Funny how people will carry an umbrella if
there is a 50% chance of rain, but question why you carry a flashlight when
there is a 100% chance if night. And even without the night, I often use my
flashlight to look for things in my car or bag at night, to check cables behind
my sound system, and be the one who locates someone’s missing earring on the
Saying “kan bisa pake henpon” is
like saying “kan bisa pake koran” when it rains. Of course you could,
but personally I prefer always having the right tools for the job.
Besides, when something like this tiny Thrunite Ti3 can throw a dazzling 120 lumen beam, there really is no excuse to not have one in your pocket, everyday. I mean, that is bright enough to blind someone in a self defense situation.
I use a Spyderco Sharpmaker. It consists of ceramic and diamond-coated rods that are set at 30 or 40 degree angles. I can sharpen a knife to a level of sharpness where I can cut spirals into a sheet of paper held with two fingers. I also know some guys who can sharpen a hunting knife to the point where it can split a strand of hair.
Yang paling minimum yang sebaiknya dibawa
untuk EDC adalah Swiss Army Knife. You’d be surprised how much easier your life
would be with one on your person, every single day. Once you discover that, you
might add on a flashlight, a mini multitool (pictured), and a dedicated pocket
knife (easier and safer to use.)
Everyone has different needs on what to
carry; some carry a pen and notebook, saputangan, a flash disk, or a camera. I
don’t, because I tried for a while and never used them.
But start with a good Swiss Army Knife. I
recommend the Tinker, the Alox Cadet, or the Alox Pioneer.
Dari kecil sih sudah suka dengan pisau, tapi dulu lebih ke multitool seperti Swiss Army Knife. Mulai mendalami folding knives dengan lebih serius sejak 6 tahun yang lalu. My first “serious” folding knife was the CRKT Drifter. Framelock, anodized scales, and 8CR13MoV steel. It’s a budget knife, but it became my gateway to finer knives from brands such as Benchmade, Kershaw, Spyderco, and SOG.
Some guys carry a handkerchief as part of their EDC (Everyday Carry), and some don’t. I belong to the second category. But I always make a point to use a handkerchief as a pocket square when I’m wearing a suit. Why? Because it’s visual trick to look slimmer. An accent on high up my chest leads the eye up and away from my thicker midsection and gives illusion of height.
Besides, it comes in handy to staunch a
bullet wound, or as a tourniquet in case of a snake bite. And how else do you
comfort a woman in tears with such panache and style?
For more casual wear, I suggest a bandana
instead. You can wear it around your neck rakishly like a cowboy, or have it
casually hanging out of the back of your jeans pocket like Bruce Springsteen.
And if I ever own a Labrador Retriever one day, he’s gonna wear a blue one
around his neck.
I don’t like Fossil Watches. Begitu pula
dengan merk2 jam seperti Guess, Alexander Christie, dan sebagainya. Bahkan yang
keluaran “desainer” seperti Calvin Klein, Michael Kors sekalipun.
Bukan urusan desain atau apa2 sih… tapi
menurut saya, sebaiknya beli jam tangan yang mereknya memiliki
“provenance/heritage” atau sejarah. Apakah itu berarti pasti mahal?
Semua merek berikut ini harganya di kisaran
Seiko, pencipta quartz movement. Timex,
salah satu perusahaan jam tangan pertama di Amerika. Swatch, perusahaan yang
menyelamatkan industri jam tangan Swiss dari kebangkrutan di tahun 80an. Atau
Casio G-Shock, yang pertama membuat jam tangan yang tahan banting.
Why buy a Fossil when you can wear a piece
of history for the same amount of money? 🙂
One Sunday morning I was sitting at my table in thin jogging shorts, sharpening one of my knives. It was the Benchmade Barrage, one of my favorites.
Somehow the knife slipped out of my hand,
fell point down, and stabbed my chair… right between my legs. If it landed
even an inch towards me, it would’ve been a very bad experience indeed. And my
chair has the hole to prove it.