Could you give an example or two? Can't recall the last time I ever needed to use a pocket knife to pry.jackknifeh wrote:The reason this is such a much talked about issue is that prying is a task that is needed during a lot of day to day jobs that a knife is already being used on.
Deacon, I just read your post about 5 minutes ago and I can't remember what I was doing when I needed to pry something when all I had on me was a pocket knife. I don't remember what I was doing, I mean the specific job but I know I've had to stop what I was doing in a situation where I was doing something, only had my knife and had to go get something to pry with. This type of situation would have to be one that came up unexpectedly because if it were a job I knew I was going to do ahead of time I would have already gotten the tools I would need.The Deacon wrote:Could you give an example or two? Can't recall the last time I ever needed to use a pocket knife to pry.
I hate to sound argumentative, but I simply use the same tool that I will later use to flip the patty on the grill. Ice, sharp edge, prying motion, my hands...bad combination.marcus1 wrote:Separating frozen beef patties. You need a thin object to slip between two patties a light twist or prying motion.
Same here. I would never use any of my knives to pry, save for a beater POS for that purpose.The Deacon wrote:Could you give an example or two? Can't recall the last time I ever needed to use a pocket knife to pry.
On the rare occasions when there's a good enough sale to make me buy more that a burger's worth of hamburger meat at a time, they get frozen one to a bag. Not to mention there's a perfectly good cleaver in my kitchen, plus a metal spatula like Unit's. Beyond that, if the only tool I had was an ultra thin bladed folder, I'd warm the blade repeatedly and take my time rather than going gorilla. Light prying situations outside of the kitchen may exist, but I can't think of any, and certainly not any that occur frequently, which was why I asked.marcus1 wrote:I just thought of a perfect example of some light prying I do with a Knife, and have never seen anyone else use another tool to do this type of prying (certainly not a pry-bar for this task)... Separating frozen beef patties. You need a thin object to slip between two patties a light twist or prying motion.
There are many other situations where light prying is needed to seperating something that a cutting motion is not going to do. Yes, a pry-bar/screw driver would be much better (better = less likely to break the tool and work quicker), but as Jack stated there are many times you don't have the tools on you but you do have your EDC blade.
I have, and will still do it anytime I find the need, us my Endura/Manix2 to pry with (despite all the people on here who seem to think its a great sin or something).
Will I be upset if the blade breaks... sure... will I come rant here or at Spyderco?... of course not.
Would I like a stronger blade that could take prying... you bet! Can one be made (steel that can still be a good knife)? I have no idea and leave it to Spyderco/etc to find/make one.
just my 2c.