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From Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain, we talk to David (@cognosedc) who pivoted from being a physicist to a Senior DevOps and Systems Engineer. Like many of us, his fascination with EDC began with his grandpa who always carried a knife. Continuing that tradition, David is always there to save the day with his blade. Read on for the full rig rundown and find out what's David's favorite tool of them all.
I’m a Senior DevOps/Systems Engineer that lives in Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain. I was meant to be a physicist but life got in the middle and I had to opt for a career with reasonable work opportunities in my area.
Funny thing is that I work mostly for German and Swiss companies now. I worked in Television over Internet for like 10 years before jumping to the Real State business bringing the big old-school real state companies into the XXIst century with Big Data and Mobile applications to manage the full lifecycle of a rental application from the first contact to changing a lightbulb.
I got into EDC like many of us… grandpa always had a knife in the pocket that was always saving the day. One thing led to the other and here we are, I’m the one saving the day now by having a blade always on me.
From food prep for the kids to opening packages, shredding cardboard, zipties, feather sticking to anything you can imagine (and for the things you can not that it is where the knife comes more handy) a blade is and will always be on me.
Free time? What is this? a joke? JK, a full time job, two kids, just moving into a new house doesn’t leave much spare time but my main hobby is astrophotography.
Going out in the woods in pitch dark for hours just to take a picture of something that is 2.5 million light years away (and that is close) has something magical to it. The hiking to the spot, the preparation, dinner under the stars and then the process of revealing what nature hides so far away is amazing.
I also love riding and working on my bike, a 2008 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron. Modding knives, specially Swiss Army Knives is also so much fun. Recently I found myself making flutes out of bamboo, cause, why not? Anything to keep my mind occupied.
Favorite EDC tool:
One of my grails that a few months back fell in my hands. I was always a fan of the Grimsmo Norseman and one day it will probably happen, but in the meantime I’m in love with my Herman Knives Sting Nr 72. Bronze anodized titanium on a m390 blade and that drop shut action that will any of us drool on it. That is just a piece of art and my first custom.
What's on my gear radar:
I’ve always been a Victorinox guy but I think it is time to give the other side of the force a go and get myself a Leatherman, and if you go Leatherman there’s no wrong choice as far as I know but I’m a fan of buying once and forgetting so I’ll probably go with the Charge+ TTi.
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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!