I'd never lend my wife either.At the end of the day to each his own, I prefer a hatchet but would never consider leaving home with out a knife also.
I would never lend my ax, my knife, my rifle, my canoe or my dog bring your own.
My wife makes her own choices She barely tolerates me!!!!!!
I vaguely remember a thread a year or two back about this. Someone posting about should people wear their knives at a bushcraft show?I reckon that if you've got the tool, learn to use it.
There are an awful lot of drawer queens that never see any work at all. Folks might as well buy jewellery......
I've known dozens (if not over a hundred) farmers and loggers who cleaned their axes by swiping them in the ground. Or burying the bit into the ground while they burned the old handle out......I watched a father who was quite happy for his daughter to swipe his axe into the ground, "so the edge wouldn't cut anyone", and thought that there was no way my tools were going anywhere near her......
I don't know what a "scretdriver" is... but if you mean "screwdriver" then I assume you're championing the fact that it will actually do that job just fine, without causing any damage to anything.Battoning is akin to using a scretdriver to open a can of paint.