A folding knife with one hand opening and lock is a wonderful invention. I am glad we live in a country that allows us to have such products. If you read my page on Rescue Blades then most is already
sad there. A Swiss Army Knife with such a blade and different functions represents for me a fantastic tool. I just hope we can continue to enjoy such freedom in Norway because so far we can choose from traditional knives to all kinds of folding knives and
From ancient times humans discovered and learned from evolution, a knife is one of the tools that made the world. I also would like to mention some very important things. We must remember
that it is not only Switzerland that makes high quality products. I would like to mention USA because they have a knife community and products with high quality, innovation and evolution.
forget all the multitools that was designed and made there. We in Norway must preserve the traditional knives but we must also remember that everywhere in the world people make knives and products. Looking on knives made in the west or east or in Europe tell
us that knives has been a major part and represents to them culture just as the traditional knives does here.
It is important that even tactical knives or knives made with super materials get the
chance as well. So far people can buy such knives here and why not? The use knife will always be my favorite knife but the truth is that they borrow from each other.
For me I can say that I am into
Swiss Army Knives in a big way but I also enjoy traditional or factory made knives here, some with influence from America, remember Morseth! My fixed blades are more modern made here but i can see the influence. I enjoy the Leatherman history and evolution,
the New Wave is a formidable tool. When using a multitool with a lock and one hand opening one does not like going back to the first Leatherman at all. I would say it would be the same as using old technology. Some still use the old type with joy and I understand
this as well.
When people get together in the world and combine traditions with new inventions, materials and mechanisms then we get the evolution.
A country need to have laws and need to have certain limits with knives and I understand this well.
It is important not to limit the freedom for people because it will only limit the country
but never the criminals. To prevent violence with knives one need to focus on completely different measures than a law that only will hurt the wrong people.
Most schooled knife experts I have talk
or read from mention that it is important not to limit the field of interest to just one area. If we study knife history we see clear as day that every invention did borrow from other inventions, by this I mean small details and important quality factors.
I can honestly say that I try not to limit myself because it is very easy to do so because I like SAKs so much.
In knife history we can see that
the steel many countries use is from many parts of the world and this is a very good solution for everyone. It is the same with materials for the handle, or the sheath.
Many bakers or professional
chefs use special purpose fixed blades with different shapes, these tools are very important for them. Many artisans, sportsmen and craftsmen use special purpose folding knives, some with one hand opening and lock. These tools are very important for them.
Folding knives has borrowed from a fixed blade and vice versa.