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Valet by day and photographer by night, David (@davids_edc) first got into EDC after discovering the amazing Benchmade 940 (we can all relate). As they say, the rest is history as he slid down the slippery slope of acquiring better, everyday gear. Read on to learn all about David’s superbly functional carry and what he has his sights on next.
What's your story:
Hey, I’m David, I’m currently a valet in Greenville, South Carolina by day, and a photographer by night. Outside of those two things, I like relaxing at home, watching TV, hanging out with friends, or playing some video games.
The most used items in my carry are definitely the carabiner and pen, followed closely by the SAK and earbuds. I also wear a watch (a beat up Timex Ironman), but it’s horribly unphotogenic, so I didn’t include that in the picture.
I’ve carried a knife every day for most of my life. I got my first one when I was probably between 5 and 7, and I haven’t stopped since. My plunge into the EDC world happened earlier this year when I stumbled across the BladeHQ YouTube channel and discovered the Benchmade 940. Ever since then, I’ve bought knives, flashlights, pens, wallets.. The list goes on.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite item out of the bunch is my 940, which at the time of writing this is at Benchmade getting a little TLC. I love the look, feel, fidget-factor. Everything.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
Next on the list of things to buy is probably going to be a nicer watch. I’m not very easy on my watches, so I’m thinking a G-Shock is the only way to go. I’m not sure what the next knife will be, but I’ll probably be picking something up before the end of the year.
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A dedicated father of a 6-year-old twins, Casey (@yasec.edc) works as a Cardiac ICU nurse. From playing the crane game at the State Fair to win cheap knives to owning his current custom blade in the form of the Grimsmo Norseman, Casey’s love affair with blades and pocket tools runs deep. Read on to learn all about Casey’s carefully curated carry and his “pryblem” which involves about a dozen different pry bars.