Welcome to the 9th edition of the Meet Your Maker. This week we look at a very cool company bringing out a fantastic product that we think you’ll love.
Your company or trading name
Tell us about where you’re from, what you do, how it all started and why you enjoy it.
Kynni is me, Christian Kaiser (or CK as my friends call me) and my good friend Bastian Dammers. We‘re both passionate overlanders, campers and outdoor guys in general. The seed for Kynni was planted in 2019 when we did an overlanding in Tuscay, IT. My litte guy gave his friendsbook to Bastian‘s kids to have them fill out their pages. Later that day – a campfire and some scotch single malt whisky were involved – we had the idea: The world needs a book like that… Just for overlanders. Some time passed and in 2020 I said to Bastian: „Let‘s make it happen!“ and we funded Kynni. We really enjoy developing all this stuff and we‘re super excited about our upcoming launch in April 2021 because we finally started pursuing our dream: Make products for something you really love.
What are your aims and are there any items or products you’d love to make?
We want Kynni to be a company that develops and supplies „reality-proof gear for the adventurer of today“. A mix of traditional concepts, proven materials and high tech elements (like the ratcheting buckle on our Tool Roll Folio) is what we think will make this come true. Our dream is to be able to get into designing and making super premium luggage for overlanders and backpacks for general outdoor/edc use.
What do you consider your greatest achievement in the work you do associated with EDC?
Since we have not sold a single piece of gear to date, it might be a bit early to talk about achievements… The positive reactions we get in response of our Tool Roll Folio prototype may be our biggest achievement and we‘re super happy about it.
What is the best thing you have made and why?
NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Maybe we skip this one as it does not really apply? If that‘s not ok, let me know and we‘ll find a creative answer. 😉 – EDITOR response : Its staying in and I will say the best thing you’ve made is daisy chain that you wore for 3 years solid 🙂
What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?
A Böker Kihon Titanium (design by Lucas Burnley) folder, a stone washed Griffin Pocket Tool, an Olight I1R II EOS and a top secret Kynni prototype that might be our first real EDC piece. On my wrist I wear a Redux COURG Type-A11.
What’s the favourite piece of EDC gear that you own?
Backpacks count, right? In that case it would be my custom Azo Equipment Dejen made from Liteskin LS42 fabric.
What EDC item would you love to own and why?
This would be a Sinn U1 divers watch… maybe for my 40th birthday this summer.
What A ramdom fact about yourself that readers won’t learn anywhere else
My favorite music genre is BLACK METAL! The thing I miss most during the pandemic (besides travel) is going to some really sick concerts.
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