April 18, 2016

Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member from our community and the gear they rely on everyday. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.

This week, we chat EDC with Erik (@doomboxedc) from Sweden. He's a Finance Specialist for a large Swedish industrial company. He's also an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Get the full gear run-down and find out how he got into everyday carry! Read on for more.

Featured Tools:

Bottle Openers: Koch Tools Solo 2.1 & Micro Solo
Notebook: Field Notes
Flashlight: Prometheus Lights Beta-QR
Knife: Chris Reeve Knives Small Insingo
Multi-Tool: Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Bantam
Handkerchief: Blue Label Hank
Watch: Seiko Orange Monster
Storm Trooper: Lego


Erik lives in a small town 1.5 hours south of Stockholm, but grew up on the country side. He's a hardcore fisherman, having grown up right next to a lake. His fondest childhood memories from the Swedish summer involve some kind of fishing.

Erik tells us that he's also really into growing chili. Each year, he grows lots of chili from the super hot variations to the milder types, or even the basic jalapeno. Since moving into a new house with a small garden, this has been a new passion hobby for him.

Erik also wasn't afraid to get into his obsession with EDC gear. As a kid, he always carried a Victorinox with him in his right front pocket. As he grew older, he started carrying a pocket knife that his great grand father used to carry, and a silver coin that he received from his girlfriend. Through the helpful EDC community on Instagram, soon enough, he started getting more into custom EDC gear, evolving into what it is today.

He tells us that he loves chasing after the "hard-to-find" custom EDC gear but his philosophy is that gear is meant to be used, so while the hunt for a rare knife is fun, he makes sure that all of his gear gets some use, without any exceptions.

Favorite EDC Tool:

Erik had a real tough time choosing his favorite EDC tool. He tells us that his Chris Reeve Insingo has a special place in his heart because in his opinion, it come very close to being his perfect EDC knife. However, Erik also mentions that his Victorinox Bantam is a handy tool to have as it's so slim it disappears into your pocket but still manages a wide range of daily tasks.


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