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Having just completed his law degree, Tobias (@tfo_aesthetics) is now working as a trainee lawyer at a Federal Court. It was only when he was preparing for a camping trip to Sweden that he stumbled upon the whole concept of EDC. And since then, there hasn’t been a day gone by that Tobias wasn’t thinking about how he could improve his EDC (we can all relate). Read on for Tobias’ carefully put-together carry and learn how he works his way around the strict German knife laws.
My name is Tobias but you might know me as tfo_aesthetics on Instagram. I am 26 years old and I currently live in a small town in the State of Hesse, Germany. I just finished my first law degree and started working as a Trainee Lawyer at a Federal Court.
Due to all the changes in my life that go hand in hand with leaving university and working a new job full-time job, my EDC will probably not remain to be as it is right now for any lengthy period of time. As for when I am not working or studying I like to spend my time reading, hiking, or taking photos. I also spend an unreasonable amount of time thinking about my EDC and outdoor gear.
I got my first SAK back in Kindergarten when I was about 4-5 years old. I loved it but it wasn't long until I managed to lose it somewhere out in the woods. My best friend’s family during Kindergarten and primary school had a huge patch of woodland so we used to play out there often using SAKs and flashlights.
I continued to carry a Victorinox for as long as I can remember but it wasn't until about a year ago when I really started to get deeper into the whole concept of EDC. It started when I was buying gear for an upcoming camping trip through Sweden. I was absolutely blown away by the simple fact that I could now buy a tiny flashlight with a higher lumen output then the old 6 D-Cell Maglites I knew from back in the day when I was a kid.
I dug deeper to find out what else is out there to make my day to day life easier and more fun and I started to think about what I carry every day more consciously. Since then, not a day has gone by without me thinking about how I could improve my EDC.
Favorite EDC Tool:
In the winter time, I would say that my Klarus Mi7 TI is my favorite and most used item. But overall, it's probably now my newly acquired Lionsteel Roundhead. The M390 is a pain to sharpen but once it's sharp it stays sharp. I love having a modern, well-made slip joint that I can legally carry everywhere without any compromise in terms of looks or materials.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
That's a tough one. I have recently ordered a custom SAK by Robert Lessard but it will probably take a few weeks until it gets here. Other than that I would like to get into automatic watches and I am currently looking at some of Sinn's models.
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