March is still really winter in New England and April is pretty much a month of cold rain, so my carry indicates this. No shorts in April where I live, so bigger carry isn't too big of a deal. The shot above is a good indication--snow was still on the ground in March, lots of it, quite frankly.
Both of these items got a lot of carry. The review for the BOSS 35 is going to make some bold pronouncements, I think, and I want to be 100% sure I am on solid ground with my opinions and judgments, so I am carrying it a lot. The weird thing is that this is a light that can hit 1200 lumens and it is not much bigger than an S1. Its fatter, to be sure, but really, its quite tiny. And well, you know the Shamwari. Its my knife. I still love carrying it.
My carry can't subsist on gee whiz stuff alone though and when I want to dabble in the Traditional realm, this is my favorite blade:
The simplicity of the Boy's Knife, coupled with a paper thin cutting edge, makes this blade exceptional at EDC tasks.
Testing necessitated that I carried this knife:
Unfortunately, I am fairly certain that my opinion will be different from the majority of folks that I have carried the Para3. One fun thing about testing gear is that when you have a particular item you are focused on, it often helps to go with known quantities elsewhere. Here the MBI HF-R is about as known a quantity as I have. And the Edison has probably been my most used writing tool over the past six months that is not a keyboard. It doesn't hurt that it is mesmerizingly beautiful, either.
As the weather started to turn fairer I was able to carry a wider variety of stuff and nothing is as people friendly for those spring get togethers (which I can no longer go to as I have two children) as a Swiss Army Knife. The custom Pioneer by SAK Modder is amazing and even though the Pioneer X is probably acceptable, the deep carry clip on my custom version makes all the difference.
Oh and speaking of clips, the Prometheus clip for the Titan is hands down the best improvement to this light ever. I wish it could tailstand, but improving the clip went a long way to making this one of my favorite lights ever.
Of all my gear, however, this is the pair I carried the most in March and April. I had planned on updated my Best Of list every year in April and the reality is that the 555-1 is making me think hard about a lot of different recommendations. I love this knife, this steel, the lock, the handle, the clip, the blade shape, the deployment method, the size, the weight, the colors...pretty much everything. And the Titan Plus, which I really wish was called the Titan Pro (Titan Plus just sounds FAT, really FAT), is such a no brainer in terms of carry.
May is here and June is soon, so look for a lot lighter carry...it can get warm in June.