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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 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.