Knife handling wisdom and advice

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by slyraven, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Keep calm and keep cutting!
  2. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    If your knife is always sharp means you are not using it enough!
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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Locks come with keys or combinations, folding knives don't.
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  4. Houlahound


    Aug 2, 2017
    Wise words.
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  5. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    We all do what we can.
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  6. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Not really a common saying but:
    "There is a reason "they" need to borrow your knife."

    I keep a knife I don't mind getting messed up on the truck for anyone that needs to borrow my knife.
    The people that ask to borrow my knife at work tend to tear knives up quickly and easily no matter the cost or quality.
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    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Many, many years ago, my Aunt handed me a knife. But she wouldn't let go of it. She explained that I had to acknowledge that I had it, with a "thank you". No "Here you go." She worked with a Girl Scout troop and that was the way they did it. Some things you never forget.
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  8. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    An old gray beard man say, he who uses knife as fidget toy, gets blood on everything touched.
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  9. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    You can’t blame a tool for doing what it is designed to do. If you injure yourself it’s user error.

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  10. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006

    Stay focused on what you are doing with the knife. Do not let your attention drift on to something else until you put the knife down.
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  11. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    All folding knives (regardless of lock type) are fixed blades that come pre-broken from the factory.

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
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  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s better to have it and not need it, than it is to need it and not have it.
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  13. Houlahound


    Aug 2, 2017
    Don't take a knife to a gun fight.
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  14. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Rule #9. Always carry a knife!
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  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    A dull knfe is a dangerous knife. Another one is use the proper tool for the right job. A knife is for cutting not prying or hammering. Mostly folders I think for the last one, but good advice for fixed blades too. I am not one to baton with my fixed blade knives, others can, but I do not.
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  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I cut as I need to direction-wise, but generally speaking, always try to cut away from your body. And don't pee on electric fences.

    Good advice in the posts as usual.
  17. Pinemoon


    Mar 25, 2005
    The Tao Te Ching says:
    Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.

    A proverb:
    Do not unfold me without reason; do not fold me without honor
  18. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Whenever you use sharp and pointy things, be totally focused on using them right. Never use a knife casually, or worse absentminded. A knife or an axe, a machete, a woodchisel, hey even a screwdriver can do bad damage if you mess up.
  19. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    I see that as being quite Spanish. Navaja times...
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  20. Polzeyboy

    Polzeyboy CHEEKY BUGGER

    Jan 9, 2020
    Don’t close your serrated Leatherman blade on your finger; it may look safe with its hook end but it’ll still slice you.
    I now have a silly plaster on the cut.


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