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From his time working in construction and as a race car mechanic, Chris (@patina.turner_) learnt the importance of always being self-reliant and prepared. His appreciation for quality tools is clearly reflected in his well-curated EDC, which covers all his needs and bases in style. Read on to learn all about Chris’ carry and find out what’s next on his gear radar.
Utility Tool: Forest Berserk Forest Axe
The Forest Berserk Forest Axe comes along for tasks that don’t require a knife or maybe more non-knife places for cutting tape on boxes, scraping random stuff, or the obvious popping a bottle.
I’d say I really never picked up EDC as a hobby but used it more in my everyday life. My early years I worked mostly in construction and also as a race car mechanic in the off-road industry.
Over the years I always found that you had to be self-reliant and also depend and carry things with you that worked and worked well in those situations. I think that’s how I grew such a love for knives because they are such a multifaceted tool that can also have this other side of creativity, functionality, and a great deal of skill.
Over time I noticed people that had the same type of lifestyles and passion for creating this great world we now know as the EDC world. I just recently got back into IG for knives and totally stumbled on what it had grown into.
These days, I spend most of my downtime with family and at the beach as well as doing some photography for myself for fun like astrophotography or surf photography.
Favorite EDC Tool:
Right now I don’t really have a favorite item but if I had to choose I’d go with the knife. I always wanted a knife from Frankie and when I got the opportunity to grab this one I was ecstatic. I also have another on the way, I like them that much haha.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Next on my radar is a nice custom or mid-tech folder. I don’t know if I’m quite at that level yet, but I’m at a point where I would like to have one really nice folder that was handmade. Lately, I’ve been eyeballing Wehr knives as well as Berg blades. They both have some amazing stuff.
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From Fresno, we speak to Josh who's a proud dad and a graduate student in History. A long-time EDC enthusiast and knife lover (who isn't?), Josh values the innovation and diversity most when it comes to EDC and the community. Read on for Josh's full rig rundown, and find out the story behind those stylish shades!
From Richmond, Virginia, we talk to Taylor (@rvagearguy) who's a Senior Systems Engineer. Inspired by his dad, grandfather, and uncles who all carried knives – Taylor always had a knife in his pocket. Over time, his hobby evolved and expanded to include military knives or historically significant models. Read on for the full story and to learn all about Taylor's carefully curated and considered carry.