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
Bottle/Can Opener
Leather Punch
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.


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.


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:

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 ..

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.


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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