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From down under, we speak to (@raffco_edc) who dedicates his time and energy to supporting disadvantage youths in the community. An avid knife enthusiast, Raffaele cut his teeth and acquired his love for blades while working for his dad in the kitchen! Read on for Raffaele's gloriously golden carry, and find out the meaningful story behind his custom Coin of Strength.
What's your story:
My name is Raffaele and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I have been a youth worker for over 20 years, supporting young people experiencing disadvantaged within our community.
I have always found a reason to support and mentor young people who may not have the opportunities I have had. However, my family background is in hospitality, so part of the knife obsession comes from the kitchen. I supported my father for 16 years in hospitality and spent most of my early teens and mid-20s in a kitchen or behind a pizza oven!
Photography is a great hobby of mine, using my drone and creating photos and digital memories. But what really keeps sane, is my passion for mountain biking and trail running.
I enjoy the outdoors and always up for a long ride or run, this includes hiking and the great outdoors. We are lucky in Australia there are many places to explore. However, the main hobby is my family, spending time with family is more valuable to me than anything else.
Favorite EDC Tool:
That’s tough, but I’ll have to admit it has to be my coins, I love to carry coins have for many years. They are my go-to fidget item, the community lately has become an amazing place to get good treasures. This coin is one I designed and made myself. Reminding me of many things and keeps me grounded.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
I’m after few things lol, I’m keen to add a Vero Engineering Lefty Axon in my collection got my eyes on this for sure.
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