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According to Paul (@abtplunder), it wasn’t him that got into EDC, it was EDC that got him. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. From Kiel, Germany, Paul works as a freelance graphic designer and in his free time, he enjoys photography and being outdoors. Read on for the full rig rundown of Paul’s elegantly rugged and beautifully captured daily carry.
- Knife: Great Eastern Cutlery #47 Viper
I'm really into the traditional knives by GEC since I first came in touch with them. Started with my first in October last year, and now I own about 8 of them. I really like the nice Titanium frame locks too, but due to very questionable knife laws, you're not allowed to carry most of them here in Germany.
- Swiss Army Knife: Custom Victorinox Tinker
Versatility. If you don't carry a Leatherman, carry a SAK. Because who knows what might happen and when you might need it. And the custom brass scales from dailycustoms.shop are just awesome.
- Flashlight: Lumintop Tool AAA Brass
Why do I like it? For me, it’s the look, the patina and the size. I don't need a light which can illuminate airports. But for essential everyday tasks, I find this size and output just perfect.
- Watch. Seiko SSB165P1
I always wear a watch. Normally very simplistic, no smart stuff, no-nonsense. This one I just fell in love with at first sight and I’ve been wearing it every day for a few weeks straight. Even got me some straps in different colors to match my daily gear.
- Compass: MecArmy Keychain Compass
I like compasses. It's not that I really go out hiking, get lost and have to find my way home. I can’t really explain, it’s just the idea of having something that helps you find your way.
- Pen: Machine Era Co. Field Pen
You need a pen. Enough said. This is one I like. Especially the clip/bolt action and solid brass body.
My name is Paul and I hail from Kiel, Germany (close to Baltic Sea). I’m blissfully self-employed as a graphic designer for 7 years now and specialize in print design.
For me, EDC is collecting, and the best thing is that it's actually usable. It's the coolest manly stuff in the world. I didn't get into EDC, it got me. For real. No joke. I always had one or more knives, since I was a little boy. I only discovered the whole EDC universe about a year ago.
When I'm not hunting down my next piece of gear, I like to hang out with friends or go outside photographing or spend some quality time with my wife.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite item is very hard to answer. Depends on the task of course. If I had to decide maybe it's the Northwoods Fremont Jack. Just perfect shapes.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
The OD Green Massdrop Lumintop Light which is coming up in the close future.