January 02, 2019
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, we talk to Grayson (@g.r.parker) who’s an adjunct college lecturer from Bakersfield, California. As a regular contributor to BladeReviews, Grayson knows his gear and is especially discerning when it comes to his personal carry. Read on to learn all about Grayson’s astute gear choices and how his carry has evolved since he was last featured over 2 years ago.
My name is Grayson Parker, and I live in Bakersfield, California. Nothing about my background has changed since my last showcase (Showcase #49), but I did manage to land a job in my field.
I'm now an adjunct lecturer at the local college which has resulted in a few changes to my daily carry. Carrying a pocket knife using a clip is discouraged at the college. I find myself carrying a traditional knife more often than not. The new job also involves quite a bit of writing. A good fountain pen wards off cramped hands and messy writing.
As far as hobbies are concerned, I've stepped back from gaming since starting the new job. These days it's mostly reading, wildlife photography, and games of Magic when friends can get together. Here's hoping for more free time in the future!
Favorite EDC Tool:
Just as before, the nod has to go to the pen. The Mnandi, Aeon, and Alpinist are mainstays of my carry, but the Vanishing Point is used the most. Hopefully it will save me from arthritic hands in the distant future.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
There are a few smaller knives I'm looking at. Currently I am waiting on the Frelux Synergy1 I ordered to arrive. The form factor is very interesting and I'm always a sucker for good machining.
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April 17, 2019 2 Comments
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April 10, 2019
From Herentals, Belgium, we chat with Michiel (@mvanhoudt) who’s not only a knife nut but also a fountain pen fanatic and avid photographer. Through his love for knives, Michiel has connected with like-minded individuals and even runs his own straight razor sharpening service. Read on to learn all about Michiel’s diverse interests, and what’s next on his gear radar (and what he has on order).
April 03, 2019
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