If you eat a great meal at a restaurant, is the type of spatula the cook used responsible for the taste of the food?
If you see a beautiful house, how important is the type of hammer the builder used to the final structure?
If someone has a beautiful website, do you ask them what kind of keyboard they used?
Why all the hype about bushcraft and survival knives, then? Get a good knife (don’t join the never-ending search for the “best”, because you’ll never find it), then learn how to use it.
Remember that it’s the user, not the tool, that’s important.
Originally published January 26, 2011.