The Barlow pattern pocket knife was standard issue in our household for boys- about age 7 or 8 IIRC. It was an essential item for boys in the woods. Gotta have a knife- how else you gonna make a spear? Or cut a limb for a bow? Or clean a fish?A tyranny of the absurd. And they take themselves so seriously. What mental illness can account for this?
Urbanization, I suppose. Who has woods to play in? Or limbs to make into spears or bows? Or fish to catch? Why would you ever need a knife outside of the kitchen?
Some day I should take notes- a pocket flashlight and a knife are two tools I use multiple times a day- sharpen a pencil, open a box, pick out a splinter, cut a hose, cut a gasket, make a chopstick (great when you forget your lunch utensils), the knife, above all others, is the quintessential human tool. From a shard of flint to a fine crafted modern tool steel blade.
True. I almost am never without a knife right to hand.
"Why would you ever need a knife outside of the kitchen?"Grim, they were advocating that you didn't even need pointy knives in the kitchen (except perhaps one small paring knife for those times you need a point).THEY THINK YOU NEED TO DE-POINT YOUR KITCHEN KNIVES!Sorry- I'll calm down now. It's just that I don't accept cultural imbicility well...
That's insane. I suppose they'll require all vegetables to be sold pre-chopped and peeled, then. All meat pre-butchered.
Baby food for the infantile- fitting, isn't it.
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