It is time for an update on safety,
perhaps boring old news for some but here we go! Something there or not?
I am a person that really dislike when knives are misused
for violence, and yes there has been situations in which people have used them for such. I am interested and I study for myself on knife combat. To learn what is the best tool so I can know better what I am talking about. I study only the best!
Every sharp knife is a potential dangerous weapon. Folding knives are always secondary for such but for sure can
be dangerous too. The steel used on SAKs can get very sharp but it is not the sharpest steels in the world anymore. It is a serious matter when knives are misused but I am also very sad when people identify a folding knife as more dangerous than a fixed blade.
If people used a folding knife against a skilled person then he or she would get a terrible surprise when the blade folds over their fingers.
The SAK philosophy is a good knife and not specifically designed for combat. For sure the larger locking blades can be far more dangerous there. Fighting with such can be implemented in military training across the world but it is not the ideal weapon
at all. SAKs are mainly a utility tool with different functions for all types of outdoors, crafts and sports. I have never experienced when talking with SAK specialists that they would consider them to be ideal for anything besides this.
All this mentioned: -it is 100% sure that I would never underestimate them if used wrong. If you look on the history of the Swiss Army Knives you can clearly see
the purpose of the Soldiers and Officers knives. It is clear as day that they are tools in the field for not only soldiers but also for sports, utility, crafts and all types of outdoors activity. One must look upon the history correctly. In the evolution of
the knives you can see modifications to the assembly and springs. This can be to prevent accidental closing and comfort with safety. SAKs are professional tools with some better than others. For example the 111mm liner-locking category is an example. Knives
designed for services, including military. These are just as good for civilians. I would actually recommend them because they are safer knives and will prevent accidental closing.
Wenger designed in the 1970s a locking mechanism that could be used on the 85mm category to prevent accidental closing because of injuries that people got when using a folding knife without lock. There is no doubts that SAKs are
quality knives but it is important not to type cast the MacGyver knives as a stabbing tool. So once again I hope people never misuse a SAK because they are loved knives by people all over the world. It is a multi-functional knife that is truly wonderful.
Remember that the safest knives are very sharp, clean and ready because you never know when you are going to need it. Before combat knives I studied very hard on
rescue and safety knives because I know the route to take. I know how a professional would fight with them. It is a very sad and terrible thing when knives are misused for violence.
"It cannot be mentioned too many times!"
It is no point by saying that negative factors overshadow the Swiss knives reputation because almost any person would look upon them as helpful tools for work, EDC and sports. SAKs and Swiss knives are excellent for safety. The combination blades
with locking mechanisms can save a life in seconds.