It is the same in Polypore hunting with the need for combination tools. The use of combinations is a result of many an hour of research and brain cells. It is not easy
to find one tool for everything. A multi-tool can be used with good results. The problem is the size of the functions and it is not easy to find bigger functions than the Ranger knives got. The awl can also be used to test the fungus, if it is soft inside
It would be interesting if Victorinox would be interested in making the Polypore knife idea I have. This larger 130mm knife would have the Knife blade,
large saw, awl, large ruler with millimeters and centimeters, magnifier and small knife blade. These functions would cover many of the basic and professional needs.
magnifier is useful to see how the shapes of the pores are and the ruler to see how many pores there are on a millimeter. The centimeter to give the width and thickness and so on……
The reason why Polypores played such an important part of human history is because the abilities they have. There are different abilities between
them. The iceman Ötzi was found with Polypores as part of his personal things.
The medical abilities of the fungus are used even today. Some of them can save lives in a survival situation
or in the everyday life for that matter. They are part of keeping the forests healthy. Please take the time to see and read some fragments that I have mentioned in the picture pages.
absolutely amazed when I researched them for the abilities, most people know about the tinder abilities. There are far more abilities like coloring, hat making, medical, paper making and drawings. There are more, far more!
It is therefore important to be able to identify them and to be able to distinguish a healthy example. It is important to know some about the insects that infect them. Some must be dried and cut into pieces before use. The sun
is important here and it was mentioned that the sun starts a process in them. Some can be used only from a living tree and some for completely other if a tree is dead.
I was ecstatic when
I discovered that some parts of the rot caused by Piptoporus betulinus is used as an agent in the watch industry for polishing. In advanced surivival and military trainings the polypores are used. The Piptoporus betulinus can be used for knife stropping direct
or dry. Here in Norway we have an ancient tradition with this for knives. It was used to hold knives and sharp objects. Similar traditions can be found in the world.