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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.
My name is Steve, and I live in Ontario, Canada. I work as a Fitter Welder at a custom fab shop. I’ve been doing this for about 20 years and love hitting and melting steel every day.
I also do photography as a hobby on the side for some companies in the EDC world. I started doing photography for race cars on the track for five years then moved on to the EDC world. I've also dabbled in portraits and family photos.
I’ve always loved doing photography as I get to capture what I see in this world for others to view. Capturing the moment and being able to freeze it in time is something I covet.
I got into knives at a very early age. I remember the first knife that got me into collecting was a brass 2” butterfly knife (still have it to this day). I carried this knife daily and loved the idea about having a tool with me at all times – just as my father has for most of his life. I moved on to a lot of different knives and companies throughout my years.
Favorite EDC Tool:
This is a hard one, but I love my GMP2 but also any knife that the GiantMouse team puts out. They have such a wide range that for any life situation they have you covered.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
I’m getting a custom F7 and Casino from Jesper Voxnaes and Jens Ansø. I would also love to be able to get an Orso from Jens and an F5 from Jesper. Some other items I’d like to acquire from would be the Koenig Mini Goblin in plain jane titanium or a BBM from Rob Carter & Nick Chuprin! The list is ever growing! It’s a great time to be a knife collector.
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From London, Junya (@the.owl.edc) is the classic multi-hyphenate of our generation. A freelance photographer by trade, Junya has also worked in retail, studied and graduated in music, dabbles in cooking and coffee and is also learning leatherworking and knifemaking. Read on for a full rig rundown and find out how Junya’s EDC reflects his many interests and talents.