X3 KNIFE CONFIG


A Puma, a Wave & a Swiss Army Cadet. -
A wise man once said that the love of a good woman is much like the love of a good knife. They can both be sharp, to the point, very cutting and if not treated properly and with consideration do you a lot

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of harm. That being so, I treat my knives and my woman with the utmost respect [quite right].

As I have mentioned in past Notes a pocket knife has been a standard part of my EDC every since I was a child. Now I find that I need 3 knives to cover the eventualities I find myself in from time to time. Ranging from light duties utility to medium - heavy cutting.

X3 KNIFE CONFIG - My configuration looks like this:
  1. Cadet Swiss Army Knife
  2. Leatherman Wave multi tool
  3. Vintage Puma 230 270 Lock Back
There are many great posts online telling us of the importance of a good knife.
What is it that they say?...
"One knife is no knife,
Two knives are one knife" and so on...
Basically reinforcing the fact that a good knife is important, so much so that we should carry a back-up and even a back-up to the back-up, back-up? 3 knives is considers the minimum but I think to go further and consider them as 3 parts of a tool kit is an intelligent use of the theory so 3 knives yes. The back-up to the back-up fine but also different tools for different jobs and that's a bonus.

1. CADET [Swiss Army Knife]


As you can see these tools overlap in task. If a job is too big for the Cadet or I need a few more tools, especially the pliers or a larger lock blade then I move up to the Leatherman. When it comes to heavy cutting I turn to the Puma as it's more comfortable in the hand.


I am also more careful with how I use the Puma, having more respect for it's blade and edge than I do for the other knives, which do get used to cut, poke and gouge just about everything. I find that these days I use the Puma less and less in favour of the Leatherman that also has a good sized, locking blade! And despite how I use it sometimes, does keep a really good edge.

2. LEATHERMAN WAVE [multi tool]


When I'm on a yomp [Hike] I will take all three knives. I will carry the Cadet in my pocket, the Leatherman in a belt pouch and the Puma will be in my rucksack. I guess the idea is that in the unlikely event of being separated from my rucksack I always have a knife with me.


To be honest I hardly every use any them on a hike, after all we prepare everything before we leave don't we. But for me it would be absolutely inconceivable to go out in the wilds without a knife of some sort, even its just to stir the tea with : )

3. VINTAGE PUMA [230 270 Lock Back]


IN CONCLUSION

So this is my knife configuration at the moment. I am contemplating retiring my old Puma Lock back in favour of a modest fixed blade but for now that is on the back burner. Not time for the Puma to retire just yet.

THE GEAR LIST:

Cadet Swiss Army Knife
Leather Wave multi tool
Puma 230 270 Lock Back
Maxpedition Single Sheath belt pouch
Puma belt pouch
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