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Using a Knife - Cutting Techniques & Safety

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Justin shows us how to handle knives safely, passing them to others and shows us a good range of different cutting techniques.
Comments (13)
13 Sunday, 07 October 2012 00:33
Alan F. Hall
An inner serrated edge on your knife would not work so well with this technique it seems.
12 Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:16
Ashley Cawley
Hi Phil, glad you found the video useful.

I don't personally think that sheathing a knife before it's to be passed/used is really necessary considering there is a perfectly safe way to pass a un-sheathed knife (as we demonstrated in the video).
11 Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:11
Really useful video - however, regarding passing the knife to someone else - surely the safest way to do it is to put it back in its sheath first and then pass it thereby eliminating any risk of getting cut. Just a thought... Fantastic site by the way!! :)
10 Tuesday, 28 February 2012 00:28
John Chandler
Thank you, great advice, we were always taught to pass a knife blade first, but never considered before what would happen to one's finger if the receiver were to pull hard. One never never stops learning :)
9 Friday, 12 August 2011 18:40
matt doughty
thanks a very good video
8 Friday, 12 November 2010 01:26
Wonderful video =)

Very nice web site. I do some camping but I never learned all those techniques.
I like all those cuttings except the closing fingers one that I would avoid.

7 Sunday, 19 September 2010 10:05
ShelterMe (from across The Pond)
GREAT video. Very clear demonstration and perfect narration of what you are doing with every action. Safety aside, you've shown us how simply using leverage with different muscles than one would normally think to use when cutting makes camp craft far more efficient, while using significantly less effort. Nice job, keep up the excellent work.
6 Thursday, 11 March 2010 21:56
who was that doing the demonstration? What have you done with Justin?! :)
5 Tuesday, 09 March 2010 20:08
neil tranter
Excellent! Easy to follow and some good close up footage. Like the "Triangle" idea as well.
4 Tuesday, 09 March 2010 19:53
To make feather sticks, assume a kneeling position and using a straight arm draw it down the stick using your body-weight. That's about as clear as mud, but don't worry, we're going to do a film demonstrating how to do it in the near future :)

3 Tuesday, 09 March 2010 18:45
g and h
thanks ash and justin iv seen most of your vids on you tube got u on fb and twitter i must say your advice has tought me and my son some handy tips and also enhanced are enjoyment of bushcraft .keep it up many thanks .
all the best ..gary and hayden age 7
2 Tuesday, 09 March 2010 11:36
Charles Tsang
Thanks for some very useful cuts and safety tips.
Could you say which one would be best for feathering a firestick?
I tried using the squeeze cut but got very small "feathers".
When I did the straight arm cut I made longer feathers but had less control and every so often cut quite a few feathers off!
1 Monday, 08 March 2010 22:52
usefull way of showing techniques of cuttiung, has definitely helped me plan how to show the scouts how to correctly use a knife , well done lads.

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