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Dont batton with your knife

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by ozzy1977, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. SJStuart

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    Nope. You want a stirrer or posh dedicated paint tin opening tool in the UK, you bet your butt you're going to part with at least £10. It's the UK... nothing is free!
     
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    LOL. No, not a knife snob (at least I don't go for the expensive stuff) But my only real complaint with Mora is that I've never seen one that was bigger than a steak knife. I don't like toy knives.
     
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  3. mountainm

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    big country, big steaks, big knives.
     
  4. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    A posh one I'd agree with you (here as well) but the ones I posted are cheap disposables (kinda like the pull tabs on a can of Coke)
     
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    Aye but its only a quaint little island so we tend to use quaint little knives!:lmao:
     
  6. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I had some pretty big steaks there too as I recall. Good beef it was too.
     
  7. ozzy1977

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    A can opener will only cost a £1
     
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    Do you baton your steak? :rolleyes:
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Not mine. Was yours that tough?
     
  10. mountainm

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    Sorry, was seeing the thread through to it's inevitably absurd conclusion.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The thread's OP was a comedy video; absurdity's the point.
     
  12. mountainm

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    I thought it was historically accurate?
     
  13. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    i would guess (and it is a guess) that if you were to see a free stirrer given out over here, it would be more likely to be a smaller store to try and hold your loyalty. The bigger boys always seem to be less interested in that sort of thing.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    There's a lot of sound logic in that statement. I have to confess that I don't always understand the reasoning behind what some stores (big and small) do in that respect.
     
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    The big tub of emulsion in the cupboard has a screw driver shaped slot in the lid and the illustration shows a screwdriver being used to lift the edge of the lid......I didn't know you could even get a widgety thing to open a paint tin :dunno:
    Learn sommat new again :)

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    There's plenty free stirrers in this thread,
     
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    But some should be locked up :)
     
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    Actually I'm quite good at sharpening knives. Free hand using stones. You're entitled to your opinion but I use the knives I own and sharpen them when required. I choose not to batter a 4 inch blade through 4 inches of wood because I value the edge that I put on there. Do what you like with yours, I don't care.

    The whole debate is pretty pointless really as it all depends on the size of the wood and the knife in question.

    Should one batton with a knife, yes or no, is dumb. That's just my opinion.
     
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    I'll agree with this. Some knives are more than tough enough to take it. My arguments were more to the point of never needing to baton.
     
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    Look, you can batton with a butter knife, and not damage it. Really, you can :) Battoning does not knacker the edge of a sharp unless you hit dirt or stones. The sharper the knife the easier it'll go in though.....like a decently kept axe will cut better, cleaner and with less effort if the edge is sharp and true.
    It's a skill, it's a useful skill, and it has it's place in the repertoire of skills that are considered bushcraft.

    That you might choose not to do it is entirely up to yourself, but don't decry those who do use it; it's not abuse, it's use.

    Paint cans now; well, no, I wouldn't use a knife to open those. That's a twisting, levering action and knives aren't really good for that. Screwdrivers though or tack lifters (best weeding tool bar none :D :D) those open paint cans very tidily indeed.

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