Use that Knife Desk Flyer!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jerbhola89, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    As the saying goes, I am one of those people that “Fly a Desk for a Living”. I sit at a desk for the most part of each day aside from checking in materials in the shop, and the occasional job site visit.

    On many days, the most use my Knives get is opening packages at the office, and similar lighter duty tasks at home (unless I’m doing yard work); and on some days I don’t use them at all.

    In the last week the most use my knives have done is using the comb on the B&S or the UJ. This seems silly that with the 100’s of dollars I have in my traditional knives, and the comb is getting the most use - which is also why I love those two knives so much. The comb lets me “use” my knife so much!! :D

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    So... for all the people in this group of desk flyers and light-users, I thought I’d be fun to -light heartedly- share some of the musings from our daily knife usage or lack there of.

    Pictures of you actually ‘using’ a knife (safely) is welcomed!

    Note: Regular/Heavy users are encouraged to post as well to try to make the rest of us look better ;).
     
  2. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Twiddling with a knife counts as usage. o_O Here's a beautiful worry stone.

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  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm a high school math teacher, so desks are my life. :D
    I carry a knife every day at work but seldom have a need for one.
    I usually break them out to open packages, slice my apples, and pull out staples.
    But mostly they get uses to pose for forum pictures with some of my nerd toys at work.

    But most of you are already aware of that... ;)
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  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I'm afraid if I tried to fly a desk I'd crash and burn:eek:
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    The 23 made "light" work of cleaning up the bottom of this notch though ;)
     
  5. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    I ride a desk somewhat. We are out of the water getting our wheels (props) exchanged at a ship yard on the port allen route.
    Walked to a gas station for lunch and had crawfish boudin and a fried oyster poboy. 48 degrees and a beautiful day 20210219_135354_copy_3024x2268.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_20210219_142951.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_20210219_142858_copy_3024x2268.jpg
     
  6. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    I like a good jigged bone for that!

    Alas.... I am allergic to raw fruits and vegetables, so my poor knives don’t even get that type of duty - though I do cut up apples for the kiddos.

    Like the lil Batman!

    Well it appears that even if you do crash, you may be able to rebuild! :cool:
     
  7. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    Awesome pics - thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Thank you. :D
     
  10. jc57

    jc57

    Nov 28, 2012
    Well, back in the Before Times when I actually worked at a desk at my employer's offices, bladed implements were frowned upon if not downright prohibited (at various sites and times) so pretty much all I had with me was a SAK multitool on the keychain (Alox Mini Champ), which seemed to fly under the radar. I still didn't take it out and do things that would attract attention.

    Now that I work from home, I generally do have a pocket knife sitting on my desk (currently the 2-blade Buck 301 Bladeforums knife from a few years back) but I really don't do anything with it at my desk. I leave several in the kitchen, where they do get plenty of work. Mainly opening boxes (cutting packing tape and shrink-wrap on the contents) and then cutting down the boxes themselves to go into the recycle bin.

    Usually leave 2 or 3 Case Stockman knives (6318 and 6347) there, a Taylor LLC Old Timer Wrangler, maybe a modern one-hander (Kershaw Leek). Always have an Alox SAK farmer hanging on a hook in there. Sometimes they end up migrating back to my desk and I have to remember to take them back to the kitchen.

    Nothing fancy, glamorous, or even especially strenuous, task-wise. I am amazed at how well the Case SS keeps on cutting boxes without needing to be sharpened.

    So yeah, really no realistic need for all of the pocket cutlery I have accumulated. Just a handful serve all my needs very well.
     
  11. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
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  12. Trvr

    Trvr

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    Jun 21, 2020
    I'm an electronics technician, so a lot of my time is spent at a computer designing schematics and circuit boards. Sometimes I have to put something together for testing or prototyping. I usually use my knife to strip cables and wires. I also take care of a lot of maintenance, so sometimes I get to take a machine apart or something and a knife with a screwdriver is pretty useful.
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  14. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    It’sa shame that people see Knives as scary or threatening when we see them as tools/collectibles; that’s part of the reason I’ve switched over (mostly) to traditionals. They’re at least a bit “friendlier” than most modern folders.

    Hey, there’s no realistic need for most of us to adorn this pocket jewelry, but it gives us joy and that’s what matters!

    Nice pics - It’s great to see an Vic electrician blade being used to actually strip wire!!
     
  15. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    Cool Knife!! What’s is it?
     
  16. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
    It is the plastic-handled version of the knife beautifully reviewed here:

    The plastic version is much cheaper, and has no steel liners.
     
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  17. ktataragasi

    ktataragasi

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    May 26, 2019
    I'm a manager for a prototype car parts manufacturer so I am pretty much glued to my desk at all times. If I'm lucky I get to unload a pallet of material and open up some Amazon packages. Also I have a 1 year old so I cut up a bunch of fruit and diaper boxes. I also use my pocket knives to cook with just so I can use them. I also do woodworking when not at work so I use my knives to clean up some cuts and mark cut lines but that's about it. It's never much.

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    The display shows several of the parts we made for an engine build.
     
  18. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Tim, (aka pmek5 ) held one of his terrific GAW’s some time back, I was fortunate to win this excellent GEC Office Knife. It sits in an alabaster desk set gifted to me by a co-worker. I’m a field sales representative for a gypsum building products manufacturer, the alabaster came from one of our mines. Usually I’m in the field at building material dealers or on jobsites assisting DW contractors, but as everyone knows all orders, scheduling, and correspondence is done via computer, so I ride a desk more than I like. Of course when you work out of your house you can tie leaders while you work! Thanks again Tim, great knife! OH
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  19. Trvr

    Trvr

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    Jun 21, 2020
    That's what drew me to the electrician in the first place. I'm not sure it's much better than any other blade for stripping wire, but maybe. It's nice to have a dedicated part of the blade that's only used for stripping.
     
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  20. Jerbhola89

    Jerbhola89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2020
    Sounds like a really cool job! I’m a refrigeration engineer with mechanical engineering background, so sometimes I wish my job was a bit more hands on like that.

    Wow! Awesome knife and Alabaster slab. Gifts that will be treasured forever.
     
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