December 01, 2020

Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature one member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.

Hailing from Saarbrücken, Germany, Max (@edc_junk) first got into EDC after seeing a picture of the Koch Tools Solo. Since then, he has successfully acquired his grail knife after a 2-year long search. Read on for Max’s full rig rundown and find out what he’s eyeing for his next big-ticket purchase.

Featured Tools:

  • Knife 01: Ansø Monte-Carlo
    Jens is a knifemaker from Denmark. This thing is a real unicorn and a grail for me. The titanium scales are so nice to handle. It‘s a genius design. I’ve attached a STASIAK Gunner Ti bead from Monkey Edge for more control.

  • Knife 02: Victorinox Cadet Alox (2017 Limited Edition)
    For me, it‘s the perfect little thing for everything. I carry it in my backpack most of the time. The bead is from Etsy, so it‘s a really cheap one.

  • Wallet: Trayvax Element
    I’ve used it for a year now and it‘s great! It‘s small and perfect for carrying in the front pocket. The leather is so nice to touch and I’ve attached a coin card for 10€ coins max. The bead is also a grail for me. It‘s a Scoopyloop from Jon Brown - very rare and in Ti.

  • Coin: Swiss 
    This is a 5 CHF from Switzerland. A barkeeper searched it in the cash register for me. 1994 is my birthday year ;)

  • Hank: Hanksbyhank
    Orange flannel hankie from Hanksbyhank. I use it for pictures and little dust cleaning.

      Background:

      I’m Max from Saarbrücken, based in Germany and currently a civil engineering student. I don’t really have any hobbies aside from EDC, which is a big one. 

      Aside from being a student, I’m also a skilled craftsman for windows and shutters, which gives me something else to do. In my free time, I hang out with my friends or indulge in gaming. 

      I first got into EDC after seeing a picture of the Koch Tools Solo on Instagram. This led me to more EDC-related accounts, and that’s how my EDC game began.

      Favorite EDC Tool:

      My all-time favorite is the Anso Monte Carlo, which I searched for 2 years before finding one. In Germany with its strict knife laws, the Monte Carlo is legal to carry. So it’s better for me than a Strider or another frame-lock folder. The ball liner lock system of the Monte Carlo is just so awesome.

      What's On Your Gear Radar:

      Next on my radar is an Okluma DC-1 in aluminum. It’s the perfect EDC flashlight, simpler than an Oveready BOSS.


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