The Gear Journal

The Neistat Brothers: Jack-Knife Hack

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If you don’t watch the Neistat Brothers on HBO, you should. I can’t put my finger on it, but their homemade productions are just down right addictive. Take the above for example… They make a “Keyman” only without the Leatherman and with a Swiss Army Knife. Admittedly, their craftsmanship isn’t tops but it is the first time I’ve seen someone do this with a proper folder.

Pretty cool.


Camera Phone Lenses

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Looking to get a little more out of your iPhone camera? If you are desperate, give Photojojo a shot. They make these magnetic lenses for camera phones. They are available in a Fisheye, Macro, and a Wide angle. Twenty bones each.

Check it out.

Mohawk General Recycled Bags

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I’m a sucker for old military bags. I use an attache from WWII as a briefcase, an officer’s dispatch case for my camera bag, and tons of other vintage canvas bags and artifacts for other uses. Vintage military stuff is just made so damned well… and feels so damned good… It’s all very hard for me to resist.

In any case, I stumbled across a little online joint called Mohawk General Store. They are located on the west coast and feature some pretty cool military bags that they’ve cut up and repurposed. I expected to see crazy boutique pricing, but they are actually pretty reasonable. If you are looking for a unique everyday bag, check them out.

Leica EDC

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So, what does a vintage Leica freak carry his M3 system in? Well, nothing less than a mint genuine leather Leica case from 1959… Of course. This is dreamy:

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Timbuk2 Tool Rolls…

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I love tool rolls. I have old WW2 issued rolls in all of my cars. They compactly carry just about everything I need from a bolt turning aspect and keep rattles to a minimum. I’ve always kind of wondered why tools rolls lost their popularity. Apparently, so did Timbuk2… They released their modern take on a tool roll earlier this week. I think it rules.

Details here.

Everyday Carry Blog

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I stumbled across a great little blog the other day full of pocket dumps that were sourced from just about everywhere you can imagine… It’s a great resource. If you are into such a thing, check it out.

Morris Knives – The Friction Folder

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Michael Morris was nice enough to us over one of his friction folders and I’ve been carrying it around for a couple of days now. I thought a review was in order and here I am… Spouting off about something I love – Knives.

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Gordy’s Camera Straps

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So ya got yourself a super slick camera, but you are still using that cheesy wrist strap or ultra-uncomfortable necker that it came with? I was like you until last week… Then, I stumbled upon this dude named Gordy that makes these super boss camera straps. My cameras are sporting leather now.

You can learn more here.

Even if you don’t need a strap, at least check out the gallery. It’s totally worth your time.