We all know that friend of ours or person that we follow that has the most admirable collection of everyday carry gear. I thought it would be cool to feature some of those people on the site. I feel putting a spotlight on some of the best EDC collectors that I’ve seen and picking their brain about their gear would be helpful for everyone.

This is my first Everyday Carry All-Star but it will not be my last. I plan to reach out to my fellow knifenuts and gear heads to feature the best collection of EDC items that I can find. If you have a great everyday carry rotation with fantastic photos, we would like to hear from you. Hit us up via email at admin@edgeedc.com

Without further adieu I want to give a big thanks to Chandler, better known as Chans_EDC on Instagram, for taking the time to answer my questions about his EDC gear. Chandler has a fantastic collection of knives, tools, hanks, and other everyday carry items. His posts always jump out at me in my feed thanks to the awesome color palettes in his photos.

Everyday Carry All-Star: Chans_EDC

What state do you live in?
Chans_EDC: Utah

Ti2Design Carabiner, Zero Tolerance 0562 custom anodized by Kobra Kydex, Kobra Knuck tool with Vice Anvil Tactical lanyard beads, Vitesse Design knuck, Arrow Hankerchiefs hank
Ti2Design Carabiner, Zero Tolerance 0562 custom anodized by Kobra Kydex, Kobra Knuck tool with Vice Anvil Tactical lanyard beads, Vitesse Design knuck, Arrow Hankerchiefs hank

What is your profession?
Chans_EDC: Small business owner

Chris Reeve Sebenza knife, Vice Anvil Tactical Jurassic Croc tool and bead, Koch Tools Culprit with Ti Survival bead, Lion Tribe Armory hank
Chris Reeve Sebenza knife, Vice Anvil Tactical Jurassic Croc tool and bead, Koch Tools Culprit with Ti Survival bead, Lion Tribe Armory hank

How did you first get started with the everyday carry hobby?
Chans_EDC: I have been a collector of knives and weapons since I was very young. Instagram has helped expand my views on makers of knives and tools. It became a serious hobby of mine in just the last couple of years. The animal inspired multi-tools were a big influence.

Zero Tolerance 0920, mini Scuba Steve with Vice Anvil Tactical beads, Knife Guys Tipsy Turtle, Knife Guys Simpact Tool
Zero Tolerance 0920, mini Scuba Steve with Vice Anvil Tactical beads and Knife Guys micro kit, Knife Guys Tipsy Turtle and micro kit, Knife Guys Impact Tool

What do you value in items you look to add to your EDC rotation?
I look for exotic metals like Titanium or Zirconium mainly, I like the idea of a tool or bottle opener that will never rust or corrode and is suppose to last a lifetime. I also like the one of a kind items built by people in their garage and not something you can just buy in a store.

Peter Atwood Spinner, Zero Tolerance knife, TiSurvival tool, Lion Tribe hank
Atwood Tools Spinner, Zero Tolerance 0450 G10 knife, TiSurvival tool, Lion Tribe Armory hank

Do you have a favorite EDC product designer/maker?

Hinderer XM18 knife, Knife Guys Impact Tool, Koch Tools Culprit and bead, Lion Tribe Armory hank
Hinderer XM18 knife, Knife Guys Impact Tool, Koch Tools Culprit and bead, Lion Tribe Armory hank

Who do you enjoy following or inspires you in the EDC community?
I enjoy following @knife2knowya and @docslava their EDC collection is phenomenal. 

Grumpys EDC Deadfish and Grumpys EDC bead, Rike Knife 1508s, Grumpys EDC Von Knuck and Grumpys EDC bead, Blue Label hank
Grumpys EDC Deadfish and Grumpys EDC bead, Rike Knife 1508s, Grumpys EDC Von Knuck and Grumpys EDC bead, Blue Label hank

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