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This week, we talk to Jordan (@jordaneminor) from New Braunfels, Texas. Jordan is a songwriter and plays regular acoustic shows around the Texas Hill Country. In addition to writing and playing his own music, Jordan also works in pool service. Read on to find out how he puts his Sebenza through its paces during his day job!
I inherited my love of pocket knives from my great-grandad and grandad. Growing up in a working-class family, every man I knew carried a pocket knife.
I play acoustic shows around the Texas Hill Country with my band and other songwriters. I got my start at Cheatham Street Warehouse. The owner, Kent Finlay, was a great mentor and was a tremendous help to my musical career. Kent was a Texas legend, and he passed in 2015 on Texas Independence Day (March 2).
It was only in college that I finally worked up the courage to play my songs in public at the Songwriter's Night at Cheatham Street Warehouse. I love Texas songwriters like Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. I also grew up on 90's rock, hip-hop, and Texan rappers like UGK and Fat Pat. My musical influences are all over the place. If I had to label my sound, I'd probably call it Alt-Country or Americana. However, labels are for envelopes so I just try to do my thing without putting too much thought into it.
Favorite EDC Tool:
I collect slip joints because they're beautiful and functional. However, if I could only choose one knife for the rest of my life, the Large Sebenza 21 will be the winner. It's an absolute workhorse of a knife.
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“Hello, my name is Corban (@hideandgrit) and I love multi-tools.” With that out of the way, we can delve into Corban’s impressive collection of Leatherman tools, ranging from the compact Micra to the innovative Free P4. When he’s not working on his collection, Corban also works with leather (Horween leather in particular). Read on for the full story and find out how he deploys his different tools in his day-to-day.