Lockback versus Sheath Knives
Alberto Melis (amelis@GATE.NET)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 07:51:22 -5:00
I understand full well why BSA prohibited the use of straight/sheath
knives and allows the lockback type. And I certainly have seen
injuries due to non-locking folding knives.
Curiously enough, I have never, in 34 years in Scouting seen an
injury caused by a sheath knife (OK, as a 12 year old I cut my thumb
"testing" the edge), but I have seen several in which the Scout cut
himself folding the strong-springed lockback knifes. I understand
the original logic was due to carrying the knives. Any comments?
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