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Bryson (@motown_edc) is probably the most inspiring young man you’ll ever meet. A college student from Western Carolina University, he has a fiery passion for helping others and improving the quality of life of as many people as he can. Read on to find out all about Bryson’s mission as well as his timelessly functional everyday carry.
Knife: Zero Tolerance
Speaking of knives, my next piece of gear is my ZT 0550! My inspiration for wanting to even research and look up this knife was after seeing BestDamnEDC’s video that he put out after Blade Show 2019.
When I saw that 0550, I fell in love and knew I had to have one! Mine has amazing action and an awesome blade steel. I have also dressed it up with a beautiful OD green micarta scale, which is developing a nice patina!
I use my knife almost as much as I use my handkerchief. I am always opening packages, breaking down boxes, cutting loose threads and other things of the sort. This thing is a beast and can handle pretty much anything I throw at it, which makes me love it even more!
What's your story:
To start everything off, I am a college student at Western Carolina University. I am studying recreational therapy because I have a passion for helping others and potentially benefiting the quality of life of as many people as I can!
I really enjoy fishing, hiking, shooting guns, spending time with family, and playing video games. I was born and raised in Morganton, North Carolina, which is where I got the inspiration for my Instagram handle MotownEDC!
It’s probably just a Morganton thing, but a lot of people who live here call it “Motown.” I work in the automotive department in a store called Rural King, but I'm getting moved to the gun barn soon where I will be selling firearms and other products of this type.
I don’t really know the exact day when I got into EDC. I noticed when I started college I wanted to carry things that would stand the test of time. I wanted quality products that were made with care. After I had started sort of a budget EDC I came across BestDamnEDC, and it was pretty much a snowball effect from there!
This YouTube channel has actually been a place I go a lot when looking for new gear. It helps not only to have an individual telling you good things about a product but also other people in the community who carry this product on a daily basis.
Favorite EDC Tool:
I don’t really have a favorite piece in my EDC! I love everything because I have a use for each one and they do their job fantastically, but if I had to choose one thing out of my EDC, it would definitely be either my wallet or my ZT!
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Other gear that I have on my radar is firstly, a new pen! I am wanting to add some brass because I think it looks good with OD green! I am thinking about either a brass Fisher Space Pen Bullet or the Tactile Turn Slider! I think I am leaning more towards the Slider due to the fidget factor!
Second, I am wanting to add to my knife collection! I have 3 production grail knives that I want and I have already acquired one of them, which is my ZT! The other 2 are the Spyderco Shaman and the Benchmade 940! I have been in love with these knives for a long time! It’s going to be a while before I get them, though, but they will be a part of the rotation one day!
And third, I am wanting a new watch! I have been looking too hard mainly because I’m not on the market for one right now, but I know I want a new watch!
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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.