I was browsing YouTube in preparation to write this article and found that according to YouTube’s auto suggest feature, pocket knife tricks is the second most popular search term. Off I went to see what the hoopla was about pocket knife tricks, and low and behold I found some pretty cool stuff.
Disclaimer: Don’t try any of the tricks shown in these videos as you’ll probably end up hurting yourself, innocent bystanders or your pocket knife itself.
First up is the insanely popular Butterfly Knife Tricks video from NICKisNOTaTOY. The quality isn’t great but the tricks are fantastic. My fingers hurt just watching.
Next up is a Swiss Army knife trick from user whynabile. Over a half a million people have watched whynabile turn his Swiss Army knife into a pin storing wonder. The video is shaky and YT haters are in full force but for those with this particular knife, it may help you stuff another tool into your arsenal.
Back to Butterfly Knives. This little video shows a “trainer” which is bascically a butterfly knife without the pesky sharp blades.
If whipping your knife out of your pocket with heavily tattooed arms and waving it around like a nunchuck was a competitive sport, romeodelta1178 would deserve a medal:
Finally something useful! The Backwoodsman’s Institute shows us how to cut down a tree with a pocket knife. About 2:45 into the video the action begins, as we watch the outdoorsman’s expert pound his pocket knife, beaver-style around the entire trunk of the tree.
Want to spin your Rambo sized knife around your thumb in your bedroom? ATCKDFND has your covered, complete with his own bloopers for that authentic stabby feel.
For those of your preferring the wife beater, pony tail wielding style knife master, MasterFrederick shows us how to spin and flip a frighten large knife that you’d never fit in your pocket unless you wore medieval knight armor.
This guy apparently made his own pocket knife. Not sure about the safety aspect but you have to admire his efforts.
My daughter stuck a sticker (literary master I am not) to a rather expensive bench in our kitchen breakfast nook and luckily having not been too hard pressed, the small blade of my Swiss Army knife lifted the edge and I was able to pull the sticker cleanly off the bench. A sharper more razor like blade would have been able to remove a more stubborn sticker due to the preferable angle of attack and blade to sticker exposure area.
My daughter recently produced a pencil for homework with a completely broken tip. Instead of using a pencil sharpener I took out the small blade of my pocket knife and sharpened the tip “carpenter style”. It made a mess of shavings (unlike the photo, more chunky) on my coffee table but did the job sufficiently to complete the homework.
Used my bottle opener, flat head screw driver tool on my Victorinox to lift a plastic foot panel on my daughter’s Polaris battery ATV. Found a corroded wire connector which we replaced and now it’s back on the road … Or lawn I should say.
I have an old beater ATV that I’m slowly restoring, or rather trying to keep running for at least a year so I can think about possibly restoring it. A common tool in the arsenal of a beater-ATV mechanic’s tool belt is the zip-tie. Right up there with duct tape and beer, this essential tool is key to attaching whatever has fallen off in your travels. In this particular case I was zip-tieing the battery to the battery tray, which lacked a brace or support on one side. I later backed this shady system up with a rubber bungie that I wrapped around the entire mess.
Usually a job for the trusty and highly dangerous razor blade, cutting electrical tape is possible if your knife is a) really sharp and b) not fully serrated. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t use my pocket knife to cut some sort of tape and black electrical tape might be neck and neck with Duct(k) tape for the most common type.
When my pocket knife is not on my belt or in use, I clip it onto my kitchen key cubby so I can easily grab it in the morning after getting dressed.
Having grown up playing with Legos like many young boys throughout the world, I grew to appreciate and fear the stuck Lego piece. I’m not talking about sweaty finder stuck Legos, no I’m talking about finger nail cracking, super glued Legos. So small and so tightly stacked these Legos laugh at your attempts to separate them. Enter the trusty pocket knife and it’s small, sturdy and sharp blade. Slip it between these stubborn Legos and you’ll soon be on your way hunting for the next piece that will complete your masterpiece.