Crux wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:20 am
It's not the size of your blade that counts, but rather how you use it.
That is the essential point. While a larger knife is nice to have and possibly more convenient and effective for certain tasks, it is generally not necessary. I refer you to Lance filleting a mackerel with his Dogtag folder. Sure, a Waterway would have been more efficient but he obviously didn’t need one.
I stopped by a friend’s household one day near Ward, CO, high in the foothills. He was preparing to butcher a sheep. I volunteered to help. He had a Buck fixed blade, I had a Gerber gent’s folder with a 2.5” blade. I held up my end fine. Would have been easier with a larger fixed blade, but I didn’t really need one.
So, I maintain that although a larger folder is nice and perhaps more convenient, nearly all of us who carry a knife daily don’t really need
one. We just want them for various reasons.