For the same price, you could buy approximately 1,080 Bic pens (if you opt for economical 144-packs). But you'll lose every last one of those plastic ballpointers, and won't feel like your written words are worth a dime. We're opting instead for the Inventery Mechanical Pen. Available in a black oxide or brushed chrome finish, this writing instrument is machined from a single brass rod to form a unibody construction. At the heart of the pen is a Schmidt P8126 capless rollerball in black ink, paired with an all-brass Schmidt click mechanism that's near-silent. Each pen has an anti-roll groove, and is marked with an individual serial number.
Weight: 57 Grams / Length: 5 Inches / Diameter: 11mm
In our search for a more customized sound and fit, we've dialed-in a pair of headphones from Copenhagen-based AIAIAI tuned by Uncrate editors. These TMA-2 modular headphones provide a warm, balanced sound that's perfect for extended listening. With a focus on clear low-end dynamics, the headphones unleash deep bass with a wide sound stage and high isolation — meaning, your Run The Jewels and Com Truise tracks will sound their best ever. The speaker units are engineered with a 40mm titanium-coated driver to reduce distortion, and built with a fully sealed housing, providing full and rich sound. Up top is a reinforced headband with super comfortable PU leather padding, while memory foam PU leather-covered earpads and a coiled cable that extends up to 10 feet round out the pair. Pretty much every surface is coated with thin rubber to give a matte look with a soft-touch feeling.
The James Brand is a small team trying to do big things — something we understand very well at Uncrate. They're all about the details. They're aiming to build a longstanding company. And they're designing knives that they want to carry themselves. We knew all of this before we approached them to do a limited edition knife, and we also knew they'd knock it out of the park. The James x Uncrate County Knife is the result of our collaboration.
Built in the James Brand HQ in Portland, our edition gets the obligatory blacked-out styling, while retaining all of the utility and usefulness of your favorite pocket knife. The knife features beautiful ebony wood inlays, a black PVD-coated Sandvic 12C27 steel blade, black PVD-coated 416 steel handles, and a custom black paracord lanyard for easy retrieval. With a blade length of 2.5-inches and a clip-less design, the County knife will live in your pocket undetected — both by you and by anyone who thinks you shouldn't be carrying one. Ships free within 24 hours.
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When we went looking for an un-briefcase that wasn't like the other mini-suitcase-looking situations already out there, we got ahold of the brains behind San Diego-headquartered Bradley Mountain. The result is the Uncrate edition Courier Briefcase. Crafted from water-resistant waxed canvas and English bridle leather, the collaboration bag comes in our signature all-black combo and is finished with hand-set brass rivets. A minimal interior fits up to a 15" laptop, several journals or books, and all the memos and recordings that you'll need for your day as Special Counsel. It's also got three exterior pockets, a reinforced leather bottom, and comes with a removable shoulder strap. Measures 18" wide x 12" high x 3.75" deep. Ships free within 24 hours.
Made up of military-issue surplus tools, our Everyday Carry kit provides a few essentials that'll always be close at hand. The tiny, USA-made tool set is built to government specs, and includes a small steel pry bar (good for a variety of uses), black oxide steel tweezers (splinters and ticks, be gone), a micro grappling hook (don't ask), a pair of small screwkeys (one phillips, one flathead), and a capsule lighter (maybe the world's smallest). It's all strung up on a stainless steel aviation cable that's carried with a custom machined belt loop clip. Just add keys.
Expanding on our latest series of limited edition collaborations, the Topo Designs x Uncrate Rover Pack uses our signature American bison leather as a base for Topo's nearly indestructible Ballistic Cordura fabric construction. This versatile bag holds around 16L of gear, a perfect size for most uses, and has a pack cloth liner and inner sleeve for your laptop. Zippered front and top pockets hold smaller loose items, the side pockets are ideal for water bottles, and the combination drawstring and fold-top closure keeps your most important stuff safe from splashes and showers. Handmade in Colorado. Ships free within 24 hours.
Black denim is the understated, tough-wearing, more versatile cousin of blue hues, blending seamlessly with tees or ties. To find our perfect pair, we worked with Noble to black-out their tailored slim-straight, mid-rise silhouette. North American-made, the Noble x Uncrate Small Batch Jeans are crafted with selvedge denim from the world-renowned Kuroki mill in Japan and are finished with Kentucky-made stealth copper hardware and an unbranded back patch made of the signature Uncrate bison leather. They're made-to-order so that you can specify the exact waist and length you want — order longer if you want to cuff or exact if you don't. Orders will be taken until April 4th, and the jeans will ship the week of May 1st.
You already know you should try to buy tools that'll last a lifetime. But what about your toolbox? Handmade from 75-year-old reclaimed tropical walnut from Nicaraqua, our latest collaboration is finally complete, and it's one you'll want to keep forever. The Poritz & Studio x Uncrate Toolbox is a handsome tool carrier that's been ebony stained on the outside and left a natural walnut on the interior. A simple storage system keeps smaller items in the top tray and larger items down below. It's also a woodworking wonder in its own right, using intricate finger joints for all corners, and a slotted lid and tray that are perfectly integrated with a sleek handle that emerges from the bottom of the box. Standing at a manageable 18 x 8 x 10 inches, this isn't an 8-foot-tall garage beast with speakers and a phone charger, but more of a home for the tools and gear you need quick access to as you maintain your Money Pit. And actually, this toolbox might just make you want to keep your tools even handier — like on a shelf in your living room.
Summer is around the corner. And if you're going to carve your way down to the corner store or your corner office, it might as well be on a board as beautiful as the Woolsey x Uncrate Land Cruiser. In our latest collab, we worked with Sean Woolsey, the Los Angeles woodworking guru of jigsaws and jointers, to create the limited edition all-black board. Made of ebonized walnut, the deck is topped with recycled crushed glass grip tape and comes ready-to-roll with Abec 7 bearings, black OJ wheels, and black Bennet Vector trucks. Half art piece, half beater board, you can make it a daily driver or hang it on your wall. Limited to 25 boards.
We heard there's a big game this weekend. So we went to our friend Paul Cunningham at Leather Head to see if he could build us something special — something like a high-quality all-black football that would both stand out on the field and look beautiful on a shelf. For our Leather Head x Uncrate Football, we decided on our signature shrunken bison leather, which has a natural texture and ages beautifully. Like all of Leather Head's made-in-the-USA footballs, it's perfectly sized for mere-mortal-hands and impromptu backyard games. Available in extremely limited quantities.
When we decided to make a pair of moccasin-style boots, we knew two things — that we wanted a special signature leather, and that we had to go to the only place in America where they're still sewing boots by hand. So we poured over samples until we found a source for rare shrunken black bison hides, and then we consulted with our friends at Oak Street Bootmakers, who helped grant us access to one of the last remaining boot factories in Maine. Inspired by the Ranger boots built for New England Guidesmen of the 1930's and 40's, the Oak Street x Uncrate Hunt Boots are the result of months of planning, sourcing, and crafting. The textured silhouette, with a fit more like a glove than a boot, is steeped in traditional, century-old techniques with a hand-sewn moc toe, wax stitching, and rawhide laces. Rollmoc construction helps with water resistance, and an updated Vibram outsole keeps you grounded properly. The Oak Street x Uncrate Hunt Boots are ready for decades of your own adventures, and we're proud to have had a hand in bringing them to life.
View our Process article to see the boots being made and for further details and photos of our American shrunken bison leather and the Tasman tannery.
The team behind Civilware has one goal in mind when they're making something new — it should provide a "lifetime of service". They first proved that statement a year ago with the Striker Utility Knife, then followed it up with the pocket-ready Striker Folding Knife. So when we heard a hatchet was next on Civilware's list, we knew we had to jump onboard.
Built to those same standards by a respected maker in El Salvador, the Civilware x Uncrate Hatchet, with our edition clad in an all-black colorway, has a drop-forged 1060 high carbon steel head that holds a sharp edge on one end and doubles as a hammer on the other. The well-balanced American Hickory handle is the perfect length for everything from splitting campfire wood to hammering in tent stakes or even protecting your beautiful beard and/or loved ones from predators in the wild. A leather cover keeps the hatchet nice and warm when you're not putting it to use. Ships free within 24 hours.
They're back. When we did the first edition of our sold-out driving sunglasses, we of course went with an all-black matte frame (because everything looks better in black). When it was time to reissue them, the eyewear gurus at Warby Parker helped us to craft a new Whiskey Tortoise version that's just as handsome as the original. Designed from the ground up for driving, and looking good while doing it, the limited edition Warby Parker x Uncrate Model X1 Sunglasses succeed on both fronts, if we do say so ourselves. Each pair is made with premium acetate and comes equipped with Zeiss Ri-Pel-coated lenses to give you extra protection on the road. The Model X1's curves were inspired by sports cars of the 1960's, and are just as timeless and functional as those beautiful machines. As usual with Warby Parker eyewear, for every pair of Uncrate edition frames purchased, a pair of glasses will be given to someone in need.
Our first collaboration with the grooming gurus at Harry's sold out fast. Very fast. So we're back with another one, this time with a special addition. The new, all-black Harry's x Uncrate Shave Set includes a stealth Truman razor with German-made black blade cartridges, a black travel cover, Harry's excellent shave cream, and, new-to-the-set, a black anodized aluminum razor stand. Available in limited quantities, so act fast if your face fur is getting out of hand.
For the last 30 years, Danner has been making what are universally known as the best hiking boots money can buy. As a trip to Iceland loomed for the first issue of Uncrate Magazine, we teamed up with Danner to design a pair we'd want to wear all winter long, no matter where our travels took us. The Uncrate edition Mountain Light Boot, in a colorway never before offered, is built by hand in Portland, Oregon, of a dark black suede paired with all-black hardware and a natural white Vibram Cristy outsole, which will work on just about any terrain. Inside, they've got a waterproof Gore-Tex lining to fight the elements. Danner stitch-down construction means they're also repairable — so you'll be wearing these for another 30 years or so.