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Swann Morton Knife Providers Keep Sharp Eye on Bear Grylls Comments

Bear Grylls – the Chief Scout of the Scouting Association – and the man behind hit reality TV show ‘The Island’; has suggested the children should be encouraged to use knives from a young age. His suggestion has caused widespread controversy; as he told the Radio Times that kids need to learn “how to embrace and manage risk”; and that parents should assume more responsibility in the educating of these matters.

Grylls has enjoyed previous success through his global TV phenomenon ‘Bear Grylls: Born Survivor’ – a show which pits him against the most daunting environments the world has to offer; in order for him to teach viewers about how to manage survival situations. The stir his latest interview caused, resulted in the national press – including The Telegraph and The Independent – picking up the story.

Appropriate Constraints for Knives

His popularity throughout this country and beyond ensures that any comments he does choose to make will be analyzed in kind. His gung-ho style and laid back attitude have been part of the reason he has been such a success story; but his latest comments could have landed him in hot water.

One of the standout quotes from those latest comments included Grylls suggestion that handling a knife as a child could be ‘empowering’; if done under the appropriate constraints: “Sometimes in life we get cut,” he was quoted as saying. “My six-year-old recently cut himself on a knife, and came in with blood pouring everywhere, but, you know what? He’s not cut himself again. He learned how to handle a knife.”

This has been considered by a lot of the media to be an insensitive view on the issue of allowing children to possess knives. Grylls has also said, however, that it is essential that knives are treated with the utmost respect and that children are taught how to use them properly: “When I say to budding adventurers, ‘Listen – a blunt penknife is a dangerous knife. Make sure it’s really sharp’ – the kids’ faces light up. Like all kids, they want a mega-sharp penknife – great, but teach them to respect it and use it properly,” he said.

Branded Knives From Swann Morton

The topic is certainly up for debate; but we at Knife Point are glad to simply stick to delivering the best possible knives for both new and existing customers. As a company; we deliver both our own specifically-tailored knife blades; and also branded knives from established industry businesses such as Swann Morton.

The key is our experience. We have been leaders of knife production in the industry for decades; and we work tirelessly to deliver only the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We achieve this through the application of our time and dedication; ensuring that customers come to us for their knife needs time and time again.