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For this week's showcase, we talk to Mitchell (@sirmitchellot) from Fort Bragg, California. Mitchell works as a substitute teacher and at an outdoors rental shop on the Mendocino coast. Read on for a comprehensive rundown of his daily carry!
Wallet: Herschel Supply Oxford
Camera: Sony A7Rll
Pen: Matte black Fisher Space Pen with clip
Multi-tool: Victorinox Alox Pioneer X
Flashlight: Fenix PD35
Keychain: KeyBar with Photon light and Spyderco Ladybug
Knife: Zero Tolerance 0562CF (Custom anodized)
Lighter: "Astronomer" Zippo Lighter
Extras: Fiddle Foundry tellurium and soapstone worry coin / Tyrone Pratt Begleri in glow kirinite / Flattened penny with original Gilmore Oil Company logo / Abalone shell pieces
Mitchell lives up north along the Mendocino coast in Fort Bragg, California. The small costal town he calls home has only has about 7,000 people, and is surrounded by pristine expanses of rugged, untouched nature.
During the school year, Mitchell works as a substitute teacher. When he’s not teaching, he works at Catch a Canoe and Bicycles, which is the longest running business in Mendocino.
Mitchell was introduced to the EDC and knife community through his uncle, Dave Jung, who has written articles for Blade magazine. He remembers being in awe of his uncle’s knife collection as a young kid. It was also his uncle that taught him from an early age how to appreciate the finesse and craftsmanship that goes into a high-quality knife. And it wasn’t until when Mitchell began taking an interest in custom knives, that he realized how impressive and special his uncle’s collection is.
Mitchell tells us that he’s the happiest when he’s outdoors, and spends his free time mountain biking, skimboarding and hiking. He also enjoys taking pictures and drooling over EDC or camera gear. In addition, Mitchell studied physical therapy, and helps out at a PT clinic where he assists people in recovering from injuries, as well as teaching them to work their bodies more efficiently.
Favorite EDC Tool:
Mitchell finds it difficult to name any tool as his favorite because he feels that each one has its place, application and importance.
However, he loves his Fiddle Foundry worry coin because of the wonderful tactile feedback that it provides. He tells us that he also loves how the worry coin always incites curious looks and serves as the perfect conversation starter.
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