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What's your Longest Serving EDC Item 894

No Life Club Posts: 2,251 This isn't me, but I'm just as dysfunctional
What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
Over the years, my EDC has changed considerably, but the one constant is my ITP A3 Stainless Steel on my keyring.

I've had the light since its release, which I think was 2009. I can't imagine not having it.
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 10:30:12 PM »
Mine is a Utilikey, and I've had it on my keys since well before I considered using online forums. It hardly ever gets used these days, as I usually have something else on me, but every now and again, I'll leave the house unarmed with my usual tool array, and the Utilikey will get me out of a fix once again.



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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 10:42:14 PM »
 :like:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 10:56:26 PM »
gotta be the Vic Farmer

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 03:15:00 AM »
If it counts as EDC gear, it would be my wedding band from 4-21-2007.

Otherwise it's my black victorinox pioneer from September or October of 2012.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 05:19:48 AM »
Probably a SAK Classic of some variety. If a specific item, my wedding band, 10.5 years running.
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 08:28:16 AM »
A mobile phone, I've owned and carried one since I was 17, when they got down to a size reasonable enough to carry and affordable to joe public, though the battery was still at least 90% of the phones mass. 
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 02:08:20 PM »
A Craftsman 4-way pocket screwdriver.  I've been carrying it since the early 80's.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 02:44:31 PM »
I have a leather belt that has about 20 years on the odometer.  If that doesn't count then my Manager has about 4-5 years on the odometer.  I have also been using the Victorinox belt clip for a good while now too.   

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2018, 05:30:26 PM »
Vic Champion from late 70's and Tekna Splash-Lite from mid 80's. In 2004 I filled the Tekna's worn threads with epoxy and retapped them. Still going strong.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2018, 08:39:06 PM »
I still regularly carry my Skeletool CS. I got it when it first came out in 2008.

Most of my gear is newer though.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2018, 12:12:16 AM »
I carried a Vic Huntsman for about 30 years - until it was stolen by some removal men   >:(   :'(

I know it was not lost - As it disappeared at the unpacking stage in my new flat in Sydney.
I was using it to cut open boxes - When I looked for it after the removal men had gone - It was gone

Very sad to loose that after all these years.
And as someone who is now into SAK evolution and collecting - It's an even bigger loss  .... waaaah
I would have loved to check out its tool versions now I understand all those evolutionary changes
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2018, 01:47:07 AM »
I carried a small Tinker from 1974 til about 2002-2003 or so til the main blade developed alot of play so it was unsafe to carry!  Next would be either my Explorer or my Olight which I have had both for probably 4 or 5 years now or so!
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2018, 01:56:56 AM »
Schrade USA 34OT. Granddad gave it to me when I was 10, and I keep saying I've retired it, but it always gets put back in after a couple months of storage.
Full Member Posts: 105 An old wrench tugger
Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2018, 07:57:18 AM »
I've carried a 4" crescent wrench in my pocket since the late 70s and added a SAK Pocket Pal in the mid 90s. Still the first 2 things I pick up every morning. :tu:

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 09:15:40 AM »
I bought my wallet around 1992 and my watch around 1999 and I made the watch band out of a dog collar shortly after when I couldn't find a replacement band that I liked and that fit me. I've got several knives that are older although they are not EDC but only carried on rare occasions when I'm feeling nostalgic.
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 10:09:27 AM »
MagLite mini mag (2xAA) and SwissChamp. Had both of them since 1985. I do have a little can/bottle opener that I've had (and still carry) since I was a kid, but that is going back into the early 70's.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 03:59:12 AM »
I've had a Micra of some colour or another (like 4 stainless, 2 grey, 2 red, and now 1 pink) in my pocket for more than 15 years. Every knife or MT I've carried in that time was forced to pair with one and I don't know what I'd do without one. Here's to hoping I never have to find out.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 07:38:20 AM »
As an actual day to day? Probably my Zebra Mini Expandz pen,been carrying it without break since 2011 at least...

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2018, 01:20:21 PM »
Black sak classic been on my keys since forever
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2018, 11:08:39 AM »
This has been in my work pants for a few years :tu:
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2018, 02:28:36 PM »
My longest serving EDC item has to be my Casio G-Shock DW-6900.

I've got this back in '97 as a gift from my wife (my girlfriend at that time), and I still wear it to work every day.  It has seen all the jobs I ever had (about 4 long term jobs) and is still going strong after 21 years of (at some jobs) extreme use  :tu:. I stopped carrying it in my free time when I started my previous job back in 2001, which was in a factory where they build buses and touring cars, and it was quite dirty work.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2018, 04:25:33 PM »
Probably this ballpoint pen. I had it since I was 3 years old. Though I don't EDC it anymore...  :D

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2019, 09:46:32 PM »
My '92 SwissChamp, carried steadily for years, had a few years off, but still in the EDC rotation!  :salute:

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 11:02:31 PM »
Wedding ring since May 1975.

Round (coin) flat 4 bit screw driver, since 1984.

Vic Vagabond/Manager with orange peeler and 3-D Phillips since 1998 or 99.(lost original in 2014, but son found replacement at Christmas 2014).

MTs very to tasks scheduled as do my folders.

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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 07:14:37 AM »
Victorinox Super Tinker since 1988

30 years. I did break the scales and dent the layers about 6 years ago and a friend gave me a Tinker Deluxe to replace it, but about a year and a half ago I repaired it best I could, and still carry it.
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Re: What's your Longest Serving EDC Item
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 09:14:56 AM »
A Wenger Commander I got from dad in 1991 while on holiday in Switzerland.
Cleaned it en sharpened it a couple of weeks ago and it's still going strong…


 

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