Application to test the Schrade Simon SS1 knife - Jodi
- Forgive all yahoo!isms etc
Please review and accept my application to test the Schrade Simon SS1
knife. I have read the Survival guide 1202 and in particular chapter 5
and agree to follow all guidelines within. I have also sent in my
Personal biographical information
Name - Jodi Cornelius
Age - 41
Gender - Female
Height - 5'3" (1.60m)
Weight - 160 (73kg)
Email address - bpskids at charter dot net
Derrick City, PA 16727
Backpacking background - I am relatively new to backpacking compared to
some of the others but have been backpacking going on 2 years now and
loving every minute of it. I am a "mid-weight/light-weight" backpacker
aiming more and more toward being a light-weight backpacker. I have
been car camping and campground camping from a young age (meaning, a
LONG time ago!). I usually do mostly overnights with the occasional
long weekender and week/2 week long trips. I do day hikes but prefer to
stay out overnight.
I love "sharps", a.k.a. knives. I have a ton of them. You also can
never have enough, in my opinion. I personally carry at least 2 at any
given time, a Gerber single hand folding knife and my LeathermanR Micra,
which is my normal preference. I also have a number of CaseR knives and
Buck knives but they are usually too bulky to carry in my pocket (though
I do carry them on my belt occasionally). This knife looks extremely
interesting, in fact, I almost didn't apply but as time wore on and I
kept returning to looking at the knife and debating, I decided, what the
heck?! If I get lucky and get chosen, I'll have another sharp to play
Should I be chosen for this test, I would test the knife for the
How difficult is it to open one handed? Better yet, how easy is it to
CLOSE one handed? Since I have a reputation for getting cut, that is an
How well does it carry in my pocket? Does it gather pocket lint? If
so, how much does it gum up the works? From the looks of the picture on
the website, it doesn't look as if that would be too much of a problem.
Another important factor in carrying a one handed knife, especially the
open style (the blade being on the OUTSIDE of the handle instead of
being inside like other pocket knives), is can I carry it in my pocket
without it coming open, even if just slightly? Does the blade tend to
ride close to the handle when closed or is it "open" enough to catch the
material in my pocket causing tears which could make me lose my knife?
How sharp is it? How well does it keep its edge? How much "abuse" can
it handle before needing sharpening? Once it dulls, does it take an
edge quickly or do you have to mess with it?
When sharpening, which method of sharpening works the best on this
My test plan for this will be intense. I will replace my current Gerber
knife with this one and use it at work cutting plastic off of rolls of
paper, cutting down foam for packing material, cutting cardboard,
slicing my apples, cutting my sandwiches in half, trimming the odd split
cuticle, cleaning ink out from under my nails when necessary, digging
out slivers, and whatever else the knife may have to be used for.
For backpacking, I will do the same in replacing my current Gerber with
the Schrade and test it accordingly. I will use it to dig out slivers,
open my food bags, spread peanut butter on mini-bagels or crackers,
cleaning dirt from under my nails, trimming any threads that start to
unravel, cutting small sticks as tarp pegs should I lose/break one,
clean any fish I happen to get lucky enough to catch, cut a branch to
use as a fishing pole, trim my fishing line, and anything else that a
knife may be handy for.
I also fish and will use it for cutting snarled line, retying swivels,
replacing line on my reel, and cleaning whatever fish I may catch.
Not to be too gross, but I also hunt and will use the knife if possible
to gut my deer or squirrel or rabbit, and, if EXTREMELY lucky, a turkey.
All in all, I use a knife daily and would love the chance to test this
baby out. The weight looks extremely fantastic!
Thank you for considering me.
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