Uses for a Pocket Knife

documenting the many uses for the common pocket knife

KeySmart – The Key Aggregator


KeySmart is like an aggregator for your keys, and I really, really want to like this product (and I do). However I have reservations about whether it will actually help. Sure I have regular keys on my chain (home, office, PO box) but I also have big heavy ass key fobs. These fobs have security Read More

Slipjoint Knife

While researching videos the other day I came across the term “slipjoint” in reference to pocket knives. The Wikipedia article states that the slipjoint style pocket knife is “one of the most ubiquitous” types of pocket knife utilizing a “strong backspring” to lock the blade in place. Often thought of as slotting in between fully Read More

Use #50 for a Pocket Knife: Shaving Your Head – Karl Malone Style


I can’t believe I’m finally at the 50th use for a pocket knife! Despite my thorough efforts to procrastinate and starve this blog into a slow and painful death like my other ventures, I’ve managed to crank out 50 legit (mostly) uses for the small, simple but infinitely useful pocket knife. I have a few Read More

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

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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