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My EDC Options and Reviews (lots of pics and lots of info)

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by bruner, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. bruner

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    UPDATED 03/02/08
    - ADDED KNIVES 036 & 037
    - ADDED MULTI-TOOLS 014 THRU 017
    - FLASHLIGHTS, COMPLETELY REVAMPED, SOLD 25 OLD LIGHTS, ADDED 7 NEW LIGHTS
    - UPDATED MY TYPICAL EDC
    - ADDED: "MY OTHER IDEAS, REVIEWS & PROJECTS NOT LISTED ABOVE"


    I have been meaning to properly document my collection for some time now. So this is it, enjoy!

    Everything is numbered with descriptions and general information. If I've done a review on any item there will be a review link next to the description. I will update this thread as often as I can. Feel free to ask me about anything and I'll do my best to respond quickly. Click any photo to view the full size version.

    KNIVES

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    001 - Camilus Speed Assist folding box cutter REVIEW LINK
    002 - Super Knife SK2 REVIEW LINK
    003 - Camillus Cross Fire folding box cutter REVIEW LINK
    004 - Kobalt folding box cutter (older model) REVIEW LINK
    005 - Kobalt mini folding box cutter REVIEW LINK
    006 - Gerber EAB folding box cutter REVIEW LINK

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    007 - Buck Rush Platium
    008 - SOG Twitch 2 (modified with wave)
    009 - Kershaw Scallion REVIEW LINK
    010 - Gerber Mini Fast Draw

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    011 - Kershaw ET/External Toggle REVIEW LINK
    012 - CRKT M16-13Z (modified with GID epoxy) REVIEW LINK
    013 - Tekna Micro Knife
    014 - KErshaw 1710 with fauxton from LightHound.com REVIEW LINK

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    015 - Fury Mini Paratrooper
    016 - unknown manufacturer, Kubaton with hidden blade
    017 - Camillus Lev-R-Lock
    018 - Fury Hornet 1 butterfly knife
    019 - Buckmaster Camco
    020 - Scheffield

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    021 - Smith & Wesson Pocket Protector REVIEW LINK
    022 - Flip It
    023 - Gerber Ridge
    024 - Outdoor Life FS0057
    025 - Victorinox Classic

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    026 - Sheffield Dual Folding Lockback REVIEW LINK
    027 - Kobalt folding box cutter (newer model) REVIEW LINK

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    028 - Folding Box Cutter with scissors and LED light, purchased from Surplus City
    029 - MIT Folding Box Cutter, purchased from a Surplus City
    030 - Mini Folding Box Cutter, purchased from a Surplus City
    031 - CRKT M16-10KZ

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    032 - Old promotional knife, has "Spline and Gear Mach. Co." stamped on it
    033 - CRKT Van Hoy Snap Lock 2
    034 - Camco Buckmaster modified into a wave blade
    035 - Benchmite knockoff

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    036 - Boker Neck Knife (modified with paracord break-away barrel to neck lanyard)
    037 - A.G.Russell Funny Folder

    MULTI-TOOLS

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    001 - Gerber Clutch
    002 - Carolina Knife & Tool Micro Gadget
    003 - Leatherman Micra with lanyard by fellow EDCF member dinoadventures

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    004 - Swiss Tech Micro Plus
    005 - Chinese Micra copy with pliers instead of scissors (wish Leatherman would make one like this)
    006 - Coast Micro FishTool REVIEW LINK

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    007 - Coast Pocket Toolbox
    008 - Leatherman Crunch
    009 - My DIY 100 Piece 1/4" Hex Bit Holder For Leatherman Crunch REVIEW LINK

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    010 - Coast Fishing Muti-Tool Box

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    012 - MIT Multi-tool
    013 - Renegade Multi-Tool

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    014 - Jeep Multi-Tool REVIEW LINK

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    015 - Swiss Tech Screwz All
    016 - Swiss Teck Swiss Key
    017 - Antique Larkin folding nail clippers

    FLASHLIGHTS

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    001 - Bestex LED Military Light
    002 - Double-Duty Xenon/LED G.I. Angle-Head Flightlight, 3 x AAA REVIEW LINK
    003 - Pentagonlight MOLLE Light

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    004 - Photon Proton
    005 - Gerber Recon
    006 - Coast Led Lenser 4 Color Recon
    007 - Task Force 3 LED White (modified to include three red LED, switch & tripod socket) REVIEW LINK

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    008 - Mag Light Solitaire (modified with ArcMania Super MJ LED 3mm drop-in upgrade from lighthound.com)
    009 - Mag Light Mini-Mag (modified with NiteIze IQ Switch and LED drop-in)

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    010 - Zebra Light H50-P4 REVIEW LINK
    011 - Tool Logic Traclite
    012 - Doberman USB Rechargable "Security" Light REVIEW LINK
    013 - LiteFlux LF2 (I had a cap machined for difuser head so it can be carried on keychain as pill fob) REVIEW LINK
    014 - Glo Tube FX

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    015 - Advancemart.com .5 Watt CR2
    016 - Advancemart.com .5 Watt cR123
    017 - Advancemart.com .5 Watt AAA
    018 - Advancemart.com .5 Watt AA

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    019 - Coast Led Lenser AG13 x 4
    020 - ARC AAA
    021 - Coast Led Lenser AG13 x 3

    LIGHTERS

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    001 - Champ
    002 - Bowers No.10
    003 - Berkeley Windproof

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    004 - FireFly Super Lighter
    005 - Dunhil Service Lighter
    006 - Tommy

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    007 - Sarome
    008 - unknown manufacturer, aluminimum block
    009 - Ronson
    010 - Colibri
    011 - ASR

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    012 - Firbird OTR-30
    013 - Regens

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    014 - Beattie Jet Pipe Lighter
    015 - Rodgers Rocket Flame Pipe Lighter

    WRITING INSTRUMENTS

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    001 - Inka Pen stainless steel model
    002 - Zebra Compact F-301 Pen REVIEW LINK
    003 - Zebra Telescopic Pen
    004 - Zebra Penpod Pen REVIEW LINK
    005 - Cross Ion Pen

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    006 - Zebra F-301 Compact Pen (modified into mechanical pencil) REVIEW LINK
    007 - Zebra F-301 Compact Pen (modified into space pen) REVIEW LINK

    WATCHES

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    001 - Timex Twist & Pull Indiglo (modified into a pocket watch
    002 - Citizen Eco-Drice WR20

    Continued in next post...
     
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  2. bruner

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    Re: My EDC Options (tons of photos and lots of information)

    Continued from previous post.

    MY TYPICAL EDC

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    This is my typical EDC load lately: Wallet (cash, cards, id, mini-light), HP iPAQ hx2415 PDA, Moterola i730 Cellphone, Keychain, Gerber Clutch, Photon Proton, CRKT M16-10KZ. On my Keychain (from clip clockwise): Berkeley Point Titanium Snap Shackle (REVIEW LINK), 2gig Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive (contents described HERE), House Key, Shed Key, Camper Key, Truck Key, Swiss Army Knife - Classic Model, GID Lanyard, Boy Scouts of Amarica Fire-Steel, Inka Pen - Stainless Steel Model. In my wallet is the mini-flashlight that I learned how to make from fellow member sed6 HERE. The "tools", which includes my keychain, knife, flashlight and multitool all have GID elements. For the keychain and multitool I have a small GID lanyard attached. For the knife, I have added GID epoxy to the lower detent on both sides of the knife. The Photon Proton flashlight has a built-in GID bezel. These are the things that are most likely to get dropped so hopefuly having GID on them will help in finding them.

    EDC STORAGE AND DISPLAY

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    These pictures are out of date and do not refelct my current collection, but at least you will get the idea. This is how I store/display my EDC collection. Very simple and made from 4' long oak from Lowe's. Items that don't stand up easily by themselves like knives and multitools get strapped to more sections of oak with thick hair bands (they hold up and last much longer than ordinary rubber bands).

    MY OTHER IDEAS, REVIEWS & PROJECTS NOT LISTED ABOVE

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    My Bug Out Bag. Click HERE for more details.

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    My Personal Survival Kit Version I. Click HERE for more details.

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    My Personal Survival Kit Version II. Click HERE for more details.

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    DIY - Make Yourself A Mock-Up. Click HERE for more details.

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    DIY - Watertight Storage and Antenna for Countycomm.com GP-4L Shorwave Radio. Click HERE for more details.

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    DIY - Watertight x4 AA Solar Battery Charger. Click HERE for more details.

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    Review - Gerber "Seal-n-Go" bags for survival kit water storage. Click HERE for more details.

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    Review - SouthOrd and Southern Specialties Folding Lock Picks. Click HERE for more details.

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    My pictorial keychain history (and the never ending quest for perfection). A photographic record of my keychain evolution. Click HERE for more details.

    Thanks for looking,
    Dan

    :)
     
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    Re: My EDC Options (tons of photos and lots of information)

    Reserved
     
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    Re: My EDC Options (tons of photos and lots of information)

    Is that all??? :)

    Sweet collection there.
     
  5. bruner

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    Re: My EDC Options (tons of photos and lots of information)

    That's all... For now ;)

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    very nice ...! O0
     
  7. bruner

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    Updated! See first post, located HERE.

    Dan

    :)
     
  8. bruner

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    Updated! See first post, located HERE.

    Also thanks to Lunal_Tic for helping me better organize my photos

    Dan

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    Fine collection and excellent organizational post! I was wondering if you could offer a few words about the Gerber EAB? I like carrying a box cutter, but so many are just massive or poor quality.

    BTW, I have a set of southord picks and am excited to get a referral on a different company.
     
  11. bruner

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    Thanks,

    Yeah, I really like that Southern Specialties lock pick.

    As for the Gerber EAB. It's very nice and a heck of a deal at about $10 at Walmart. It is very compact and appears to be very rugged. With a little practice one can learn to open it with a flick of the wrist ;)

    Dan
     
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    Updated! See first post, located HERE.

    Dan

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    Updated! See first post, located HERE.

    Dan

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    The leatherman crunch review seem to link to another post on making bit holder.
     
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    jzmt,

    Thanks for pointing that out. I have removed the link.

    Dan
     
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    Updated to include about 25 more items! See first post, located HERE and second post located HERE.

    Dan

    :)
     
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    Hey, someone else with an Allway Dual Folding Metal/Wood Saw!

    I'm humbled by the effort you put into this... :bow:

    Certainly deserving of a :bump:
     
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    this thread is phenomenal.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Very kind words :)

    I've been thinking lately about thinning out my flashlight collection. When I look at the other stuff in my collection, I'm very happy with it all, but I'm really only happy with a few of the flashlights. Many of them are inexpensive (nothing too special about them) models.

    I suppose tools (knives and multitools) are my real passion. Even if they are cheap, as long as they are mechanically interesting to me, then I'm happy.

    Thanks again,
    Dan
     
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    Wow, and I thought I collected gear. I don't know if I'm jealous or intimidated, but either way thanks for your post and pics.