EDC, or Every Day Carry, is more than just an abbreviation, it’s a way of life. Knowing you’re prepared for every eventuality gives the sort of peace of mind that’s not possible to achieve any other way. When it comes to pocket tools, EDC epitomizes the utility, versatility, and portability any prepared person could wish for. With our buying guide packed full of the very best pocket tools for EDC, you can leave the house feeling confident and prepared for whatever your day throws at you.
The Best Pocket Tool For EDC
Our top choice for EDC pocket tools is this multi-purpose black offering from Gerber. With a huge 7 features, this stylish yet functional tool embodies the EDC way and is light enough to fit comfortably on your keychain, so you never need to worry about leaving the house without it. Made from stainless steel and covered in a titanium nitrate coating to protect the tool from corrosion, this Gerber 7-in-1 EDC pocket multi-tool is an essential piece of kit for anyone who values organization. Because it measures just 2.75 inches, you’ll feel perfectly comfortable with it in your pocket.
That said, this tool might be small, but it’s also mighty! Featuring 7 vital components, the ‘Shard’ can be easily used as a small flat driver, medium flat driver, cross driver, pry bar, wire stripper, lanyard hole, and bottle opener; so whether you’re at a picnic or doing some home renovations, this tool has all the essential functions you might need – it’s even airport safe so you can fly with it in your pocket or carry on!
Measures 2.75 inches and weighs 0.6oz
Stainless steel with titanium nitride coating
Features include: pry bar, small flathead driver, medium flathead driver, wire stripper, bottle opener, lanyard hole, cross driver
- Weight0.32 ounces
With 11 functions for under $5, it’s easy to see why this SE 11-Funktion EDC Pocket Survival Tool has been given our rating for Best Value! This neat little tool is roughly the size of your credit card, so you can easily slip it into your pocket or wallet without worrying about feeling uncomfortable as you work.
The 11 functions include a can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction ancillary wrench, screwdriver, knife-edge, saw blade, ruler, and keychain hole. You’ll even receive a free black fitted leatherette carrying case to protect your wallet, the inside of your pocket, and the tool itself from any damage while you’re out and about.
Dimensions of 2.1”x0.2”x3.1.”
Made of stainless steel
Comes with a fitted leatherette carrying case
11 functions: can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction ancillary wrench, screwdriver, knife-edge, saw blade, ruler, and a keychain hole
Credit card sized
- Weight1.6 ounces
Founded in 1986 and named in honor of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (or MACV-SOG, SOG for short), this Seattle based company is dedicated to the same quick, quiet, functional solutions that were favored by this regiment. Built to last and always ready to assist, SOG Stainless Steel Money Clip & Knife Blade is designed to stay discreet while serving double-duty on the go.
With a knife that stays sharp and a money clip that has no intentions of letting go of your cash or cards until you need them, we think this is one of the very best pocket tools for EDC, and the sort of tool you won’t be able to remember how you lived without! The 2oz minimalist knife has been cleverly skeletonized to reduce weight and give you options to loop a chain for easy carrying – not to mention it looks cool! – and the knife itself is “thinner than a pack of chewing gum,” so it should feel comfortable in your pocket. The stainless steel money clip has also been skeletonized to reduce weight while maintaining strength, and you can even use the knife while keeping your cash safely attached by the clip.
Measures 2.75” and weighs just 2oz
Made of stainless steel
Easy-open lock blade: can be opened with just one hand
Made in China but warrantied for life by SOG’s Seattle-based HQ
- Weight1.6 ounces
Another EDC pocket multi-tool from SOG, SOG EDC 9-in-1 Mini Multitool Pocket Knife is an excellent option for anyone looking to add a pocket knife to their EDC arsenal. Easily attachable to your keychain, so you know you’ve always got it with you, this multi-tool is super lightweight and measures just 3.9” – big enough to do the harder jobs but small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket or bag.
The 9 features this tool encompasses include pliers, a wire cutter, Philips screwdriver, small and large screwdrivers, a file, bottle opener, gripper, and pocket clip, so you know you’re always covered for any eventuality. Made with the SOG mindset, this tool is built to last and has been designed to be used every day. What’s more, each feature included in this EDC pocket multi-tool has been carefully constructed for easy access, so you can get out the tool you need precisely when you need it, without any risk of harming yourself in the meantime.
Measures 3.9” long and weighs 3.3.oz
9 Features including pliers, a wire cutter, Philips screwdriver, small and large screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, gripper, pocket clip, 2” blade
Micro ToolClip handle made of impact-resistant glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) for increased durability
Blade made from 7Cr17MoV stainless steel to retain sharpness
- Weight3.36 ounces
Because when you’re looking for EDC pocket tools you want more than a knife, CKRT designed the Pryma Multitool to cover your every need. Containing a surprising array of special features in a simple yet cool-looking device, this EDC pocket multi-tool covers everything from bottle opening to glass breaking in a compact design that fits comfortably into your pocket.
With four main features, this multi-tool includes a pry bar for prying, opening boxes, and scraping (and is also the feature that gives this particular tool its name: the Pryma), a multi-wrench capable of adjusting 4 different bolt sizes, a bottle opener, and a ceramic glass breaker. There’s also a handy carabiner clip perfect for attaching the tool to your keychain, bag, zipper, belt loop, or anything else, and the ceramic glass breaker has wings on either side to protect your hands from any glass shards.
Features a pry bar, hex wrench, bottle opener, glass breaker, and carabiner clip
Made from stainless steel with a black stonewash finish
Length = 3.235”
- BrandColumbia River Knife & Tool
- Weight0.96 ounces
One of our favorite pocket tools EDC collections will be foolish to miss out on is the 5-in-1 DoohicKey EDC pocket tools. Made of stainless steel for lightweight durability, this pocket tool easily attaches to a keychain or lanyard via a subtle carabiner clip, so you know you can always keep it with you. It features an integrated bottle opener, box cutter, 3 different wrench sizes, a ruler with both standard and metric measurements, and a flathead screwdriver, so you know you’re prepared for your day.
Airport and travel-friendly, this tool is awesome for taking with you wherever you go. The features make it particularly useful if you’re moving house as you can slip it into your pocket and know you don’t need to go rummaging through your stuff to find all the tools you need to get set up in no time.
Made of stainless steel construction
Carabiner clip makes attaching to keys, hooks, or anything else simple
5 features: bottle opener, box cutter, 3 different wrench sizes, metric and standard ruler, flathead screwdriver
- BrandNite Ize
- Weight0.48 ounces
A close runner up for our Premium Pick of the best pocket tools for EDC comes this titanium 8-1 EDC pocket multi-tool from BANG TI that covers you from pretty much anything your day might bring and looks awesome. Measuring 2.95” long, 0.79” wide, and 0.16” thick, this tool is designed for the pockets of the organized American and the cool looking Punisher Skull detail doubles as a keychain hole so you can keep it by your side no matter where you go.
The features include everything you might need such as a bottle opener, pry bar, church-key, can / package / box opener, a metric wrench that fits M4/5/5.5/7/8/10 fittings, a staple remover, wire stripper, winder, straight screwdriver, and can even be used as a self-defense survival tool if you need. What’s more, as the multi-tool only weighs 13 grams, you can carry it easily and comfortably wherever you go, adding virtually no weight to your keys but loads of style and functionality!
Features include a bottle opener, pry bar, church-key, can / package/box opener, M4/5/5.5/7/8/10 metric wrench, staple remover, wire stripper, winder, straight screwdriver
Made of titanium Gr5 alloy
Punisher Skull design
- BrandBANG TI
- Weight0.48 ounces
For a lightweight multifunctional pocket tool, EDC enthusiasts won’t want to leave home without, check out the Kershaw Compact Keychain Multitool. Easily attaching to keychains, bags, backpacks, purses, belt loops, and much more, Kershaw’s EDC pocket tools carry a lot of punch in a small packet. Incredibly compact and easy use, this tool comes equipped with a bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and mini pry bar made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.
It also features a bead-blasted finish to give the ultimate strength, hardness, durability, and corrosion resistance that you could need out of this everyday pocket tool. It comes with an exclusive K-texture patterned glass-filled nylon handle overlay, so the device feels secure in your hand during use.
Product dimensions = 2.8”x1.5”x0.1”
Features bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, mini pry bar, and keychain loop
Made of stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish and a glass-filled nylon handle overlay
- Weight1.6 ounces
Simple yet effective, this Jinsully EDC pocket screwdriver simply includes two screwdrivers attached to a keyring. Made of precision cast steel, although it might not have as many functions as some of the other EDC pocket tools on our buying guide, these screwdrivers are the perfect addition to any keychain.
Surprisingly useful for a whole host of everyday problems and coming in black or silver to suit your style, even if you’re not the sort of person who worries about EDC survival, you’ll be so happy to have these screwdrivers with you wherever you go. What’s more, the flat handle design is comfortable for regular use and strong enough to withstand plenty of pressure for those tough screws.
- Weight1.28 ounces
The final item on our Best Pocket Tools for EDC list is this awesome handmade VIPRADE leather sheath, perfect for keeping your EDC pocket tools well-protected wherever you go. High quality, odor-free, and scratch-resistant, this leather sheath is designed to stand the test of time and actually gets better looking with prolonged use!
No matter what pocket tool for EDC you prefer, keep your pockets unscathed and your sharp edges gleaming when you complete your EDC pocket tools collection with this stunning leather pocket.
Scratch-resistant and odour-free
Hand-stitched with superb attention to detail at every stage
2x belt holes
- Weight3.2 ounces