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UV flashlight to check bills. Every store should have one, but they're pretty cheap JiC yours doesn't. Like 10 bucks.
I used to carry my own box cutter since most of the time the store's cutter is duller than plastic knives on the condiment bar. Something like this is cheap, small, clips to your pocket.
I guess it depends on the store, but I always wore a watch, almost always a GSHOCK with multiple alarms (to keep track of breaks/tasks/shift changes/etc), stopwatch, and hourly chime. Barring wearing a watch, a small portable alarm clock with a clear, easy-to-read face.
If you dressed up a razor blade for the prom, you'd get this.
Which is highly recommended. It also takes Irwin X2 thickness blades.
Gerber EAB? That and a pack of replacement blades will get you well under budget, you'll always have something sufficiently sharp with virtually no effort, it carries compact and discreetly, and you're not going to mourn if it falls out and disappears. It's not pretty, but that's what your other knives are for, but it will easily do all your requirements listed and then some.
I carry the Gerber EAB in my pocket for work everyday
Used to be you could buy them for $6 each, I would buy 6 and give them away to co workers as birthday presents.
I really like that I can keep it in my pocket and it doesn't dig into my ass cheek sitting in the truck driving
Gerber Gear 22-41830N EAB Pocket Knife, Stainless Steel [link]
If you dressed up a box cutter for a prom or wedding, you'd get this.
I highly recommend it.
I ran into this problem flying domestically while going to a few national parks. Wasn't checking a bag so couldn't take a knife. I ended up by a box knife with replaceable blades. Just take the blades out when you fly and you should be good.
Gerber makes a really nice one, [link]
If you took a box cutter and put a prom dress on it, you'd have this. Highly recommended.
Right, I am not going to argue with a free knife. One of two knives I have now too since all my other ones have gotten lost or stolen. The other being a Gerber box knife that I have had for over five years. Old quote in the camera world, the best camera is the camera you have on you. Same could be said about knives I guess.
Yes! I haven't figured out the best way to do that yet. My EDC knife is a Gerber EAB
So I could just cut a slot down the center of the watch holder part and put it there, but i'll probably end up just making another small holder for the knife/lipbalm/keys.
I Work as a Purchaser/reciever and open boxes and envelopes all day and I LOVE my Gerber It takes disposable blades that the office buys so its always sharp. It looks good, compact, and its cheep so if someone nicks it I wont be too upset.
I carry the Gerber EAB pocket knife, with replaceable blades. It's great for my everyday needs, $9, and will never break.
One nice feature I've used, if you forget you have it at the airport, you can remove the blade, and carry the knife body through.
It's a Gerber EAB. I absolutely love mine. Small, inconspicuous - you can barely tell it's a knife, even on close inspection. IMO, the perfect office worker carry, and one of the best items in my rotation.
The cheapest knife worth carrying that I can think of is the Gerber EAB.
It takes standard utility blades, so it is easy to have a razor sharp blade at all times. It is extremely light and thin, and you will hardly notice it in your pocket. Plus the clip doubles as a very useful money clip.
I believe they sell them at Walmart. I have many expensive knives and this is one that I use very often.
Been meaning to pick up one of these Gerber cutters. I work in an office, seems like a good EDC carry for dress slack pockets, can anyone offer thoughts?
We travel to Chicago a couple times a year. And, I have to leave my Pocket Bushman stowed. My "Chicago Knife" is a Gerber EAB.
carry gerber EAB. i use it to open mail, boxes at work, and packages. i also use the flat edge as a bottle opener.
Gerber EAB Pocket Knife— My freinds keep making fun of me because I keep asking them if they've seen my new knife. "Yes. I've seen it three times. It's great. Shut up."
I just think it's so purdy.
I have one of these(Gerber box cutter/money clip). I don't know about six or seven cards, but it holds three really well. I usually just stick bills in another pocket, or crumple them up somewhere.
As a bonus, it uses box cutter blades so you don't have to worry about messing them up.
A few things we've done that were totally worth it:
Nightlights. We have those super low power, flat nightlights plugged into a dozen different outlets in our house. You wouldn't want to read a book by them, but they do provide just enough light at night that you don't have to turn on bigger overhead lights. They're most handy in the kitchen, bathrooms, and the hallways we have to navigate at night to get to the kitchen.
Dimmer switches. We have dimmers on our bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and tv room lights. They are awesome because sometimes you just need a little light, especially at night.
Hardwired networking. This might be a more specific one. In our house they used Cat5e cable to run the telephone lines. Well, in the world of no landlines, I simply rewired all our phone outlets into Cat5 outlets, then put a switch in our utility room where all the old telephone line used to run to. For just a few dollars in parts and an hour of time I had hardwired internet throughout my whole house. The best is combining this setup with a PoE switch and network cameras.
Curved shower rods. These are a life changer, even in a small bathroom. They don't eat into the bathroom space but make your shower feel luxurious.
Bedroom ceiling fan. This is a life changer. Quieter than a box fan but still allows you to keep your house warmer (cheaper) on those hot summer nights while still being comfortable.
High power LED bulbs in the kitchen. A dark kitchen is no good. At times I like to set the mood with a dimmer switch, but when I'm prepping food I want all the light I can get. Upgrading lighting in the kitchen is really nice.
Knife. I have a Gerber EAB in several rooms of the house. They're cheap (you can get them for $5-10 at times), take disposable/replaceable blades, and they're literally razor sharp. They're super handy, especially for opening packages and such.
If you don't know how to sharpen a knife, try buying something that you can switch out the blade when it gets dull, like this.
Have you thought about going this route, [link] ? I got my boyfriend one because he used another model with titanium plated blades and really likes them.
Personally i go this way, [link] , as the blades are very sharp and gives me some other tools in a very small package.
It basically is.
Lets you change out the blade when it's FUBAR.
I got my BF this Gerber, [link] , and he really likes it. Very lightweight and small with a belt clip.
Ive also found them at Target in the camping section
I found this one which looks promising!
Gerber EAB Pocket Knife [22-41830] [link]
I’d throw my vote in for the RAT 1, but I’ll definitely agree with the others that suggested a utility knife for the use you are describing - the Gerber EAB comes to mind
Start with a box cutter, like a Milwaukee Fastback or a Gerber EAB.
Give it a few months of being able to open packages and trim paper into folding dolls for your niece. Don't mention safety or self protection or anything like that at all. Then let your folks see you cutting up your lunch apple with your box cutter.. food prep is where a box cutter is kinda gross and you can pitch for an Opinel or something.
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Gerber EAB Pocket Knife
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Random USB Stick (4gig)
I modified my setup a bit, to accodomodate feedback from other people and to see what works best for me
Somebody suggest to use this knife:
Here's my new setup:
Any dynomighty wallet, just pick a design
Car keys (whatever your carkeys are). If you want a USB stick added on to your keys, use a Micro-HDMI for low profile and convenience
Iphone6, Samsung S6, etc etc. Whatever floats your boat
Pick a small battery charger, search for it on amazon:
Get a retractable cable for your charger if you need too (low profile)
That gerber fold up knife [link]
Tape planet had the cheapest prices at $1.54 each
Measuring tape. This one has the lowest profile so it doesn't hurt to sit on, 10' is good enough for almost everything
Get sticky notes, I suggest highland brand 3"x3" since it works for nearly everything you might need sticky notes. I suggest getting both, alternate colors by day
Also, get a sharpie too. Fine points are good
Alternatively or ultra fine
that's my current setup
I actually just replaced mine with a Gerber E.A.B utility knife. They're affordable, small, fit anywhere, and obviously have replaceable blades. I absolutely love it.
I keep this one with me: [link]
My favorite is the old model gerber exchange a blade. I put a new irwin blade in it every so often. They make a bit better blades now, but I'm still working my way through the last 20 pack I bought. It's amazing.
I've field dressed several deer with it over the years now. The fact that I'm doing it with a tiny little utility blade upsets my dad. The thing is, it's stupidly sharp, way sharper than you would ever normally sharpen a knife that it makes the task quite easy.
Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife. I actually got it in preparation for reupholstering my car's interior but I like it so much I've been carrying it around to open boxes the last couple of days.
Edit: Here are some more images of it
Knife is a Gerber
Watch is a Orient Mako
And sunglasses are Ray Ban New Wayfarers
Gerber EAB utility knife.
Cannot upvote this enough. Both this one and this one are good examples. So many people would be better served by a utility knife than a pocket knife. Not only will you always have a sharp blade with no maintenance, it's lower cost. Cost for replacement is even easier; if you have dozens of blades lying around, you can just buy another $10-15 frame and be right back in business.
I won't argue a Kershaw (I carry one daily and advocated it in this thread) or even a Spyderco or Benchmade aren't better tools overall, but they require sharpening and if you're a normal user you really don't need that durability of knife for day to day use. For the $10 to $100 price cut, utility knives win out.
Edit: This post got me looking at Gerber's Amazon page. They really have some neat little items that would be incredibly easy to carry on a day to day basis.
If you wanted a middle-ground one does exist.
This is a well made version of that
So what's the problem? Don't tell me that you don't carry a pocketknife? I always have this one: [link]
Aside from the Kershaw Leek, this is another great pocket knife box cutter that you can always keep sharp by just changing the blade.
Gerber makes a super slim one, called the Gerber EAB. (Exchange a blade)