The beloved Peanut, does have it's limits...

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by cchu518, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I carry a Peanut almost everyday. I love it as an EDC. For small tasks it's absolutely wonderful and for other tasks, it's like the little engine that could. It thinks it can it thinks it can and gets the job done...sometimes at a slow pace or it does so awkwardly.

    I've come to realize this and have now left a trapper pattern in my office. While the peanut is great for a lot of things, it's quite horrible at cutting large sandwiches, fruit that juice up when you bite into it which are better eaten at one's desk sliced like ripe pears.

    So while I still have much love with the peanut, I believe its the only pen knife sized pattern I will ever need. I'm going to introduce a larger blade to use for my workplace lunches. A peanut is just a messy thing to clean up all full of mayo and mustard for example after being knee deep in a ham and cheese hoagie! Lol.
     
  2. puukkoman

    puukkoman

    Sep 30, 2004
    I agree wholeheartedly. On my person, I like to have at least one blade that's long enough to pass all the way through an apple.
     
  3. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    I'm a devoted peanut guy, and find nothing to argue with in your post. Of course a 2 7/8" knife has its limits. Keeping around a larger folder (or, heck even a $4 paring knife) to handle food prep just makes good sense.

    -- Mark
     
  4. arizonaranchman

    arizonaranchman

    Jan 1, 2012
    No arguement here. Pemberton man myself, but yes it's my "#2" and rarely the only pocket knife I have. The #1 is a 3.5" - 4" folder like the 55, 92 or the beloved Barlow. Cutting a burrito or sub-sandwich with a 2" blade is a bit messy. :)
     
  5. buckeyejake

    buckeyejake

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    Dec 28, 2013
    So true I have carried a small knife for years mostly a nut in CV . But clipped in my pocket is small seb . The peanuts have a thin easy broken blade if used for heavy jobs but 90% of the time its the red peanut like a razor :) jake
     
  6. mudguard

    mudguard

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    Aug 2, 2013
    I carry often a yellow CV peanut and a lager victorinox pioneer in my backpack or briefcase.. also have a spartan in my car just in case I feel like I need more tools but left the pioneer in my pack.
     
  7. Groove

    Groove

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    May 3, 2011
    I opened this thread expecting to see a Peanut snapped in half from batoning it through a log. I'm glad it wasn't that.
     
  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    The gauntlet has been thrown down! ;) :D
     
  9. Stich2442

    Stich2442

    May 6, 2012
    Just takes a little finesse ;)

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    Pete
     
  10. Groove

    Groove

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    May 3, 2011
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  11. Woodrow F Call

    Woodrow F Call

    Jan 3, 2013
    Nothing is too much for a nut. You just have to proceed differently.

    Cut through the sandwich as if you were skinning a large game animal. Take that little knife and slice through the upper part of the sandwich. Push the sandwich apart as if you were pulling the skin away from the meat and slice the uncut part of the sandwich. Repeat until you've gone all the way through the sandwich. Shouldn't get a bunch of sandwich guts in the nut this way. Just make sure your peanut is scalpel sharp.

    Good luck!
     
  12. arizonaranchman

    arizonaranchman

    Jan 1, 2012
    I'm sure Carl has done it in a pinch. But don't try it at home folks.
     
  13. Stich2442

    Stich2442

    May 6, 2012
    Like WFC said you have to proceed differently

    When using a peanut outside of its weight class, it pays to step back and take a moment to think about the best approach.

    To take down this tree with my peanut I had to first capture a baby beaver (kit, kitten), threaten it with my peanut, then make its parents do my dirty work:)

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    Pete
     
  14. Groove

    Groove

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    May 3, 2011
    So you read this one instead I take it:

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  15. Andya27

    Andya27

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    Dec 26, 2013
    I know that a number of folk are very fond of their Pembertons. And the Baby Butterbean is no slouch. But there appears to be something nearly Quixotic about the Peanut - almost makes some of us want to go tilting at windmills with it. I own two of them, expect to own more. I consider myself a junior partner in the Cult of the Peanut. For some folks, there is nothing the Peanut cannot do.
     
  16. mudguard

    mudguard

    309
    Aug 2, 2013
    LOL is this real or a GAG.. sometimes it is hard to tell around here.
     
  17. jkulysses

    jkulysses

    Dec 8, 2010
    I agree that it is a little to small for certain things. For slicing apples and sandwiches and what not I have a Carbone Opinel #7 that I keep in my desk that works perfect for these duties! That's it's only job and it is amazing at doing that job. :)
     
  18. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Slice through upper part...pull away...this little adventure is starting to turn out like a game of operation!

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  19. Andya27

    Andya27

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    Dec 26, 2013
    A few evenings ago I did indeed slice my way through an apple with my Peanut. In some ways, it was somewhat refreshing. I've probably never eaten an apple quite so slowly, as it took a fair amount of time to work through the entire fruit. But the Peanut was indeed up to the task. The Peanut may not be built for speed when it comes to large tasks, but I do believe that it can get most jobs done.
     
  20. jon_slider

    jon_slider

    Aug 24, 2010
    LOL!
    Some folks dont cut food with a pocket knife, and a Peanut is all they need to cut the string on a haybale, or open an envelope.

    I would say batoning chile rellenos is definitely a not a peanut's forte.

    Chile Rellenos, the anti-peanut
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