Monday, December 28, 2009

Remember These?

Dad is currently in a rehab center where they want to work with him and see if they can help with a few difficulties. He will be there for a couple of months. This will also give a few members of my family a badly needed break.

One thing that we have been doing is going through old boxes and finding old things, including something that I had when I was a kid.


These eleven blade pocket knives were something of a fad when I was ten to twelve years old (late in the 60s).

Their blades included:

Cutting knife
Scissors
Awl
Saw
Bottle/Can Opener
Fork
Spoon
Leather Punch
Screwdriver
File
Cork Screw

While they looked and seemed cool they were overloaded and too unwieldy to really work with and were pretty much forgotten after a few years. And for the record, I don't know of anyone using the fork and spoon to eat with.

Truth is that I had completely forgotten about it until I saw it.

13 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

It's always fun to go down memory lane and find these blasts from the past!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Looks like an old Scout multi-tool that I had from years past. Now I have a Leatherman multitool - and I use it all the time.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

I used to use one when I taught backpacking to kids. I liked to show off by using the fork to eat with.

It always bent.

Sigh!

8:09 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Beth You'll never know what you find.

Tom We used to call them Survival Knives but I don't remember their proper name.

Joe You're the only person I ever heard of eating with one.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I remember these knives from when I was a kid.

As far as jogging memories. I worked in a Nursing Home for awhile when I managed kitchens. They had an Alzheimer's unit. These patient's have trouble finding their rooms. It is common practice (at least it was then) to piut a picture of them when they were younger at their door. They recognized this and found their room that way.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

If you didn't see this video segment on Fox yesterday of Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI) you need to see it. She is awesome and she's finally someone from Michigan that you can be really proud of. I immediately thought of you and my parents who both live in Michigan. I posted it on my blog:
http://chatterboxchronicles.blogspot.com/2009/12/rep-candace-miller-this-was-act-of-war.html.

3:37 AM  
Blogger benning said...

The fork and spoon came in handy on camping trips, but, yes, they did tend to be put away and forgotten.

I have a Swiss Army Knife - a real one! - that my folks got for me a few years ago. I've never used it. I don't go camping anymore, and I'm 54. I use a real bottle opener - with a magnet, attacjed to the fridge - and need nothing else! LOL

Good news about Dad, if they can help him. And rest for your family in the meantime.

12:21 PM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Good to know that they can do something good for your Dad..

Looked up the 1981 - Clash of the Titans...the words Viking-sword - shield--- jumped to my ears!!
You know how I love the Eph. 6 -Is. 59 --Full Armor references..
Thank you for the heads up to the original movie...

Have a Wonderful New Year's Day ..
C-CS

6:47 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I remember those thingies.

The precursor, essentially, to today's Leatherman.

I have a new Leatherman that I carry with me all the time in my traveling bag. A wonderful and convenient tool.

The best New Year to you possible. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

BZ

8:45 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

I use disposable bic lighters to open beer bottles. I don't usually carry a knife anymore. I have a leatherman but mainly use it for needlenose pliers. It's also handy when fishing and changing hooks and lures. I rarely find that I need a knife unless I'm in the kitchen. I have hunting and fillet knives for fishing but find I don't need the knife for daily use anymore,

1:07 PM  
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1:07 PM  
Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

What a great find!

God Bless America, and Happy New Year to you, your dad and your entire family.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I felt like Mr. Z's son ought to have his pocket knife...I'm sorry to part with it as it was a fixture always somewhere on his desk.
Happy New Year, Shoprat.
I hope your dad does well there. xx

9:39 PM  

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