Creating a Classy Gentleman's Carry Kit

Creating a Classy Gentleman's Carry Kit

Posted by Sam Flaherty on

A refined gentleman's carry kit speaks volumes. It's about utility and making a statement with every accessory. The Magpie and Noah folding knives, each a summation of elegance and functionality, offer versatility and style in every cut. The Magpie, with its classic black and white design, exudes James Bond-like sophistication, while the Noah, in all-black, offers subtle yet striking appeal. This guide is about crafting an everyday carry (EDC) kit that reflects your style and needs. 

The Magpie is available now via Kickstarter

The Magpie Knife

In your quest for refined everyday carry essentials, the Magpie knife caters to the discerning gentleman's needs with effortless charm.

Design Philosophy

The Magpie is crafted with precise attention to detail, seamlessly merging artistry, engineering prowess, and impeccable style. Each curve, angle, and line is carefully considered, creating a harmonious balance between aesthetics and utility. It is a testament to the fusion of form and function, acting both as a tool and an expression of refined taste.


From bustling city streets to serene countryside retreats, the Magpie readily transitions, complementing diverse lifestyles with its versatility. Whether navigating urban jungles or attending high-stakes business meetings, this knife remains a steadfast companion.

Material Selection

The Magpie's allure lies in its impeccable craftsmanship and material selection. It exudes elegance and durability with a handle crafted from dark ebony wood and white resin. The blade, forged from Sandvik 14C28N steel, ensures uncompromising performance.

Practical Specifications

Delving into its practical aspects, the Magpie boasts dimensions carefully tailored for everyday use. With a blade length of 87mm, an overall length of 206mm, and a folded length of 118mm, it strikes the perfect balance between portability and utility. Weighing in at 129g, it's light enough for effortless carry yet substantial enough for confident handling.

Functional Design Elements

The Magpie's design enhances usability by featuring a drop-point blade that offers precision slicing while maintaining an air of sophistication. Grip points and a subtle nostril motif add visual flair and provide practical finger placement for enhanced control. The liner lock mechanism ensures safety and legal compliance, allowing for confident use in any setting.

The Noah Knife: Small Yet Striking

Welcome to the Noah – a pocket-sized marvel designed to complement your everyday journey. It is crafted with precision and finesse and embraces the essence of minimalist sophistication.

Design Philosophy

Embracing simplicity as its guiding principle, the Noah knife epitomizes elegance in its most compact form. Stripped of unnecessary embellishments, its design speaks volumes, offering a seamless blend of functionality and refinement.

Compact Dimensions

With dimensions tailored to perfection—81mm blade, 189mm overall, and 105mm folded—the Noah seamlessly transitions from casual to formal. Its discreet profile fits snugly in your pocket at just 110g. Crafted for minimalist sophistication, it features a sleek handle for comfort, a precision blade for delicate tasks, and a timeless black-on-black aesthetic.

Material and Construction

Meticulously crafted from premium materials, the Noah knife embodies durability without compromising on style. Its robust construction ensures longevity, while its sleek aesthetics exude sophistication at every turn.

Streamlined Features

- Sleek Handle Design for Pocket-Friendly Comfort: Noah's ergonomic handle design offers optimal comfort during extended use, ensuring a secure grip without adding bulk.


- Precision Blade for Delicate Tasks: With a precision blade, the Noah excels at delicate tasks, from opening letters to slicing fruit with finesse.


- Black-on-Black Aesthetic: Noah's black-on-black aesthetic exudes timeless sophistication, making a subtle yet powerful statement wherever it goes. Additional variants include a Khaki handle, Anodised Blue, and Anodised Gold for those seeking alternative styles.

Crafting a Refined EDC Kit

Curating a classy carry kit is paramount in a world where first impressions matter. Your everyday accessories speak volumes about your style, sophistication, and attention to detail. Beyond the knives, consider these essential items to elevate your EDC game.

Essential Accessories Beyond Knives

An elegant pen exudes refinement and professionalism, making it a must-have for any gentleman's carry kit. Choose a sleek design and smooth writing experience to leave a lasting impression.

A stylish wallet organizes your essentials and adds a touch of luxury to your everyday carry. Opt for quality materials and minimalist designs for a timeless look that complements any ensemble.

A sophisticated keychain keeps your keys secure and serves as a subtle statement piece. Select a design that reflects your style while maintaining functionality.

A compact notebook is indispensable for jotting down ideas, notes, and reminders on the go. Choose a durable yet sleek option that fits seamlessly into your carry kit.

Organisational Tips

When assembling your carry kit, consider the most practical method of transport. Whether it's a pocket, bag, or dedicated EDC organizer, ensure easy access to your essentials without compromising style.

Maintain orderliness by regularly cleaning and maintaining your accessories. A well-maintained carry kit looks sharp and ensures that your essentials are always at your fingertips when needed.

Incorporating Knives into Business Attire

Consider the setting when deciding to carry your Magpie or Noah knife. While they're flexible enough for various situations, certain occasions may call for different levels of formality. From boardroom meetings where clarity and readiness are paramount to client dinners where elegance and poise are essential, choose the appropriate knife to complement the atmosphere.

Pairing with Formal Attire

Pairing your knife with formal attire requires finesse. Opt for a sleek, minimalist design that seamlessly integrates with your ensemble. Whether a classic suit or a tailored blazer, the Magpie and Noah knives add a touch of finesse without overpowering your look. Let your accessories enhance your style without detracting from it.

The Art of Subtlety

Making a statement with your accessories should always be subtle. Let the quality and craftsmanship of your knife speak for itself rather than drawing unnecessary attention. A well-chosen accessory can subtly convey confidence and refinement, leaving a lasting impression without being ostentatious.

Practical Tips for Business Etiquette

When carrying a knife in a professional setting, handle it with poise and confidence. Practice proper knife etiquette, such as discreetly folding and stowing your knife when not in use. Be mindful of others' comfort and ensure your knife remains a tasteful addition to your attire, always reflecting your professionalism.

Embrace the gentleman's lifestyle by incorporating these refined tools into your daily carry. From business meetings to leisurely strolls, they effortlessly elevate your image.

← Older Post Newer Post →

Pocket Knives

Pocket Knife Blade Shapes 101

Pocket Knife Blade Shapes 101

By Sam Flaherty

Did you know that the natural world can inspire the shape of a knife blade? For example, some knife designs mimic birds' beaks, such as...

Read more
Pocket Protections - Keeping You and Your Pockets Safe

Pocket Protections - Keeping You and Your Pockets Safe

By Sam Flaherty

Knife safety is important to protect you and those around you. Think about using a knife without understanding how to handle it safely—that's inviting danger!...

Read more