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Pelican 1170 EDC Case

Pelican 1170 EDC Case

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If I buy this, can it be changed to 4-watch foam?
muinia
You can buy replacement foam and cut it as needed.
During my time as a Marine Corps operator, we used Pelican cases almost exclusively. Now that I’m a civilian, I find they are way too expensive for what I need (even used ones). There are other brands / knockoffs that are almost just as good, as long as you aren’t moving ultra expensive equipment in them. God bless.
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Benzo
Do you have any recommendations for cheaper knockoffs?
Jash
Apache (harbor freight) amazon basics (decent cases) seahorse
would love a 10 watch case. does it exist event?
CHENGSHINGCHOW
This would be great for those cutesy dainty jewelry knifelike things.. but available elsewhere for less.
Amazon 49.00
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But you could also go to https://app.mycasebuilder.com/app?case=P-1170&store=149&l=en and they have a custom foam designer there, no need to bin this bizarre layout and buy pick-and-pluck foam to fix it.
hitemlow
Cool! Thanks for the link!
EDC case? According to the interwebs, EDC means "Electric Daisy Carnival." I don't got time for none of that shit.
BiffsBiz
Can't tell if serious
$50 any day of the week at B&H Photo https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655412-REG/Pelican_1170_000_110_1170_Case_with_Foam.html I really really hate when retailers insult my intelligence by posting a ridiculous 'regular retail price' to make their not so great 'sale' look more appealing. In this case, you are paying $20 for a few cutouts.
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as are yours! And yes an 1170 with foam will do just a good job at securing your folders and swatch watches.
Calaverasgrande
My preferences are unrelated, as stated this product is not the same as the one you linked. Good for you if a standard case suits your needs; it is inapplicable to this product presented here.
Cool concept but would need like 20 of these for my knife collection (hmmm maybe more)
dealaholic
I agree but I think is designed as a travel case not EDC storage.
dealaholic
Check out https://nalpak.com and they also have an awesome Instagram account. Just search for nalpak.
This is available on Amazon for $35.00
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I understand what you mean but massdrop does have products where the savings are pretty big and other times they can't charge less because if the companys behind the product not allowing that.
Think about it for a moment... If the manufacturer and/or typical reseller are selling an item on Amazon for $(X), and Massdrop is able to buy it for $(X/4) and resell it for $(X-1), doesn't it stand to reason that another reseller would be able to buy it for $(X/4) and resell it for $(X-2)? And that yet another reseller would be able to sell it for $(X-3)? Wouldn't YOU make a killing if you bought them for $(X/4) and sold them for $(X/2)?
Spoiler, that's the way it works. That's a core function of the system of commerce we experience every day. Ask anyone whose design has been ripped off by a Far-East manufacturer what happens when someone else is willing to take a smaller profit than you. If Massdrop was able to buy "thing" for $10, a thousand eBay sellers would have it listed from $11 to $15.
1) “EDC” ... Every Day Carry. Lessee now - I wouldn’t actually carry this stuff around in a case, so that can’t be it. I don’t travel with a bunch of knives and watches, either. Hmmm, it must to to *store* my EDC items. Um, OK, but I don’t need a handled, pressure-compensated case for that, knives don’t require that level of protection, and my watches need winders. Too much added bulk for in-safe storage. Nope, this just doesn’t make a lot of sense for me! Maybe it’s tacticool or something.
2) Foam, foam, foam, who’s got the best, right kind o’ foam. Laser! “Ooohhh”! Pick-n-Pluck! “Ooohhh”? “Ugh”? YMMV. Personally, I LIKE pick-n-pluck. If you’re careful and use a sharp knife to assist pulling the blocks, it’s clean and nice. Now I KNOW you have sharp knife, ‘cause you’re looking at this drop. I mean, you do keep your knives scary sharp, right? Right? But here’s the deal - if you have a bazillion dollars in knives and watches to carry around in a case, then custom make your own interior and velvet line it. Problem solved, and without debating Foam A vs. Foam B!
3) I love Pelican cases and have a bunch of them. Not a single one for EDC, though!
4) The price for this drop isn’t compelling, no matter which foam is nearest and dearest to your heart.
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Thankfully most knives, and those of a certain size by a collector, don't actually vary much in size. It's why their other foam inserts are nothing but slots, with qualifiers for maximum width/height. While I have no issues with pick n pluck myself, it's not very efficient since the widths are pre-determined, giving you few options for setting up in a similar fashion.
Yes, people buy fancy cases for their watches for travel. Including pelican cases with pre-cut foam. These custom Nalpak inserts have been around quite a while, and they are definitely not out of business or discontinuing production.
The only cheaper variation is not this product, as many have indicated the last time this dropped. Either way, this product isn't for everyone. All of which is entirely up to the end user, which is completely subjective.
Let me put in simpler fashion. Foam is basically crap, no matter whose (there are some VERY high $$ exceptions to this, but that’s not the league we’re in here. It strikes me as absurd to spend - minimally, now - hundreds, if not many, many thousands of dollars on goods like this and not spend a few bucks on an actual, proper, fitted interior for storage.
IMNHO, foam might be ok for transport, which is transitory - but that doesn’t require anything fancy of any sort, especially for knives (even relatively expensive ones) - not even pick-n-pluck! I have a lot of Pelican cases for various items, including guns, electronics, tools, certain craft-specific activities, and so on. None of those with foam are used to store anything. A radio, for example, goes into its case with its accessories when heading to a beach or hilltop, and gets put away again at home. I have some bare cases, too. One, for example, keeps tools specific to chain mail construction and wirework beading, along with jars of jump rings.
I didn’t say I don’t travel, but that I don’t travel with an entire case full of knives and watches. When I do bring knives, they ride quite nicely in my luggage in pouches. Watches, of course, travel with me in my carry-on.
Pre-cut isn’t custom, unless it’s truly made to the specific item. Nor would I call a generic knife slot custom. It may work for you, even well, but it’s not custom.
Enjoy the case. (Really)
a slot for a gun would have sold me
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Just buy what you need direct from Nalpak.
Sagacious_O
Nalpak makes super rad stuff. Check out their site. They have a lot of cases for guns.
I would love to see an option for just the foam. I have a few 1170s already that I could use this foam in.
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I think you can, but I thought there might be a better price on Massdrop.
mdwall
Second nalpak
This case, with foam, is literally < $40 on Amazon, with free 2-day shipping. An extra $25 for foam that is not custom cut for the size of our specific objects... how is that a deal? Link below:
https://www.amazon.com/Pelican-1170-Case-Foam-Black/dp/B0038VETHS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1526306747&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=pelican+1170&psc=1
KTO1
Thinking the same - checked B&H out of NYC to find this is $39.85 with free shipping (and I believe no tax to most states).
Not much of a drop...
Hey this case is just the right size for my traveling Flea Circus! I could fit the entire cast, the props and all the tents in this spacious case and then stuff the whole thing in the Overhead--can't believe we were hiring an entire train before!
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RayF
Same here!! Thought I’d mix it up: lotsa fleas, which I carry on the dog; tiny furniture and slides, etc.; and a giraffe. (It’s the giraffe that might have been a bit of a misstep.) Might have to eat the giraffe.
It’s okay. I’ve had a giraffe problem since the time I tried farming Skittles (free range, organic...long story). We sprayed for them but they’re wily and always show up again.
Does anyone need [relatively fresh] giraffe leg bone for knife scales? Still smells like real giraffe.
No comment on the quality of the product, but... if you need a protective case for it, it doesn't exactly seem like it's everyday carry, is it?
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As if what didn’t come up before....? And i don’t want any other solution. I love these cases and have no problem paying for a quality product which they provide.
Taking anything with you on an airplane (cary-on or otherwise)--previously you just stuck whatever in your luggage--no special case required (not exactly like knives and flashlights are new to the world of air travel, and not like they actually require the protection of, say...a Camera and Lens combination). The point I'm making is it's a ridiculously small case for any purpose, but especially for air travel. The fact that you're willing to shell out for one means very little (except to our good buddies at MD ;- )
Not sure if gun pics are allowed after H.R.1865 FOSTA passed.. If against the rules, mods please take this down.
Just in example about how messy Pick n' Pluck in a 1170 looks compared to the Nalpak foam. That said, depending what I am transporting I would rather have Pick n' Pluck over Nalpak and vice versa.
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That is just my case for the range. When I travel I have a small pelican case for 2 watches and any knives are in my pack or on my person. Any air travel I don't pack knives mostly because I don't want to deal with checking in luggage.
Goes without say'n!
$41 on ebay with free and immediate shipping... what's going on massdrop?
totemeca
Read below. The answer you seek is there. Even right below this comment... >.>
totemeca
Massdrop only makes money if a lot of people drop massive amounts of cash on their site, not someone else's site! Say, I wonder if that's where they got that silly name?
Love how people aren’t reading that this case comes with the custom foam cut out......THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS THE CASE YOU CAN GET ON AMAZON! This is a good deal compared to buying it on Nalpaks website. On there website you’ll pay about $92 including shipping. This will be about $64 plus shipping. Heck of a deal!
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i didnt ..but ive got 30 different cases ,some pelican ,some other brands..and to this day none of the pick and pluck or so;id foam has failed. ..and its easy to modify or a lot less than 25 bucks to replace with new stuff when i want to change it around so im not stuck with just one version. hell there's a mattress furniture company 10 miles away that i can by enough SOLID foam to customize myself for a lot less that 25 bucks and an hour with an exacto knife and imagination... but if someone likes that stuff go for it...me ill pass.... again.
bambam67
Sweet!
Agreed. $65 CDN on amazon
Amazon.ca has this for $65 CAD. Mmm... something doesn't add up.
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Don't forget about shipping from nalpack they wanted $13 for this and here it's free
Spidey12341
Totally did not notice shipping is free for this drop. Been paying 7 dollars to ship near weightless mechanical keyboard keys i'm a little numb.
This case is 39.06 at B&H Photo with the foam. C'mon Massdrop - do better.
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Makes more sense, since this is including the custom insert and not their generic cubed foam.
shawnedee
Psst: where do you think MD is buying them from?
So you put your everyday carry things, the ones you always have with you, inside a suitcase......? Why? They're in my pockets!
Sorry for that, it's a neat case at an ok price, but I don't see the EDC link.
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YogaBear
Most knife collector who also travel, for work or pleasure, like to take options with them. If you fly and want to take a knife you can’t carry ito if flying anyways. where a nice protective case becomes completely justified. Now there’s a secure way to take EDC items on vacation.
Nalpak-Andy
Thanks! I would agree that if you need this case to carry your EDC then you’re definitely into collector / traveling salesman territory. :-)
the case is $38 with pick and pluck but the custom foam is an additional $40, this case is $79 direct from nalpak
Why on earth would I need a hard case for my knives? I mean... they're knives.
I put my 1911 in a Pelican 1200, but that is a $1200 pistol.
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I completely understand. I honestly was in your place over a decade ago with practical over fancy. I still am compared to my wife who has way more high-end EDC tools than I do. Things exist because people want them, also, a lot of higher end products have a reason to be that expensive... others not. I can never justify a 30k phone plated in gold and encrusted with diamonds.
Going back to your example of your $1200 1911, which I assume could be a Springfield, Kimber, or Wilson Combat, etc.. Why would you have purchased that model over a Rock Island 1911 GI? $400 vs $1200, does the same thing. Fit and quality of parts and overall accuracy are a huge difference in the models but both put lead shot down range. My own personal opinion, the trigger on the RI is like pulling a sharp rock against a dried out rubber band compared to the crisp pull of any of the 3 other makers i mentioned.
Another argument is cars, why do Ferraris and Lambos exist when a Honda or Ford will do the exact same thing, and probably save a boat ton of gas? Fit, finish, craftsmanship, pure fun?
Watches, my $50 buck quartz g-shock gives me the right time all the time. Why would I want a $20k mechnical A. Lange? Handcrafted movement, parts are tiny, but made and engraved by hand, hundreds of man hours to produce a time piece with a mix of old and new techniques. Practically speaking, if I had that disposable income, I would spend it on retirement but for others it may be an investment or a life long dream.
Knives, wow where to get started. For the most part, same as the previous two arguments. My Spydercos and ZTs are my work horses but I carry Chris Reeves, Benchmades, Mcustas, among others for more formal occasions. Also when I'm in an office and everyone freaks out over my ZT 450 but don't freak out over a William Henry Nautilus.
EDC community is a large one, welcome all the same. :)
Faden
Okay okay, you spoke my language. It is a Springfield. You're right, the quality in them does make a difference and I am all too aware of that.
I am uninformed in the realm of knives, but it is kind of a choice bc I see them as something useful and not pretty. Also the same reason I would never buy a Ferrari, when I could buy a Ford that could drive over it without missing a beat. But you have convinced me that there is a valid market for this case and you have very validly answered my original question.
Just gimme 10 years MD and I may be interested in this kind of thing.
Wow not even close to a deal. Check the usual suspects.
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Yea it kinda does you're right but I'm not working with massdrop I just like it a lot, and I never said nothing compares. Also amazing customer service is true.
$26 for pre-cut foam is a mighty steep price.
FWIW, I buy lots of things from Massdrop. Just not things I can get for half the price next door.
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