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>see video of knife batonning
>HURR WE LUMBERJACK NAO
>tries to cut a tree down with it
>goes on Youtube to complain
When did this retarded trend of batonning start? Nobody did this shit 30 years ago. Knives were for meat, axes for wood. Use a fuckin axe, for fuck's sake.
Yes, you baton if it's an emergency and you don't have an axe available, or want to break some small branches down. These people, however, are using it as an axe replacement, simply because it was marketed for utility work.
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Alright guys, I don't think I've ever seen a thread like this before, but most traumatic firearm event thread.
To give back story, I am a country boy from Georgia, typical redneck as a kid, cowboy boots, country music, hunting.
Always had BB and pellet guns, squirrel and rabbit hunted with grandad etc.
>Be about 7 years old
>Have a CO2 Daisy pellet pistol that I bought with birthday money (Grand mother had to buy because lolitsagun)
>Take it everywhere when I go out side.
>OC the mother fucker in a cheap nylon holster
>Feral cats be eating up our insulation and fucking up wires
>Told by grandad to shoot it if I ever see it.
>Walking around yard, pellet gun on side
>see scrawny ass white long haired cat on back porch.
>Approach the communist scum
>Draw before cat runs, empty 12 .177 cal steel BB's into it.
>Cat is stunned and obviously hurt/dying
>cat runs off
>grandad is kind of mad. I don't understand.
>He meant for me to shoot it with my single shot .22 so it didn't suffer
>Tells me about lethality of BBs and how I may have made the cat die a painful death or permannently fucked it up
> few months pass
>outside with my .22, grandad clearing off brush, I'm on snake detail.
>See white cat off to the side.
>Walk up to it
>Blinded and glazed over both eyes
>Looks half dead
>doesn't aknowledge my presence
>Aim and fire.
>Scare the shit out of my grandad.
>Clean kill, grandad tells me I did the right thing. I put it out of it's blind misery
>sobbing, I am borderline broken because I blinded the cat and it suffered for so long.
>Never take a bad shot on an animal or use an underpowered round ever again
So while it may have traumatized me, I think I am a better person for it, especially with how my grandparents helped me through it all while teaching me responsibility.