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When Lee (@cogito_edc) bought his first Spyderco knife off Craigslist, he remembered feeling perplexed at the lengths the seller went to with his knife photography. Little did Lee know that he'd soon be joining the ranks of EDC fanatics - case in point - his feature here today. So read on for the full story of Lee's EDC journey and a detailed rig rundown.
My name is Lee and I’m involved in nonprofit work. My hobbies include submission grappling and spending time with family at the lake.
I got into EDC about 18 months ago. I wanted a simple pocket knife, and, at the time, I had no idea what a good knife was. I went on Craigslist and picked up a used Manix 2.
I still remember seeing the ad for it. The seller had the Manix sitting atop of a tree stump. He literally had the knife posing as if it was a swimsuit model. At the time, I thought it was silly that he had taken so many photographs of a simple knife. Little did I know that the Manix would turn me into a gear addict and that I would one day my own photos would be featured on one of the most high-profile EDC sites!
I have pretty much owned every Spyderco and ZT model out there, so, as of now, I am in the process of just narrowing down my collection to knives and gear that I LOVE to carry.
Here is my rule going forward: If there is ANY part of my carry that I do not absolutely love (knife, pen, knuck, or SAK), then that part has to go. It will be sold immediately. Thus, I am always in the process of buying or selling so as to upgrade or to try different brands. It's a lot of fun though, and I have met so many great people in doing so.
Favorite EDC Tool:
In this carry, my favorite piece is my Victorinox Cadet. Form and function, baby! It is literally all that I really "need."
Next On Your Gear Radar:
I am really impressed with what CRKT is putting out. I recently picked up a Remedy, and it's awesome. I want to try out the Bantam next. I also love the looks of the Pilar, but I really don't prefer small knives. If they ever made a Pilar XL, I would be stoked!
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