Put it down to growing up in the African bush, my love for the outdoors, whatever. I want a Howling Rat.
“Rats are the most resilient mammals on the planet. In order to survive, they will squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter, scale brick walls, swim for over a half a mile and then tread water for three days, gnaw through lead pipes, cinder blocks, and glass using chisel-like teeth that exert an unbelievable pressure of 24,000 pounds per square inch, withstand being flushed down a toilet, enter a home using the same route, and even plummet five stories to the ground without a scratch. “
Not only does it have a great name, it’s a great knife. It’s not cheap, but it’s also not incredibly expensive like it’s big brother made by another arm of the same company Busse (now those are expensive knives!).
The Howling Rat looks and sounds like it is a great utility knife. The beauty of a good utility knife is that you only need to pack one knife with you when you go hunting, fishing, camping, or hiking. Sure, there are different knives that are better doing different things, but I just want to have to carry and take care of one. Who wants a pretty knife to display on the wall? I want a hardy, edge retaining, ugly old piece of metal that will do everything I want it to without breaking.