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Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Heywood Floyd, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Gallows
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    Gallows EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Nice looking light and color.
     
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  2. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 100915
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    LIGHT: Quantum Titanium custom - Spot Cree XP-G2 1D/R5 cool white
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + Titanium ball chain 2.5mm Ø
    MULTITOOL: Victorinox SAK Pioneer Alox silver custom (scissors) by rickinFL
    WATCH: Breitling Aerospace Titanium
    (in filthy dirty trim - has now been washed)
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  3. microbe

    microbe EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Awesome engineered and styled by MBI, AND some awesome accessorizing HF :)
     
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  4. Heywood Floyd

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    Hey Microbe, thanks for the kind compliment. :)
    I'd always prefer a little less colour but the never ending EDC journey must always include some form of need and want ... :cool:
     
  5. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 120915
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    LIGHT: Matchbox Instruments Torpedo X (batt=10440) extendible body
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
    + TEC Accessories S323 Isotope with green Tritium vial
    MULTITOOL: Victorinox SAK Pioneer Alox black
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case - same as & not shown
    WALLET: Wrap Wallet - black leather - Kickstarter - David Jackson
    WATCH: Davosa - Argonautic Dual Time PVD - Reference: 161.512.80
    + Davosa Argonautic Nylon strap black grey white
     
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  6. Heywood Floyd

    Heywood Floyd Loaded Pockets

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    HF's DCF Pry Bar 210915
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    MULTITOOL: Dalla Costa Fabio - Big Dam_n Spike pry tool - Damascus SS
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    Hi HF. I love your posts. Amazing gear and I really like how you list the items in your spread. I have a question about your Emerson mini A 100. Is the Gray Precision Ti ThumbDisk the "regular" size or the "monster" size? I want to replace the stock thumbdisk on my A 100 and yours looks really great!
     
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  8. BobsBargains

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    That is cool. :cool:

    I had to google the maker, some very nice tools there.
     
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  9. Nekolf
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    Wow! super cool DCF!:cool:
     
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  10. Heywood Floyd

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    Hi V7S, thanks for the kind words and checking out my EDC thread.
    The GP Ti thumb disk is not the "monster" size. I asked John Grimsmo to take a slight scallop from the clip side Dragon scale to assist LH opening. That seems to work well with the regular size thumb disk for me.
     
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  11. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks Gents, :)
    I'd planned at some stage to visit DCF's shop as it isn't a long way away, by Ocker standards, from my roof so had quickly done a Google street view last year sometime. Anyway on the weekend had travelled to Thiene, the town where DCF's shop is for some other reason and got caught up so decided to have dinner there. I had completely forgotten DCF's shop address and whilst walking down one of the main drags ... Bam ! :eek: ... I'd never been to Thiene before but hey I know that shop. It didn't take long for the penny to drop so skillfully left most of the family behind and snuck into meet DCF and check out a box of goodies. He's a cool dude :cool: and said he'll even make OPMT to measure from an email sketch or plan.
     
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  12. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Yeah, Fabio is a great dude and a good metalworker.
    And it's only 15 kms far from me ... next time we'll have absolutely to meet, HF ! :)
     
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  13. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 061015
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    BLADE: Boker Plus Exskelibur 2 Damascus
    KEYS: Split ring
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + Small Bean Style Nickel Clip Hook Snap
    + Nite-Ize Infini-Key - Stainless
    LIGHT: Matchbox Instruments HF-R Titanium (raw)
    + 10440 LI Battery body - Titanium
    + UTT 3 Position tail switch - Titanium with 6 x Green Tritium vials
    + Standard flood head (emitter = Cree XM-L2 T6 High CRI Neutral) - Titanium
    + HF-R Momentary Switch - Titanium
    + Nitesiters - Super photo luminescent night sights
    + TEC Accessories S323 Isotope with green Tritium vial
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
    MBI NukeTM Charger - Titanium - Extendable Body
    + Spare charged 10440 LI Battery inside
    MULTITOOL: Leatherman Mini-Tool
    Victorinox SAK Cadet Alox silver
    + Aluminium lanyard bead
    Dalla Costa Fabio - Big Dam_n Spike pry too - Damascus SS
    NOTEBOOK: Moleskine Ruled Soft Notebook - Pocket black
    PEN: Kaweco Sport clear fountain pen - Modded ink sac reservoir
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case - same as & not shown
    WALLET: AtelierPall - iPhone Leather Cover with card holder - black
    WATCH: Davosa - Argonautic Dual Time PVD - Reference: 161.512.80
    + 007 James Bond Zulu watch band
    EXTRAS
    M7 Toollet - Skinth Solutions - Black
    Umbrella - Davek Traveller - black
    inCharge USB - Lightning connector
     
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  14. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 101015
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    KEYS: Split ring
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + Small Bean Style Nickel Clip Hook Snap
    + Nite-Ize Infini-Key - Stainless
    LIGHT: Quantum D2 - BO
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + Stainless Steel ball chain 2.5mm Ø - Black
    MULTITOOL: Victorinox SAK Pioneer Alox black
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case - same as & not shown
    WALLET: AtelierPall - iPhone Leather Cover with card holder - black
    WATCH: Davosa - Argonautic Dual Time PVD - Reference: 161.512.80
    + 007 James Bond Zulu watch band
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    HF's EDC 041115
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    BLADE:
    Boker Plus Exskelibur 2 Damascus
    - The Damascus blade material holds good sharpness and makes getting a super fine edge relatively easy. I usually use a Sypderco UF ceramic stone and strop with green abrasive compound (stropman) to finish the edge for EDC.
    KEYS:
    + TEC Accessories Snap Ring 1/2"
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + Small Bean Style Nickel Clip Hook Snap
    + Retractable coil lanyard - 2 ply 1.2mm 70kg nylon in paracord shell - by Yours truly
    - The Swampo swivel works well to stop any coil lanyard twist when using the keys.
    LIGHTS:
    Matchbox Instruments HF-R Titanium (raw)
    + 10250 LI Battery body - Titanium
    + STT 5 Position tail switch - Titanium with 1 x Green Tritium vial
    + ZoomHead (emitter = Cree XPG2) with internal 3 x Green Tritium vials - Titanium
    - I upgraded the STT switch to a 5P from 3P. The lowest 5P setting is a plus. The whole setup gives good short and excellent long range performance in a very small package.
    + TEC Accessories S323 Isotope with green Tritium vial
    - Maybe not the most aesthetically fashionable lantern but it makes for excellent Tritium tube visibility and protection.
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
    Quantum DD
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    - The cut race bike tube “Ranger Band” keeps things quieter and adds to friction for twist operation.
    + Nite-Ize S-Biner #0.5 black
    - This clip is secured with some shrink wrap insulation. Over some years of experience it has proven very reliable.
    MULTITOOL:
    Victorinox SAK Manager black
    - The included retractable ball pen is very convenient.
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
    TTPocketTools Capper (G2) - Titanium
    - The bottle opener and screw driver end work very well.
    MC Chain master link
    + FM1 spreader - Titanium by Gamble Staempfli
    PHONE:
    iPhone 5s
    + Apple leather case
    - I’ve been disappointed with this case. The case chassis near the lightening port broke needing some repair to stop the whole case loosing tension. It had not suffered a hard life and caved nonetheless. Poor material choice and design.
    WALLET:
    Wrap Wallet - black leather - Kickstarter - David Jackson
    - It’s a super light, thin and compact tri-fold wallet.
    WATCH:
    Davosa - Argonautic Dual Time PVD - Reference: 161.512.80
    - After many under water adventures the watch remains rock solid and the black coating has been robust.
    + Davosa Argonautic Nylon strap black grey white
     
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  16. kye4some

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    I can tell you have put some thought into your carry
     
  17. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks for visiting my thread Kye.
    :) I enjoy thinking about how to make edc work better for my particular circumstances. It makes for time saving satisfaction when it works out in the field, office or home.
    Learning from others, trying to innovate, buying, trying and discovering gear and arrangements that work is a real part of the rewarding fun of edc for me.
     
  18. Heywood Floyd

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    HF’s Pocket Rig Sprint Run 161115

    I’ve been using various pocket danglers for some time with payloads comprising a light and SAK.
    My use case more often than not involves a short unexpected application of either the light and or tool. That means having to remove either from the dangler is a negative.
    In an effort to make operation with the dangler attached less awkward I tried fitting a swivel. That worked for the better but there was still a lack of flexibility in the rig which sometimes led to the tools becoming tangled of sorts. Certainly not the end of the world, but that meant another step before use.
    Subsequently some means of adding more compliance to the rig led me to the pics below. Essentially it involved fastening the dangler, swivel and spreader via a form of “paracord rivet”.
    Side benefits of the paracord rivet beyond some controlled compliance at the joint are that the rig sits more comfortably in the pocket and they shorten the overall length compared to my previous attempts where a chain master link was used to combine the swivel and dangler.
    Installing the rivets is a quick and simple process. I think you can see part of the Leatherman MiniTool plier pivot imprinted on one rivet. That is what I used to push the rivet head flat after heating it with a butane lighter.
    I’ve been using this setup full time for a couple of weeks and the paracord rivets are holding up just fine. The extra compliance in pocket and especially in hand definitely work better.

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    Titanium dangler clip - TH-F by Tillack
    + Spro swivel black
    + FM1 spreader - Titanium by Gamble Staempfli
    Victorinox SAK Manager black
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
    Quantum DD
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + Nite-Ize S-Biner Microlock stainless
     
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    Interesting solution, HF. It's not very attractive (IMO), but it looks functional.

    Another option could be to use a 'zip tie rivet'. It's the same principle, but you cut the head off of zip tie #1, thread zip tie #2 through a hole, put the dettached head of zip tie #1 onto ziptie #2, snug it up, and trim the loose end of zip tie #1 flush with the head of zip tie #2.
     
  20. Heywood Floyd

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    Fair comment JE regarding the aesthetics. With some effort I’m sure the rivet head could be made much neater (similar to the approach I used on aglets) with a form but this version is really a first proof of concept. I wanted to test the joint compliance and rivet robustness.
    Thanks for the ziptie suggestion.
    One important part of my solution is the joint flexibility afforded by the paracord. I’d have to try a ziptie to see if that characteristic prevails.