Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by CoolBreeze135, Apr 8, 2019.
Ha! Is this like a ink blotch test! If it is im not sure if I should say what I see!
My Victorinox Compact has been my EDC for 3-4 months now and it’s safe to say that it is almost perfect for me and my needs.
We just moved across the country and had a mountain of cardboard boxes that I had to break down to fit into the recycle bin. It’s also done it’s fair share of tape cutting, toe nail trimming, and tag cut offing.
Tag cut offing!LOL
Stinging Nettle for pizza yet again. Last time harvesting for the year as the nettle is about to flower and once it flowers it becomes hard on the kidneys. The Spyderco may be a little mundane but it may be the only Chapparal with an M2 blade in the history of Spyderco. It may be the only Spyderco knife with M2 steel...
What does stringing nettles taste like.? You have to use a knife? You just can’t pull the leaves off?
Stinging nettle has a rich pleasant taste. Supposedly it is the most nutritious green plant growing on the globe.
With gloved hands i could have ripped off leaves but why be so brutal when they could be surgically cut off?
The bottom of the jam jar is when you reallllllly want a longer blade with more belly...
Or a rounded tip...
@CoolBreeze135 and @boomchakabowwow , have you seen the latest Vox/Anso collaboration (GiantMouse)?
Looks a bit like this from US Gladius.
With a 4 yer old round here, we make a LOT of PB sammiches...
I saw it! Looks really neat for what it is, but I have no use for combat knives.
Bump for a great thread!
SET Puukko with the new Woodworking tools package assist & some light yard work. Nothing glorious, but some use nonetheless.
I was looking for this thread! Should have an entire day tomorrow to fool around with my mundane knife.
Knife therapy is always good!
As long as it doesn't include too much blood.
Today I used my Opinel Garden knife to cut some of the hard callous off the bottom of my big toe. Sorry, I don't have pictures of that...
Recently, my knives have participated in two of the most honorable mundane actions conceivable:
Opening coffee beans!
Opening another knife!
So I get this email from Amazon saying a space heater I bought a while back has a defect that can cause it to catch on fire. They asked me to cut the power cord and dispose of the item in exchange for a refund. Of course, my daily carry knife was up to the challenge. I was curious if the Benchmade 154CM would suffer any ill effects from cutting through plastic-coated electrical wire, but the edge held up beautifully.
It's okay, brother. We'll find a way to get by without pics. Somehow.
Almost cut myself digging out avocado. (Then bit my lip eating it). Other than that. Mundane.
90% of my knife work is the kitchen...
Salad with two bushcraft knives.
Got an Old Hickory butcher knife and sheath from @CowboyJesus .
The Opinel No.6 is sheathed in a custom sleeve made by @Mookietherooster .
If a knife would come with me into the woods, it must prove itself in the kitchen!
@CoolBreeze135 One of my favorite quotes.
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity." -John Muir
Cutting leftover bacon-wrapped pork for lunch.
Trimming the fat,
Not sure if this classifies as mundane or not?
It was a fun day!
My AA Forge with the steak knife assist!
Nice! Which model is that?
Daily, yes. Mundane, no.
It’s an older model Puukko. The new model Puukko has a different blade shape (no drop point).
Shipped an oddly-shaped item this morning. I had to make a custom-sized package, which entailed some cardboard cutting.
I don't have any pics, because that's not something I think of doing when using my knives (very few demonstration pics, plenty of ooooh, pretty! ones).
By and large: Opening packages. Cutting tape, cardboard, shrink wrap, string.
I'm glad to see that I am not the only person to use their pocket folder for food prep/eating. Gotten some odd looks for that one, but you know... wait staff should have provided a knife with the setting. Lol. Seriously though, I've forgotten to bring a spoon for lunch before, and ate off the spine of my knife. Cut apples, prep veggies.
hahha..this almost makes me want to go and buy a new garden hose!! super cool!!
i destroyed my garage beater cutting a window screen for my elderly neighbor. that fiberglass fabric is awful to steel.
Please keep in mind that while you are in the land of mundanosity these implements (knives) are still sharp and they will separate things that you don't want separated.
Nectarine/Plum hybrid. Very sweet & yummy!
Let me see if I have this right. Your buddy's girlfriend, Willow, only lets him propagate, if he ties her up, with twine, first? Kinky.
Another day above the ceiling.
That looks to be a well grounded knife..............
Testing out an old fire starter & some fatwood.
The fire starter is about x10 years old. It’s a compressed cotton ball dipped in wax. The fatwood is about 6-7 years old. Looks like it lost a bit of resin, but still lit up no problem.
Scribing lines for sawing square saw cuts.
Cutting geotech fabric underlayment while repairing a sink hole in the driveway.
shoving a scandi edge through a bunch of tar-coated gravel opening bags of cold patch really dulls up a blade. It may be enough to send some on the forum to seek counseling.
Asphalt is good for preventing rust on carbon steel.
As some of you know, I recently moved. My mini griptialian was a constant companion during moving week. I used it to open (and break down) a ton of boxes:
I also used it for a ton of chores that I'm not supposed to. It was employed as a screwdriver on multiple occasions:
I even used it to pry some staples out of the wall. It wasn't the best idea (I'm well aware), but it didn't roll the edge too terribly.
I carried my Schenk Trailhead while exploring the new locale. We bought pepperoni rolls for lunch. These are the state food of WV, and I can't believe that I've been living without them. They are the perfect food for the woods. Meat, cheese, and bread all baked into one mess-free roll that needs no refrigeration. Several of these have been consumed already.
Then I carried my new Delica while moving into my new office. Here's a shot after cutting those tough straps that they put around heavy duty boxes. Gotta get that office mini fridge up and running.