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Feminine but not girly. Quality over quantity. That's the ethos behind Victoria's (@sh_e.d.c) carry. A musician and photographer from Orange County, California, Victoria first got into EDC after gifting her friend with a blacked out ZT, and that led to her first Spyderco Para 3 – and as they say, the rest is history. Read on for Victoria's full rig rundown, and find out what other knives she has her eye on!
I love color in my EDC, and it’s easy to see that in my photos, but most of the color doesn’t come from my knives or tools. I usually accessorize with pops of color, and my custom hank from MCMD Hankery is a perfect example of that.
Something that always appeals to me when it comes to selecting EDC items, is uniqueness. I have only been in EDC for a year, and I discovered Urban EDC Supply very early on.
I care about blade steel. Love me some Elmax. But my favorite items are handmade, small batch or one of a kind, or customized to my taste. I want people to be able to look at my photos or my gear, and immediately know who it belongs to. I like a feminine aesthetic, but not girly. And always quality over quantity.
I got into EDC when I was trying to select the perfect gift for a friend. I decided to buy a knife but when I went to decide on what knife, I found this whole world of everyday carry and started watching Blade HQ videos over lunch and learning about blade steel and grinds and scale materials and I was hooked.
I bought him a Zero Tolerance 0450 carbon fiber, all blacked out. About a month went by, and I decided that if he got a nice knife, I deserved to have one too. I bought a plain jane Spyderco Para 3 and… let’s just say that escalated quickly.
I live in Orange County, California and I’m a musician and photographer. I am very entrepreneurial and I’m currently in the process of setting up a knife modding business with someone who has the equipment and expertise to do almost anything with knives. So I guess I’m here to stay.
I love to travel, and I like hiking around and finding great photo spots. I love video gaming, music, reading, and last year I made a thousand loaves of bread to sell and donate for people quarantined due to covid.
Favorite EDC tool:
My favorite piece of the featured carry is the custom dagger made by Scorpion 6. I love that it’s family made in the US.
What's on my gear radar:
As far as EDC items that I have my eye on, I am looking forward to a new knife made by Scorpion 6 knives called the LR-1, designed particularly with ladies in mind (worth checking out!). Someday I want a transient from HMC Knives. And I love working with KC Gray knives. He makes beautiful things and always seems to know what I would like. So many knives, so little time :)
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