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Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC 523

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Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:28:46 PM »
I've talked about the things I carry in urban environments before. I normally carry a Minichamp and a Squirt, as well as a Mag LED Solitaire which, now that the days are shortening again on this hemisphere, is likely to become more important again.

Admittedly there is a bit of overlap in the Squirt and MiniChamp as regards tools - knife blade and scissors, mainly - but these are the only tools I feel comfortable carrying for a longer time when I pursue my day to day sedentary office activities. On weekends and on trips I might choose bigger tools, and my office drawer contains a Vic Cybertool.

The Solitaire Led I bought almost when they were released. I'd had a normal Solitaire for years but although the form factor was very practical, I had never been very impressed with the light output, so the LED variant found an immediate friend. I know that by know there are better and cheaper offers, but for now it will do.

I used to carry these items loose in the fifth pocket of my favoured jeans-cut trousers, but one day I found that I was about to lose the MiniChamp. We can't have that. So I proceeded to shop the net for something usable to safely hold the items. I found a leather credit/calling card holder which is just the right size through Etsy - this holds the three items with a little bit of room (about 3 × 2 × 1.5 cms) to spare (any tips on something useful I could put there?) and in addition fits inside most fifth pockets. The leather is a bit soft, so we'll see how long it lasts. If it doesn't hold up long I can try to use it as a template for something stronger.








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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:41:38 PM »
Very nice. I have something that seems similar in size and format that holds a Victorinox Executive, Olight aaa flashlight, and lip balm. It's a zipper case for earbuds and will also handle plasters, hair bands, etc. Yours looks much classier, though.

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 09:48:09 PM »
Very nice. I have something that seems similar in size and format that holds a Victorinox Executive, Olight aaa flashlight, and lip balm. It's a zipper case for earbuds and will also handle plasters, hair bands, etc. Yours looks much classier, though.

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Thanks :cheers: - yours quite practical too, though. (It's been a while since I needed hair bands, though :rofl: :whistle:)

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:22:46 PM »
Nice and classy solution in leather!

Also, hairbands are very practical no matter how bald you may be. As opposed to rubber bands they don't "stick" to smooth surfaces, like metal or plastic, also they tangle together less than rubber bands do.
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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 12:03:34 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 01:26:37 PM »

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 07:05:02 AM »
Awarded.   :tu:
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Doesnt the three tools rub and scratch against each other?
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 10:06:38 AM »
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Doesnt the three tools rub and scratch against each other?

A little bit perhaps, although I try to minimise this by orienting them so that metal faces metal. The MiniChamp scales have many scratches anyway...

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »
Awarded.   :tu:
Thanks!  :tu:




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Doesnt the three tools rub and scratch against each other?

A little bit perhaps, although I try to minimise this by orienting them so that metal faces metal. The MiniChamp scales have many scratches anyway...


I can imagine....how about adding a thin, telescoping ballpen to make them all fit snugly?





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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 01:03:06 PM »
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I can imagine....how about adding a thin, telescoping ballpen to make them all fit snugly?


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Thanks! That's a nice pen... although I won't have much use for a telescopic one, and the MiniChamp carries its own pen for the occasional need I encounter.

I'll need to think of other items that fill up the space and/or pad the tools a bit.  :think:

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
Very nice. I have something that seems similar in size and format that holds a Victorinox Executive, Olight aaa flashlight, and lip balm. It's a zipper case for earbuds and will also handle plasters, hair bands, etc. Yours looks much classier, though.

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Thanks :cheers: - yours quite practical too, though. (It's been a while since I needed hair bands, though :rofl: :whistle:)
No hairbands for my hair, as I'm bald. I carry them for my daughters.
Come to think of it, I used to be in a hair band, just never had the hair band look.


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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 05:37:05 PM »
Great way to carry your items.  I wonder if you could add some type divider that attaches to the bottom and top between the tools?  I'm not overly concerned about scratches myself but I cannot leave well enough alone sometimes  :whistle:.   

I was thinking an I beam type leather piece ( 2pcs ).  Maybe some leather glue as a way to attach it to the opening only.  as the tools slide in they will align the I beam so no need to attach the lower part. 

Ok not that you are but don't listen to me.  I cannot leave things alone sometimes.  Great sheath!   :like: 

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 12:58:35 AM »
Oh yes, of course I do :angel:
Not a bad idea, the dividers... do increase the bulk somewhat though... thanks, I'll think about it :tu:
In related news I'm now wearing trousers with a too small fifth pocket :ahhh
Not a problem right now, spending a weekend somewhere a short flight away, hand luggage only so no carry :rant:

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 11:53:27 AM »
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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 12:18:13 PM »
Very nice little set up.  Have you looked at the older Squirt P4?  No scissors duplication and you get a handy mini screwdriver and awl. :)

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 01:06:54 PM »
Nice, I'm thinking of a pocket caddy myself.  :tu:

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 03:09:32 PM »
Thanks guys :hatsoff:
Very nice little set up.  Have you looked at the older Squirt P4?  No scissors duplication and you get a handy mini screwdriver and awl. :)
I haven't... but I might. That's a good tip, thanks. I must admit to losing track with the tool complement of the smaller LMs... not for sale new any more are they?

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2017, 06:52:15 PM »
Thanks guys :hatsoff:
Very nice little set up.  Have you looked at the older Squirt P4?  No scissors duplication and you get a handy mini screwdriver and awl. :)
I haven't... but I might. That's a good tip, thanks. I must admit to losing track with the tool complement of the smaller LMs... not for sale new any more are they?

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Lm no longer makes them. But they are quite common on ebay. At least the last time I checked.  :multi:

The best thing about them is, you get rid of the scissors which have a disturbing tendency to break.  :twak:

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Re: Dutch_Tooler's minimalist urban EDC
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2017, 10:04:58 PM »
This is my urban, minimalist, office carry. The sturdy, chisel ground, clip point blade on the SOG Crossgrip compliments the very light duty, thin, spear point blade of the Manager. I've replaced the SOG 1-sided file with a LM Squirt 3-sided file which doesn't present much redundancy with the nail file on the Manager. Together they offer a wide variety of drivers. Tweezers on the Manager are replaced with a toothpick as the Crossgrip has decent enough tweezers. The AAA light uses 10440 lithium rechargeable batteries and is seriously bright on the highest setting. I don't carry them altogether in a nice pouch like in the OP but usually have the Manager on my keyring, the flashlight clipped to a belt loop and the Crossgrip in its pouch in a pocket.
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2017, 10:41:36 PM »
Nice

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« Reply #20 on: Today at 07:05:15 PM »
That's very close to what I've beeb carrying for a numb er of years. I'm retired now, and find I don't need much more knife than an inch or two of b lace, but a few small basic tools is a very good thing to have. Small screw driver and pliers get more use than I'd have thought.

I di a god amount of fishing now, and walks with my better half, and the 58mm SAK and Leatherman Squirt do most of what I need. The Leatherman goes in my watch pocket and the SAK and Fenix E01 is on my keyring, so I can't leave home without my basic kit. Knife/tools and lite.

 

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