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From the great state of Indiana, we have Joe (@joe_bananas) here to tell us all about his EDC carry and philosophy. Joe is a field engineer for one of the top engineering consulting firms in the country, and he believes in a simple and intentional EDC that has no place for any unnecessary items. Read on for Joe’s full rig rundown!
My name is Joe, I was born and raised in the great state of Indiana and I'm a field engineer for one of the top engineering consulting firms in the country!
I tend to keep my EDC simple. I don't like to have a lot of unnecessary stuff on me, as it makes me feel weighed down. The items are changed daily, but it's always a simplistic carry.
I have three children so most of my free time is spent with them. But I really enjoy watching sports and attending sporting events If I can, firearms, knives and other EDC gear.
I first got into the EDC community about 5 or 6 years ago. At that time I was getting bored with the firearms community and stumbled upon the world of pocket knives. I'd always had some sort of knife on me since I was a kid, but never knew about custom knives or even real production knives.
Once I saw some of the stuff Spyderco was making, it was all over. I quickly became obsessed with knives in general, but especially with custom knives. Knowing there were guys out there making knives with their bare hands was such a cool concept to me. Even today I'm still impressed by it and love acquiring production and custom knives anytime I can.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite piece of gear above would have to be the Mini Typhoon. Once you get a knife in your hands that's made as well as those knives are, you definitely appreciate it. The fit and finish, the detent, the ergonomics, etc. All of it is flawlessly done. Every time I open that knife and use it, I get a smile on my face. It's just THAT good.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
Right now, the WE Knife Co. 705 series is on my radar. But Blade Show is less than a month away, so that could change completely once I'm literally surrounded by knives!
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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.