Re: Lockback versus Sheath Kn...
Warren Williams (Warren2248@AOL.COM)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 15:21:22 -0400
In message "Lockback versus Sheath Knives" on 95-06-07, amelis@GATE.NET
(Alberto Melis) asks:
> 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?
When I attended National Camping School about a thousand years ago, it was
explained that the concern was not from the blade of a sheath knife, but
wearing it strapped to the belt. In a fall, the handle could damage organs
in the abdominal area.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City