How To 6 tips for using a knife safely and effectively not everyone knows!

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1. Keep your knife always sharp
2. How to hold a knife properly
3. Do not use the palm of your hand as a cutting board when cutting
4. Should fix the cutting board when cutting
5. Curl your fingers while cutting
6. Do not use the blade to lick the knife after cutting
 
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All knives are always loaded.
Don’t point the knife at anything you’re not willing to destroy.
Keep your hand off the scales until your sights are on the target.
Be sure of your target and cutting board.

Kidding aside though, the sharpness bit and keeping your parts and others from the cutting path are crucial. For folders, I’d stick with proven knives as well and not a cheapo that will eventually hurt you. Skip the gas station/knockoff knives completely.
 
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A falling knife is all blade.

Here's another one I've learnt the hard way, my folks always taught me to pass a knife by the blade so that the person can take it by the handle. Don't do this, when they take it from you they are pulling the blade away from your hand which might not have had time to get away. When passing an open/fixed blade, just put it down and let them pick it up.
 
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1. Keep your knife always sharp
2. How to hold a knife properly
3. Do not use the palm of your hand as a cutting board when cutting
4. Should fix the cutting board when cutting
5. Curl your fingers while cutting
6. Do not use the blade to lick the knife after cutting

How are you going to use the blade to lick the knife? I wasn't planning to do so, but since you brought it up....
 

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Don't hold a knife while masturbating
Cut away from you, and/or towards others
Never bring a knife to a cock fight
Never bring one to a gun fight, unless it's the bubble sword of righteousness.
Brandishing a Cold Steel Espada XL at Starbucks will cause snowflakes to melt
 

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This is just what the doctor ordered today...

...and not a doctor who uses a stiletto in place of a stethoscope.

Thanks for the humor, intentional and otherwise.
 

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You can’t teach common sense with silly rules.

If you can’t use a knife without cutting yourself. Cut yourself until you figure it out. If your going to be stupid you’d better be tough.
 

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This is my rifle
This is my knife
One is for shooting
The other for wife life.
 
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You can’t teach common sense with silly rules.

If you can’t use a knife without cutting yourself. Cut yourself until you figure it out. If your going to be stupid you’d better be tough.

And if you still can't figure it out and are not tough, wear PPE.

Which is why I strap on a full suit of plate armor and clear a 4 foot radius whenever I deploy my knife.
 
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You can’t teach common sense with silly rules.

If you can’t use a knife without cutting yourself. Cut yourself until you figure it out. If your going to be stupid you’d better be tough.

They all end up taking a little taste of you, eventually. I call them "blade kisses". Knives like to nibble on their masters.

And who said you can't lick a blade?!?! I'm not wiping it on my pants until AFTER I lick most of steak sauce off it.
 
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