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From Scotland, we chat with Carl (@britishedc) who wears many hats. Not only is Carl is an entrepreneur, knife designer and independent journalist but also helps out at his friend's local convenience shop! Read on for the full rig rundown and find out what makes a British EDC!
I am based in Scotland, United Kingdom. I'm an entrepreneur with a few jobs, I am the co-founder of Hoo Knives a company that designs and sells pocket knives, I am an independent journalist and also work in my friend's local convenience shop a few days a week to help out.
I was born in Hartlepool, England and moved to Glasgow, Scotland when I was just 3-years-old so my Gordie accent is long gone and has been replaced by a Glaswegian one.
I first started playing about with pocket knives as a youngster finding some in my Dads office drawers and I quickly became fascinated by them and developed a habit for 'borrowing' one from the old man, funnily enough at Christmas, I paid him back for the 'borrowed' knives by getting him a nice Barlow slip joint.
I always use to carry a pocket knife before I knew the term EDC existed, when I found out there was a full community based around the idea of EDC I knew I wanted to get involved and am very grateful I did as the people who make up the EDC world are so welcoming and supportive.
Since then I have developed a taste for many EDC items, not just pocket knives, although my main focus is still pocket knives and I don't see my love for them going anywhere anytime soon.
I do a lot of political and historical research in my spare time, I tend to be more interested in non-fiction than fiction and often binge-watch documentaries or listen to lecture audiobooks. My free time is about to be cut hella short as my girlfriend and I are expecting to welcome a baby into the world at the end of the month!
On a lighter note, I enjoy football and support Rangers Football Club. I also enjoy the odd video game and love music but my taste is too eclectic to narrow it down to give you any set examples of what I like.
Favorite EDC tool:
My favourite item would have to be the Hoo Knives V1 Prototype, it holds a special place in my heart given this was the first pocket knife I ever designed and brought to production. It is designed with a non-locking detent system and sub 3'' blade to allow for EDC carry in the United Kingdom and Germany.
What's on my gear radar:
I would like to acquire a plain jane titanium Sebenza 31, I have a Sebenza 31 with Box Elder Burl inlay I fell in love with and would love to see how the full titanium compares to this!
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