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Urban EDC Showcase

Showcase #68: Knife Shop Employee from Leesburg, Virginia

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


For this week’s community showcase, we are delighted to have Keith Dosik (@lemansblu) who is based in Leesburg, Virginia. Keith works in a knife and gear shop and is also a full-time student. If you ever wondered what someone who works at a knife shop will carry, read on to find out!

Featured Tools:

  • Knife 01: Emerson Vindicator
    I always carry a large folder to tackle larger everyday task. Most recently it's been the Emerson Vindicator! I love the ergonomic design and the incredible recurve blade shape.

  • Knife 02: Great Eastern Cutlery #71 Bullnose
    This is my backup and people-friendly blade. I use mainly it for smaller cutting tasks such as opening a package and cutting paracord. To me, the pairing of traditional and tactical blades is harmonious. Together, they can accomplish any cutting task.
  • SAK: Victorinox Cadet
    The Cadet is something in my carry that is truly an everyday piece. I can't leave the house without it. It rides in the Hitch and Timber wallet so it comes along with me everywhere I go. The most handy tools are the bottle opener and nail file for my girlfriend.

  • Light: Foursevens Preon 1
    This is my flashlight of choice because it’s a small AAA size light that puts out an impressive amount of lumens for such a compact package. I love how many modes it has and the unique blue colorway!

  • Watch: Tag Heuer
    This Tag Heuer Formula 1 is one of my most prized possessions. It was given to me by my father for graduating high school and I have had it on my wrist every day since. For years it's been a dependable and stylish piece of gear that will forever be on my wrist.

  • Wallet: Hitch and Timber
    This Hitch and Timber EDC wallet is my most recent acquisition! I love this handmade, USA source leather wallet because of the craftsmanship and cool pockets that can hold my daily essentials! I also happen to love the look of beautifully broken-in leather.
  • Pen: Fisher Space Pen
    This is another everyday item that never leaves my side. It also rides in the wallet, and I use it to sign checks or the occasional receipt. Everybody knows the usefulness of a good pen!

  • Keychain: Knifelife Flight Tag & Custom Titanium Bead
    Lastly, here is my keychain setup that has my BMW key, KnifeLife flight tag and a custom titanium bead made just for me!

Background:

My first introduction to the EDC community was through the EDCforums online. I found them because I was looking for people that had the same interest as me. Lots of people thought I was weird for loving knives and gear so much, so meeting and interacting with fellow enthusiasts was an amazing experience.

My first knife was a small Wenger Swiss Army knife and from then on I was hooked. I spent endless hours watching videos and reading about knives! This led to me working at a knife store where my knowledge really increased by leaps and bounds.

Instagram is also a large part of what got me into everyday carry, as I was a long time looker and admirer. One day I decided to give it a try and took a picture of what I was carrying! Now I have a good following and have made many good friends along the way.

Favorite EDC Tool:

My favorite item in my everyday carry is my Emerson Vindicator. It was a gift to me from my boss at the knife shop and I will always have it.

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