When it comes to apparel and gear, trends may come and go, but black stays right where it belongs as the sharpest and sleekest colour of them all. It’s in celebration of the perennially trend-setting colour that we present this month’s Gallantry Finds. Whether it be wallet, folding knife, rucksack or pen, there’s no product that loses an iota of lustre by going with our favourite shade. Indeed, black is cool, hot, versatile and fashionable all at once. No one ever says no to it, and we’re not about to start. Hence, we present Gallantry Finds – All Black Everything.
DPTR Liquid Wallet
Giving the bifold wallet some billfold flair is the DPTR Liquid Wallet. Entirely made in the USA, the elegant accessory comes wrapped by a thick, elastic band to deliver an extra slim and snug profile. That’s joined by a Horween leather exterior, pigskin liner and a quick-access pull tab for over 6 cards. Between the cash you keep inside it and its effortlessly smooth vibe, this wallet’s all kinds of liquid, indeed.
Defy Bags Snappy Valet Tray
Made from a single piece of Horween Austin Calf leather, the Snappy Valet Tray from Defy Bags will bring copious amounts of sophistication and organisation into your life. Thanks to button snaps in every corner, assembly is quite literally a snap. Use the EDC to store keys, gear and accessories, allowing you to “defy clutter” in true style.
Civilware Clipper Folding Knife
Your carry game isn’t complete without a handy knife in your pocket. This Clipper Folding Knife from Civilware has you covered. It features a sturdy 154CM PVD-coated blade, stainless steel hardware and a titanium framelock. Also included is a thumbstud, meaning the knife doesn’t discriminate based on hand preference. Pair that with a sleek colourway of grey and black and you’ve got yourself a keeper to say the least. Stay sharp, gents!
MecArmy FL10 Titanium Carabiner Flashlight
When is a carabiner more than a carabiner? When it’s the FL10 Titanium Carabiner Flashlight, of course. Built for everyday carry and bolstered by steadfast titanium construction, the carabiner includes a built-in USB rechargeable 360-lumen flashlight with five illumination modes. With this compact beast at your disposal, your pocket game has never been more on point.
Lum-Tec Combat B39 Phantom
Robust in design and yet not without a shadowy edge, the Combat B39 Phantom from Lum-Tec is all kinds of awesome. A minimalist black profile gives the watch a truly sleek vibe, while a 43mm titanium carbide PVD coated 316L stainless steel case drives home themes of durability and fortitude. The stunning piece also features Swiss Ronda 515 12-hour movement and an MDV luminous-coated dial. Adding to the watch’s unmistakable charms are free battery charges for life, water resistance of up to 200 metres, and your choice of either nylon or leather NATO-style straps. The name alone is worth the price of admission–the hefty build and brilliant aesthetic all but guarantees satisfaction.
Inventery Mechanical Pen
Sure, you can head over to the nearest office supply store and drop a few bucks for some dinky click pen that may or may not even work, or you can get yourself an Inventery Mechanical Pen instead. Touting brass unibody construction, beautiful colour and a lifetime warranty, the elegant pen delivers a stealthy, silent click. Suffice to say, you won’t be lending this one out to your buddies at work.
Standard Pacific Field Rucksack
Good for urban and outdoor terrains alike, the Field Rucksack from Standard Pacific offers the best of durability and style. It hosts a water repellant nylon shell, waterproof zippers, a tech pocket, thermal side pockets, a removable shoe pouch, compression moulded back support and more. Take it literally anywhere and expect people to ask you where you got it.
Big Idea Design Bit Bar Titanium EDC Screwdriver
You just never know when you’ll need a screwdriver, and thanks to the Bit Bar Titanium EDC Screwdriver, you’ll always have one on hand. Made with DLC-coated grade 5 titanium, the compact tool fits right in your pocket, includes a full-sized driver grip and holds up to eight standard 1/4″ hex bits at a time. It’s also TSA compliant, equipped with a pocket clip for seamless carry, and housed in a smooth leather case.
Nomad Lightning Carabiner
If the previously mentioned carabiner flashlight was right up your alley, then Nomad has an accessory with your name written all over it. Presenting their Lightning Carabiner, which deftly combines a trusty key holder and certified Apple MFi charger. Expect rapid charge times, sturdy construction and a spring-loaded gate from this bite-size stunner.
Defy Bags Dopp Kit M35 Tarp
Black and beautiful, the Dopp Kit M35 Tarp from Defy Bags is made from genuine M35 military truck tarp, making it one rugged and resilient travel essential. Joining that ultra-tough (but nevertheless smooth) exterior is a hand-made Horween leather carry loop, an antique brass YKK zipper and military-grade parachute material liner on the inside. Your toiletries will go in and never want to leave.