Our Every Day Carry (EDC) tools: Pry bar, screwdrivers, precision tweezers, waterproof lighter and titanium key ring. All items weigh less than two ounces combined. Made in U.S.A. (more info)

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EDC Kit - Kaufmann Mercantile

Every day carry, or EDC, generally refers to the things you carry every day. Simple enough, but there’s a philosophy behind it (so that receipt for gum that’s been crumpled in your coat pocket for four months doesn’t count as EDC). At its the core, EDC is personally defined. You find and carry the things relevant to your own life. The idea is to keep it streamlined with an eye towards self-reliance — you want items that do the most, while taking up as little pocket space as possible.

There are different schools of thought for EDC. Some owners aim to be prepared for the apocalypse (metal pen that doubles as a shiv), others just need to be ready for a surprise powerpoint presentation (USB key, iPhone). Most of us fall somewhere in between.

This pocket-sized kit turns your keychain into a productive tool for tackling common tasks. There’s no ribbed hunting knife for when things get really real, but there’s a two-inch pry bar that the U.S. Military found handy enough to specially request for outfitting their soldiers.

The pry bar (basically a mini crow bar) is made of industrial-grade metal and is not much longer than a key. It will pick, pry, score, cut, lift and pull apart a remarkable number of things (nails, staples, boxes) much better than something inept, like a butter knife. Or your fingers.

The 1-inch capsule lighter has a waterproof/airtight seal. No water can get in, and no lighter fluid can get out. It's quick to light and always at hand. Stands up on its own and stays lit until you blow it out, but we don't recommend keeping it lit for longer than 15 seconds at a time. (Unofficial testing at our office revealed that the lighter can get quite hot and the flame very large after 15 seconds.) Note that the lighter does not come filled with lighter fluid.

The screwdriver keys (one has a Phillips head, the other a flat head) are made of black oxide hardened steel and will take a door off its hinges just like any other screwdriver. Doubles as a keychain which conveniently fits the rest of the tools.

The pointed precision tweezers are for jobs tough and dainty alike. Pulls out splinters and stitches or the odd eyebrow hair.

Comes with a very light, very strong titanium split key ring.

All the keychain tools combined weigh less than two ounces. Your EDC kit is intended to accompany your travels. Kaufmann has never had a customer report any trouble of bringing their EDC kit through airport security or TSA.

Use & Care

Each of these tools can be attached to your keychain. Part of their utility means that they require little or no maintenance, and they are useful in any number of situations. 

All tools attach to the titanium key ring. For full product information on individual tools, see the pages for the waterproof lighter, pry bar, screwdriver keys and precision tweezers

Production & Design

The company that makes these keychain tools also supply goods to the U.S. Military, local police forces, firemen and serious survivalists. Needless to say, nothing is made shoddily and they use the strongest materials most appropriate for the job. While the majority of the situations you'll use these tools in will not be life-or-death, they're designed to deliver even when it is. We hope you like them, because they are going to be with you forever.  


–Pry, cut, lift, score, pull apart 
–Remove staples
–Open boxes, etc.
–Tear drop hole removes deeply embedded nails

2 inches long

D-9 industrial grade steel 

–Pull out splinters
–Pluck, pick, grasp
–Pointed tips for precision

2.5 inches long

Stainless steel

–Phillips head
–Flat head
–Metal split keychain

Dimensions (each)
2.25 inches long

Black oxide hardened steel

– Water and air tight
– Refillable with regular lighter fluid
– Key chain attachment
– Flat bottom (stands up on its own)
– Stays lit until blown out
– Convertible to a waterproof pill carrier

*Note that the lighter does not come filled with lighter fluid

Total Burn Time*
3–5 minutes
*Please don't keep the lighter lit for more than a 15 second stretch

Base: 0.5 inches
Height: 1.3 inches 

300 series stainless steel 

1.25 inch diameter


All tools fit on keychain

All tools made in
  • USA
  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $150+
  • $8.95 flat-rate for orders $35 - $150.
  • $4.95 flat-rate for orders under $35.
  • $29 flat-rate 2nd day for all US orders.
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • NY & NC.
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