Everyday Carry

How many journals do you need? I’d say three binders holding a total of seven notebooks. That’s what you can see here, and each has a purpose. Two-minute read, +2

Leatherman Skeletool CX multi tool with original box (color photograph)

Leatherman Skeletool CX – My new everyday carry knife / multi tool.

Photograph of a Buck 110 Knife, A Swiss Navy Knife and a Milwaukee Fastback Knife

Function vs Form – Knives – When I first wrote a few thoughts about Function vs Form I used my lighters as an example. This time I’ve been pondering over the knives I’ve been using for the past 30-odd years. Five-minute read

Photograph of a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm compact handgun

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm – Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic.

Photograph of a leather bound journal and Pilot metropolitan fountain pen

Lighting Test – Journal and Pilot Metropolitan Pen. +2

Photograph of a Ronson, Zippo and Bic Lighter

Function vs Form – This is one of those odd conundrums that often troubles me. When form and function meet and reinforce each other, I don’t have a problem. Examples of this are my current camera, my Swiss Navy knife, and dare I say it, my Beretta. However, when form and function diverge and do not reinforce each other I have big issues choosing between a product with elegant aesthetic design and its functionality. In some cases the tension this causes for me is tangible and on-going. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Photograph of a loose fitting Seiko Diver's Watch

I say it is because I’ve lost weight. My wonderful wife says I’m retaining less water. I prefer my version.

Photograph of an aluminium The Ridge Wallet on a leather journal

The Ridge Wallet and Journal – The Ridge Wallet, holding nine cards, with eight bills in the billfold and my work / personal journal. Five-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph showing the Ridge Wallet Silver Aluminium Finish

The Ridge Wallet – My minimalist wallet for everyday use. Three-minute read, 4 pictures

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm semiautomatic handgun in a BLACKHAWK! Serpa CQC Carbon Fiber Appliqué Finish Concealment Holster

Open Carry and Concealed Carry Holsters – A quick look at my current holsters plus some thoughts on handgun ownership. Eight-minute read, 5 pictures

My Homemade 'Faux Dori' Journal

My Homemade ‘Faux Dori’ Journal – This is my ‘Every Day Carry’ journal. I made it small enough to go everywhere with me. It fits in (most of) my pants’ pockets. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph of a Swiss Navy Knife

Swiss Navy Knife – Yesterday I was unable to enter a building because I was carrying this knife.

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