Big Henry wrote:A paddling knife is an emergency tool to save your/someone elses life, so if you want to make sandwiches, either make them at home beforehand or bring a kitchen knife with you for that purpose, otherwise I won't be paddling with you.
Superb - you simply can't make this stuff up!
A knife is a multi-functional tool and should be used as such. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using that tool for all sorts of applications (within the normal uses of that tool).
The more times that your knife is used, the greater your knowledge and familiarity of it will be. You are also likely to check it's condition more regularly.
Nothing like leaving that 'rescue knife' in your BA pocket for that all important one occasion when it's really needed - to find it's seized through lack of use....!