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    Default Double pointed / "forked" knife

    Anyways.. some time ago I bought a multi tool shovel that has misc stuff in it..

    One of the tools it contain is a knife that apart from having a sawtoothed edge on one side, also features a double-pointed (or "forked") end. And this puzzle me abit..

    I assume that they must have had some kind of purpose in mind for giving the knife a double-pointed end, but I haven't been able to find anyting.. Except I've found that tomato- and cheese-knives often have a "forked" tip somewhat similar..

    On closer inspection I can also tell that one of the two points at the end is sharp, whereas the other one is blunt.

    Can anyone enlighten me of what, in a wilderness survival context, might be the intended purpose of it?


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    Can opener maybe?
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    A picture of it would be helpful. You may have to wait until you have 10 posts to be able to do that.
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    Can opener maybe?
    Hmm.. Now there's an idea..

    I was abit sceptical at first, but after having tested it on a couple of tin cans I think you might be right.
    Using the sharp point to punch through the can, and the blunt point as a fulcrum to push the blade through the top or side of the can, it's actually pretty good at opening cans once I got the hang of it. (Although undoubtedly abit rough on the blade)..

    Thanks for the suggestion. It was very helpful.
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    A picture of it would be helpful. You may have to wait until you have 10 posts to be able to do that.
    I'll try and see if I can attach a photo. Here goes:
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    Quote Originally Posted by r_nielsen View Post
    I'll try and see if I can attach a photo. Here goes:
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    Didn't work. The best way to post pictures is through a 3rd party photo hosting site. I prefer Imgur.
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    Didn't work. The best way to post pictures is through a 3rd party photo hosting site. I prefer Imgur.
    Ok. I uploaded the photo on imgur:
    https://imgur.com/a/w7w4dgK

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    Maybe it's a ..............

    fork?

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    I'm not too certain that's not a hook remover.

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    it could be a tick remover

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    Thanks again, everybody, for the suggestions. There are some useful ideas.
    I suppose at the end of the day it is whatever I'm using it for.

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    The only knives I have seen with a tip like that are serving knives and fruit knives.
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    I did some Google Fu and found what might be the answer. Harpoon. I assume by attaching to one of the metal sections and then adding a long, straight pole/stick and you would have something semi usable.
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    Think I found what you guys are looking for an ICE PICK. Here is an AMAZON LInk of the tool and reading the description stated ICE PICK.

    https://www.amazon.com/FiveJoy-Milit...8360892&sr=8-7
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    I've watched the videos and never see them actually use the forked tip for anything, they were using the shovel blade itself for picking away at ice. Of course when you watch videos, more videos are available to view for similar products, and the Zune Lotoo shovel (a;though it does not have the forked tip on its hidden knife) made me want one of them.at $89.99 I won't be getting one anytime soon.
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