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Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife
Save 54%: Kershaw’s Leek pocket knife is unremarkable at first glance. It’s slim, with a three-inch, drop-point blade and a thumb stud for opening, like many everyday task-oriented blades. But not all knives are flash and flourish, and the unsuspecting Leek is innovative, iconic even, for the mechanism inside of it.
That small bit of machinery is called SpeedSafe, and it was developed by Ken Onion, a former US Marine and an industry-renowned knife designer who has created more than 30 patents for blade technologies. SpeedSafe was his remedy for restrictive laws against switchblades; it’s a fast and smooth mechanism that springs to life partway through the action of opening the blade (think of it as semi-automatic). If this sounds familiar, that’s because even though Onion designed the tech for Kershaw, many other companies have since adopted similar variations.
The Leek is great because it’s so simple, and if you’re in need of a solidly-reliable pocket knife for everyday use it’s a good option. Right now you can get a Leek with carbon fiber handles for 54 percent off at Massdrop. — Tanner Bowden
Rev’It Millburn Jacket
Save 42%: There are those who choose to winterize their motorcycles and store them until Spring, which is perfectly normal and fine. Then there are those of us who can’t go that long without riding, layer up and soldier through the colder months. When the latter is the case, getting the right gear is mandatory, but sacrificing style doesn’t have to be. The Rev’It Millburn Jacket is a subtle call back to military-style jackets of old and it’s also entirely ready for some of the worst winter has to throw at you.
The outer shell is a polyester and cotton twill with a Hydratex G-liner for waterproofing and a thermal liner to help keep you extra toasty. You also get decent on-road protection with Seesmart CE-level 1 armor at shoulders and elbows. It’s another stylish motorcycle from Rev’It that packs legitimate impact protection, and today it’s 42% off. — Bryan Campbell
Monoprice Strata Home
Save $27 The Strata Home doesn’t boast the absolute precision and speed-heating of Anova’s option, or the app control of the Joule, but it is more than half the cost of either right now. The Strata Home, which usually retails around $70, is $43 on Monoprice’s site — that’s $20 cheaper than it is on Amazon. Pro tip: you can use ordinary ziplock bags, you don’t actually need a vacuum sealer.
Levi’s Made and Crafted Sweatshirts
Save 30%:In early November, citizens in North America undergo a bombardment of holiday ads. The post-Halloween-pre-Black-Friday weeks are a time for brands and retailers to make forthright pitches for your hard-earned money, and while you may not want to think about the hectic aspects of the holidays quite yet, you can always prepare for the relaxed times. Now at East Dane, you can save 30 percent on the perfect sweatshirts for holiday lounging from Levi’s Made and Crafted. Available in both crew neck and hoodie and zip-up styles, they’re sure to keep you comfy this season, no matter the state of family celebrations. — John Zientek
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