Knife Idiot Savant


Aug 24, 1999
Hi All,

The more time I spend on this forum, the more I enjoy guys have finally managed to eat into my TimeZone (a wristwatch discussion forum) hours. Now, on to my post. We have a running gag on TZ about Watch Idiot Savants, who are people that "own enough watches to pay for a 911 Turbo but drive a Geo Metro" or "who put their Rolex Seadweller (a dive watch good for 1220M) in their pocket at the first hint of rain" etc. etc. I have already earned two WIS pins
Now I feel it is time to become a Knife Idiot what does it take? Here are my guesses:


"Proposes to his fiancee with a ring made out of INFI and tries to convince her it will last longer than a diamond"

"Never leaves the house without a three foot long piece of 1" free hanging manila rope"

"can shave the alphabet out of his arm hairs"

what do you think?

Discovers it is junk mail, tries to see how many really thin strips he can make it all into, then resharpens knive again and goes to the nest piece of mail........etc
I am unfamiliar with the term 'idiot savant' as you are using it. To me, an 'idiot savant' is a person who is in general, of very low mental function, but can sometimes, within one narrow field, perform brilliantly.

Perhaps you could clarify your usage. Walt
Thanks for the funny responses so far

Walt, the term is not meant to be derogatory in any way nor is it meant to be taken literally...however, as the responses show, a KIS does have somewhat of a low mental function (by doing things that defy conventional logic) despite brilliance (expert knowledge) in the narrow field of knives. I guess this is meant to be similar to the term Knife Knut.

stjames, quit making fun of me. Sometimes I resharpen it every other time, ya know.

Don LeHue

The pen is mightier than the sword...outside of arm's reach. Modify radius accordingly for rifle.