GearPatrol: Japan’s Beloved EDC Knife Is Now Godzilla Approved

If you’re watching Apple TV+’s Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, you know that a huge draw of the show is the larger-than-life titans, especially kaiju poster-child Godzilla. However, the story isn’t all about city-destroying monsters; at its core, it’s about humans trying to survive and understand a world of gargantuan beasts while also navigating uniquely human issues. And while the show itself is especially enthralling, it has also offered up a bit of gear spotting — displaying the prop team’s exceptional attention to detail and to-notch product knowledge.

In episode four, entitled “Parallels and Interiors,” the core team of human characters is split up in the frozen north of Alaska, far from civilization, searching for a means of rescue. In a particularly pivotal moment involving pencil shavings (and without spoiling anything), I caught a glimpse of an EDC icon, a Nagao Higonokami friction folding knife, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

(Joe Flowers pants heavily)

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