I use a knife at work and for months, I have used a Strider folding knife. Strider makes knives for Seal Team 6 and they are really, really nice knives. This one is smaller but still looks intimidating which isn’t the look I was going for.
I found a Gerber Rip Stop knife and I decided to get it but Wendy said that the boys would want to get it for Father’s Day. So instead of letting me have it, she got me a $3 knife from Wal-Mart.
I had it with me and never really used it until one day it wouldn’t even cut through tape. It was that bad. Mark found out and starts to re-inact a potential 911 call.
Mark: Help, I am being attacked by my knife wielding lunatic father.
Operator: Are you hurt?
Mark: Well kind of. He has jabbed me several times and I am starting to get a rash.
Operator: I hasn’t broken the skin?
Mark: No but a couple more days of this and I could get a callous or something. Maybe a minor infection.
Operator: All the police are busy but I can send a dermatologist early next week….
The knife was that bad. So finally I get the Gerber Ripstop and the first thing I test is that it can cut Scotch tape. So at least I am making progress. It also doesn’t look intimidating So we are winning in that way as well.