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This week, we have the one and only Tom Medvedich (@notoriousedc) with us to share his notorious EDC. Tom was first featured 2 years back in Showcase #11, and his carry has since evolved tremendously. Read on for the full story of how Tom’s gear selection and EDC philosophy has changed - and also if any particular piece of gear stood the test of time!
My name is Tom Medvedich. I live in Brooklyn, NY and I’m a commercial photographer.
My career is very time-consuming so knives and EDC are really my main hobby. I do enjoy watching football and hockey when time allows. And traveling with my wife when we can both manage to break away from work.
I first got into EDC because of work, I touched on this on my first feature on December 15! My newer foray into higher end knives has been interesting, however. My photography career is based around still life product work and it's very much focused on details.
I got into collecting knives a few years ago and wanted something with a good track record. My first "nice" knife was a Benchmade Mini Grip. Over time, I've come to appreciate the details in higher end knives. As I've made new friends in the community, I've been introduced to custom knives and grown to appreciate them as well.
I have the tactical and slipjoints both in here because I’ll pick one style over the other based on my mood or cutting needs for the job I’ve got that day. Some days you want a classic, old school knife, and some days you want to carry a savage knife. I have two knives here that were given to me as gifts because I think it’s important to remember that the knife community is about friendship and not just material possessions.
My buddy showed me how the back spring on a custom slipjoint could be so flush with the liners that it looked like one solid piece of metal. All the nuances of the fit and finish in customs are what separate them from the production pieces.
Favorite EDC Tool:
Anyone that has seen my Instagram account knows that the Alox Cadet is my all time favorite knife since it's in almost every single post. It's an office-friendly option that can still handle a majority of EDC tasks. I really love the flathead driver. The Alox scales are so cool and there are a variety of colors that exist. It's fun trying to collect them all.
Next On Your Gear Radar:
I have a knife being built by Pepe Jalomo right now. It’s a Zirconium trapper with a boomerang Damascus Wharncliffe blade. I’m really pumped for it. It’s a modern take on a classic pattern. I’d also like to get a slippie from Peña and a modern folder from Sam Johnston. They’re pretty hard to come by so I’ll have to admire from afar for now!
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