Two pieces of gear constantly vie for the place of “most popular EDC gadget to collect”: Pocket knives and carabiners. With designs that range from the ultra minimalist and simple to the complex and space-age-tech infused, there’s no shortage of options to satisfy any gearhead’s urge to collect.
But it’s not everyday that you come across something that combines two such venerable pieces of everyday carry equipment. Behold: CRKT’s Compano Carabiner, a holy union of reliable carabiner and sharp as heck high carbon stainless steel fold out blade. The entire design is so brilliant, I wish I would have thought of it myself. The shape of the carabiner blends smoothly into the folding ring of the knife, giving excellent dexterity and handling all within a very compact package. Will it replace your favorite knife and carabiner? Probably not, but it’ll be a darned fine addition to whichever collection you favor.
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