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The owner of 3 thriving businesses, Chris (@baehanedc) is the epitome of a go-getter who has shed blood, sweat and tears to achieve success. And being the dedicated family man that he is, Chris places his wife and 3 daughters above all else - which is why some of his most prized possessions are gifts from them. Read on for the full story of Chris’ delightfully personal everyday carry.
My name is Chris Lee, from Peoria, AZ - I own 3 businesses (2 retail, 1 real estate).
I do not have a lot of free time lately, but when available, the family loves to be outdoors. Camping, hiking, etc. AZ is perfect for year round activity. When we travel, we try to make the most of it. This past summer, we took a family trip that was 8000 miles around the country visiting family, National Parks, famous sights, etc. Incredibly memorable experience!
I've EDC'd various items all through life, starting in my Cub scout days. It wasn't until a couple years ago I took it more seriously to carry specific items for specific purposes, everyday.
My kids bought a Benchmade 940-1 for me on Father's Day one year. That single knife and the friendship that I made with the seller of that knife lead me down a very interesting road of EDC to what it is today. It has evolved into another hobby of its own. I have made a lot of new friendships in the EDC world that I hope to meet one day.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My watch and wallet are my favorite EDC items because it came from my family. Nothing can beat that. Of the EDC items that I have purchased, this Tom Mayo Dr Death is probably my favorite. It brings my favorite elements of a knife into one piece.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
I love everything Tom Mayo. I purchased 3 more Mayos over the holiday week. The first one is a Dr Death in Razor Wire Damascus, Mosaic Pin thumbstud, carbon fiber handle, large Mayo chatter hole, fuller groove. Another is a matching Dr Death in titanium to the previous knife. The last is Large Bowie in Sharkstooth Damascus and DLC handles.
Other knives I'm still looking to acquire are Tom Mayo Covert and Black Ops, anything Michael Raymond (Starlit, Galaxis, Estrella), Scott Cook Lochsa, and any older Chris Reeve knives that were modified by knifemakers, unique graphics, etc.)
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