January is about to go out and I thought before it did, I'd run down what I was carrying this month.
There was a lot of stuff debuted and released this month, but my carry stayed pretty consistent. The Surefire Titan Plus
dominated by flashlight carry. Its size, battery life, and output are
pretty awesome. If it wasn't the Titan Plus, I was carrying the very
excellent Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III prototype.
While December was dominated by traditional knives in the Scout Leatherworks Pocket Protector I opted for other blades. One common carry was the Boker Mini Kwaiken:
The Mini Kwaiken is a noticeable improvement over the original, with a few small tweaks that make a big difference.
cold weather militated towards thicker pants and that means that some
pocket clips are just maxed out. The Mini Kwaiken's clip was an issue,
but the always excellent Jon Graham tail clip can handle just about any
I was very, very happy carrying this set up. The Stubby Razel is awesome and the entire set up was small and very capable, doing pretty much whatever I needed.
back to work after the holiday led me to carry more pens. I tried the
TWSBI Classic with a Stub Nib and after a month or so, I am done with
it. It is a wretched piece of shit. That said here was a typical carry:
Note the always great Karroll SES.
last major addition was a great surprise gift for Christmas--an Apple
Watch. Its not a replacement for high end horology, but as an iPhone
accessory I like it quite a bit. The real issue isn't is competition
for Rolex or Patek Phillippe, but the notion that it is useful enough to
persuade a lot of non-IWS folks into avoiding anything like a classic
watch and opt for the Apple Watch instead. I'll get into my impressions
on the Apple Watch later, but suffice to say, I am impressed, not
necessarily as a watch, but as a piece of tech.
I really do love the Shamwari.