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Alex (@alexerstad) hails from San Gabriel Valley and his everyday carry has come a long way since his barebones carry as a teenager. Alex has continuously refined and tweaked his carry to achieve what he feels is the perfect everyday carry. Read on for the full rig rundown now!
My EDC started when I was very young. I was mostly raised by my grandfather who always wore a watch and carried a pocket knife. He bought me cheap watches to wear and gave me pocket knives, which my parents hated. But he made it a point to me that if you can, don't leave home without a knife and watch.
As a teenager, I just carried a Kershaw and some cheap flashlight with a Gerber shard pocket tool on my messy key chain. Which is better than nothing, but far from perfect - right out of high school, it was all I could afford without a job.
A few years ago, I started working as a salesman in a knife and gear store here in Southern California - which is where my EDC started to get really serious. A short while before I got this job, I had started an Instagram and soon found out about how big the EDC community is. I have made a lot of good friends because of it ever since.
Over the last few years, I have perfected my EDC to what it is now, and I'm pretty happy with what I have. It's part of my job as a knife and gear salesman to know a lot about what I sell, which has helped me narrow down the things I carry today.
My hobbies consist of going to the shooting range, hiking and just being outdoors, though I don't do it as often as I would like. Mostly, when I'm not working I weight lift, surf Instagram for cool new gear, and spend time with my girlfriend.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite out of the bunch has to be my Sebenza. Overall, I haven't found a pocket knife I like to use and carry more than this one. Chris Reeve knives are just perfect - from the design to the feel in hand and how they perform - they are on a different level.
Another thing I really like about them is their customer service and warranty. If anything fails, they will fix it or replace it at no cost other than shipping which means I'm not worried about actually using it. I highly recommend anyone who loves knives to get a CRK.
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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.