This handy everyday-items set may not be composed of the first items that pop onto your wishlist, but they’ll be at the top of that list soon enough. Two key items — a pen and a cash stash — will aid you in everyday tasks from now until you pass them onto your grandchildren. Why do these two items stand out above the rest, you ask? Because Wingback, an English company, produces each of these items from the highest quality, toughest, most durable, scratch-resistant, and sleekest-looking material around — stainless steel and a tungsten carbide finish.
This black steel exterior protects each product’s durability, giving you the toughest product on the market. The tungsten carbide application uses magnetron sputtering, which is usually reserved for luxury watches and military-grade tools. Multiple nanolayers of tungsten carbide carbon are deposited onto the stainless steel surface within seconds, creating a three-millimeter surface that is nine times harder than stainless steel on its own, and three and a half times harder than titanium. This sleek finish produces next to no friction and is scratch resistant to pretty much everything but a diamond or a laser. In short, these three products could not be constructed from stronger, finer, or more badass materials than they already are.
Exceptional Mechanical Pen — £140 ($180)
Even in this modern age, you will always need a pen. Your livelihood may even depend on such a writing instrument. If you’re tired of your packaged pens constantly breaking, running out of ink, or fatiguing your hand within seconds of writing, this is the pen for you. The ergonomic and militaristic pen uses a wide diameter of ⅜ inches to reduce fatigue while writing and features the renowned sleek tungsten carbide Black Steel finish. The wider the grip, the harder your hand muscles have to work to hold on. It’s only 4.63 inches long to easily store in a pocket, bag, or tucked into a notebook. Twist the writing nib out when you’re ready to scribble and twist it back in place when you’re done — no need to worry about ink stains ever again. The pen also includes a Fisher PR pressurized refill cartridge, which can easily be found online when you run through the replacement. If you wish to laser-engrave an inscription onto the pen, add a simple £10 (roughly $13). If you wish to purchase more than one pen, each additional writing utensil will drop down to £95 ($123) or £105 ($135) with an inscription. Each pen also comes with a cotton storage pouch so no one can poach your favorite pen.
Super-Secret Key Cache — £52 ($68)
The key cache is handy for those of us who tend to leave our wallets behind or forget that the restaurant we’re going to is cash-only. Roll up an extra dollar (or two) and twist the cache closed. Since the key ring easily and discretely attaches to your keys, you’ll always have it with you. Emergency gas money, an extra tenner for the homeless gentleman on the corner, or a last-minute tip will be right there, a far easier reach than searching for the nearest ATM. It’s all made from stainless steel for rust-resistance and durability. Plus, the sleek black steel finish will make a hell of an understated statement on your keychain.
Contemporary Hip Flask — £180 ($230)
The piece de resistance for us, however, is the 100 ml flask. A round liquid-holder that looks more like a coffee mug than your traditional flask might, no one will look twice when you pull this out mid-family reunion. This contemporary flask has been manufactured to aerospace standard from food-grade 316 stainless steel, which won’t affect the taste of your pour-over coffee or your single malt scotch. Plus, it’s travel-friendly since it uses a screw-tight lid. The stainless steel construction really comes in handy with this item since there’s nothing worse than a punctured flask and spilled whiskey. You can custom engrave your name, company name, or hallmark up to 50 characters for an additional £10 ($13) per flask. Need to pour out a round for your pals? The removable base also serves as a cup (as does the lid), so this round’s on you. Oh, and did we mention the wide-mouthed pour top of the lid also doubles as a bottle opener? But wait — there couldn’t be more — but there is: it’s all dishwasher-safe. You’re welcome. This flask alone would make an incredible groomsmen’s gift or the ultimate present for a father-in-law, but don’t take our word for it — take theirs.
The full set — including the key chain cash cache, the hip flask, and the mechanical pen — comes out to a cool £377 (or just under $490). If you want to add a personalized inscription on each product, another £25 ($32) will do it. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift set for the smooth dude in your life or want to upgrade your everyday items to the highest quality materials, this Black Steel set is sure to deliver.