Re: Sheath Knives (was yet more on the whole Jere Ratcliffe thing)
Bill Case (billcase@ROMULUS.NCSC.MIL)
Thu, 8 May 1997 19:36:52 -0400
On Thu, 8 May 1997, Dan Brown wrote:
> There are many scouters that tout the value of public humiliation as an
> educational tool although I have never found any official documentation
> that supports its use.
I have find public humiliation to be incompatible with the Safe Haven
On the topic of sheath knives, when backpacking I normally carry two
knives: a leatherman multi-purpose tool (which includes a blade), and
a Scout lockblade knife. The latter is usually quite safe - after
all, it does lock so I find it safer than a pocket knife. On the other
hand, it have to open it and close it and both of these activities
increase the risk of getting cut - although only marginally.
I would much prefer to carry a SMALL sheath knife (as I did when
I was a Boy Scout lo these many years ago). It would be the same size
when open, but would never expose me to the need for opening and
closing it. An added plus would be not needing to clean the moving
parts. However, our council disapproves of sheath knives, so
I carefully open and close my bright red Scout floding knife.
Bill Case NE-VI-28
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