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The Armageddon starter pack for the gentlemen on your list


Text by Terence Repelente
Images by Pinggot Zulueta

We’ve watched enough Hollywood films to know that disasters can strike at any time, a zombie outbreak can start anywhere, and the sentience of artificial intelligence (AI) robots spells the apocalypse (Hello, Sophia. I know you’re reading this). To be prepared is one thing, to be prepared with style is another. Good thing Forged got us all covered with this slick and stylish Armageddon starter pack. Forged is at MOA, Filinvest Mall Alabang, Makati Cinema Square, Edsa Shangri-La Mall, and Motomarket Building, Libis.

  • Cannae Viator Messenger Bag
    Designed for traveling and for the ever moving globetrotter, the Viator padded shoulder strap makes any travel load comfortable. To help facilitate off body carry, the Viator comes with an interlocking soft-lined concealed carry compartment. A generous quick-access main cavity has a 17” inch laptop/tablet sleeve, interlocking zippers for secure transport. A soft lined sun glass pouch in the front and a quick access admin pouch with built in electronic storage you can travel with easy. To help minimize your carrying load, the Viator comes with a luggage handle pass through so you can store the Aviator on top of any rolling bag. Built for maximum comfort, The Aviator is designed to get you where you need to be—safely, securely, and with the proper paperwork.

  • Olight M2R Warrior
    One of the tactical lights of Olight, M2R Warrior is primarily used in military and/or tactical environments. M2R Warrior is equipped with the latest XHP35 HD LED powered by a single high discharge rate 18650 with several levels of illumination and an output range of one to 1,500 lumens. It also has two ways to activate the light, one through the normal side switch and the other through the magnetic tail switch. With its slim head, lanyard hole, and dual direction pocket clip, the M2R Warrior is the perfect tactical light to carry with you during dark times or when you just want to hop into your bed without waking your wife up.

  • Morakniv Eldris Kit
    The Eldris Kit is one of Morakniv’s latest knives. It was released only last year. The minimalist knife is so compact so you can bring it almost anywhere you go. Aside from a topnotch knife, you also get an accessory kit that takes Eldris to a whole new level. There’s a paracord rope that allows you to hang the knife around your neck, a secondary lock to keep the knife even more securely in the sheath, and a fire lighter that matches the size of the knife, perfect when it’s time to light the campfire or camp stove.
    Sweden’s Morakniv is known for its affordable yet versatile outdoor knives.

  • Swiza DO4
    The Swiza DO4, which comes in several colors, is the updated and revolutionary version of the classic Swiss army knife. DO4’s rubberized handle allows you to properly grip the knife without accidentally dropping it. With its shape and sure-grip, soft-touch handle, DO4 is the most comfortable and easy to use Swiss Knife ever. The ergonomically curved shape of the knife allows the tools to be more easily accessible and the die-cut slots make them easy to open with either the left or right hand. Like any other Swiss knives Swiza DO4 includes the most common tools (Blade, bottle opener, can opener, screw driver, awl, and tweezers).

  • Olight HS2
    HS2 is a super compact and lightweight aluminum alloy headlamp flashlight that offers 400 lumens of output—it gives unrestrained experience without you even realizing it’s there.
    HS2 has two LEDs, which provide either a close range beam for surrounding yourself with light or a narrow long distance beam.
    It has a built in rechargeable Lipo battery, which has 2000mAH of power supporting up to 18 hours of runtime while you are on the go. With a featured audible beeping that serves as a low battery indicator, HS2 will always let you know its battery level without having to take it off.
    The HS2 is the ultimate headlamp for active sports with its lightweight design, high performance, and long runtimes.

  • Reate Epoch Ti Fold knife
    Reate makes use of topnotch materials and original designs to make a name for itself. Its designs incorporate practical and mechanical components with high end materials.
    One of their signature everyday carry knives is the Epoch. It is built along the same lines as the bestsellers, the Wave and Torrent models, and includes some improved manufacturing techniques. It is a high-end EDC knife with flipping action on par with the best in the industry. It also features a beautiful mokuti inlay on the presentation scale, which transforms the look from ordinary to awesome.

  • Lowa Innox Evo GTX
    Lowa is the biggest manufacturers of outdoor shoes in Europe since 1923, providing everything from casual shoes to hiking boots and technical rock climbing shoes. Innox Evo GTX is the next step in lightweight trail shoe design. Set on Lowa’s proprietary DynaPU midsole for lightweight cushioning, durability, and comfort.

  • Desert Fox by Fox Knives
    Designed by renowned knife designer Boris Manasherov, the Desert Fox won an award in the 2015 Blade Show for the Most Innovative Imported Design. Its Damascus version gives a signature style and blade aesthetic to an already fierce fighting knife. It’s so good-looking that it’s “almost too nice to use.”

  • Mechanix Wear M-Pact Gloves
    The name gives it away: Mechanix products started off as gloves for mechanics, but after gaining popularity it has since been worn by working men all over the world. As it provides protection for all types of jobs, even the military has used these gloves extensively. With an Impact Guard knuckle protection and Thermoplastic Rubber, it frees the index finger and disperses impact and skin abrasions.

  • Chris Reeve Sebenza 21 with Micarta Inlay
    A favorite pick among enthusiasts, Chris Reeve Knives are known for its quality material and design but also for the fit and fine finish of its knives. Just by clicking it open, a connoisseur can quickly tell that it’s a Chris Reeve knife. Its smoothness is like no other.
    The Sebenza 21 was carefully developed to improve on its predecessors. With every iteration, Chris Reeve seeks to improve strength and longevity, while still maintaining the lustrous profile and simplicity of the iconic Sebenza.

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