Friday, August 13, 2010

tool users

Marko and Tam's recent discussion on the essential usefulness of having a good blade on your person proved to be quite timely...

Seems scientists found that we hominids have been using the sharp & stabbies much longer than previously believed - like almost one million years longer. Naturally, this early tool use was all about obtaining delicious and nutrient-packed animal flesh, which is said to have been an important factor in the development of the modern human brain. (Hooray!)

To celebrate this wonderful, yet not-so-surprising discovery, perhaps we should all do something primal and carnivorous - like roast up some marrow bones and buy ourselves a new pocketknife.

This one holds a prominent spot on my wishlist:

13 comments:

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Neat concept, but I really just do not like the skeletonized handles - though it looks like this one may protect the edge better than many do.

Always having a cutting tool of some sort on one's person or otherwise readily available really is essential, though.

Tam said...

I gave Bobbi my CRKT Van Hoy SnapFire because it was the steampunkiest knife there is and you know how Bobbi is when it comes to steampunk stuff... :)

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

That is a very nice knife.

Breda said...

/me adds a CRKT Van Hoy SnapFire to the wishlist.

Kirk A said...

I really like the SOG Flash that I recently picked up -- especially after easily removing the annoying safety. The clip is reversible for ambidextrous presentation, and the toggle lock keeps the flesh out of the way of the closing blade.

reflectoscope said...

I've a CRKT M-16 which treats I well. Enough knife to do everything but section a heart in situ, small enough to fit in a pocket.

Jim

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

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孫邦柔 said...

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Mike W. said...

Ooo, that snaplock is cool. That's the one we played with at the Convention.

aczarnowski said...

The shiny has now overwhelmed me and I am off to find a new blade.

instinct said...

My favorite carry blade is a benchmade 580 Barrage

LOHAN said...

steepandcheap.com is a nice website to keep an eye on. They frequently sell CRKT knives at reduced prices. I bought a Snap Lock from them a few years ago. It is a nice knife, but you have to be very careful opening and closing them.

Geodkyt said...

My daily blade is a CRKT MyTighe assisted open, which replaced a CRKT EDC M16Z, which replaced a full sized CRKT M16Z.

All are plain edge blades -- serrated blades are for steak knives or rope IMSNHO. Although I like the short serrated section on my OKC3 bayonet; but it's a field knife.

Unfortunately, I'm faced with a 3" limit in the two places outside the home I am most likely to be. Or I'd have a fullsized Tighe as my carry knife. Especially with non-assisted blades like the M16, blade mass makes it so much better.