The Knife I Carry Posted on August 5, 2016 by James Rummel A knife fighter I am not, but I can open a wine bottle!
I don’t like their can opener. My old Boy Scout knife works much better, as to the P-38 and P-51 military can openers.
I carry the Super Tinker. It doesn’t have a corkscrew, but then I would never use a corkscrew. It does have scissors, which I use all the time.
I have a German Army knife (also made by Victorinox) which has only three tools: a knife blade, a saw blade, and a corkscrew.
Cool. I was given my first ever Swiss Army knife as a Christmas from my father. Still have it, but these days a carry a Huntsman model, in camouflage, -blush- which was a birthday present from my wife.
Re: the tin opener. I’ve never had any problems using it, though I can understand that a dedicated bit of kit would do a better job.
The most utilised features on mine are the scissors followed by the tweezers and the screw drivers, though the knife blades do get a bit of use. The least used item though is the saw blade, and I’ve only ever used the corkscrew once – but I was really glad I had it when I did.
W. C. Fields once said something close to this: When I was on safari in Africa, I lost my corkscrew, and had to survive for three days on nothing….but food and water.
It’s the design of the can opener, with the cutting edge being a smooth curve. My Leatherman and Gerber multitools have a vertical and a 45-degree-angle cutting edge, respectively. I have an old SOG tool which has a more open curve than my Scout Knife, which I’ve never used, but expect would be about the same.
Interesting point about the design of the tin opener, and lol on the W.C. Fields quote
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For me it’s a Cammilus Mil-K-818 or “demo” knife. USGI stainless steel version of the Boy Scout pattern. Colonial still makes them in Rhode Island, but the Shrade today is a Chinese knockoff.
I have exactly the same model. It is very handy and useful. My wife also gave me new Wenger with rubber inserts on my Birthday. They are both very useful and I always have one of the with me.