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Just USE the damn knife...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by stabman, May 25, 2019.

  1. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    A properly washed and sterilized knife that touched some :poop: doesn't bother me as much as people that french kiss dogs . :eek:

    Love my dogs , but not that way ! ;)

    Prefer fixed blades for food or nasty stuff . Much easier to clean .
  2. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    That's just sick. Why would anyone do such a thing?
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  3. benthughes

    benthughes Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    I've owned so many GD knives and now I just use what works and have basically sold the rest. I generally carry and use a Mora carbon which was $14. I carry a sharpening stone so it doesn't matter that it's not a super steel. I really like my Roselli UHC puukko and use that to cut the tops off cans... then sharpen it a as needed. I carry a Spyderco PM2 in my flight suit which, IMO , is the perfect folder. I used to think that I needed a folder like a Direware that I could use to pry in to a bank vault. Nah, man... those things are so big that you might as well be carrying a fixed blade. Buy some high carbon fixed blade monstrosity and go to work... then sharpen it.

    Learn to sharpen. Your knife requirements will go waaaaaay down.
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  4. Sosa


    Feb 6, 2014
    I lick kitty all da time lol
  5. SuperJ


    Apr 29, 2019
    I say use them for what they're made for.
  6. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    We are talking dogs, here. Not kittens of any type.
  7. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    I have a couple knives that I keep more for collecting and preserving, but I don't carry those ones. I only carry ones I bought to use. When I first started getting into $100+ knives I kinda had to wean myself into it, but I'm happy to say I've reached the point where I won't hesitate to grab my Sebenza to cut notches in drywall, enlarge an opening in plywood, ream plastic conduit, saw big cardboard sheets, or even scrape a gasket.

    However, picking open a toilet clog or getting dog crap out of my shoes is still a step too far.
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  8. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    If any of y'all delicate individuals get some poo on your expensive knives , please send 'em to me for professional disposal of biohazard waste ! :rolleyes:
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Good luck with that. But regardless of what I say, I still have reservations about using really nice knives for regular cutting tasks.

    I have seen the utility knives used at HD. I want to reach into my pocket for my knife to assist, but I resist that temptation unless they are struggling with the utility knife. I however would not risk loosing my job over a knife.

    I feel the same way. If my usage results in a problem for the knife, I know that I used it because I had to. I'll fix it or buy another knife. Better yet, I will just grab one of the many I already own.
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  10. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Just another reason to carry two knives.
  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Been there and done that. (The old manual power flush!) I have a steel rod (stiff coat hanger thickness) that stays in the bathroom I generally use. Stuff happens. But I have NEVER considered using a knife for something like this. Yuck!
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  12. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp I support the 3rd amendment! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    I used my Spydiechef to dig up a small rock with a shell fossil in it for one of my kids.

    You could see the little shell on the top flat of the rock, but it was imbedded pretty tightly in hard packed caliche. Of course it had to be in one of the rare instances when I didn't have my SAK with me, otherwise the nail file would've done the dirty work. Also hard to find tool worthy sticks and such in the desert...

    My kids enjoying a hiking trip and finding a cool souvenir seemed more important than the finish on my knife blade, so now the Spydiechef has a few more fine scratches and has been stropped again.

    Surprisingly little edge damage though consider I used it to dig up a rock.
  13. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Safe Queens?



    Heck no!



    Use em:

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  14. WillB

    WillB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    One you're willing to use and one you're not?
  15. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    If I'm carrying it I use it, and I carry all of them( some just see heavier rotation than others)...it's my EDC needs that baby my knives ;)
  16. herisson

    herisson Knuckle dragging and mean minded Neanderthal Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Funny thing... because as knife nuts we tend to be kind of extreme : like "doing every thang with ma pocket knife, including unclogging the toilet !" (you read it here so it must be real...) to "every one of the hundreds of knives I posess and baby with oils, gums and stones (some worth more than some custom knives) get used strictly for their intended purpose". You read it here and it's real. I do that. I take no pleasure in abusing a refined tool. The pleasure is in getting the right application where the tool shines. To each his own, however. Have fun everybody.
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  17. HwangJino


    Dec 2, 2012
    Love using my knives.
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  18. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    No, one I’m willing to use for certain task and another four different task. For example, one to cut up fruit as part of my lunch and another to cut sheet rock.
  19. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    It takes a big man to show the world that he paints his nails....:D

    (not that there's anything wrong with that..... :))
  20. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    I once used my Hoback A15 to pry myself out of a stuck garage elevator.

    My previous co worker was all "hey let's check to see if the elevator works"
    And I said" dude... seriously? It's the COLDEST day of the year. There is no way it will work we definitely will get stuck"

    Well he insisted. And we took it up to the 5th floor. Went to 4. Then got stuck between 3/4 or 2/3. And I proceeded to say. "I told you so dumbass."

    We called the day porter to help. But he took a long time. So I was like well if there is any reason to use a knife in an emergency, this is it.

    Pulled the knife out. Stuck it carefully between the door, and started prying it apart so I could get my hands in there.

    It worked, and no damage to the knife. No bladeplay, no rocking, still rock solid. And we got to go back to the building and warm up. It was Damn cold that day.

    I also have a para 3 in cruwear that use for literally everything. I bought it specifically to use as a work beater knife.
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