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I figured out the knife Ponzi scheme....

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    I use whatever knife I am carrying to break down boxes and am sure I show my wife that I am regularly using one of the 100 knives I own. :cool:

    I broke down a few boxes this week from a certain Ontario Government organization that offers these weird dried flowers. Oh, and a couple of Quebec 60 packs of Bud Light. :thumbsup:
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  2. tony281sc2


    Feb 13, 2017
    Funny u should mention that...in the near future most of my knife activity will be used to open packages ( some knife packages naturally lol).
    In the past though, I used knives just about everyday at work; mostly for cutting zip ties and the occasional cardboard or plastic wrap....
    The job I have now is much more suited for wire-cutters and I would hate to even put a $20 Kershaw through the abuse a knife would see on a regular basis at my current job.
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  3. brando555

    brando555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    I do open a lot of mail with my knives. During xmas time my pm2 came in handy for cutting the zip ties that they use to bolt toys down to the packaging.
  4. 21bangbang

    21bangbang Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    That and the hard plastic encasing them are the worst.
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  5. DB_Cruiser


    Jul 17, 2018
    I open and break down many boxes with my knives. Mostly at work, cutting the straps holding boxes of network equipment closed, opening and breaking down boxes containing computers, displays, network cable... The last box I opened was on Friday. A replacement drive for a 100TB array. I would use a box cutter, but no one ever puts them back where they were so I can never find them. And this is why I carry a knife with me all the time.
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  6. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    This right here
  7. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I stomp the sh#t out of cardboard.
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  8. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    In fairness, you do need something like a Mora, to open the plastic clamshell packaging for a Mora...
  9. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I thought box cutters worked better for that purpose than knives. They are a lot cheaper to I can tell ya!


    Is it true that lots of Canadian women have better beards than we American knife/hockey player guys, or is that just the trim on their Eskimo hoody jacket to keep them warm when there are no maple trees to burn?

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  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I rarely break down cardboard with my knife.
    At home It all fits in the recycle can as is and at work we've got a bailer, I'm cutting tape to open the boxes but rarely the actual cardboard itself.
  11. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    I agree; an Opinel is a cardboard slaying monster!

    Opinel knives are generally very underrated, even by "knife guys". Their carbon steel paring knives are great too.

    I still like razor blade utility knives for cardboard due to their geometry and inexpensive nature.

    Even an extremely dull razor blade can still cut "OK" on cardboard due to the sheer thinness of the stock.

    The blades are so cheap you can replace them frequently if you wish, or even resharpen them like I do.
  12. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    I cut a lot of cardboard at work. When I cut it at home, it’s to make recycling fit into the constantly overflowing recycle bins at our complex. The recycling piece isn’t frequent.
  13. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    I'm in the boat with trying to figure out the consistent breaking down boxes thing. I don't get packages that often, and when I do I use my knife to cut the tape to open it, then cut the tape to collapse it if I don't need it for something else. They fold down to size just fine. I mean yeah, occasionally I need a square of cardboard for something and I'll use my knife to cut that out but it doesn't top my list of knife uses by any means.
  14. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    Posted by a Canadian. I should have known.

    As a life long resident of the state of Michigan, I've been saving up my cardboard and building a wall to protect our northern border against those Canadians. Don't let the politeness fool you. They will drink up all your beer and pee in your garden in a heartbeat. :D
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  15. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    But they will always apologize!!
  16. TCKev


    Sep 18, 2018
    I’m a IT/Maintenance guy at a couple of car dealerships and I break down big boxes all the time.
  17. GasMan1


    May 27, 2015
    I use my knife sometimes like a worry stone .Sometimes to cut up cardboard but sometimes to cut bald spots in my arm hair. Some serious stuff going on over here :rolleyes:.
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  18. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    I KNEW they came in boxes!!!
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  19. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    You living in the city too
    We’re secretly shipping mind control devices in the garbage (which is actually 70% of what we put in our “recycling” bins) Ontario sends to Michigan for landfill.

    Another secret jewish operation called Operation: Mishigas (craziness in yiddish) Michigan. It doesn’t hurt to tell you because my Rabbi is casting spells that will make you forget anyway.

    I bet you’re already asking yourself what you were just reading but when you scroll up to read the paragraph again all you will see in place of the above paragraph is:

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  20. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    Rural town. How come?

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