February 15, 2023

Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature a member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.

A lover of patina, Leo (@gearrad) is a connoisseur of craftsmanship and in the art of imperfect perfectionHe first got into EDC through his grandfather who was a blacksmith, and ever since forging his first knife in a class, he has not looked back since. Read on for Leo's rig rundown, and find out all about his passion for patina and well-made goods.

What's in your carry?

  • Pipe: Handmade
    I am a patina enthusiast and love things that last and will patina. Also, good craftsmanship intrigues me and especially from individual makers. I love make some silly things myself. In the picture you will see the pipe that I made myself! 

  • Pipe: Svart Master
    In addition to the pipe I made myself, the lighter is also handmade by awesome maker. Ironically, even when I don't smoke, I just love pipes and lighters and I had to have it!

  • Wallet: EDC Journal
    The wallet is also made by a good friend of mine and it has seen some use, and has develop a gorgeous patina.

  • Pry bar: Owen EDC
    The ultimate brass pry bar that has also taken on a nice patina. 

  • Knife: Urban EDC 5.5
    The F5.5 is just top quality, the bronze handle and anchor (I am addicted to anchors) is a must have! Also it patinas really well! Did I mention I love things that patina?

What's your story?

I first got into EDC through my grandfather who was a blacksmith. My wife got me a knife forging lesson because of this, and I made my first new knife about 4 years ago. My knife collection snowed balled from there.

Favorite EDC Tool?

Watch, Knife and leather wallet with patina and nautical! Always handy to have a knife for opening stuff. Wallet for obvious reasons. But they must be able to patina! You will most my knife handle are brass/copper and knives are made from high carbon steel. Even my EDC watch is a Bronze Steinhart marine officer

What's On Your Gear Radar?

A nautical pocket watch!

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