BornIn1500 wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 am
RustyIron wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:48 am
Advocating holding a sharp knife by the blade is no different than advocating holding a pistol to your head and pulling the trigger because you know the gun is unloaded. It's foolishness.
Although I wouldn't go that far in equating it to a gun, I would definitely say it should never be advised for anyone to choke up onto the edge. Hopefully newcomers to the forum, especially KIDS, don't go trying something they'll regret.
Guys, to each their own, but in a way the way you talk makes me sad.
It is not really different to people who don't know a lot about knives generally and how to use them, but generally and strictly say "Knives are dangerous. Period". Without having really gotten into and worked with knives. Just prejudice.
As said, choking up on the edge is totally safe if you know how (just as in general a knife is safe if you know how to use it)
People who actually USE knives do so - not all of 'em, but not to few.
Choking up on the edge is a viable and usefull technique for doing detailled work, when it's good to "shorten" the blade. No problem whatsoever.
"Newcomers / kids": SURE they should not try this recklessly, but that's true for many things we're discussing here (for example Evil Ds recent hard use Caribbean test).
So: Please don't generally condemn things you obviously never tried for yourself. An approach like this is one of the reasons for silly knifelaws in many places.
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