Nice lineup Tash -..... Was one of those cheapie Japanese folders a Higonokami by any chance? .
Thanks. I’d like to put the whole story here but I doubt anyone would want to read it. I probably wouldn’t read it. As for the cheapies think ‘fierce looking single blade locking manual folder’ for a kid who really wants a switchblade.
Think thats about all I have to say about that., thanks for giving me the excuse to ramble and reminince
I arrived at the party a bit later than most. First EDC, was circa 1997, original LM PST. Truth be told, I didn’t like it that much. The handle edges were sharp, the tools difficult to open.I then carried around with a Gerber, multiplier 600, which I liked much better than the PST, with the exception of the sliding pliers. I always had a preference for LM and while innovative, I ultimately decided against the Gerbers.In 2001, I bought an original wave, with the tool adapter. Definitely an improvement over the PST, IMO, I carried the Wave until I was rushing for a flight in 2005 and donated it to the TSA as I had to get thru security for a flight to Chicago.At this point, I was still only purchasing one tool at a time. That changed when I returned and purchased a replacement wave and a Gerber MP-400. My EDC was the wave, but I would swap the MP-400 occasionally when wearing a sheath was appropriate.Unsure of the year, but the BO wave came next. I actually sold the Stainless wave and put the money towards the BO.In 2009 I gave the MP-400 to my cousin as I wasn’t using it. I stopped EDC, in 2011 and that lasted til 2014, owning to a change in jobs and increased enforcement in carry knives in NYC.In 2014 I stopped working in NY and returned to EDC. I picked up a number of LM tools, a wave (stainless), E33b, E33Bx and Bit Kit.I B/S/T additional LM knives over the next couple of years. So many I really can track the sequence and timeline; however tools/knives included the C304, E306x, E33Tx, H503, K503x, E55Bx (my current EDC knife), squirt and juice.In 2017, I got my first Skeletool, a TTC modified ‘Lone Ninja’; followed by Skelly SX, RX, and KBX in 2018.In early 2019, I picked up the Raptor. Have barely used it, but it was exclusively a ‘cool’ purchase.My most recent purchase was the LM free P2, in March 2020.So I’ve had roughly ~35 or so tools/knives over the years. Most never made it into my EDC, some were purchased as a potential for future parts, others were impulse and exclusivity buys after tools were discontinued. I definitely have the urge to buy more, specifically a Wave+ in stainless, as well as trying to reacquire a Universal Tool Adapter, another E55Bx and E33Bx.Not extensive and no where near many of your collections, still has brought me enjoyment and ultimately to this forum.Oh and the absence of ever owning a SAK is probably somewhat unique.
To me - an EDC timeline is a look at what's important to the person, what common threads they find in their tools, and what's happening in their life.