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When he was just a 5-year-old child, Jannik (@mr.decaffeinato) was told by his grandfather that all real men always carried a knife in their pocket. That fateful day was the start of Jannik’s EDC journey, which he has since taken to new heights with his business and active interaction with the community. Read on for Jannik’s full rig rundown, as this is definitely a carry that you don’t want to miss.
My name is Jannik Ostermoor, better known as Mr Decaffeinato. I live in Hamburg in the north of Germany and I study business economics. 6 months ago, a friend and I started our own company making the highest-quality EDC gear that is 100% made in Hamburg. You can say that I’m living my dream right now.
My first experience with knives and tools was back when I was a 5-year-old boy. My grandpa told me that a real man is supposed to always carry a pocket knife with him. He gave me my first knife when I was 5. With the other EDC gear, I started maybe 3 to 4 years ago.
Most days, I spend a lot of time with my dog. I love to go hunting, read a good book or just listen to some music. EDC occupies a big part of my free time. I really like to think about new combinations, talk with other EDC dudes about new stuff, or make some new lanyards for my knives and gear. Taking photos and sharing them with other people is new to me though. I only started with Instagram about 7 months ago.
Favorite EDC Tool:
This is a tough question. I think it's either my Sebenza 21 and my Okluma flashlight. A sharp knife is always important and the flashlight is necessary for going out with the dog at night!
Next On Your Gear Radar:
Hopefully, the next addition will be a Rick Hinderer XM18 3" non-flipper with the working finish. Hopefully, because it's hard to find a Hinderer in Germany.
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