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      Good read a friend posted on FB. My Dad turned 82 yesterday and still carries his pocket knife.

      Less than 40 years have passed and I am astonished to see how the times have changed since my father bought this knife for me as just a small boy. I do still have it, which by today’s standards is an anomaly. I’ll leave the discussion of our throwaway culture for another time.




      Yes, this pocket knife has witnessed many changes in our society. Technology, communication, transportation, and even education have dramatically changed from the way it was just a generation ago. My pocket knife and I are neither quite certain if all the changes have been for the good. When I look across the landscape of America and take note of the differences, the greatest change that I see is in the people themselves.




      Growing up in rural Northeast Alabama in the foothills of the Appalachians, I was privileged to catch the tale end of what was an era marked by ruggedness and self-sufficiency. I grew up around men that were willing to fix what was broken and take the time to do it right. My father was a Vietnam veteran and the product of growing up farming the hills of these same mountains where I was raised. He always carried a small pocket knife much like the one pictured. He had an affinity for Case knives, but would carry the occasional “Old timer” or “Buck” or even “Schrade”. One thing was for sure, that he had one with him, wherever he was. You could also be pretty sure that his pocket knife would be so sharp that if you were to stare at it too long your eyeballs would bleed. Now that's pretty sharp.... The pocket knife was an important part of his life. Whether it was to slice a freshly picked apple, or to cut some twine, (coincidentally twine can patch most any broken farm implement until you can get home) he was always prepared. At Christmas time, my father always had his knife waiting to help open those pesky gifts that needed cutting open as only a father can do best.




      My father was not the only man in my young life that I watched wield his trusty 3 bladed pocket knife as if it was a surgeon's scalpel. My uncles, my friend’s dads, my bosses, they all carried pocket knives. I watched. I learned. I saw a resourcefulness in the these men, that is seldom seen today. For my father and so many others of a generation gone by, a pocket knife was an essential tool for daily life. The men who carry pocket knives are hardworking, do it yourselfers, who were raised to rely on themselves in nearly every situation. I have seen a pocket knife start a tractor, remove a splinter, slice a watermelon, carve a toy, and open a can. They have been used to clean wild game, cut gum/tar out of hair, sharpen a pencil, cutting fishing bait, and teaching responsibility. The list goes on and on. The uses of the pocket knife are as varied and strong as the men who use them.




      I adopted this tool at a very early age as one that would always be at my side. A pocket knife has always been a part of who I am. So much so that I was almost offended when I would encounter a grown man who didn’t have one in his own pocket. I took it upon myself in my 20’s to start gifting knives. Sometimes to random strangers, sometimes to close friends. The conversation would generally start by asking if I could borrow someone’s knife, knowing full well that I had 2 in my own pocket. If the answer was a proud “why sure”, then I would gladly take the knife and inspect it for its level of wear as an indicator of how much work it had actually seen. Often paying a simple compliment as I return the knife. If the answer was that they didn’t have a knife to let me borrow, I would quickly reach into my pocket and deliver one to their hand along with a reference to the fact that every man should carry a knife. To date, I have given out somewhere north of 300 knives.




      So, who are the kind of men who carry pocket knives today? They are typically utilitarian. They are the type of men who earn an honest living, work hard, and stand fearless in a world gone mad. To put it simply, they are the type of men that I feel this world needs more of.




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      Story inspires a lot of emotion as I sit here thinking about the pocket knife in my pocket that will someday go one to my daughter and one to my son. And somehow it has nothing to do with a knife

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      Thanks, that makes me think of my grandpa. I got his knife when he passed. He carried this little cheap took in Europe during WW2 (He was a chaplain) It was a mass produced cheap knife as my grandpa did not have much $ but he said a gentleman always carries a knife.

      Here is a pic of an old, heavily used knife. Carried by a great man and one of the last selfless generations.
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      i carry a pocket knife and always have. i have one that has a glass punch and is an auto opener and i also carry an emerson as well depending on what i am doing. i think having a glass punch that you can quickly access is a great tool in case of an accident.
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      I HAVE A SIDE POCKET ON MY BOOT THAT I CARRY A SMALL GERBER LOCK BLADE...EVERY WHERE I GO. I CAN'T TELL YOU
      HOW MANY TIMES I USE THAT THING!! COMES IN HANDY!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by guns01 View Post
      i carry a pocket knife and always have. i have one that has a glass punch and is an auto opener and i also carry an emerson as well depending on what i am doing. i think having a glass punch that you can quickly access is a great tool in case of an accident.
      Same here. Mine has a glass pinch and auto open. Never go a day without it.
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      Carried a knife since being in my mid teens! Sometimes two!


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      I hate that when you go toa ball game or such they will not allow you to take your knife in. Even a we little 1.5" blade case.
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