As a kid of 23 or so, I moved from Florida to Prague
on a one-way ticket, bringing with me only what I could stuff into a backpack. The only knives I brought were a Classic and this Adventurer:
In the five years I lived in Prague before moving back to Florida, those were the only knives I had and - truth be told - that was enough. Every day, I carried the Classic on my keyring and the Adventurer in my knapsack. I must have opened a million beers with it, sliced up a ton of rolls and my own weight in cheese and salami. I also took it on countless camping weekends, on a three-week backpacking trip around central Turkey. It's fixed amplifiers and washing machines, and "field dressed" more wild mushrooms than I can recall.
One of the reasons I bought it for my trip was that I figured it could serve as something of a last-ditch SD weapon and there were
times late at night when having that big locking blade in my coat pocket was a bit reassuring. Mostly, though, it was (and still is) simply a great tool to have around. It spends most of its time in the kitchen drawer these days but I still carry it from time to time. Think I'll tote it this weekend when we head out of town.
Thanks for the chance to reminisce about an old friend.