documenting the many uses for the common pocket knife
After more than a week of not wearing my pocket knife, it caught my eye on my nightstand this morning while getting dressed and I slipped it in my pocket. About an hour later I was outside with the dogs clipping them to a tree beside my driveway while I waited for the family when I noticed a dead, twisted branch dangling over my head.
The branch had been broken, and twisted possibly a year earlier and had been hanging in place as I was unsuccessful at severing it with my bare hands when it was alive. The brand was now very dead and I wanted it gone however the fibrous branch was still very much attached. I twisted, I bent but the stubborn branch would not break off. I briefly considered getting my tree clippers from a nearby shed but I didn’t have the time or motivation to do so for such a small task.
Quickly my mind went to my pocket knife which sports a partially serrated blade. Not sharp by any measure and certainly not a sawing tool I thought, “why not”. I popped it out and began sawing away. In less than 10 seconds the branch was free and I returned my knife to my pocket, happy another blog posting was forthcoming.
*No cute squirrels were injured in any way during the branch removal or composition of this post.