Thank you for sharing! Glad to hear things worked out for the best.
Goes to show that the NUMBER ONE life-saving tool is a KNIFE... and, in a survival moment, it matters not what brand knife you chose to carry since whatever knife you happen to have on you during a crisis IS a survival knife! That said, a Spyderco knife with its Spyderco Trademark Round Hole is certainly THE knife to have on you in a situation such as yours... that thumb hole found on :spyder:s makes blade deployment SO sure and SO reliable! Thumb studs are nice... some are real good... but, I really like that Spyderco Trademark Round Hole... SO simple... SO efficient... SO effective!
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