Dont batton with your knife

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SJStuart

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Really? The stirrers are cheap (they cost the stores about $1 for 100 and have the stores name/logo inked on for added advertisement. The openers are nearly as cheap. Both are just something cheap to throw in to gain/keep customer loyalty.
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!
 

santaman2000

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Nothing wrong with a Mora. Don't tell me your a knife snob too?!?! Oh dear.

Next you will be telling me you don't batton with your knife!:rolleyes::p
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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santaman2000

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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!
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)
 

Stew

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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)
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.
 

santaman2000

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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.
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.
 

Toddy

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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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Dave-the-rave

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Or... alternatively... learn to sharpen your knife.

Face it: chopping wood with an axe will take the edge off in just the same way as it will a suitable knife. The whole "but it'll dull my blade" excuse is just a cop-out by people who'd rather show off their knives than actually use them imho.
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.
 

Toddy

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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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