Be Kind To Your Hands
I have a pet peeve (well maybe more than one) that jumps to the forefront when I go to a nice restaurant and the silverware is so chinsey it hurts my fingers to use. It is hard to enjoy a nice steak dinner when the fork is so thin it is uncomfortable to hold.
Good silverware is not that much more expensive yet it is much more enjoyable to use. It is also used three times a day: so like a bed, get a good one. Why settle for the cheap stuff. When we were sorting out which pieces to put in the Dandy Camp Kitchen comfort and functionality were at the top our list. We looked at several different brands and sizes. I was amazed at the different types available. I was more amazed at the ridiculously thin utensils available. They are no good for using when you are miles from home and need everything to be dependable. When I can easily bend a fork with my arthritic hands it is a pretty sorry product. It did not take us long to recognize and appreciate high quality knives, forks and spoons. We picked nice and solid utensils for our box. Each time we use them I am glad that we did.
I feel the same way about the Dandy Saw. There are so many saws that are absolutely uncomfortable to use. I am especially adverse to the saws that expect you to cut down a tree of any size with a bar between my fingers. YIKES, I have had a few blisters from those designs where you should not have blisters. It is difficult to add extra pressure with the other hand when using these poor designs. It is also difficult to use at different angles. I am also opposed to using saws that have a top bar. That absolutely limits what you are able to work on. Their use is very restricted.
I prefer to have silverware and saws that will be comfortable in my hand and
do the job they were meant to do without bending or breaking.