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Your Guide to the Top EDC Gifts Under $50 | REC

Your Guide to the Top EDC Gifts Under $50 | REC

14th May 2024

Top EDC Gifts Under $50

We teamed up with fellow REC employees to ask them what they would choose for gift-giving this year if they only had $50 or less to spend. So here it is, our curated list of top EDC 

(Everyday Carry ) gifts under $50. 

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In this quest, we're taking you on a journey to find those versatile, practical, and budget-friendly gifts. You know, the kind of presents that spark joy and excitement, whether you're traversing the countryside or conquering a particularly tough Amazon package. These gifts will serve the recipient well on late-night neighborhood strolls or mountain adventures.all for less than $50!

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

Benjamin Franklin

Multi-Tools Possess a Ton of Benefits for EDC, Gloveboxes, Bugout Packs, and Just Good Overall Preparation for Daily Tasks

Give them the gift of everything with a Multi-tool! One of our favorites is the Leatherman Rev 832127. Sporting 14 tools it is made of stainless steel and has a 420HC steel liner lock blade. This 3.8-inch pocket tool boasts needlenose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, 420HC knife, package opener, wood and metal file, can opener, bottle opener, 1.5 inch - 3.8 cm ruler, Phillips screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver, and a wire stripper. The Leatherman Rev is a great addition to your office, vehicle, backpack, daily commute materials, or even in the top of your fishing tackle or toolbox.

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Flashlights Might Just Be One of the Most Invaluable Items You Can Always Have Ready

The Olight i5R EOS flashlight comes in a ton of cool colors. The R stands for rechargeable! It is a small, powerhouse of a flashlight with a tail-switch. It has an integrated USB Type-C interface for charging. A single high-performing LED, paired with a PMMA lens for spread and throw out to 350 lumens for the ability to see out to 209 feet with a whopping 64 meter throw. The second setting gives you 15 lumens and will run 37 hours on a single charge. Olight's two-way pocket clip allows this little flashlight to slide onto the brim of a ballcap, through a shoulder loop, MOLLE webbing, or right against you in your pocket.

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Lubrication on all moving parts - all the time. Let's check out these knife pivot lubes and oils for your EDC gear and knives

Gunny Glide is a game-changing lubricant designed to work wonders on all surfaces, boasting a revolutionary blend of graphene and h-Boron Nitride. Graphene, known for its incredible strength and lubricity, becomes one with the surfaces it's applied to, effectively filling pores and defects, and resulting in enhanced lubrication and wear protection. What sets Gunny Glide apart is our patent-pending process that keeps the graphene evenly distributed without the need for vigorous shaking, making it exceptionally user-friendly. Plus, with the added chemical stability and lubrication prowess of h-Boron Nitride, Gunny Glide outshines other graphene-based lubricants. Whether it's knife pivots, firearms, or corrosion protection for blade surfaces, Gunny Glide proves itself as the ultimate all-purpose lubricant that gets better with each use. At only $15.00 this also makes an excellent stocking stuffer!

Gear organization is important when optimizing space, remaining prepared, doing a quick inventory of what's left on the trail, or just good old weight distribution

Meet the EDCM-SLIM 2.0 by Vanquest. Compact and super-organized everyday carry companion measuring 8" (H) x 6" (W) x 1.25" (D). It's loaded with upgrades, including an easy-access front pocket, 23 elastic webbing slots for pens and more, and a nifty three-position 6” double hook key chain tether. Part of the Everyday Carry Maximizer™ (EDCM) series, it stands out with its smart "Maximizer" elastic channels for maximum space efficiency. Despite its slim profile, it holds all your essential gear with large flat pockets on both sides, secure #8 YKK zippers, and tough 1,000-D CORDURA® with TEFLON® by DuPont® construction. Plus, it's MOLLE/PALS compatible and offers versatile attachment options, ensuring your EDC essentials are organized and at your fingertips whenever you need them.

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Keeping your knife sharp is not just a matter of convenience, it's a matter of efficiency and overall functionality. A sharp knife is a reliable tool that ensures you can tackle various tasks with precision. Here are our top knife sharpeners under $50 for your knife nut, hunter, fisher, outdoorsman, or kitchen chef!

A sharp knife is necessary. You don't begin outdoor tasks with a dull blade just as you don't slice through tomatoes with a spoon. The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener 2.2.1 is a pack or pocket-friendly tool for a field sharpening solution. The 5 sharpening surfaces provide you the ability to maintain any knife, arrowhead, fishing hook, and axe. Two Diamond plates, one course 220 grit for repairing, and one 600 fine grit for sharpening. Two Ceramic rods. A 3-position ceramic rod incorporating coarse, fine, and fish hook honing sides, plus a small, fine grit serration sharpener. One leather strop which has been conditioned with a micro-abrasive to finish blades to a razor-like edge. This is an excellent tool for hunting knives, pocket knives, and filet knives as well as a variety of camping tools.

Field sharpening, pocket-knife sharpening, kitchen, and more, here!

REC carries brands from Benchmade Knives, Spyderco, Microtech, Toor Knives, Kershaw, GiantMouse, Pro-Tech, and an endless amount of others from one-off specialty makers or high-quality production blades and outdoor gear. Whether it's parts for your knife, gear for your next adventure, or looking to customize a knife for yourself or that special someone in your life, we've got you covered. Feel free to reach out to us with your questions, we are more than happy to help!
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River's Edge Cutlery in Hilliard, Ohio, just north of Columbus, is a premier destination for knife enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. This cutlery and outdoor haven offers an extensive selection of high-quality knives, from pocket knives and kitchen cutlery to specialty blades for hunting, camping, and everyday carry. With a deep passion for blades, their expert staff provides personalized guidance, ensuring customers find the perfect tool for their needs. River's Edge Cutlery is not just a store; it's a community hub where knife aficionados can connect, learn, and explore the world of knives. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice looking for the ideal blade, this Columbus gem is dedicated to delivering exceptional knives and expertise to all who walk through its doors.