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As a lover of the great outdoors, Niclas (@sharp_elegance) prefers tools made from natural materials that start out homogeneous but will develop a patina and personality and tell a personal story of the user. Read on to learn about Niclas’ ruggedly refined carry and how he inspires and mentors school-boys as a social worker.
My name is Niclas (Nick in social media), 43 years old and I live in the north of Germany in Lüneburg. I am a qualified social education worker in child-welfare and mainly work with parents and their children who are in difficult situations.
I meet once a week with a group of school-boys. We often go out exploring in the woods. We like to use our knives and tools to create something made out of wood, starting campfires, and so on. It's great to see them having fun in nature and not only at home in front of the television or Playstation.
I’ve carried knives, mainly a Swiss Army Knife, as long as I can remember. My grandfather always used to carry a knife. He would create toys such as bows and arrows for me when I was a child. We used to spend our family holidays in Austria climbing mountains and hiking. I would always carry a knife with me. I'm not mainly a collector, but a user of good and useful tools.
As a father of 4 children and a part-time student beside my job, there is not much free time left. I love to be in the woods when I have the chance. As mentioned I started working with leather and really like it, I want to improve my skills in the near future.
Favorite EDC Tool:
If I had only to choose only one item it would be the Brasswerx Custom SAK. It is small enough to fit in every pocket and has great tools for my regular travels.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
I don't have anything special on my radar at the moment. I ordered another custom SAK with very special scales from Brasswerx. You´ll have the chance to see it at the end of March!
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