Category: Urban kit

MecArmy X7S multifunction EDC

During my trip to SHOT 18 earlier this year I spent quite a bit of time trying to find products and companies that might interest GnZ readers. One of the Exhibitors that caught my eye was a new name to me – MecArmy. They had some beautifully crafted EDC items which were drawing admiration and……


Nextool Dino Bone Tactical Pen

I am a big fan of the Tactical Pen. Now I am not so keen on the term “tactical” as a marketing tool but I am not sure how else to describe the pens which are sold as such. Usually the pens are made of metal and feature a glass breaking tip. They often look……


Schrade tactical pen and airport security..

I recently travelled to IWA in Nuremberg, Germany. Being a good Boy Scout I usually carry a flashlight, a knife and a tac-pen. I like the tac type pens as they are very rugged and tend not to break. They also tend to be weighty enough that I don’t lose them. Travelling of course creates……


Flashlights for every day carry.

EDC Is a term many of you will be familiar with. It is used to denote “every day carry”. EDC items tend to be tools which are useful, light, relatively small (often fitting a pocket or small bag) and affordable. Typical EDC Items tend to be knives, multi tools, pens and flashlights. I personally carry……


Uzi tactical pens – mightier than the sword?

I first noticed “tactical” pens around 5 years ago. With every item you can imagine becoming tactical somehow the pens stood out to me as an item that would actually benefit from the concept. Tougher pen = good!

So what are they?.

The tactical pens generally share two components in common which sets them apart from an……