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From the land of Victorinox knives, Stephan (@spezialiced) has a thing for Old Cross Aloxs and carries two custom SAKs daily. In his free time, he stares down his opponents in poker and traipses through the beautiful Swiss mountains. Read on to learn all about Stephan’s tightly curated carry and find out what he’s hunting down next.
My name is Stephan, and I am 46 and based in Switzerland, the land of Victorinox knives. I work in a small company as a sales rep for laboratory equipment.
My first contact with EDC was with a dagger I got from my father. Later, I got a Victorinox SAK for my time in the scouts. When I was studying to be an electrician, I carried one daily. I also got one during my military time in 1993.
As soon as I got onto Instagram, I saw the Brasswerx knife with titanium scales from @875fps. And after a long time, I asked John to get one, and the rest is history. A prybar and minis soon followed that. After this, I was following all the known manufacturers, and my collection grew. However, my main focus is on Victorinox old cross knives. My goal is to collect one piece from each available model.
In my free time, I play poker with friends, enjoy skiing and hiking in the beautiful Swiss mountains, and I try to mod my knives just for fun.
Favorite EDC Tool:
This is a difficult question, but based on the pocket time the winner is my Wasteland Oddities Zippo. Ever since I got it, I've carried it daily in my pocket. All the other stuff I carry depends on what I do throughout the day. I always have my light, pen, and pry in my workbook and a knife, lighter, and a coin in my pockets.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Knife-related, I am still missing some older Victorinox models. For EDC-related, I would like to have an AFK Nano and a Scoopyloops Delrin bead would be awesome to find. But I am pretty sure that a Micro Farmer mod will be the next thing I want in my collection.
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