Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature a member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
Going postal in Sweden, Martin (@gnistedc) still remembers the moment he got his first Victorinox Classic at age 11 and his first Leatherman Wave at age 20 (which he still owns and uses). Like many of us, Martin has gone through countless iterations to finally arrive at his current state of carry. Read on to learn what works for Martin, and find out why the Torqbar will always have a special place in his carry.
What's in your carry?
What's your story?
Hi! My name is Martin and I’m from Sweden. I’m 39 years old and this is my everyday carry.
I’ve always been interested in cool gear like knives and flashlights. It all started in the '90s when I was 11 and got my first Victorinox Classic. When I was 20, I bought my first Leatherman Wave, which I use daily around the house.
The thing that really got me started on EDC was the hype of fidget spinners, like the Torqbar, back in 2017. I love the idea of carrying fidget toys in my pocket and that evolved into more useful gear such as pens, flashlights and pocket knives.
Like most in the EDC community, I’ve tried a LOT of different combinations before landing on where I am today. I’ve learned what my needs are and what I just like to collect without carrying.
I work for the Swedish postal service. And when I’m not working I love to spend time with my wife and two daughters, who are taking up most of my spare time at the moment.
Favorite EDC Tool?
My favorite, if I have to choose one, is the TiScribe Mini pen. It feels really good in the hand and I love the bolt action click and the brass patina.
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From across the pond, we chat with Matt (@mattd_edc) who only got into EDC recently by way of boredom and the lockdown. As an engineer at a power station, Matt's able to use his gear on daily basis, which helps him fine-tune his carry based on real-world functionality. Read on for the full rundown and find out who in the EDC community Matt really wants to buy a beer for!
A practical problem-solver and teacher at heart, Ben (@gearinsitu) works as an operations manager tackling tactical issues and is trained and certified in a number of mental health and first responder programs. In his free time, he also runs youth camps, offers counseling services, and provides wilderness survival training and nature guides. Read on for the full story and rig rundown of Ben's amazing gear situation!