Uses for a Pocket Knife

documenting the many uses for the common pocket knife

Use #16 for a Pocket Knife: Breaking Down a Cardboard Box

Cardboard box occupying lots of 3D spaceWhile I lazily covered this use already (see use #3), it’s so common I thought I’d break it out into its own dedicated post. The popularity of online shopping means that many shoppers, along with their item purchased from say Amazon also receive a taped cardboard box which for many needs to be recycled.


Boxes in 3D form take up a lot of space but with the help of a simple pocket knife, one can make quick work of the tape holding the box together. The result is a massive savings in space. A sharp knife isn’t even needed for this task which is good for me as my current knife is a dull 99 cent discount special.

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