There’s a website called Everyday Carry where people document the stuff they carry, well, everyday. Sort of seems silly when you think about it, but for me it is a pretty cool concept into “gear” (aka material things) and also into the psyche of the minds of men. Some people would brand the photos and contributions on EDC as leaning more toward “mall ninja” than modern gentlemen, but at the end of the day who knows what these people do. The site could be read by half of the staff of Blackwater (or whatever name those scary dudes are operating under now) which would make all of the guns and knives completely plausible. Or not. Either way, I don’t care much. If you have a gun permit and carry concealed I suppose that is your right (if it is legal of course).
Carrying a pocket knife is something I have done nearly all of my life. My dad always carries a pocket knife and it is something that I embraced as soon as he let me. This concept (carrying a knife) is something that was slightly lost on the readers of Boing Boing, which sort of surprised me. I don’t see the big deal with carrying a pocket knife, even in NYC or whatever big city.
- IWC Portuguese Automatic (And if you are wondering I paid for it.)
- Money with a Superior Titanium money clip
- Keys + Scout Original ACL key chain
- Benchmade knife
- County Comm LA Wallet
- Parker Jotter
- Vintage notebook
- Motorola Droid Pro
- Canon 5D MKII (not pictured)
When I read the comments on Boing Boing it made me laugh to see people from one community that totally don’t understand people from another community. It happens from time to time with ACL when a certain post will seep into a random corner of the internets and then people freak out. Pretty funny to see it happen to a site I often read and enjoy. But I guess that is what makes these internets go round. Respect to the guy from EDC for doing his thing. [Everyday Carry]