OK peeps I have a dilemma - forget carving a house out of wood or doing unarmed combat with a grizzly bear for a moment, can anyone convince me that a sheath knife is more useful in the field than a pocket knife??
If I have a axe and a saw what use is a sheath knife?? The two woodworking tools can do everything I need to process wood for 99% of my needs - they can be brought to bear on food prep too if needs be ................. so if a pocket knifes role isn't the processing of wood for the fire what is it??
Is it reduced to a cutter of string and peeler of spuds? If so why bother with a inconvenient to carry sheath knife and why not settle for a folder?/
I've seen ghillies grollac deer with a opinel - Randalph Fiennes is known to have said the only cutting one really needs in the wild is a good swiss army knife - for a long time Survivorman got by just fine with a multitool .........................and lets not forget the bush tucker man, a pocket knife and a golok seemed to meet his needs!!
So dear reader - oh yee of thee expensive hand made sheath knife, tell me, enlighten me as to why I need a sheath knife??