Whether Dad is a hardcore gear geek, thrill-seeker, hiker, adventurist or just a general outdoors person, every Dad needs a great blade. It is very likely, if you think back to your first knife, that it was Dad who gave it to you, probably with much pride and a few warnings about how to care for your knife. It would only be fitting then, to return the honour of giving Dad a knife for Father's Day.
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Though some might argue that knives are too primal and perhaps even a bit archaic sitting next to your smartphone. It is still man's best and oldest companion. It is simple, sturdy and versatile and has certainly not outlived its usefulness. Be the sharp kid and make sure Dad never leaves home without it.
Even from the beginning of man, knives have been an integral part of our everyday life. And still, today, owning a knife will allow you plenty of opportunity in the normalcy of day to find numerous scenarios that call for a sharpened blade. You will notice how often you still need to cut things, and more often when you least expect it. Men as we know them, are often on the move, and it would be a travesty of manhood, if caught without a proper tool to use as a utensil - many things become even tastier treats when eaten directly off a sharp knife.
Another important thing to consider is that knives remind us of our earlier, younger and virile selves. Owning a knife instinctively makes us experience even the ordinary and mundane differently. Suddenly, performing daily chores like cutting ropes, opening letters or bottles and crunching nuts or slicing biltong, feels as if we might have been facing off a sabre-toothed giant instead!
Final thought, instead of giving Dad an ordinary factory-made knife, try giving him something much better like a custom made Arno Bernard collectors knife. While these knives might be a bit costlier, they are original and can better conform to the style and personality of your Dad.
Our knives are tough enough to use and nice enough to collect.
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