Re: Reccommedation of Knifes
don newcomb (newcomb@US1.NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Fri, 20 May 1994 10:22:11 -0500
>From: Chris Schmidt <CSCHMIDT@disney.image.kodak.com>
> I have been in a running battle in my troop about the
>"PROPER" Knife a scout should have. One school of thought says, "Have
>the boys all buy LOCK BLADE type knifes, the blade won't fold up on
>them and they are study.
> The other school of thought says, " Have them but a good
>utility Knife with different blades and accesories on it like a Swiss
I think Victronox makes a lock-blade knife. ;-)
I'm not sure this one is worth fighting. I like my Swiss Army knife
but, recently, when I ignored the rules, that sharp little blade
folded up on my thumb giving me a good lesson in knife safety. I
think Scouts should learn about both kinds and pick the one they
want to carry.
In grad school we were trying to scrape a small mineral sample for
microscopic examination and none of the grad students had a knife.
The prof remarked, "I don't understand why young men no longer
carry a pen knife." Some wag replied from the back of the class,
"Dr. Bouie, we don't have to sharpen pens anymore."
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