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We shall be free, just as our fathers were.

-Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell

Victorinox Huntsman, Black, Victorinox black leather holster, Mc Chrystals Snuff, Swiss Flag pin.

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One of my favourite Victorinox Swiss Knife, with the right bulk and the more useful tools for a daily and outdoor usage, especially I like the combination of scissors and woodsaw (a tool I always call Jean-Jacques, after the famous Enlightment philosopher).

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Victorinox Pioneer X. It just replaced my Victorinox Stayglow Huntsman as my EDC knife.

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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…).

– Victorinox Stayglow Huntsman w/ mini Bic lighter in a Kydex holster made by APAS

– 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.

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2015 limited edition Steel Blue Victorinox Pioneer

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Schweizer Qualität.

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Minimalist Winter EDC
– Sony natelligent/smartphone
– Fenix E01
– Victorinox Ambassador
– SOG Pocket Power Plier
– Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint
– Bic lighter
– ASP Street Defender OC
– Rosary
– Clairefontaine 9×14 cm/96 pages notepad

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This steel blue* 2015 limited edition Victorinox Pioneer is of great beauty. I impulse bought it, and I don’t regret that, even if I will quickly ruin its collector value by EDCing it. I almost want to buy another black Pioneer to complement it.

*yes I know

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The 2015 limited edition Victorinox aloxes are very sexy in that shade of petrol blue. I just feel dumb to discover them only now.

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My December EDC :

– Clairefontaine notebook and Caran d’Ache 849 ballpoint pen

– wallet and keys

– Philippe Perotti Sac à pièces

– pepper spray, Fred Perrin Neck Bowie and Street Bowie

– Motorola G 2nd generation

– whistle, rosary, lighter in a kydex sheath, Lansky knife sharpener, Victorinox keychain knife, Fenix E01 flashlight

missing : Casio watch, wool gloves, bonnet hat.

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Classic European knives – Douk Douk (mini), Oliver wood Opinel N°8, Victorinox Electrician (with a 2000 military blade).