Black on black and with stealth-like angular features, the Schrade SCHA5B Folding Knife doesn’t look anything like your typical pocket knife, instead resembling a weapon we’d expect the Dark Knight to wield. Built by Taylor Brands, the official manufacturer of Smith & Wesson knives, the SCHA5B boasts a 3.375-inch AUS-8 high carbon stainless steel clip point blade fitted with thumb knobs on either end plus a finger actuator for ambidextrous use, opening rapidly thanks to its (legal) M.A.G.I.C. spring assisted mechanism. It’s also equipped with a liner lock to secure the blade when exposed and a manual lock to prevent inadvertent opening.
California-based Apolis has really struck a chord with consumers as of late thanks to the brand’s mix of global advocacy and timeless style staples. They do more than just blazers and boots though — this made-in-Los Angeles leather keychain (part of its Transit Issue line) is crafted with hand-oiled and edged vegetable-tanned leather and four handstitched bar tacks for tons of durability from such a small piece. It’s the perfect upgrade to that free key chain you might have been carrying around, and its great looks and variety of color options will pair perfectly with any stylish and rugged outfit in your closet.
Learn more at Apolis — $38
Carrying around a knife doesn’t mean sacrificing half your pocket. Prime example: the Spyderco Bug Knife. This 1.6-inch long knife (when folded) is the smallest in Spyderco’s line and features a 1.3-inch razor sharp 3Cr13 stainless slip-joint folding steel blade. It’s also got a 0.4-ounce weight, a lanyard hole for keychain carry, and a satin finish on its stainless steel handle. And although it’s technically non-locking, resistant pressure at the pivot point when in use ensures that the blade stays open.
We’ve got nothing against traditional arcade systems, but they’re occasionally a little too conspicuous for when subtler styling calls. Love Hulten’s Pixelkabinett 42 packs a full-size coin-op arcade system but stashes it within a unique hand-made cabinet complete with glowing planetarium decor that’s also customizable in numerous ways and sports a folding top that both renders the unit more discreet and keeps out dust when not in use. Otherwise, it also boasts speakers with an optional sub for extra bass, various PCB board options with different game lists, and a walnut and ash control pad that includes a 4-to-8 way joystick plus push buttons.
Learn more at Love Hulten – roughly $4,100+
Stop travelling with your watches stuffed in socks and give them a worthy home with Discommon’s Watch Wallet. Made of waxed Italian leather and lined with a tweed inner, this watch case holds up to two of your most distinctive timepieces alongside a passport and other travel documents. And while both the tobacco brown and wolf grey boast a traditional look and feel, they subtly feature a 3mm thick D30 foam shield within their walls, absorbing energy from shocks and bumps to ensure your watches keep on ticking accurately.
Find it at Discommon – $380
Whatever your travel plans this summer, Best Made Co’s The Bonded Duffle has your back — or, rather, 44 litres worth of the clothes on it. Based around their bonded canvas which is the result of the permanent bonding of 10 oz canvas with 7 oz flat cotton twill using a rubber-based adhesive, this durable duffle resists abrasion as well as water, the latter helped by taped interior seams and an internal storm flap backing up the brass zipper. Both leather handles and a wool felt-lined removable shoulder strap offer two modes of carry while the bag itself comes in either black or olive drab (shown).
Grab one at Best Made Co – $230
If self-expression is amongst your primary concerns and you’re looking for a new bag, give Rareform’s Classic Backpack a shot. Old vinyl billboards go into the making of every one of their products, upcycling what would otherwise hit the landfill into a series of interesting packs of which no two are quite alike. Each backpack features a durable heathered body with a padded air mesh back panel, a fully padded laptop compartment, a plush fur lined quick-access pocket, and a colorful hand-selected billboard piece that makes up its front.
Check out the offerings at Rareform – $65
Each Carbonbuilt 01W Carbon Fiber Wallet is constructed of a single piece of forged carbon. And not much else. Using high tonnage presses and heated tooling, the 01W’s composite laminate comes out extremely durable without the need for significant post-processing. The wallet also boasts a high-gloss UV-resistant finish, weighs in at about half an ounce, and holds up to 7 cards plus a bit of green using the included elastic.
Find it at Carbonbuilt – $100
A travel piece that’s at once stylish and functional can be somewhat hard to come by. One that’s crafted with care at a reasonable price point narrows down the list even further. Jack + Mulligan has been producing travel accessories and home goods in America for a few years now, gaining some visibility along the way while continuing to adhere to fine quality standards. The Newton Weekender combines a rich olive color with a durable 18 oz. water-repellent twill body, leather reinforced handles and zipper pulls, matte black hardware and a hearty waxed canvas bottom layer. It’s ideal for tossing in your gear and heading to the beach or cabin for the weekend.
Learn more at Jack + Mulligan — $298
Even obsessive gamers won’t catch all 721 pokemon across all games without some (read: tons of) effort. But RageOn’s Pokemon Collage Duvet Cover will make up for even the poorest excuse of a Pokedex. Available in twin, queen, and king sizes, this cover includes every single Pokemon you’ll see in every single Pokemon game, all in one place. Each is made to order, so you’ll have to patiently wait about 20 days before delivery — plenty of time to brush up on your Pokemon etymology.