Have you ever heard of Oldowan tools? These are basically stone tools that were used up to 2.6 million years ago!
We have been using the cutting edge for a very long time. Its hard to imagine a creature using a cutting tool all those years ago. No matter how crude the implement the understanding of the cutting edge was still there and its benefits.
Throughout most of modern history people carried a blade of sorts everyday. Interestingly enough, in early America it wasn’t a “survival” knife that was carried as a belt knife. The pioneers carried a butcher knife as their belt knife.
It would not be their only knife. Some would carry things like Jack knives and multi blade knives of the time. The belt knife would have been reserved for skinning game and self defense.
EDC KNIVES OF TODAY
From 2.6 million years ago to modern day we have seen a serious evolution in cutting tools. While many people carry ever day, some don’t appreciate the fact that we have a supernova of knife producers creating awesome new stuff all the time!
There are so many good knives on the market its impossible to know all the good knives on the market. Right now I am carrying an Arthos and I love that knife. Not sure how many of you know of Arthos.
Do you carry your knife for utility or do you reserve it for self defense only?
It can be pretty maudlin to sit around with a belt on your hip that is intended to harm someone who is trying to do you harm. Still, having a razor sharp blade to call in is sure better than needing one!
The Future of Knives in EDC
We know that our ancestors were using and carrying knives up through the ages. We understand the utility of carrying a knife in this modern world but what about the future?
What does the future of the EDC knife look like?
As long as we are in contact with the physical world, it would make sense to have a knife. If you have kids and buy them toys you better have an answer for the plastic and bands and the screw in plastics.
The growing competition is going to assure one thing: quality and affordability. Big brands are going to push out cheaper models and push the pace on the next big thing.
Life is good for the knife aficionado!