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Based in Long Beach, Jordan (@pxlpirate) is the modern renaissance man. Surfing, playing in bands, training as an EMT, learning to make knives from David Boye, travelling the world as a missionary and currently a captain on a dredging project in Anchorage – this pirate has done it all. What more can we say? Read on for the full story!
What's in your carry?
What's your story?
Based in Long Beach, I spent my late teens and my early 20s living the California dream: surfing most mornings and playing in bands. A lot of the bands sucked, and the ones that didn't had too much drama.
Trained as an EMT, and while I loved the work, school and I really don't get along. At one point I took an opportunity to learn how to make knives from David Boye, a guy who literally wrote the book on DIY knife making.
Spent some time traveling: building houses and schools in Mexico, connecting with missionaries in Singapore, Thailand, and Eastern Malaysia. One of those missionaries would set me on a path upon which I would meet my wife. But that's a story all on its own.
Currently, I'm working on a dredging project in the port of Anchorage, AK, as a Captain/Engineer. might sound fancy, but we're basically pushing an enormous vacuum around the inlet. I work for a few different companies with contracts that vary from offshore oil platforms to charter yachts to island ferries. I try to stay well rounded
I've always loved knives. My dad gave me a whittling knife when I was about nine, no doubt an attempt to stop me from taking his, and I carried that thing everywhere.
When I was old enough to buy knives myself the focus was always quantity, and boy was I unkind to those poor blades. My respect for tools has increased substantially since then and with it their longevity.
I'm often working 85-90hrs a week, so free time is generally spent eating and sleeping. When work is slow I'm happiest outdoors: hiking, biking, working the garden.
My wife and I love to travel, which is how I got into photography. It's hard to beat a week spend hiking foreign landscapes. And when you're visiting the relos in Aus every summer, bangers are a sure bet.
Favorite EDC Tool?
Probably the Fernet coin, purely for the sentimental value. It doesn't see daylight often, but when I'm out with friends and set it on the bar, a silent pocket check, I'm reminded why it never leaves my wallet.
What's On Your Gear Radar?
Honestly, that changes almost daily. Been looking at the Wingman by Malone knives. Wayfinder to the rescue!
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A modern working man, Josh (@wanderer.edc) is a General Fitter in the Distribution Field of Natural Gas, which means he's the 1st responder to gas leaks, carbon monoxide calls, and line hits. As such, he knows the importance of being prepared and the value of having the best tools for the job. Read on to find out how Josh first got addicted to knives, and what he has next on his razor-sharp gear radar.