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.
Joining us this week for our EDC community feature is Jeff Clubb (@clubbn5) from Dupo, Illinois. Jeff works as a lead aircraft painter, and his choice of tools is something to behold. If you appreciate craftsmanship and quality, you definitely do not want to miss out on Jeff’s exquisitely curated carry.
I first got into EDC through a friend of a friend who always had handy gear on him. After buying a house and doing some work on it, I realized that I needed some essential tools like a knife and flashlight. Through Instagram and other sources, my hobby quickly evolved into an addiction for custom knives and flashlights.
My EDC started with a Benchmade knife and a Fenix flashlight which I was happy with and carried for years. Then I found Instagram and that opened up a whole new world.
Next step for me was a production Strider knife and a Lenslight flashlight which I carried and was happy with. Then I made friends with the same hobbies and talking to them moved me into the custom arena. Now, I have quite a few custom knives and flashlights. I don't always carry the specific items pictured but always have a variation of these essentials on me.
My philosophy is to always have something unique and different from what others carry and #nosafequeenhere. I love to use my gear and being prepared gives me a peace of mind.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite piece in my EDC is my Hanko Machine Works Twisted Trident. Whether it’s this particular flashlight or one of my others, I just love flashlights and consider myself to be a proud “Flashaholic”. Also, I’m just a big fan of Jeff Hanko’s work.
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From the rugged land down under, we chat with Chris (@cray_edc) who’s been working as a Water and Wastewater Operator for the last 20 years. Naturally, his EDC comes in handy in the line of duty, so he knows a thing or two about selecting the right tool for the job. Read on for Chris’ full rig rundown and learn how he puts his gear to the best use – day in and day out.
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.
From the land of Victorinox knives, Stephan (@spezialiced) has a thing for Old Cross Aloxs and carries 2 custom SAKs on a daily basis. In his free time, he stares down his opponents in poker and traipses through the beautiful Swiss mountains. Read on to learn all about Stephan’s tightly curated carry and find out what he’s hunting down next.