Knives, Safe or not?
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 09:35:30 -0500
At 06:15 PM 6/22/97 EST, Jay wrote:
> The least desireable feature of a Standard Leatherman is the
> knifeblade, because it isn't lockable. Some of the
> newer models are lockable - but heavier and more expensive.
But have you noticed that the Official BSA pocket knives no longer have
locking blades? I specifically asked at our Council Scout Shop and was told
that the only BSA knife that is currently available with a locking blade is
the large, folding hunter-type knife. My son has a scar on his finger where
his BSA swiss-army-type knife closed up on him, and I have a brand new scar
on my finger where my new BSA pocket knife closed up on me. I prefer a
lock-blade knife myself, but a leatherman is, IMO, safer than any of the BSA
knives currently available.
Advancement Chair, Boy Scout Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin
Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin
I used to be an Eagle ... working my ticket C-8L-97
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable
reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City