Re: Lock Back/Sheath knives
Pierre A. Berube (pb159@WWA.COM)
Fri, 9 Jun 1995 13:14:28 -0500
The real discussion was the folding knife vs the Lockblade knife. For
some reason there are a few scouters think that a lockblade knife is
unacceptable in scouting which is not true. The guide references a
folding knife with a canopener as a good tool for the backwoods. So does
that mean a folding lockblade knife with a canopener is acceptable? Well
think about howmany mis interpute what is writen.
Catch you later
Crystal Lake, IL
On Thu, 8 Jun 1995, Paul H. Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jun 1995, Carey Probst wrote:
> > 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.
> And the scouts insist on carrying the knife in front of them, rather than
> on their hip. The way we're designed, when we fall we fold forward (right
> into the knife). Hunters (who have a good reason to carry such a knife)
> generally carry in on the hip.
> I don't think a better sheath offers much additional protection.
> We tell the scouts that all their knife needs can be met with a pocket
> knife. While not strictly true (ever clean an official scout knife after
> cleaning a fish with it? Ugh!), it is a good reason to limit scout knives
> to the folding variety.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City