Folding Knives: A Knife-less Man Is A Lifeless Man!
Folding Knives make it possible for the modern man to always be a man with a knife, because: “A knife-less man is a lifeless man!”
There have been many times and places when and where that old Viking proverb has been true. Some of us have experienced it and lived to tell the tale. For that, we are grateful.
Most knives have specific purposes
There are many types of knives, most designed to meet one human need or another and most are not so great at meeting multiple
Fixed blade knives
Most fixed blade knives, while great for hunting, skinning and self-defense are inconvenient for carry in modern urban life and are also a little large for many of the most intricate operations of day to day life. What’s a survivor to do?
The answer to that is an idea which existed even back in the days of ancient Rome. The folding knife.
A knife that can be folded and carried in a satchel, or a pocket, or in a leather pouch becomes less threatening to those who might be walking the street beside you. It can be pulled out to cut some rope, peel an apple, or even used for defensive purposes if need be. Small folding pocket knives fit nicely into purses or pockets, even suit pockets.
For those of us who may want something a little larger, there are knives that are intended for carry in small scabbards but are often carried in pockets. Many such folding knives approach the size of full sized fixed blade knives. Most have lock blades 3″ to 4″ inches in length.
People who are serious about folding knives may carry one large folding hunter and a smaller pocket knife for detailed applications.
Knives are tools and like any other tools they may be used for several purposes, and they may be used to do harm. In such cases, the one best prepared to deal with such harm is another armed individual. You will probably never have to use your folding life for self-defense, but it is nice to know it is available if needed.
Remember, there are times and places where that old Norseman proverb may still hold true!