Evil knife?


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.cheese.
July 30, 2008, 11:37 PM
Probably just a coincidence, but I thought I'd share.

I own plenty of knives. I've had 2 accidents with a knife now. 1 was about a year ago and required stitches (deep cut in my left hand middle finger). It was a slip up of some kind while cutting something, I don't remember what. Painless but bloody.

Anyways, I just happened to put that knife away after that accident and have been using other knives in the meantime, mainly my EDC Spyderco Centofante 4.

Today, I pulled that knife out for the first time since to use cutting a piece of rope..... slipped again! No stitches this time. Was a gusher though. Minor cut from what I can see to my right hand index finger, must have hit a small vein or something. Not painful at all (just like the last time), in fact I thought I had lucked out initially and it took a good 20 seconds before it started bleeding.

It's just WEIRD that it's the same knife and I've never had any other accidents with my other knives despite using at least one every day. What are the odds? I'm thinking the knife doesn't like me.

Btw - it's an S30V Benchmade Griptillian. I have an almost identical Griptillian without the black finish and in 154cm which I've used many times and never had any problem with.

I'm sure it was ultimately just coincidental timing of careless mistakes that cost me some blood. It's just weird.

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Valkman
July 31, 2008, 01:05 AM
No, it's cursed. Send it to me, as I gave my Griptilian away! :)

.cheese.
July 31, 2008, 01:22 AM
time for an exorcism! :neener:

It's honestly an amazing knife. If nothing else, I'll hold on to it for the future, when perhaps it has come to like me more.

Tom Krein
July 31, 2008, 01:34 AM
Sounds like a sweet self-offense knife! :D

I'd watch that one, but use it none the less!

Tom

The Tourist
July 31, 2008, 01:42 AM
...oh, no, not another one...

I've been seeing a lot of these circumstances among my upscale, more urban clients. When I survey them, one question I ask them is, "What model Harley do you own?"

More and more, I'm getting the response, "I've never owned a motorcycle."

So I did exhaustive research. I would sharpen a knife, usually a "tactical" knife, but also quite a few EDCs and simple kitchen knives. I've watched the client and his style, the ergo movements with the knife, and I've stumbled onto a very sad conclusion. Simply, most of my clients led pretty good, honest, well-balanced childhoods. And of course, I had to break the bad news to them.

"The sharp part goes into the enemy."

FourNineFoxtrot
July 31, 2008, 04:41 AM
I had an evil knife once. I'm pretty sure that it was possessed by an evil spirit.

When I was young, stupid, bored, and... did I mention stupid? My friends and I would often walk down to the store on the highway, maybe a mile from home. We loved taking those walks, exploring all the bizarre crap that inhabited our rustic little road-side town. It's amazing, the stuff you sometimes find on the side of the road. Twice, I've found knives, old kitchen knives. One was small, rusty, looked like a paring knife or something, but with an odd, clip point blade. I still have it. The other was an old chef's knife. That chef's knife was evil. It tried to stick me a few times. We were young (and very, very stupid), and it was great fun for us to throw knives at trees to see if we could stick them. That old chef's knife never stuck, it just bounced right back at me, every time.

Possessed, I tell you. We ceremoniously threw it off a cliff, and made signs to ward off evil spirits. I'm glad we got rid of it. I'm sure getting a battery of tetanus shots would have been almost as unpleasant as explaining to my parents why I would need them.

Pax Jordana
July 31, 2008, 01:40 PM
I just got my tetanus booster. Man, I thought I was tough. Hurts almost as bad as a PPD.

I've never had an evil knife - but then I believe 'bad' knives are just misunderstood. You know, I've always wanted a griptillian..

The first knife that cut me, I was cutting towards myself. Stupid, took a chunk of fingernail (thank god, not finger). The second was an AO that I carry to this day - I'd just bought it and was playing with it in the car when I almost dropped it (in retrospect I should have let it drop!)

Putting it away after it cut you was probably not the best decision, especially if you're gonna hold on to it. Take it back out, tape the blade if you have to, and fool with it until you know you're good with the tool. It's familiarity, you see.

Barring that, it might just be bad knife juju - something in it doesn't agree with something in you. happens.

The Tourist
July 31, 2008, 03:44 PM
Don't feel bad guys, I carry bandages in my sharpening cases. Some clients cut themselves within seconds of retrieving their property.

I watched a professional chef cut herself on The Iron Chef.

.cheese.
July 31, 2008, 06:30 PM
I just got my tetanus booster. Man, I thought I was tough. Hurts almost as bad as a PPD.

It hurt you? I've gotten so used to intra muscular injections over my life that when I got my lates tetanus booster a few months ago after accidentally stepping on a roofing nail that went through my shoe, I just had them give me the syringe and did it myself. Doesn't bother me at all, I don't even feel it.

Must be different from person to person I guess.

.cheese.
July 31, 2008, 06:31 PM
Don't feel bad guys, I carry bandages in my sharpening cases. Some clients cut themselves within seconds of retrieving their property.

I love how New Graham Pharmacy (knife store) sends bandages with knife purchases online.

Claymore1500
July 31, 2008, 07:09 PM
Possessed, I tell you. We ceremoniously threw it off a cliff, and made signs to ward off evil spirits. I'm glad we got rid of it. I'm sure getting a battery of tetanus shots would have been almost as unpleasant as explaining to my parents why I would need them.


You do realize that, at the bottom of that cliff, that knife is probably still stuck in a tree!

seeker_two
July 31, 2008, 07:28 PM
I have a Rainbow Leek that, if I carry it clipped in my pocket or waistband, it will work its way open and cut the first piece of my flesh it can touch....bloodthirsty little demon..... :evil:

...I keep it in my Bible cover just to keep that demon under control..... ;)

ArfinGreebly
July 31, 2008, 07:41 PM
. . . Rainbow Leek that . . . will work its way open . . .
Which is why I use the tip lock on mine.

Although, even when I don't use the tip lock, I've never had that happen to me.

FourNineFoxtrot
July 31, 2008, 11:48 PM
You do realize that, at the bottom of that cliff, that knife is probably still stuck in a tree!

Actually, I suspect it found some other unsuspecting person. Doubtless someone found it, sticking in the tree, and took it home... and promptly murdered his family, all "accidentally".

It gets passes through many sets of hands, causing death, misfortune, and lockjaw in its victims, until the day when it is recognized and a fellowship of brave men are chosen to take it to Mount Doom to be destroyed...

Wait, wrong movie.

Pax Jordana
August 1, 2008, 01:17 AM
Wait, wrong movie.

I was actually thinking 'needful things' by stephen king.

Although, even when I don't use the tip lock, I've never had that happen to me.

Me neither. I carry my leek every day (incidentally it is the one that cut me when I was futzing with it in the car). Methinks seeker needs to call Kershaw.. or maybe a priest.

Where's keanu reeves when you need him?

seeker_two
August 1, 2008, 07:39 AM
Funny thing is.....it doesn't work it's way open unless I'm carring it on my person. If someone else has it or I store it elsewhere, it does OK....

Which is why I use the tip lock on mine.


I tried that....either the lock works its way loose or I have to tighten it enought to where I need two hands to open the knife...which kinda defeats the point...so to speak....

Methinks seeker needs to call Kershaw.. or maybe a priest.

Where's keanu reeves when you need him?

That's why I keep it in my Bible....I'm appealing to a higher power... :D

hso
August 1, 2008, 09:11 PM
I just had a RKK Snitch lay about 4 inches of my left arm open from just below my elbow to just above on the medial side. Evil little thing. Sharp too. 8 or 10 stitches wouldn't be improper, but my 10 year old helped me patch it up with steri strips, Curlex and Coban.

Don Gwinn
August 1, 2008, 09:18 PM
The technical term is "thirsty." :D

hso
August 1, 2008, 10:04 PM
I'll have to call Randal and tell him to have an exorcist go through the place or to quit making them so dang sharp.

.cheese.
August 3, 2008, 08:59 PM
several days later and it still continues to bleed every so often.

It looks like the cut is only 2.5mm-3mm deep, but looking at diagrams of the typical placement of veins and blood vessels in the hand, it looks like the reason for all the bleeding is that the cut by coincidence happens to be right at what is essentially a 4 way intersection of 2 relatively large veins situated on the side of the proximal interphalangeal joint of my right hand index finger.

Dionysusigma
August 8, 2008, 07:11 AM
I had to do some emergency shopping tonight for some food, and as I'm away from home, I didn't have any utensils... thank God the local Wal-Mart ( :barf: ) had a cheap Hobo Tool from Ozark Trail in their camping section.

$3.88, to be precise, with fork, spoon, knife (as in normal pocket knife), awl (why, I'm not sure), corkscrew, and combo bottle opener/can opener. Two halves separate so you can use the fork and knife together (or use the fork and spoon for serving, I guess).

Well, I'm sitting there eating a cold can of soup, and... well, hey, I just got a new knife. I've got the back of a legal pad nearby (dang you, sm!). So, I get to stropping as I watch Happy Feet. Before I knew it, the edge was polished.

Long story short, just from pure accidents, I now have a slight cut on my tongue (came from licking peanut butter off the knife), a tiny slit on my left middle finger, and a HUGE slice on my left index finger, which ironically matches one a couple years old on the other side.

Sucker is scary. :uhoh:

hso
August 8, 2008, 12:27 PM
licking peanut butter off the knife:scrutiny:

ArfinGreebly
August 8, 2008, 02:47 PM
Look away Mike.

There are some things a safety professional just shouldn't contemplate.

Valkman
August 8, 2008, 03:06 PM
Ah Cuht Mah Tongh! :D

seeker_two
August 8, 2008, 03:44 PM
licking peanut butter off the knife

:scrutiny:

I sure hope that ain't code language..... :uhoh:

Dionysusigma
August 9, 2008, 08:58 AM
Crunchy Jif. Couldn't help myself. :p Wasn't a bad one, either--it's already healed.

theotherwaldo
August 9, 2008, 11:24 AM
Many, many years ago, an old Sioux medicine man told me that you should introduce yourself to a new knife, much as you would to a new dog. Give it a chance to "smell" and "taste" you without quite cutting you. Supposedly that keeps the knife from lashing out at you later.

It's odd, but I don't believe that I've ever been cut by a knife to which I've "introduced" myself.

wheelgunslinger
August 9, 2008, 11:30 AM
Good Post, Waldo.
I do the same thing with weapons and animals for the same reason.

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