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What do you use your knives for?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by STHFNGLD, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. STHFNGLD

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    Whether its for opening letters, packages, or self defense, what do you do with your knives?
     
  2. m16a

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    Re: What do you use our knives for?

    I use mine for opening boxes at work, opening letters, cutting anything that needs to be cut, and for the help it brings in self defense. I'm not a knife wielding expert, but it gives you some confidence(which is good because predators often prey on the less confident) and it also gives them that, oh crap knife kinda thing. Harder target. Its a great all around tool :)
     
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    Clean the dirt out from under the finger nails. Haven't found a better tool for that job.
     
  4. mudra

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    Opening various types of packages and people. :lolhammer:


    Mostly packages containing newly-bought EDC-type toys that I may never actually use. :idiot2:
     
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    Opening lots of boxes and packages (My favorite packaging is plastic blisterpack - You buy a knife or multi-tool and it comes in the plastic blisterpack stuff that requires a knife or multitool to remove. Luckily I have many, but for people who just bought their first knife, how are they supposed to get it out of there? Ironic). I also use it for cutting string, threads, tags, wrappers, and opening mail. Luckily I have never had to use one for self defense yet, but I always like to have one ready.
     
  6. carrot

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    Opening stuff, peeling fruit, and occasionally stupid things like light prying.
     
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    Re: What do you use our knives for?

    Depending on the knife, anything from simple package opening and food prep to hacking, sawing, scraping, and even light prying. My work knives get used pretty hard.
     
  8. jlomein

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    Yesterday was the first time I ate steak since receiving my first real knife, a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian. I must say it is a fantastically masculine experience to cut your steak with your EDC folder. Compared to my serrated steak knife, the Mini-Grip cut a perfect straight line through the steak without any effort. The steak knife required some force and tended to tear the meat fibres.
     
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    Yep, cutting a good mesquite grilled steak with a sharp knife into thin delicate, juicy slices is something I like to do with my knives as well. I'll also cut up apples with it almost every day. When we get Chinese take out maybe once a week, they always tie a knot in the plastic bag. I dislike undoing knots so I just slice 'em off.
     
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    Speaking of steak, this was dinner tonight:
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    I can't say I'm all too good at presentation but it sure was tasty!
     
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    My Sebenza just opened the packaging on 3 led flashlight bulbs. Lately, it's been opening a lot of boxes that flashlights came in.
     
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    Opening package, letter, carton box. Cut paper as a cutter, clean the nail, cut everything that need to be cut. that can be use to eat, to put out a credit card blocked in a automat.....
     
  13. Roger999

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    I use my knives for opening packages with new knives in them :D.
     
  14. Sharpdogs

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    Depends on the knife. I find my Keycom and Wharcom perfect for opening packages and boxes. My SAK Rucksack has a ton of uses due to all the tools on at. I can open a bottle of wine with it, make a fire bow drill, fix my eye glasses or cut up my steak. The one thing I do not carry my knives for is self defense. I am not trained in knife fighting and I want no part of such a mess.
     
  15. Codeman

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    Steak. Sebenza. Paper plate.

    One of these doesn't fit! :-X
     
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    I use my knives to open all the boxes from all the stuff you guys all talk about that I end up buying. ;D

    (My wallet and my constantly used EDC sharps thank you! :laugh: )
     
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    uhh um to cut stuff.... ?
     
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    What should I be cutting on? Corelle and ceramics dull knives.
     
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    HAHA the thing that doesnt fit is the spork! :lolhammer: btw, is that the titanium one from thinkgeek.com???
     
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    Yeah, is there anything people do to get around that, besides changing to a paper plate? When I did it I stacked my steak on top of the potato and veggies I had so the knife wouldn't touch the ceramic plate at all.