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We head to West Los Angeles to speak to Andy (@misters_gear) who is both a school teacher and an accomplished jazz musician. Andy’s fascination with EDC began with the humble Maxpedition Pocket Organizer. Read the full story to find out all about Andy’s EDC story and carry.
Flashlight: John Hanko
Of all the custom lights I own, the Titanium Twisted Trident stands out. The fit and finish are impeccable and none of my other lights can produce a beam that compares to the warm and beautiful output of the Trident.
I am a school teacher and musician based in West Los Angeles, CA. I love to spend time with my beautiful wife, hang out and make music with friends and play an occasional round of golf. Much of my free time is spent playing jazz guitar, writing and recording music, serving at my church and doing photography.
I got hooked by the EDC bug about 5 years ago. My step-son had purchased a Maxpedition Pocket Organizer and I was intrigued by the idea of carrying some essential tools with me at all times.
So, while this obsession began as a very pragmatic endeavor, I soon became enamored with the plethora of EDC gear out there through various forums like USN and EDCForums, and became afflicted with the dreaded G.A.S “Gear Acquisition Syndrome”.
I began collecting multi-tools, Victorinox Alox Knives, titanium flashlights, production and custom knives, pens, etc. This hobby also birthed a keen interest in photography and even garnered me some work doing product photography for TEC Accessories.
Favorite EDC Tool:
My favorite EDC piece listed would have to be my Mayo Medium Covert. I feel very honored to own such a special piece by one of the legends in the knife making community. Also, I was fortunate to have mine receive a “spa treatment” from Tom not long ago which brought it back to its full glory.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
I haven’t been buying too much EDC gear lately, but I’d still like to add a Michael Burch Custom to my collection at some point.
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