Don`t be on the Cutting Edge of Knife Safety!

Don’t be on the Cutting Edge of Knife Safety!
KNOCK ON
WOOD
Don’t take a chance. After
reading this safety tip you
may feel pretty safe.
Don’t jinx it!
BEAR CLAWS
When chopping food, tucking in
your knuckles under your palm
and using your nails to grip the
food helps reduce the need for
bandages.
PARTS OF YOUR KNIFE
END OR POMMEL
HANDLE
TANG
BOLSTER
SPINE
HEEL
POINT
CUTTING EDGE
TIP
Every knife has a purpose. Use the right knife for the right job.
You can find a wide selection of knives at the Scoutshop.
MACHETE
• Clearing trails and campsites with controlled gusto
FILET KNIFE
• Gutting and fileting fish
SURVIVAL KNIFE
• Removing small branches from a tree trunk
• Creating feather sticks
• Carefully splitting kindling into finer kindling
BLOOD ZONE
KITCHEN KNIFE
Extend your arm and index finger,
and then spin around to make a
circle around you. This circle is
known as your “blood zone”
(and may also be known as your
“safety zone” or “safety bubble”).
• Preparing food
LONG BLADE
• Carving wood
• Removing bark
DROP-POINT LONG
• Cutting rope
• Whittling
DROP-POINT SHORT
• Cutting twine or string
• Sharpening marshmallow sticks
Stay Sharp with these Pro Tips:
Always cut
away from
your body
Keep your blade
clean. Oil joints and
springs as required.
Keep a folding
knife folded
when not in use.
Don’t fool around with a knife. Throwing one into the
ground, into tables or into trees is not only very dangerous,
but hard on both the knife and your surroundings.
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