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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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From Long Island, Mark works as a lawyer and curates his EDC based on real-world requirements. Eschewing showpieces and safe queens, he only carries items that get used (and abused) on a daily basis. Read on to find out who are some of Mark’s favorite gear makers and how he deploys his spectacular EDC.
Growing up in northern Sweden among towering trees and mountains, Mats (@kaiser_mats) has always been drawn to the great outdoors. It’s from this love that gave rise to his interest in knives and tools. Read on for the rundown of Mat’s high-performance carry and learn all about his newfound interest in high-end flashlights.
From Düsseldorf, we chat with Felix (@new.knife.order) who works as a freelance photographer. His love for knives waned as he was growing up and was recently reignited when he stepped into a Victorinox Flagship Store. Read on to learn all about Felix’s EDC journey and what’s his favorite piece of gear in his carry.