Do you color coordinate your EDC gear? If so, what are your go-to colors for the season?
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SDBGuitars
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Jun 6, 2019
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I do... My metal items are mostly brass (flashlights/pens/knives), sometimes copper (flashlight) For leather, I really lean toward CXL Color No. 8 (Burgundy).
Jun 6, 2019
MrWonderful
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Apr 24, 2019
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Titanium.
Apr 24, 2019
K8SMPH
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Feb 14, 2019
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Brass in pocket (and a sturdy belt to hold up all those brass filled pockets)!!
Feb 14, 2019
deranged
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Jan 31, 2019
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my edc colors - dark OD Green or Blackened
Jan 31, 2019
Muhltrayne
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Jan 28, 2019
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Not color coordinated but I go for darker colors. Dark brown leather, deep blues and greens, copper or brass (patina!) the only bright color I would carry is red for first aid stuff.
Jan 28, 2019
AFD_0
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Jan 26, 2019
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Yes, and everything is grey if possible.. otherwise black, which I find too 'bold and flashy' =)
Jan 26, 2019
Thegrinder
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Jan 13, 2019
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Damn I like the color choice most of my stuff is standard black
Jan 13, 2019
nrthmn
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May 31, 2018
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Colour, coordinated
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May 31, 2018
Alora
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Apr 25, 2018
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Tend to go with yellows and oranges for high vis when laid down working on project. However my most used item is the discontinued silver alox Victorinox Harvester due to the pruner hawkbill blade for draw cuts and the wood saw, followed by the adjustable right angle Fenix MC11(only available in black but painted blue and yellow to resemble a minion) that stays on my safety vest which is worn 50+ hours a week
Apr 25, 2018
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Apr 23, 2018
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I am still working on getting a single set of quality gear (a.k.a. not going to fail within a year). Not worried about the color, except for gear packs, which I color code (seasonal gear and task-specific gear like trauma kits), and then the containers are specific colors, not what's in them. Though, if there is a choice of colors, generally more natural/earth tones, or turquoise. If a couple of my tools had been offered in Hello Kitty designs, I would have bought them. They would be more readily identifiable (and maybe less "borrowed").
Apr 23, 2018
kyleemj
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Apr 23, 2018
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My EDC bladed tools are a 20+ year old Leatherman (but I need to replace the blade again), a Boker Plus Cop Tool, and a Husky folding box cutter. The box cutter has a wood and brass handle, but the others didn't offer aesthetic options. I also carry a pocket bit driver (and a handful of standard bits), a mini pry bar, titanium flatware, boo boo kit, mini sewing kit, and a lighter. My EDC flashlight, water bottle, washable dust mask, scissors, pen, pencil, and pocket notebook all look nice. Some even had multiple aesthetic options. The other tools did not. Most people I know carry similar tools, and everyone's looks pretty much the same. At the time that I purchased the lighter (pre-Amazon), black was the only option. I've tried several options to consolidate gear, but they bent or broke, so I'm back to separate tools for separate tasks. I think how colorful and decorative you can go at least partly depends on how you use your tools, and how often you use them. The more durable you need them to be, the fewer options there are. That Hello Kitty knife is sure not to get borrowed, but doesn't look sturdy. If it's less durable than the Leatherman blade I deformed (again), it is not EDC quality. I am in a rural area, not a city. I keep a variety of saws and other tools in the car, because sometimes I need them to get home. My gear gets used daily, and often for tasks that the designers didn't intend. I can't always call someone if my tools fail. If I get hurt because a tool in my EDC wasn't durable enough for a task, I may have to walk 2 miles to get cell phone reception, and wait nearly an hour for help. Above all else, tools need to work. Readily identifiable and even nice looking are bonus qualities, but sacrificing durability is dangerous. Women are tough, our gear should be, too. Pink shouldn't mean junk quality.
Apr 24, 2018
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