Now your EDC can get in on what tubas, doorknobs, and ancient Roman helmets have known forever: Brass is cool. The copper alloy not only looks awesome with its subtle golden luster, it also happens to have germicidal properties, a not unimportant fact these days. One of the slickest ways to get some brass in your collection is to pick up one — or all three — of the offerings from the James Brand’s Brass Collection.
All three items — pen, knife, carabiner — come in other materials as well, but the continuity of the brass is pretty striking. The Pike knife is one of the Portland (OR) knife maker’s newest blades, a slim folder designed for pocket carry. The Stilwell is a remarkably compact pen that twists out to a full-sized pen with an excellent heft and smooth writing. Then there’s the Mehlville Carabiner. Possibly the most considered carabiner out there, it securely keeps your keys in place with its dual compartment design, and even has a bottle opener. Add all three to your EDC and see what brass can do for you.
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