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Though I’ve never been much of an outdoorsman, I was absolutely a Cub Scout.
I seem to remember picking up my first pocket knife at Camp Mitigwa. That opportunity was afforded me by the grace of my parents – likely due to having previously mastered knife safety (not to say that I’ve always been good).
My younger brothers and I would often marvel at the process by which my grandfather could turn (1) a small branch and (2) an acorn into (3) a faux pipe… with nothing more than his not-so-rusty trusty whittle skills.
Since hanging up my neckerchief, I’ve not had a pocket knife in my pocket. The closest to it would be some kind of USB flash drive on my keychain – but that’s without any sharp edges, virtually useless for routine tasks (like opening boxes, unscrewing fasteners, or fighting off wild boars that happen to wander into my house).
Imagine my delight when I was given the opportunity to play with a Swiss Army Dual Pro X this week. I didn’t really play with it, per se – but I did use out at any given opportunity. Unfortunately, no wild boars wandered into my house this week (so I really can’t tell you if it would be effective in that scenario… yet).
Let me just say: I love the loops. Every other pocket knife I’ve owned wasn’t designed for as much convenience. I don’t have to keep turning the knife around, “scouting” for the primary blade. There it is – no questions axed. That was a pun.
Every geek needs a set of screwdrivers (flathead and Phillips) at his or her disposal. The wire stripper may also come in handy for those who deal with A/V cables on a regular basis, too. I’m sure they could’ve accommodated a cable crimping tool on one end, but the call for that is probably not as high as it is for a can opener. With that blade, I quickly opened a can of whoop ass.
Not really – but I totally turned people’s heads when I demonstrated total control over my Dual Pro X. They were all like: “I wish the iPad came with that.” And I’m all like: “Maybe it’ll come in the second generation!”
But why should you wait for something you can get right now? Inevitably, you’ll find yourself in a situation that would call for something sharp – isn’t it, then, wise to equip yourself with the right tool for the job? If you’re using a car key to work your way through a job that another instrument would excel at – you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed. Literally.
It’s completely up to you – but don’t expect my sympathy if you wind up losing a leg due to an unexpected wild boar home invasion. Oh, and please don’t ask me to whittle anything for you, either. You’re fully capable of doing things yourself – and the Dual Pro X will allow you to fulfill that capability.
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