Vipey, could you please share your EDC’s set-up, along with the pic maybe, thank you anyway.

This is my current (2014) on-person Everyday Carry. Of course I have a selection of knives, multitools, and watches I carry on rotation depending on occasion and… yes, what I am wearing for the day.

From left to right, top to bottom:

– Android phone. Hope to get at least another year out of it before I upgrade to a 5.7 incher like the LG V10.

– Hamilton Khaki watch: A birthday gift from @newsplatter, it’s my current daily wear.

– Bracelet: Woven leather with magnetic clasp. The only piece of man-jewellery I allow myself to wear.

– Lighter wrapped in duct tape: I don’t smoke (at least anymore), but it’s always good to have a fire source handy. And having duct tape handy has saved my day (and others) on numerous occasions.

– Wallet: slim wallet from Travelogue. I like it so much, I’ve bought it twice. Aside from my usual cash and cards, it also stores a few strips of Hansaplast and a sachet of Waisan.

– Gerber Dime Multitool: I carry this in rotation with either a Leatherman Squirt of Victorinox Cadet/Pioneer, and always linked by carabiner to my…

– Thrunite Ti3 flashlight: This tiny AAA flashlight packs a blinding punch for its size. Piring’s wife liked it so much, I bought her one.

– Kershaw Skyline folding knife: Flipper deployment, Sandvik 14C28N bead-blasted finish blade, G-10 handles. Carried in rotation with… oh nevermind, the list will be much too long.

Om, I still dont get it why people carry lampu senter as a part of their EDC. I mean unless you stay di kampung meledug, jarang banget mati lampu di pulau Jawa. In the emergency case, kan bisa pake henpon. Any reason why you carry lampu senter?

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 ground.

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.

How to sharpen your folded knife?

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.

Om, untuk EDC, mana yang paling penting dimliki? (senter, pisau, dll). Atau lebih spesifiknya, mana yang paling sering kamu gunakan? Saya kepikiran untuk punya, tapi mungkin nggak sekaligus, dilengkapi satu per satu.

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.

Sejak kapan tertarik sama pisau Vipey? Dan masih ingat jenis pisau pertama yang dibeli? Grace Levina Lohy

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.

Do you still carry a handkerchief around? What’s the rule of the thumb?

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.

Hai, selamat siang. Di post sebelumnya bilang kalo tahu banyak soal pocket knives & watches. What do you think of Fossil Watches? Terima kasih. – Pera Yulianingsih

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? Samasekali tidak.

Semua merek berikut ini harganya di kisaran Fossil:

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? 🙂

Have you had any bad experiences with knives?

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.

Hi, I’m thinking to get myself a pocket knife. Since you seem like an expert on it, what kind of pocket knife would you recommend for a woman?

That’s awesome.. Once you carry one, you’ll wonder how you ever got through your days without one.

From my personal collection, I’d recommend the SOG Aegis Mini or the Spyderco Tenacious. These are my smaller knives, so it should fit your hand well.

If you prefer something less intimidating, check out the Ontario RAT with pink handles, Kershaw Ripple or Leek, or Opinels. You can order them from warungpisau.com or equatorknives.com.