Introduction: EDC: the Pocket Knife
Life is full of little problems. Here are more then 20 solved by the humble pocket knife. Check out my EDC creations at my shop.
This particular knife is the Gerber Paraframe I - Serrated. I've carried it for several years. In my opinion it's the best choice for an EDC (EveryDay Carry) pocket knife.
Safety Caution: Knives can cause serious injury. Always handle a knife within your experience. Here are some good tips for knife safety.
Legal Caution: Many, if not all, jurisdictions have laws governing knives or any cutting implement for that matter. Check with local law enforcement before choosing a knife to everyday carry.
Step 1: How to One Hand Open a Pocket Knife
First things first. Here's a couple ways to open a knife.
Step 2: Bottle Opener
By using blade channel along with the blade you can easily open a bottle.
Step 3: Can Opener
Open a can by using the inside edge of the can as leverage.
Step 4: Wire Cutter / Stripper
Place the wire nearest the pivot point though still within the blade portion. Close the blade to cut the wire. To strip, roll the blade the over the wire. Use the tip of the blade against the handle to pull the sleeve off.
Step 5: Heavy Gage Wire Bending
This is for when you lock your keys in your car. Find a coat hanger and shape the end with the blade channel.
Step 6: Score Your Registration Sticker
Since you have a knife on you use it to score your registration sticker. That helps prevent the theft of it.
Step 7: Key Ring Opener
Spare your finger nails. Use your knife.
Step 8: Soda Can Opener
Just like the key ring, spare your finger nails.
Step 9: Emergency Window Punch
For when your car plunges into San Francisco Bay, use the hilt to bust your way out.
Step 10: Safety Cutter
Expose just enough of the blade to fit the cord. Close the knife as you cut.
Step 11: Paper Craft
Use the smooth edges of the knife handle to sharply crease paper. Use the blade to cut the crease.
Step 12: Splinter Removal
Place the edge of the blade against the spliter. Use your thumb against it to pull it out. Don't do this if your knife is razor sharp. Note: the splinter has been exaggerated for demonstration purposes.
Step 13: Door Stop
How many times have you told someone "let me back in". On your way out stick your knife in the jam. Let yourself back in.
Step 14: Door Knock
This is best used on heavy doors where your knuckle knock will be drowned out. Just be careful not to dent the door.
Step 15: Lazer Level
The curved handle has plenty of surface to level a laser line just right.
Step 16: Open a Package
Step 17: Paper Weight
Keep those top secret plans from blowing off the back of your car.
Step 18: Secret Message
Use the handle to impress a message on paper. A crayon reveals what you wrote.
Step 19: Hand Grip
For those times when that furniture edge is just a little too sharp for your hand.
Step 20: Staple Remover
Because when you need one you can't find it.
Step 21: Tire Valve
For when your changing out a bicycle tire.
Step 22: Fuse Puller
When you go on a trip pull out a few ignition fuses from your car. If it doesn't start it's harder to steal.
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