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From Long Island, Mark works as a lawyer and curates his EDC based on real-world requirements. Eschewing showpieces and safe queens, he only carries items that get used (and abused) on a daily basis. Read on to find out who are some of Mark’s favorite gear makers and how he deploys his spectacular EDC.
I'm a lawyer based on Long Island, NY. I curate my EDC stuff very carefully based on what's actually useful to me. I don't typically invest in showpieces or safe queens. I like to actually use my gear.
Aside from trial and error, I've been heavily influenced by some of the greats out there like Ed Calderon, Tracker Dan, Brian Fellhoelter, and Mitch Lum/Josh Dawson. I use their products daily and fully endorse. Give someone that's not into EDC a TiBolt or Malihini to hold and watch their faces light up!
Favorite EDC Tool:
It's so hard to choose a favorite. I can say that the Citizen E gear, a Malihini, and a Tibolt are carried each and every day.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Next on my list would probably be a Hanko Trident or possibly some fancy parts for the mini Tibolt. I have a few things on order from Tom Krein, Creely Blades, and of course more Citizen E gear. Those are my next acquisitions.
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Hitting and melting steel every day for the past 20 years, Steve (@knife.thru.the.lens) is living proof that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a single day in your life. As a Fitter Welder and part-time photographer – he mixes work and play without missing a beat. Read on to learn about Steve’s love for GiantMouse knives and find out what’s on his wide-ranging gear radar.
From the rugged land down under, we chat with Chris (@cray_edc) who’s been working as a Water and Wastewater Operator for the last 20 years. Naturally, his EDC comes in handy in the line of duty, so he knows a thing or two about selecting the right tool for the job. Read on for Chris’ full rig rundown and learn how he puts his gear to the best use – day in and day out.
The epitome of a man who works with his hands, brain, and heart – to paraphrase Louis Nizer – Andrew (@0.8200.20) is an artist, craftsman, collector, photographer and leatherworker all rolled into one. A self-professed “patina-fiend”, he seeks out vintage Leatherman tools and Old Cross Alox SAKs. Read on to learn about Andrew's love affair with all things old and how he strives to live a simple, honest life.