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#294100 - 11/08/19 03:13 AM Re: IMHO: You're carrying too many knives [Re: clearwater]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: clearwater
How will you stick a pig, fell a tree across an impassable canyon, cut yourself free from kelp, or remove an inflamed appendix without the proper blade?

(These were just a few of the uses for a cutting tool that I ran into last week. This week I cut some twine and opened the tape on a box.)


I laughed out loud in the living room reading this. My wife and daughters rolled their eyes.

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#294105 - 11/08/19 04:19 AM Re: IMHO: You're carrying too many knives [Re: teacher]
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I don't carry multiple knives so much out of a need for them as out of a love of knives. I'll never know when I might find an excuse to use a different blade!
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#294108 - 11/08/19 06:20 AM Re: IMHO: You're carrying too many knives [Re: clearwater]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: clearwater
How will you stick a pig, fell a tree across an impassable canyon, cut yourself free from kelp, or remove an inflamed appendix without the proper blade?

(These were just a few of the uses for a cutting tool that I ran into last week. This week I cut some twine and opened the tape on a box.)


Nicely done sir! laugh laugh laugh

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#294109 - 11/08/19 06:48 AM Re: IMHO: You're carrying too many knives [Re: teacher]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2762
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: teacher
I keep seeing load outs, edc & bags for one person, with 4 or more knives.
Your budget and weight limit might be better served with a nice jacket instead, or a better light or even plain old food.


On the one hand, I agree with the practical sentiment ... if we're talking about a fistful of tacticool/military prybar type knives.

But when I was solo backpacking, there was always a good folder in my pocket (SAK, Buck, or Schrade) and some kind of spare in my pack.

And now, I look at my own everyday stuff, I note there's quite a collection of tools with knife blades, though the knife itself is rarely used.

There's a slim and lightweight folder in my pocket, a SAK Classic on my keychain, and a multitool on my belt or waistband or in my briefcase.

For any kind of travelling, I would commonly add a larger SAK. Heck, sometimes I'll even add a sharp utility-size kitchen knife with a decent blade protector for efficient food prep; at least I know the dang thing is clean.

All of these items have demonstrated their practical utility over and over. The weight penalty is minimal.

--EDIT-- There is also such a thing as not enough knives. I once witnessed a fellow cutting a piece of rope by pounding it with a hammer on a trailer hitch.


Edited by dougwalkabout (11/08/19 07:05 AM)

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