posted on May, 17 2012 @ 06:47 PM
Originally posted by daskakik
reply to post by nenothtu
Yeah kitchen knives are flexible but part of the reason is the thin blades but bend a bit to far and they will snap. Temper shouldn't make a
difference because your not using the knife as a prying tool, your using it to stab and slice through a thin sheet of soft metal.
But you just KNOW someone is going to have to pry or twist (the twisting is what gaps the edges) in his hurry...
As others have said you should have a multi-tool pocket knife which should have a can opener. If you don't have that then you probably didn't bring
a kitchen can opener either.
You know, I used to have a Victorinox Commander, and everything on it worked just as advertised and expected. I used to cut lumber to length with the
saw blade when I was in a hurry, and it would eat right through it, no problem. I've not tried that with the multitools.
Hell, I've bit the side out of beer cans with only my teeth - that doesn't mean I recommend it, though!
But did you break any teeth? I'm pretty sure you didn't because the metal is pretty soft and thin. This is the same reason why a steel can probably
won't hurt your hunting knife either, unless you try prying the edge with it.
Nope, no broken teeth, but it scared the bejesus out of a newbie! That was in the early 80's after they had started thinning out the metal in drink
cans. Food cans are a bit heavier, and I wouldn't try one with my teeth any more. In a pinch, I'd use a bayonet, but never my primary work knife.
Bayonets also double as fair tent-pegs, in a pinch!
And I'm pretty sure that if that is all you had and you found a case full of canned food you wouldn't think twice about it.
No, I'd hesitate. I'd use a rock to pop the bead around the lid rim before I'd use my primary work knife. I can replace a rock a lot easier.