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#121586 - 01/27/08 06:12 AM EDC for formal occasions
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2811
Loc: La-USA
Tonight, I was attending a formal ball. While getting dressed, I realized that my "normal at home" EDC would not be appropriate.

I pulled the following together as EDC for this formal in-town event:

Small zippo lighter (with enough fluid for 1 night)
Money clip w/2" knife, 2" nail file, and very small scissors
White handkerchief
Cell phone w/all of it's bells & whistles

The hint of the day: Always get the suspenders for the tux so your pants won't slip downward.
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#121588 - 01/27/08 08:34 AM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: wildman800]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1154
So you couldnt carry an ALICE or duffel bag? just kidding

A small flashlight or two are a must in such a case, especially at night. At least there should be one with your keys.

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#121589 - 01/27/08 08:45 AM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: wildman800]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
I think a flashlight is the primairy tool you'd want to have with you on a event.
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#121591 - 01/27/08 09:02 AM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: JIM]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Perfect place for a nice gent's knife - say a William Henry Lancet, a Mnandi, or something like this (which was bought back when I EDW a suit)

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#121598 - 01/27/08 01:07 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: KG2V]
Henry_Porter Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 111
kc2ixe, that's a fine-looking knife. What is it?

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#121600 - 01/27/08 01:11 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: Henry_Porter]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I thought guys wore suspenders so all the stuff in their pockets didn't pull their pants down....

Sue

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#121608 - 01/27/08 01:55 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: Susan]
NeighborBill Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 385
Loc: Oklahoma City
Naw, we only wear suspenders after the six-pack becomes a keg. Belts don't work on a reversed inclined plane.
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#121611 - 01/27/08 02:11 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: Henry_Porter]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Originally Posted By: Henry_Porter
kc2ixe, that's a fine-looking knife. What is it?


That's a Jeff Hall Gent's folder. Jeff does mainly tactical stuff ( www.nemesis-knives.com ) but used to do Gent's folders too. I happened to email him the other day (Mostly to wish him Happy New Year - as I had carried his knife the other day) - and he said he had found the parts to make up 4-5 of them, so if you give him an email, you MIGHT get lucky - Hint - the production knives (even the Mnandi) will cost you less
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#121613 - 01/27/08 02:29 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: KG2V]
Hacksaw
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I wear a suit to work and knives aren't really allowed so this is all I carry (and it kills me!):
  • Gerber EAB pocket folder as a money clip
  • Ronson jet lighter or zippo
  • Gerber Infinity Ultra
  • Cotton bandanna
  • Personal pocket kit in jacket pocket (It's in my winter coat if I'm just doing the shirt and tie thing without a jacket)

Plus the EDC stuff I keep in my winter coat:
  • Lanyard (clipped to key clip inside pocket)
    • MEC accessory biner
    • Firesteel
    • Suunto compass/thermometer
    • Matches in waterproof case
    • Fox40 whistle
    • Gerber LST knife
    • Lanyard cord with clip (sinnet braided)
  • Sunglasses
  • Rite in the rain notepad
  • Space pen
  • 2 hand warmers
  • Gloves, mits, toques, etc.



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#121615 - 01/27/08 02:37 PM Re: EDC for formal occasions [Re: wildman800]
Brangdon Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
I'd include a small light, eg a Photon Freedom, and a whistle. Upgrade the handkerchief to a silk bandanna. If space is short I'd ditch the lighter.
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