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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.
My name is Uwe and I live in a small town in the southern part of Germany with my wife and my son. I will turn 50 years this winter (hopefully 😉). I earn my living as a software developer.
I started using and collecting knives when I was a kid already. Have 2 or 3 pieces left from back then. Lots of knives went through my hands over the years from cheap to very expensive. My collection is always relatively small though.
I am not a collector in the sense of hoarding knives. I don't display them at home either. I use everything I have. So I trade or sell everything that doesn't become a favorite.
Currently I have 8 folders and 7 fixed blades in my rotation. I love big overbuilt folders and small tank-like fixed blades. Don't like the fancy stuff though. Got to be tactical. I just like it that way.
My hobbies are hiking, traditional archery, working in the garden. The biggest hobby are knives though. I love to share pics on my Instagram and to get in contact with other knife enthusiasts from all over the world.
Favorite EDC tool:
My favorite pieces are from Strider, Medford and Benchmade.
What's on my gear radar:
My next purchase might be a Medford Praetorian. I already had a few but sold them. Missing them quite a bit so I will add one again.
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