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  1. Ben Rubinstein

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    Hi folks, I'm new, a refugee from EDCF. Had plenty of time to start building up EDC stuff and the collection is certainly more sophisticated than a couple of years back.

    First my pocket contents on a regular day:

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    Shown are a Queen Copperhead in Curly Zebra, a Natsu minimalist wallet, a Gotham pocket watch, Leatherman CS, L11c flashlight and Keysmart. Keychain here is one of those aircraft wire thingies.

    A look at my other flashlights:

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    The Thrunite TN12 (2014) was until last week my EDC light (coat pocket) but has just been surplanted by the BLF light which is smaller, lighter and has a much better UI.

    My current keychain with a leather cord thingy:

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    I have a black keysmart on the way which I think will work better with the overall colour?

    I love my Clairefontaine notebooks, here is my current pocket journal (I have about 8 more of these in the cupboard waiting, yes I like them that much!) and my Lamy Studio fountain pen that I use with it.

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    I do also have a field notes in my bag, the clairefontaine is for my journal and thoughts, the far more junky field notes is for quick notes, lists, etc. Disposable in other words. I use a Boker 0.50 bolt pen with the field notes.

    Moving on, I'm a pipe smoker, here is my pouch and EDC pipes, the pouch is from sorringowl and the pipes are a Peterson POY 2009 and a Savinelli Bing's favourite in Brownblast:

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    I'm a pro photographer and although my work is studio based, I always have this Sony A7r with Pentax Super Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens in my bag, hand strap is Camedia:

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    I use an old tobacco tin rather than an Altoids tin:

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    Inside are: Bandaids, Spare Eneloop, mini bic, Suunto compass, emergency bike tire repair kit, spare SD card, USB stick, Spare phone battery, roll of Gorilla tape and lip balm (also used as moisturiser or impromptu fire starter).

    I'll leave that for starters, loads more to show, a fair amount of knives and cool stuff as well as EDC bag contents. I'm also building a minimalist refugee/BoB setup which I'll share.

    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Longbow_06

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    Hey, Ben ;)
    Nice pics you've got there. Good use of the tobacco tin !!
     
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    Good to see you here too!
     
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    Awesome stuff. I saw the pocket watch and pulled out my great grandpa's watch this morning. I'll be carrying that today.

    I like your tobacco tin layout.

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    Hello Ben ;)

    nice pics as we are used to see from you.:D
     
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    Hi Ben!
    How's Baby Rubinstein and Mom and sibling?
     
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    Welcome Ben. :)


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    Ben!!!


    Factual and entertaining
     
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    Welcome and Subbed ;)
     
  12. Ben Rubinstein

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    I hadn't had time to put up a bunch of stuff what with the new human EDC and all, I'm looking forward to doing so here! Oh and great to see you all!
     
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    My EDC Walking stick, a Shillaliagh I had custom measured up for me in Ireland about 3 years ago. Been carried every day since.

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    Nice, Ben. What's the wood, and is that the root ball, at the top ?
     
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    It's a traditional Irish Shillelagh made from blackthorn wood. Very few places in the world left where the bush is grown. I got mine from the premier expert in Ireland, are we allowed to post links here?
     
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    Not sure if we can post links.
     
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    A more classy EDC carry. The swindle is my desk knive. Really like everything but the steel. Cut once strop once type deal. :(

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    Subbed..

    Love the camera BTW..

    Hope to see some nice shots soon..

    What kind of Photography is your speciality?
     
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    I've realised just how out of date some of my pics are, have to take new ones!
     
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    Hmmm. Speciality. I was a wedding/commercial shooter for a decade, I shot landscapes as a hobby, I'm now running a repro studio for a museum here in Jerusalem and running a couple of fine art projects seen at my site which is in my profile.
     
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