Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
This week, from Balen, Belgium, we sit down with Stephen (@zenmasteru) who works as a service technician for Land Rover and Jaguar. Even though he has always carried a knife or multitool, it wasn’t until backing the Ti2 Design HALO carabiner on Kickstarter that reignited his EDC interest. Read on for the full story of Stephen’s favorite makers, designers and refined carry choices!
My name is Stephen Nys. I live in Balen, Belgium. I’m originally from Heusden, Belgium. I work as a service technician for JLR - Land Rover / Jaguar at Peeters Motors in Herentals, Belgium.
My hobbies include listening to music, playing the guitar, fishing, camping and hiking with my future wife, 5-year-old daughter and 7-year-old stepson.
I’ve always carried a knife and carabiner or multitool of some sort for as long as I can remember but really got into it after I saw the Kickstarter for the Ti2 Design HALO carabiner on another EDC website.
Favorite EDC Tool:
Would have to say the Techliner. I use it the most and it looks great. If I’m not writing with it, then I’m playing with the magnets on it.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
The thing I want the most right now is a custom Ansø Monte Carlo knife. I was saving to get one this year, but fate or karma decided otherwise when someone wrecked my car. I had to use most of my hobby money for another car. So now I'm saving up for one again. In the near future I might be looking at an Ansø carabiner or multitool.
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A winemaker and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, Ivan (@knives.x) is as rugged and refined as it gets. Hailing from Eastern Europe, his free time is either spent rolling on the mat or on adventures with his wife and son. Read on for Ivan’s simple yet stylish carry that places real-world functionality above all.
If you think looking after a single kid is tough, try raising 4 of them. From Barwick, Georgia, we talk to Jeremy (@jpoppell85) who’s a proud stay-at-home dad of 4 young kids. Jeremy has always carried a knife but only started getting into other aspects of it after interacting with the EDC community on Facebook. Read on for Jeremy’s full rig rundown, and find out what’s next on his gear radar!
With a name like Dean Burns (@dean_edc), you already know you’re talking to somebody lit. A schoolteacher by day and SAK-modder/leatherworker by night, Dean’s aesthetic of choice for his EDC is anything post-apocalyptic or battle-worn. Read on for Dean’s full rig rundown and find out how he configures and deploys his different custom SAKs.