Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member from the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.
For this week's community showcase, we caught up with Jason (@wabisabiedc) from Seattle, WA. Jason is a marketing analyst for an online golf equipment retailer who has a passion for photography, hiking, cycling, and trying out new eateries. Read on to find out all about Jason's spectacular EDC!
I’m fairly new to the EDC scene. In 2010, I bought my first flashlight, a Streamlight MicroStream. Outside of my wallet, keys, and phone, it was the only gear I carried for about a year. I found myself wanting a knife to cut things open like mail and packaging so, out of necessity, I purchased a Spyderco Persistence. It was a decent knife that wasn’t too expensive, and I wasn’t afraid to beat it up.
Fast forward to the middle of 2013. I joined the NRA and received a free pocket knife that looked like a mini Buck 110 knockoff. It had a loose blade when closed and side to side blade play when opened. At the time, I hardly considered carrying a traditional pocket knife but threw it into my two knife rotation anyway. One thing I noticed while using that knife was that people paid me no mind. It was definitely more office friendly. I started to appreciate the classic design and it had me wanting a traditional pocket knife with better build quality.
And that was it. That cheap freebie knife was the catalyst that led me down this path of gear acquisition. Knives led to flashlights, which branched out to pens, leather goods, and miscellaneous gear. There's still a lot of gear that catches my eye but I think I'm at a point where I can pause and just make use of what I'm very fortunate to have.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite EDC tool has got to be my GEC #77. If you’ve read my featured tool description for that knife, it’s obvious, I really admire it.
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From the southern part of Germany, we talk to Uwe (@rule_number_9) who earns his living as a software engineer. Ruthlessly efficient and effective in both his choice of EDC and words, Uwe has a preference for overbuilt folders and small, 'tanky' fixed blades. Read on for the full rig rundown, and find out more about Uwe's EDC philosophy.
From the "City Beautiful" that is Orlando, Florida, we talk to Rikki (@capt.rikki) who's a full-time videographer and content creator. Capturing sights and sound, Rikki and his camera have filmed everything from roaring lions to majestic elephants, flexing bodybuilders to celebrity weddings. Read on for Rikki's ultra sleek and stylish carry, and find out what's next on his gear radar!