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A man of many skills, Buddy (@edc_buddy69) practised and taught the Indonesian martial arts of Pencak Silat for years. Now, he challenges himself daily as a forklift operator – responsible for the cold storage warehouse. Read on to learn about Buddy’s diverse interests and how he rekindled his love of knives and tools through the EDC community.
SAK: Victorinox Pioneer X
This awesome tool is something that never leaves my pocket. A true companion for daily task solving for sure. With this one I haven't found a challenge yet, that couldn't be solved. Love it!
What's your story:
Born and raised in a small village in the south of the Netherlands. I Practiced and taught Indonesian martial arts Pencak Silat for 13 years, which I had to quit because of a bad knee. Now I am working as a forklift driver and have been responsible for the storage of products in a cold store warehouse for about 13 years now. The work can be really challenging, but also fun to do.
My first encounter with EDC, was when I was 8 or 10 years old. Somehow, I got my first Swiss Army Knife or SAK, and from that moment I was hooked. Over the years that followed, I had quite a collection of SAK's. But unfortunately, through movements, I lost almost my entire collection. I was devastated and didn't want anything to do with it anymore for years.
Until a few years back, the itch returned. I Found the EDC community and started posting on Instagram. Love to interact with the people there, sharing, and talking about the same interests......and more hahaha
I also love to hike (with my dogs), play drums, can't stand a day without music, watching movies, and most of all...having fun!
Favorite EDC Tool:
I do not have a favorite tool, because of the fact that I only purchase tools that I love. So actually, all my tools are my favorites!
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Probably the next thing would be a traditional pocket knife from Great Eastern Cutlery. Have been eyeballing these for some time now. But the thing with EDC gear is, you never know what comes down on your path. We will see.
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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.