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Pelican 1170 EDC Case

Pelican 1170 EDC Case

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Cool concept but would need like 20 of these for my knife collection (hmmm maybe more)
This is available on Amazon for $35.00
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
Sagacious_O
Our 1300 EDC case has that option.
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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mdwall
I thought you could just buy the foam from Nalpak, but I'm not seeing it on their site.
Cyphre
I think you can, but I thought there might be a better price on Massdrop.
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...
KTO1
Because it's a deal on this:
https://www.nalpak.com/Pelican-1170-EDC-Case?&search_id=789567
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!
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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Glad to hear it (safety first)!
By the way, a lot of gun stores offer laser cut foam services these days. A snappy-looking Rosco like yours deserves the best ;- )
Faden
No dick pics allowed. 😅