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.
An orthopaedic technician by trade, Sam's (@sam_von_amantharochen) love affair for all things sharp started with his father's CRKT, and further fuelled by his uncle's Spyderco sprint run collection. Read for the full rig rundown and find out all about Sam's appreciation for all things Mick Strider.
Hi, I’m Sam and I work as an orthopaedic technician and I’m based in Gütersloh, Germany.
I first got in contact with EDC since by young age. My father always had a CRKT M16 with him, which I used every time it was possible. When I grew older my uncle told me that he was collecting Spyderco sprint runs, which naturally led me to more expensive knives!
At age of 18, I’ve started to buying a lot of different knives, mostly Spyderco blades. But once I’ve got my hands on a Strider Knives SA, I instantly felt in love with it.
With this purchase, a lifelong affinity was started. I have owned a lot of different knives from Strider, but ended up loving the SMF, which is a big folder, and the SLCC, which is a medium-sized concealed carry fixed blade. Oh, and also, I’m getting custom scales for SLCC as we speak!
By and by, I got more into pens and smaller EDC pieces like knucks and beads. To be honest, I don’t need those knucks and beads, but it’s good to have them!
In my free time, I like to spend time with my girlfriend and friends, playing video games, riding my fixie and of course, eating good food and drinking some good beer.
Favorite EDC Tool:
That’s easy. My favorite EDC tool is my one of Strider SLCC, which you can see in the picture. It is perfect in size, because the blade is between a standard size and a XL SLCC. I do love the ergonomics on the SLCC and the fact that it is super easy to carry.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
I really would like to get another Strider MSC SMF in full titanium. Maybe a nightmare grind but a second dagger would be the better choice for daily use.
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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!