This week I’m introducing another Everyday Carry All-Star, badge420. I came across Chris looking through the general #everydaycarry hashtag on Instagram. I liked Chris’s style and EDC rotation selection. His blue and titanium photos really stood out to me with clean lines and fantastic arrangements.

Chris does have a thing for blue as you’ll see in his stream but he also has a thing for incredibly well made pieces. Chris has some interesting knives, stellar hank choices, and other EDC gear you don’t see very often. I feel like his photos are always well arranged and shot with precision. Be sure to check him out and follow his feed.

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What state do you live in?

I’m from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. An hour north of Toronto.

JW Knives G5 Skeleton tool with Ti2Design Rogue Bead, Zero Tolerance 0450 Ti2Design Techliner pen, Koch Tools Solo and Bead, Hallie's Handmade Hank
JW Knives G5 Skeleton tool with Ti2Design Rogue Bead, Zero Tolerance 0450, Ti2Design Techliner pen, Koch Tools Solo and Bead, Hallie’s Handmade Hank

What is your profession?

I’m an Automotive Technician (Mechanic)

JW Knives G5 tool with BeoCords Bomb bead, Reate Reatek2 knife, EOS Cases Keybar with Combat Beads bead
JW Knives G5 tool with BeoCords Bomb bead, Reate Reatek2 knife, EOS Cases Keybar with Combat Beads bead

How did you first get started with the everyday carry hobby?

I have always had things I carried at work, but sadly enough fidget spinners were my true hook into going deep into EDC items. I know a lot of people will hate that, but it is what it is!

such a solid collection
such a solid collection

What do you value in items you look to add to your EDC rotation?

I suppose aesthetic is a large factor, I can’t lie. It truly is whatever catches my eye! It’s also really nice dealing with great small makers! I really like very well made pieces. I also greatly appreciate excellent customer service/communication from makers. Combinations of both are fantastic!

What is your favorite EDC item you can’t live without?

I don’t think “favorite” and “can’t live without” are close to the same! I would say the “can’t live without” would be my Fellhoelter Tibolt Pen, the EOS Cases Keybar, and the Streamlight Stylus Pro. That is mainly work related though. My favorite piece might have to be my Grimsmo Norseman.

Fellhoelter Tibolt pen, Grimsmo Knives Norseman knife, Rotablade Tristubby spinner, Hallies Handmade Hank
Fellhoelter Tibolt pen, Grimsmo Knives Norseman knife, Rotablade Tristubby spinner, Hallies Handmade Hank

Would you say you have a passion for the color blue?

Maybe not a passion, but it is my favorite color! I’m just really enjoy somewhat matching things. Blue and gray is my favorite color combo, so I try to get as much I can in that combo!

blue and grey is certainly a fantastic color combo
blue and grey is certainly a fantastic color combo

Do you have a favorite EDC product designer/maker?

Many! For many reasons!

Koch Tools Solor with GrumpysEDC bead, Zero Tolerance 0456, Rotablade spinner, Blue Label hank
Koch Tools Solo with GrumpysEDC bead, Zero Tolerance 0456, Rotablade spinner, Blue Label hank

Who do you enjoy following or inspires you in the EDC community?

An incredibly large amount of people have inspired me since joining this amazing community. It truly blows me away how many friends I’ve met since I started on IG. I know I’m missing many people here, and I’m sorry.

  • Chans_EDC I always strive to have matching gear like him. Love the pics!
  • Knife2Knowya Is what we all wish we could have! Such an incredible collection!
  • Sak_EDC Is very much the nicest person I’ve ever come across! And the SAK pics are amazing!
  • Hallies Handmade Hanks Sandy Is a truly incredible person. Who happens to have incredible hanks as well!

Do you have any advice for others looking to improve their EDC rotation?

I really can’t give advice to anyone about their collection, because everyone has their own likes! I may like my blue and grey pieces in particular styles, but that may not be what you enjoy. Choose based on what you like and can afford! Everyone has their own style, don’t be ashamed of yours! Get what you like!

Ti2Design parabiner, Fellhoelter Tibolt pen, Zero Tolerance 0450, Lion Tribe Armory hank
Ti2Design parabiner, Fellhoelter Tibolt pen, Zero Tolerance 0450, Lion Tribe Armory hank

Do you have any tips for others on how to take quality photos of their EDC gear?

Wish I could help a lot on this front, but I use my phone to take my pictures. I do take my pics when there is good light outside and always take multiple pics from different angles. For me, matching gear as much as possible helps as well. Also just be steady!

Thanks to all my followers and everyone who likes my pics! It is both mind blowing and greatly appreciated!

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