Uses for a Pocket Knife

Documenting the many uses for a common pocket knife.

Pocket Knife Store

Today we added a pocket knife store to the site. Utilizing WooCommerce (for the cart) and Amazon (for order fulfillment), we’re able to offer a small selection of hand chosen pocket knives, that have either been used by us personally, or reviewed on this blog previously. Check it out (we launched with one product!), and Read More

.50 Caliber Bullet Pocket Knife

.50 caliber bullet pocket knife

For a Valentine’s Day gift I received a wonderful gift of a .50 caliber bullet pocket knife from my lovely wife.  This bad Larry is big – it’s the actual size of an .50 caliber bullet with casing, and it’s heavy.  The blade is quite long, spanning the entire length of the case.  It does Read More

Use #49 for a Pocket Knife: Loosening a Stripped Screw


I find this use particularly funny because of a prior “failed” use (see: Failed Use for a Pocket Knife: Tightening a Screw) having almost the exact same scenario with quite obviously the opposite outcome.  The story goes like this:  We have a particularly janky towel rack in our bathroom and if you look at it Read More

New Theme!

We’re now running a new Simple Bootstrap WordPress Theme.  Simple, clean, responsive and sure to please!

Use #48 for a Pocket Knife: Prying out Batteries


I’ve previously written about pocket knives helping with battery compartments being secured by small screws. However, once inside that compartment sometimes contains batteries that are crammed in there for one reason or another (a snug fit is actually a nice benefit). Recently I dug out my old pocket dictionary (yes those existed) and luckily had Read More

Use #47 for a Pocket Knife: Hooking up Boat Motor

Boat Motor - Not mine

Chalk another one up for the large screwdriver on my trusty Victorinox for successfully loosening, and tightening two hose clamps that attached my electric boat motor cables to the terminals on the marine battery. Propelling our family with a massive 3 lbs of force, this electric propulsion wonder has given us many hours of slow Read More

Failed Use for a Pocket Knife: Breaking into a House


Nothing like driving 8 hours with the family and two dogs to arrive to your family’s lakehouse at 2 AM and …. Not have the f****ing keys. At 2Am after that long on the road your mind will consider very drastic things. For example; Will a motel room for the night and a locksmith cost Read More

Use #46 for a Pocket Knife: Modifying Crutches for Kids


My kids like to play games, make believe stuff mostly and a common theme is one of them hobbling around on improvised crutches. They’ve asked repeatedly for us to buy them some, but my wife and I can’t bring ourselves to buy crutches for our completely healthy children. Fast forward to our family trip up Read More

How to Close a Pocket Knife

From MrHowToMakeEverything comes this rather dry video educating us all on how to properly (debatable) close a locking spring assisted pocket knife. Basically find the release on the pocket knife, get your fingers the hell out of the way, and close the blade without severing a major artery. The release is not always in the Read More

Use #45 for a Pocket Knife: Adjusting a Grilling Grate Extension

fish on a grille grate

This one is a bit hard to describe, but basically I co-opted my brother in-law (and all around handy guy) to construct extensions to a standard round grilling grate or rack to fit my outdoor fire pit.  Being much larger than your standard round yard grille, the firepit needed a grate either much larger, or Read More