It’s only recently that I finished building my EDC kit, and it all started when I scrapped that awful clone knife and decided to get a real one. Again, as always, budget was the main problem here. I learned from being a Batman fan that superpowers don’t come cheap. And the same could be said for our everyday gear. Even the so-called budget lines are still far more expensive than cheap clones. Yet it’s all worth the pennies as you are assured that your gear won’t break in times of need.
And after almost four years, I still have my very first quality EDC gear with me.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that anything with a Leatherman name will last a lifetime. And for four years, my Leatherman Crater knife is still in a great condition. I carried that thing everywhere, from hiking, test laboratories, warehouses and even in self defense class. And among my small blade armory, the Leatherman Crater is the most used knife thanks to its extra feature. True to its multitool roots, the knife has folding screwdrivers, carabiner and bottle opener.