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A multi-disciplinary artist, Ryan (@nhative_edc) is a stay-at-home dad who splits his time between his family and leather-working. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, he feels most at home deep in the woods and has long developed a love for small, pocketable knives and tools. Read on for Ryan's full rig rundown and find out what else he's working on now.
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I'm NH born and raised. Right now, I'm a full time stay-at-home dad of two small girls, and part-time leatherworker. When I'm not focusing on my family, I'm slowly working to build my brand "failsafe goods" with the help of an awesome Instagram community. Leather-craft has become a huge passion of mine.
I am a lifelong outdoor enthusiast; I feel most at home deep in the woods and in the mountains. I had a modest upbringing and my family spent much of our vacation time outdoors: camping, hiking/climbing, paddling, etc. I've worked in and around a variety of trades the majority of my life. These are big inspirations for my work.
I learned about EDC as a “thing” only a few years ago through social media but for as long as I can remember I’ve always carried a knife and/or Leatherman of some sort.
I still have the same original Leatherman multitool that I've had since early high school (I'm 37). I’ve been in love with knives since before I was old enough to be allowed to carry one.
Backpacking and camping has definitely built the foundation for my love of small, pocketable knives and tools. My favorite part of "EDC" is being able to solve nearly all daily tasks with something from my pockets.
I don't have much free time these days, but my hobbies evolve around working with wood and leather. I love restoring axes and hatchets and carving handles. I try to spend as much time outdoors as I can.
My home away from home is my family cabin in northern NH where I go every chance I can. I love being in the woods and mountains, whether I'm just tending a campfire or climbing.
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From Richmond, Virginia, we talk to Taylor (@rvagearguy) who's a Senior Systems Engineer. Inspired by his dad, grandfather, and uncles who all carried knives – Taylor always had a knife in his pocket. Over time, his hobby evolved and expanded to include military knives or historically significant models. Read on for the full story and to learn all about Taylor's carefully curated and considered carry.