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Thick plastic banding is a good point. You could argue tin snips are a better option for that task, but I won't, because you can't be lugging around a tool bag at all times, hence the point of an EDC knife.fixall wrote: ↑Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:36 pmYes.
I receive dozens of pallets at work daily and sometimes the polyester and polypropylene straps are so tight, the only way to cut them lose are to angle your knife in a way that you'd prefer not to. every time I bring one of my beloved GEC slipjoints to work I'm reminded why I don't do that on a regular basis. Sometimes even the Chaparral feels a little thin at work. I've definitely fractured box cutter blades in the past.
Lately I've been bringing either my M4 or M390 Para 3, Cruwear Native 5 to work... Or if I know I have a day where I'll be opening a lot of boxes, rather than cutting straps I'll bring either my S30V or Hap40 wharncliffe Delica.
Perfectly said and you´re really speaking from my heart. I´ve been advocating for more thinner blade-stock-Spydies several times and through several polls already (for example for a Chap XL - 2mm blade stock)
BornIn1500 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 pmI understand that office-type guys want to see dainty, thin blades, but it's not only prying and batoning that can make a blade fail. For instance, recently I was deboning a turkey with a very thin Victorinox paring knife and when I put significant downward force on the blade it started to flex. I wasn't prying anything and I sure wasn't batoning that turkey. It was just too thin for the downward force that was applied. I think a folding knife needs to be able to handle more than slicing paper. It needs some rigidty.
Tin snips would definitely be a more ideal approach, as would a box knife with a hook utility blade... but like you said, I don’t have the space in my pockets to carry a niche blade for each situation. A knife with thicker stock takes care of the straps while still be able to do a solid job breaking down boxes.
VooDooChild wrote: ↑Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:26 amIm going in the opposite direction. For the record I think there is a really good middle ground between too thick and too thin.
Where is the balance and what do you have to sacrifice on one side of the equation or the other. I would rather have something less likely to break even if it doesnt slice as well as something thinner. Then we have to ask how far do we take this idea until we end up with a sharpened prybar.
Totally with both of you in the matter!!emanuel wrote: I appreciate a thin knife for its specialized utility, and I find them way more pleasurable to use (I hope one day I'll get a BBB Mini Trapper ). But for EDC use I generally like a bit of stiffness; everyday tasks with a knife don't involve just pure slicing, but also a lot of push cutting in weird angles and light leverage. Would I be hesitant to get a thin blade for EDC? No. But that's just because I understand the limit of my knives and how to use them properly based on their design/geometry.
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