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If you’re in emergency services or the military, or you have a carry permit from your state, a good automatic knife is an indispensable tool. Lightning fast, one-handed deployment make it convenient and, if necessary, life-saving. Gerber has capitalized on their field-hardened Propel knife, the new Empower is built for everyday carry utility and self-defense. It boasts a lightweight and strong anodized aluminum handle and a 3.35 inch drop-point blade made of high grade oxide-coated S30V steel, one of the latest metal developments in knife-making that provides extreme hardness and excellent corrosion resistance for tough and regular usage. The single-button deployment and closure couple with a plunge lock and safety slide for safe pocket carry and secure blade-open use. The handle has grippy scales that also add design dimension, while the pocket clip allows you to store and find it quickly. Oh, and it’s made in the good ol’ US of A, too.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.