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From Orange County, Brian (@brancron) is proud father of two young kids, and a lawyer by trade. His love affair for knives started with his dad's drawerful of blades. And since getting his first knife as a Cub Scout – he has never looked back. Read on for the full rig rundown of Brian's impeccable carry, and find out what's next on his gear radar!
I am currently based in Orange County, California, where I grew up. I went to college in New Mexico and law school in New York City, but had a feeling all along that I'd be drawn back to Orange County. I am a lawyer by trade.
My wife and I have a two-year old daughter and a six-month-old son, who are the joy of our lives. While occasionally we joke about packing up and moving out to rural Wyoming to become ranchers or what have you, we're very happy here, and it's a great place to raise our kids.
My dad had a sock drawer crammed full of knives when I was growing up, and I played with them from an early age. Lots of classic stuff: a Buck 110, a Leatherman PST, various Victorinox SAKs and Gerber multi-tools. I got my first knife (a Victorinox Spartan) when I became a Cub Scout, and have loved knives ever since.
My main hobby right now is playing with my two kids! But beyond that, I'd say my hobbies are hiking, lounging at the beach, barbecuing, classical music, and literature.
Favorite EDC tool:
The Chuck Gedraitis custom is probably my favorite. The first ever custom knife I purchased was a Gedraitis model at the California Custom Knife Show several years back. So I have him to thank for getting into the world of custom knives.
What's on my gear radar:
I have been on a search for a custom Lucas Burnley Squid for many years now. It is an elusive knife! In fact, I became so obsessed with the Squid that at one point I owned roughly 25 CRKT Squids (the production version), all with various after-market scales in micarta, carbon fiber, copper, and other materials. I still keep an eye on the forums in the hopes of one day snatching up a Squid.
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“Hello, my name is Corban (@hideandgrit) and I love multi-tools.” With that out of the way, we can delve into Corban’s impressive collection of Leatherman tools, ranging from the compact Micra to the innovative Free P4. When he’s not working on his collection, Corban also works with leather (Horween leather in particular). Read on for the full story and find out how he deploys his different tools in his day-to-day.