EDC essentials to consider adding to your everyday carry arsenal today.

Spine Wallet

Spine Wallet

The Spine Wallet is lightweight, slim, and able to crack open cold bottles of your favorite beer, and we couldn’t ask for three better things from and everyday carry wallet. Its crafted from grade 5 titanium, which renders it extremely lightweight, water resistant, corrosion-resistant, and more than likely stronger than the wallet that currently resides in your back pocket, while a heavy-duty elastic band secures your cards, cash, receipts, and any other loose items floating around in your pocket. Machined directly into the design is a bottle opener for popping the top on your beverage of choice, and the blacked-out color scheme will blend in well with the all-black EDC you’re currently building. – Buy It

Zero Tolerance Hinderer 0566BW Knife

ZT hinderer 0566BW Knife

A high-performance knife in a pocket friendly design, the Rick Hinderer-built 0566BW knife by Zero Tolerance features a blackwash blade made from S35VN steel — one of the best steels available for an EDC knife in our humble opinion — along with a quad-mount clip that offers left or right-handed carry with tip up or down.

A flipper opening mechanism offers superb blade deployment while a lock bar-stabilized frame lock ensures the blade stays open during intense use. Textured G-10 composite on the front handle gives a solid grip while the all stainless back lets this folder slide fast into deep pocket carry. – Buy It

Boker Plus Bolt Action Tactical Pen

Boker Plus Bolt Action Tactical Pen

This tactical pen by Boker Plus delivers on two fronts: Jotting down notes, numbers, directions, etc. and, should the need arise, as a backup self defense tool. This hardcoat-anodized, all-black aluminum-body EDC pen features a bolt action mechanism for a satisfying open and close while an integrated pocket clip makes for a smooth deployment from your pocket. – Buy It

Gerber Shard Keychain Multi-Tool

Gerber Shard Keychain Multi-Tool

Small in stature but rather large when it comes to performance, the Gerber Shard includes everything you may need in a pinch: two flathead screwdrivers, a cross driver, pry bar, wire strippers, and a bottle opener. There are no moving parts, it works straight out of the box, and seamlessly attaches to your keychain or backpack without taking up too much real estate. – Buy It

Grafton EDC Pen

Grafton EDC Pen

The main goal when designing the Grafton Pen was to improve upon the flaws that already exist with current EDC pens. And Everyman — the pen’s manufacturer — hit that goal. To accomplish this task, the pen was first crafted from 100% anodized aluminum instead of plastic, and then outfitted with a heavy duty bolt-on clip, a better-functioning clicking mechanism, an improved grip, and a sleek black color scheme that will look great either sitting on your desk or jotting down directions to the nearest watering hole after work. It’s built to last a lifetime, and is compatible with both Pilot G2 and Fisher Space Pen refills so you’ll never be short on ink. – Buy It

Wally Micro Wallet

Wally Micro Wallet

The smallest, most front pocket-friendly wallet in the Distil Union lineup happens to be one of the most functional, too. The Wally Micro Wallet is available in several different colors — with each one reversible to reveal a different but equally-handsome color to match whatever color you want your everyday carry to be that day. And yes, black is an option, and our favorite. You can fit up to 10 cards in each wallet and a pull on the tab gives you speedy access to said cards. For the cash carrying crowd, a folded bill or two goes under the elastic, in with the cards or secreted away beneath the pull tab’s ribbon. – Buy It

KeySmart Key Organizer

KeySmart Key Organizer

Eliminate key jingle, minimize your carry, and maximize your organization by adding the KeySmart to your EDC collection. The KeySmart holds 2-8 keys in a lightweight but sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum frame, and fits any standard-sized house key. Keys are stored smooth side out to cut down on scratches to your screens in a package smaller than a pack of gum. Unscrew the stainless steel hardware with a flathead or a coin to take your key carry from a jumble on a ring to sleek and silent organization. – Buy It

GoRuck GR1 Backpack

GoRuck GR1

Easily on of the toughest backpacks on the market today, the warzone-friendly GoRuck GR1 offersSpecial Forces-grade durability in a minimalist 21-liter design. Exterior features include a covert easy-access front slant drop pocket and triple-row MOLLE webbing for gear attachment. Its covert bombproof laptop compartment sits against the rear of the pack and can accommodate laptops measuring up to 15 inches or hydration pouches. Padded straps and a reinforced back panel comfortably maintain the structure of the GR1, eliminating the need for a sternum strap. – Buy It

DPTR Clamshell Wallet

DPTR Clamshell Wallet

For a minimalist wallet as small as the Leather Clamshell, it sacrifices neither form nor function. Its slim enough to fit in your front pocket but large enough to feel somewhat substantial, and sports a classic Horween leather exterior with a calf leather lining and an elastic band for carrying extra folding cash, receipts, movie tickets, earphones, and any other items one might typically stash in their pocket or wallet. – Buy It

Gerber Center Drive - Black

Gerber Center Drive – Black

Gerber’ Center-Drive is equipped with a variety of handy, full-sized tools including a 30% longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws. This versatile multi-tool also comes equipped with a magnetic center-axis bit driver providing maximum torque and rotation. And it’s now available in an all-black configuration. These Gerber multipliers also come with spring-loaded needle nose pliers, rotatable wire cutters and strippers, a pry bar with a nail puller, an awl, and magnetic screwdriver bits. – Buy It

KeyBar Key Organizer

KeyBar Key Organizer

An organized everyday carry is an efficient everyday carry, and there’s no better way to streamline your EDC and lighten your overall keychain load than with a KeyBar Key Organizer. The KeyBar includes all of the hardware needed to neatly carry between 1 and 12 keys while eliminating the annoying jingling sound consistent with a typical keychain setup in the process. Other notable 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

Kershaw Blur Glassbreaker Tactical Knife

Kershaw Blur Knife

One of our personal favorite knives of all time happens to also be one of the best-looking EDC knives available for purchase. The Kershaw Blur is a tactical knife with a blacked-out option built to withstand the rigors of everyday cutting tasks. The knife’s recurve blade features a durable, glass-breaking carbide tip and is complimented by aircraft grade aluminum handles with Trac-Tec grip tape inserts for an improved grip and a SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for easy one-handed blade deployment. – Buy It

Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition EDC Pocket Organizer

This durable EDC organizer brings the perfect blend of style and utility to the overall organization of your pocket gear. Made of of 1050 Denier water and abrasion resistant light-weight ballistic nylon fabric, the Maxpedition EDC Pocket organizer comes equipped with a full clamshell opening main compartment with dual zips and a slip pocket on the left and right side with nine and six organization divisions respectively — which should be more than enough room for your growing collection. – Buy Now

Stanley Classic Flask

Stanley Classic Flask

When it comes to reliability, the Stanley brand has it covered. After decades of producing the world’s best thermos, the new Stanley Classic Hip Flask provides a sleek look with secure beverage holding potential. The insulated vessel can house up to 8 ounces of your whiskey of choice for a seamless mid-day nip at your discretion. Share a swig or two with friends and coworkers alike and let them experience the slim comfort and sophisticated look of this classic stainless steel container at an agreeable price. – Buy It

CRKT Viva Keychain Multi-Tool

CRKT Viva Keychain Mult-Tool

When it comes to everyday carry, the more functional the tools you carry are, the less bulky your pockets and keychain will be. A great way to begin streamlining your EDC is by adding the CRKT Viva Pocket Multi-Tool to your keychain immediately. Built from stonewashed 3cr13 stainless steel, the Viva Multi-Tool measures in at only 4 inches long and features a variety 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

TAD FAST Pack Litespeed

TAD FAST Pack Lightspeed

This high-capacity daypack is built for everyday compact carry at 1350 cubic inches. It’s made with integrated MIL-SPEC materials to maintain a high tensile strength, so the pack is resistant to rips, wear, and tear. The Lightspeed also features a highly customizable 6-row MOLLE strap exterior to attach smaller pack compartments and gear. Closed-cell foam padding along the back panel and shoulder straps reduces shock while mesh ventilation ensures comfortable, breathable wear. An easy-access top pocket and hydration tube exit port simplify your on-the-go needs. The bag also includes 96 inches of removable paracord, which can be used to secure bulkier items and doubles as emergency gear. – Buy It

Bellroy Low Down Wallet

Bellroy Low Down Wallet

Bellroy’s slimmest bifold wallet to date is the Low Down, and it sports a classic leather construction that has been minimized even further — stripped of any and all unnecessary features. Tapered edges render the wallet more comfortable in your pocket for extended periods of time despite being able to carry heavier payloads of up to 10 cards and some cash. – Buy It

Cold Steel American Lawman

Cold Steel American Lawman

Cold Steel’s Recon 1 still remains one of our favorite everyday carry knives that isn’t a flipper. It’s close relative — the American Lawman — provides much of the same features as it’s Recon 1 counterpart and is indeed a tactical knife worth consideration. The American Lawman sports a CTS XHP Alloy steel blade for better edge retention along with a rust and glare resistant black DLC coating, a contoured G10 handle for a superior grip, and Cold Steel’s Tri-Ad locking mechanism that can stand up to the impact and shock of everyday carry. – Buy It

The Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Wallet

Many, many wallets hit the market every week. Some are good and some are not. But none of them have come close to being as handsome and carry-friendly as the Ridge Wallet. The Ridge Wallet is an RFID-blocking front pocket wallet available in your choice of high-grade titanium or lightweight aluminum 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

Streamlight Microstream

Streamlight Microstream

Perhaps the best pocket light under $20, the Microstream by Streamlight is powered by a single AAA battery and will give you up to 45 lumens of adequate light for a little over 2 hours — not a bad deal for its relatively affordable sticker price. Its water-friendly, corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum construction will last long after you’ve considered replacing it with something more powerful. – Buy It

Porter Key Knife

Porter Key Knife

Designed specifically as a keychain knife, Porter Key Knife is a key-sized utility folding knife with an integrated bottle opener. While it may not replace a full-sized EDC knife, it is a formidable addition to any everyday carry collection, essentially replacing your bottle opener and tackling smaller, cutting tasks like opening letters, boxes, or defending yourself against a wild pack of rabid kittens. – Buy It

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

If there ever was a pen that could outlive it’s owner, this is it. Gerber’s rugged Impromptu Tactical Pen features a simple push button mechanism that reveals an ink cartridge that can write in all positions and in wet or dry weather, a tempered steel tip window punch, and a machined steel construction that renders it heavy and sturdy enough to effectively double as a self defense weapon. – Buy Now

SOG Centi II Knife

SOG Centi II Knife

The SOG Centi II is a small yet versatile keychain knife ready to take over your simple everyday cutting duties. At only 2.1 inches, the Centi II’s stainless steel blade is quite easy to deploy for the most common of cutting tasks, while a trusted lock back design keeps the blade locked in place while in use. Attach it to your existing keychain to free up some pocket space, or throw it in your front pocket as a compact yet capable everyday carry knife. – Buy It

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

Dango Tactical Multi-Tool Wallet

The Dango Tactical Wallet is easily our pick for the most functional wallet you could ever own. The specs speak for itself — namely a 6061 aerospace grade aluminum construction wrapped in genuine leather, RFID-blocking capabilities, enough room for 12 cards and some cash, and a removable carbon stainless steel multi-tool with over 14 different functions. Buy it today and you’ve just replaced half of your EDC. – Buy It

SOG Key Knife

SOG Key Knife

The SOG Key Knife 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. It looks just like any standard house key on your keychain, and while it may not render you the victor in a knife fight, it’s a winner when it comes to everyday tasks such as opening boxes and letters, or cutting fishing line on your next outdoor adventure to nowhere in particular. – Buy It

Word. Notebooks Black

Word. Notebooks Black

There are better places to write down a phone number or random inspirational ideas than on the back of your hand or on a used napkin at the bar. For us, its Word. Notebooks. Available in a variety of stylish colors and designs which includes your favorite color black, these pocket-sized notebooks feature 48 pages of clean lines and a bullet point system that will keep your to-do lists, notes, brainstorming ideas, and random doodles well organized. – $159

Timex Waterbury Classic

Timex Waterbury Classic

Buying a slick, sharp all-black watch doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. In fact, Timex proves that quite nicely here. The Waterbury line is a relatively recent addition to the brand’s line of easily wearable, affordable timepieces, and the refined-yet-casual nature of this watch only adds to the brand’s appeal. A handsome black dial and black strap accentuate a watch that’s just as easily wearable with a white Oxford shirt or a pocket tee. The clean, heritage-inspired look is a nice mash-up of styles, and for only $100, that’s about as much as you can ask for in a great all-black watch. – Buy It

Trayvax Summit Minimalist Wallet

Trayvax Summit Minimalist Wallet

Trayvax Wallets are best known for their rugged utility and ability to wear hard against the elements. The latest offering from the brand is the Summit — a minimalist wallet to cut down on weight and to simplify your everyday carry. To keep the Summit Minimalist Wallet’s design simple, Trayvax built it from only two components, which keeps it lightweight overall while still offering much-needed RFID protection. – Buy It

SOG MacV Tool

SOG MacV Tool

The SOG MacV Tool is made from 3Cr13 stainless steel and features a skull design that closely resembles the original skull branding for MACV-SOG, a covert operations group that operated during Vietnam and after which both the MacV Tool and SOG itself are named. The blacked-out EDC tool features 12 built-in functions which include a pry bar, a bottle opener, both a small and large flathead screwdriver, a small Phillips head screwdriver, a line cutter, a blade sharpener, an integrated lanyard/keychain hole, and four different bit drivers. – Buy It

Warby Parker Robinson Sunglasses

Warby Parker Robinson Sunglasses

A pioneer in the eyewear space, Warby Parker is the brand to buy for sunglasses as well as stylish eyewear — and if you’re familiar with the brand’s process, you know the results are worth every penny. The Robinson is an affordable, bold and unique set of sunglasses, and the all-black colorway should fit right in alongside beach boardwalks or city sidewalks. The brand calls the silhouette “geometric,” — we call it stylish and ready for summer. Don’t you agree? – Buy It

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