We are certainly no strangers to minimalist wallets of all kinds, whether leather, metal or duct tape. But when it comes to downright minimal EDC gear, the Tin Mill Passport Hardback take the cake. It’s technically not a minimalist wallet, as it is designed for stashing your passport. But we guess it could also double as a super simple wallet for a stash of cash.

We humans have always had a special connection with tools. From our earliest and most primitive days, we have found a way of making life easier and more convenient by making simple tools that went a long way towards keeping us alive and allowing us to thrive as a species. Whether its arrowheads made form chipped rock or placing metal blades on the ends of long sticks to make spears, or if it’s using two sticks to rub against each other and make fire, the point is tools are engraved in our DNA and we simply cannot do without them.

How does your EDC gear compare to this? We are always impressed with Columbia River's designs. The Columbia River Knife and Tool 5311 CRKT Pilar is no exception. The Pilar™ is a super compact everyday carry folder with distinctive minimalist design and an epic tale behind its name. It’s low profile is understated when tucked away, and carefully designed to punch above its weight when in use. Where minimal design meets maximum utility.