Lynn Thompson is the founder and president of Cold Steel Knives. He makes those knife videos that make me alternately laugh and squirm, and he also sent us two big folding hunters we’re still having fun with. (Look for the reviews soon, Lynn!) Lynn also understands exactly the importance of knives as tools in our everyday lives. Here’s an excerpt of an article he penned for the Cold Steel website blog . . .
One of the strangest and most unusual aspects of this plane crash and all of the bizarre accidents that took place during those crucial minutes was that the emergency exit slides that are designed to allow the passengers to escape had inflated inwards within the aircraft! Amidst that cloying smoke, the flames, screams and confusion crucial members of the airline crew were being crushed and suffocated by the slides! Fire crews and Emergency Services battled to reach the wounded passengers through the fire and the smoke, further hampered by this malfunctioning equipment.
As a pilot attempted to reach a “crash axe” from the cockpit, the cabin manager attempted to puncture the tough membrane of the evacuation slide with a butter knife from the food cart!
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steal quote his whole article. Click here for the rest, and be assured it’s well worth the jump. When you’re done, come back and watch this video of Lynn hunting buffalo with a spear. Now that’s old school hunting…3,000 year old school hunting, except for that last bit with the huge handgun.