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 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.