Lock Back/Sheath knives
Carey Probst (hcprobst@NETHEAVEN.COM)
Thu, 8 Jun 1995 07:55:13 +0000
Alberto Melis wrote:
>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?
The explanation I received at Woodbadge as to why sheat
knives were banned at many scout camps was not the safety of
the knife itself, but of the sheath and method of carry.
I was told that most accidents with sheath knives occur when
the scout falls and the knife penetrates the cheap sheath it
is carried in and then penetrates some part of the scout.
I don't know the rules around the US, but at most of the camps
around here, sheath knives are prohibited.
Carey Probst, email@example.com
Adv. Chr., Troop 16, Saratoga Dist., Twin Rivers Council
SM(ret.) Troop 16, Brotherhood Member, Ganienkeh Lodge 19
District Committee, Past Dist. Adv. Chairman
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