Trans-Europe EDC (+ Sony Xperia Z5 Compact)
Victorinox Pioneer X. It just replaced my Victorinox Stayglow Huntsman as my EDC knife.
The wonderful @profetosama‘s new pocket knife – a hand-made Kloetzli Walker 05. #schweizerqualitaet
Dual tone matte/polished titanium handles with richly figured Walnut Burl onlays. Blue anodized Titanium LinerLock. Mirror polished stainless steel pivot and screws. Single thumbstud. Deep Hollow Ground and polished 3 ½" plain edge modified Wharncliffe blade of ATS-34 stainless steel. [*]
(I like how this description sounds like the presentation of an one-hundred and twenty calories, twenty-six ingredients creation-appetizer in a fancy restaurant where the chef wears blue lipstick and haute-couture toque.)
My sport carry.
– Sony Xperia Z5 compact with Case-mate protection – music, podcasts, audiobooks, photo & video, flashlight, gps, note taking, tracker. In a perfect world, I would say phone, but I’ve got one or several apps that interact badly with the phone system and I can very rarely take a call.
– bluetooth earphones – these are pretty cool, apart from the fact the part that goes into the ear was designed not to accomodate said ear canal, but instead the battery. So not really made for human people.
– pepper spray. Works great on major predators (dogs, foxes, wolves, bears, humans…).
– wallet with a little bit of money and driving licence
– Lansky Quick Fix pocket sharpener. It’s not ideal (and I don’t really recommand it for high-end knives), but for my SAK it’s perfect, since its steel is very soft and hard to keep sharp (I think it will stop to cut correctly after half a tomato or twenty centimeters of 80g/sqm paper). So everytime I use the blade, I spend five seconds to sharpen it again.
– home and car keys are carried on a lanyard that I forgot to put in the frame
– Garmin GPS watch (for hiking) – in this case, the car key stay at home. If I’m training tacfit, I don’t need the watch. I’m currently looking for a heartbeat tracker (FitBit or Sony).
Options not pictured : Camelbak Chute bottle full of Valser bubbly water (a mineral water packed with calcium and magnesium), a true camera (Panasonic Lumix GF-1), Salomon hiking shoes, hi-viz velcro band (I have to walk along some little roads open to car circulation sometimes), various layers of clothes (depending on the temperature : t-shirt, thermal t-shirt, heavy cotton traditional shirt, wool pullover, softshell jacket, traditional tagelmust, knit cap or baseball cap), and Maxpedition backpack with a red flashlight for rear visibility (including some paracord, a SOG multitool, three liters Platypus hydration pack and some energy food). The backpack is also used to carry the various items I could need for my job of the day.
If it’s yellow, it’s good for yo’
In France, Opinel are like assholes, everybody’s got one.
I clumsily broke the tip of my Fred Perrin Neck Bowie, but I don’t really care, I almost like it more like that.
Fred Perrin Neck Bowie
My Christmas gift from @profetosama – a bundle of Field Notes notebooks, very nice and pocketable, with about the same size of my habitual Clairefontaine notebooks. Ideal to jot down a quick note on the fly.