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10 Everyday Uses For a Pocket Knife

There are countless ways to uses a pocket knife, and countless reasons to carry one. Here are 10 of the most common everyday uses for your everyday carry (EDC) pocket knife:

1. Split Sticks for Starting a Fire

If you are outdoors by choice or by force, you should know how to start a fire. If you have a pocket knife handy, getting kindling prepped is as easy a 1-2-3.

2. Removing Splinters

Getting splinters out is pretty key. If you have a multi-tool handy, you have your tweezers too. You can also (carefully) do it with a small blade, but don’t unless it’s an extreme emergency. You don’t need to lose a finger when pulling out a splinter. Just be sure to sterilize with a lighter or some rubbing alcohol beforehand.

3. Cleaning and Prepping Fish or Game

If you hunt or fish, you know that landing the animal isn’t the end of the job. You have scale the fish, clean the deer, butcher the boar, etc. All tasks that are easily accomplished with a pocket knife.

4. Cutting Wire, Rope or Twine

Seriously, how often does this come up? Pretty much every day for me.

5. Repair Eyeglasses

Those super-tiny screws that hold your eyeglasses or sunglasses together can’t be fit by most screwdrivers. But, a small sharp pocket knife can usually tighten them up no problem.

6. Open Your Mail

It doesn’t matter if it is a letter, a box or an annoying plastic package. You can open it easier with a pocket knife. Plus, it’s probably safer than scissors.

7. Slicing Fruit or Bread

You do it at home with a steak knife or butter knife with ease. If you are camping or hiking, your pocket knife is a sharper version of the kitchen equipment. Just make sure your blade is clean enough to be touching that freshly picked apple.

8. Carving or Sharpening Wood

I’m not talking about whittling here… If you want to roast a marshmallow or a weenie over a camp fire, why not use what is around you? You can also use it to make a spear for hunting or fishing if you are in a pinch, or want to get back to your caveman roots.

9. Digging

There are knives made specifically for digging, but a pocket knife will work just as good when you need it to. You can pry a rock out of your lawn, get rid of a landmine, or identify if that is a bottle cap you found on the beach or a priceless ring.

10. Self defense

This goes without saying, but I hope you never have to use your pocket knife for self defense. If you do get attacked though, I hope you have your pocket knife handy. Cut and run if you must, but always remember: Your wallet and cell phone are not worth more than your life.

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One Response to “10 Everyday Uses For a Pocket Knife”

  1. Nate says:

    Great, I was looking different uses everyday For a Pocket Knife.its really good post and learn many things about uses pocket knife. Thanks

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