Sir, just as a "heads up" that there are few if any of the Boy Scout style pocket knives still made. I usually carry a folding tactical clipped in one front pocket and a Boy Scout knife in the other. I suppose they are no longer in demand because of multi-tools and Swiss Army style knives, but I consider the well made Boy Scout style knives a joy to use. The internet has them for around $90-100, but they can be had at gun/knife shows used for around $20. Get yours now while they are still available.
Thank you for your book. I like the "been there, done that" perspective.
CG in North Carolina
Hello kind Sir,
I’m a bit of a romantic myself and snatched a nice Cub Scout knife made by Camillus from Ebay a couple years ago.
I don’t carry it since these days my left pocket has my Cold Steel “El Hombre”(older version of the “Vaquero”) folder, and on the front right pocket I have a Leatherman Charge Tti which can perform more tasks.
I carry the Zippo pictured on the left front pocket, and religiously keep it fueled. There are more practical lighters, but I doubt they’d bring me as much luck, so I allow myself at least this one non rationalized treat. :-)
As you well say, the old Boy Scout knives are pretty practical. The one I have has the brass locks, which I’ve learned after reading some that shouldn’t be relied much upon.
The steel in that little knife is simply excellent and easily sharpens to a hair shaving edge.
As you well put it “ A joy to use”.