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Car accident and why to always have knife on you.

Discussion in 'Knives' started by dabluestuff, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. dabluestuff

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    A lot of you guys know me, tonight I got in a bad accident. Me and a friend were driving (I was in passenger seat) when we were t-boned on my side. I was inches to bad injury or death. We did a 360 and ended up on the median and the cars destroyed. I and everyone involved were extremely fortunate to not be injured. I had my Kershaw leek in my pocket and I was thinking that if my seat belt not of unlatched then I could use it to cut the belt and escape. It just got me wondering what if k didn't have a knife to get out of the belt? Never know when this will happen but just keep a knife with you.No injuries but I am thankful for my Kershaw leek

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  3. CSM-101
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    :eek: Glad you're OK.
     
  4. DFT17

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    Glad to hear you're ok! Someone was watching over you!
     
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    glad you're ok mr blue.
     
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    I've been T-boned before myself. Glad you're okay.
     
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    Good to see you're ok. on top of an edc I always have a rescue knife in my vehicle. Makes me want to start a topic on that actually
     
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    Glad you're ok. Thank the cars engineers.
     
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    Glad you're still in one piece. I will echo you're statement about having a blade on you, but this is why I'm not a fan of low-rider pocket clips. I always like to have a modest portion of the knife showing so I can get my hands on it quickly.
     
  12. dabluestuff

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    Very true, my leek has a good amount protruding for ease access
     
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    And its assisted opening. Now you got me rethinking what I should have on me in my car.
     
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    There are a couple of EDC in Vehicle threads on here. A couple of our Members have seatbelt cutters attached within reach in their vehicles.
     
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    Good thing no one was in the back seat! Take it easy for a bit. You'll probably be worse tomorrow than you are today, once the adrenalin wears off.
     
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    Wow... Glad you're both okay.
     
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    Glad you are ok, with this kind of weather it's happening all of the place.

    This is one of the reasons I like the CRKT M16-13ZLEK's I picked up for the wife and oldest daughter, the seat belt cutter is exposed and ready to go in the closed position with the glass breaker tip on the end. Now I just have to get them to carry them. My wife is almost there but the daughter...
     
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    Wow, glad everyone is ok,
     
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    Good thing nobody was injured. At least it was the car and not you or your friend.
     
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    Glad you came out unscathed! Foxmo is right, you may be feeling it in the morning. A supplemental magnesium can help prevent that but I'm not a doctor and all that...

    I don't remember the last time I left home without a blade and I know it's possible and all but I never really thought I'd need to cut my way out of a seatbelt. I've been in and witness to more than a couple wrecks and the only issue with a seatbelt has been one where the buckle actually broke and a kit hit his head on the dash. It did slow him down and he wasn't hit hard though dad was going to take and have him looked at.

    I'm not saying it isn't a good idea and I know belt cutters are all the rage but I can't help but wonder how often they're actually needed? Of course there have been some much publicized incidents where they were needed and either saved lives or lives were lost for the lack of one. So I'll keep my knife on me and I hope you keep yours handy too.
     
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