I will break down my carry by item and what my alternatives would be if i didn't carry it. Knives - i work in an office so there isn't much call for one beyond opening stubborn snacks and the occasional paper-cutting or eating utensil use, so i suppose i could make do with scissors and the plasticware from the office cafeteria. I'd still rather have a real knife for my food, and it is easier/comfier to carry than scissors for office tasks. I could probably leave the main folder at home since there's a little blade on my keybar, but I don't wanna and you can't make me Keybar - this holds my keys and one of my blades. there are definitely lighter/cheaper options out there, but i switched to a keybar after trying those because they were annoying and/or uncomfortable, so i don't want to switch back. plus it has a cool pocket clip that matches my prybar: hank: yes, i could leave this at home. it mostly just wipes my phone and my glasses, and serves as a backdrop for instagram pics. disposable napkins are easy enough to get hold of, but not as nice looking. it is light/small/unobstrusive enough that carrying it is no hassle (folded up against wallet in my left front pocket), so It comes with me anyway. prybar: mostly gets used at home to open beverages, occasional screwdriver use away from home if i need to tighten the screws on my keybar. I think my kitchen can-opener has a bottle opening bit on it, but given how hard it is to find that when i need it i'd rather have this separate tool for the task. definitely a thing i could leave behind, but leaving it out of my wallet would make it harder to find when i need it, so it stays in. light: mine is little and easy to use, sits neatly in my caddy next to knife and keybar. i often find myself outdoors at night due to working night shift, so it comes in handy for lighting my way, being visible to others (there's a lot of distracted too-fast driving in my office parking lot after work), etc. no good alternatives, definitely keeping it on me.