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For this week's community EDC feature, we are honored to have Rupert (@castor_.pollux) from the UK sharing his daily tools with us. Rupert works in law, and while his work life is spent in the city, his spare time is dedicated to the outdoors. Read on for the full rundown of Rupert's beautifully understated and highly functional everyday carry!
Light: Tain Ottavino
I have quite a few small flashlights but for actual regular carry this Tain Ottavino gets the most use as it’s so small. I don’t want lots of large heavy stuff clanking about in my pockets. Tain produces titanium lights in small batches. The Ottavino is immaculately machined and has a single tritium gas vial in the base so you can locate it in the dark. It has a twist on/off so it’s unlikely to be accidentally switched on in a pocket.
I am from the UK and work in the law. I have been interested in pocket tools since I was a child and have carried a Swiss army knife since I was young. I spend my work life in the city but my spare time in the outdoors.
When it comes to EDC, I don't always rationalize my purchases through practicality. If you think about it, 99% of the time a $50 SAK will do everything that a $500 custom knife will do, so after a point I can’t justify purchases based purely on utility - I just see cool thing and gradually con myself that I need one.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite EDC tool of the bunch is probably the Shing knife because it is a true made to order custom build. It was built to my exact specifications, and to such a high degree of finesse and precision.
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Hitting and melting steel every day for the past 20 years, Steve (@knife.thru.the.lens) is living proof that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a single day in your life. As a Fitter Welder and part-time photographer – he mixes work and play without missing a beat. Read on to learn about Steve’s love for GiantMouse knives and find out what’s on his wide-ranging gear radar.
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The epitome of a man who works with his hands, brain, and heart – to paraphrase Louis Nizer – Andrew (@0.8200.20) is an artist, craftsman, collector, photographer and leatherworker all rolled into one. A self-professed “patina-fiend”, he seeks out vintage Leatherman tools and Old Cross Alox SAKs. Read on to learn about Andrew's love affair with all things old and how he strives to live a simple, honest life.