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.
From Marietta, Ohio, we chat with Courtney (@bladeantly_obvious) who’s studying to be a Medical Cannabis Technician. Growing up on a tobacco farm, she always found a use for a sharp blade, whether it’s the SAK from her father or the Case fixed blade from her Pawpaw. Read on to learn all about Courtney’s sleek carry and her wonderfully diverse interests and hobbies.
I was born and raised in West Virginia. I moved to Marietta, Ohio about 3 years ago. I have worked in an elementary school as a librarian and one-on-one with special needs students. I’m also currently a college student studying to be a Medical Cannabis Technician.
My dad gave me my first knife when I was around 8 years old. It was a Swiss Army knife. My Pawpaw also gave me a Case fixed blade around the same time. I grew up on a tobacco farm and we were constantly cutting twine. A knife was always a useful tool to have.
I also used the same knives while ginseng hunting, fishing, and trapping small game. Carrying these knives became a part of my life and it felt wrong not to have one on me at all times. To me carrying a knife is more than just convenience but it’s memories of my childhood.
In my free time, I enjoy anything outdoors. Fishing, shooting guns, riding ATV’s, hiking, walking my dogs, and camping are some of my favorite outdoor activities. My fiancé and I also enjoy antique shopping and working together on our home projects.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite knife to carry would be the custom Farmer X. Not only is it ready for any task that comes its way but it’s also reminiscent of the first carry I had as a child.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
A Chris Reeve Small Tanto Sabenza is next on my list right now!
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From Ann Arbor, Michigan we chat with Matt (@blackbeard_edc) who, for the record, has a black beard. Between earning a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and working part-time at a custom apparel printing shop, he enjoys getting down and dirty in the outdoors. Read on to learn all about Matt’s well-used and well-thought-out carry, and find out what’s he’s saving up for next.
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).
When Nick (@scv_edc) was first introduced to the world of EDC by his best friend, he made fun of him for paying for knives and beads. That was until he joined USN – and as they say, the rest is history. Read on for the story of Nick’s EDC journey and find out all about his spectacular knife rotation.