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IT BIT ME!! (Did you cut yourself today?)

Discussion in 'Knives' started by SAKplumber, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. camporama

    camporama Loaded Pockets

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    dplafoll I hope that heals well. Looks painful.
     
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  2. dplafoll

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    The best part is that it's my dominant index finger, i.e. the primary flipping finger. I just bought my first real flipper. Hooray!
    This actually happened on Friday and it's just now healed enough that I can leave it unbandaged for more than a couple of seconds. It's surprisingly painless unless it gets poked.
     
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  3. Larry Larson

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    A little coincidentally, I spent a cpl hours looking at different CPM M4p knives that use the M4, and the Spyderco Mantra is one of the one's on my short list. How well does the flipping action open it? Pivot bearing feel smooth? Fingertip injuries are a :censored: to deal with, hope it heals fast!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
  4. dplafoll

    dplafoll Loaded Pockets

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    Some people have reported some issues with their Mantra's having been tightened too much and the bearings damaging the washer. Mine, however, is perfectly smooth and a delight to use. So far, I love it, and the steel is super nice.
     
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    Man those cuts are the worst, no flap to seal back up. I picked up a mantra 2 when they first dropped but havent used it much yet, mine seems to flip fine, I've heard they take a little bit to break in.
     
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  6. dplafoll

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    There was a flap initially, but it fell off.
     
  7. xrayit

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    I have collected knives for 40 years and occasionally one bites me, I decided it was time to pick up a Sebenza 21 for my collection. Within 30 minutes of receiving the package she bit me... Problem is she has bit me three times in the last two weeks, luckily the last two were just love taps LOL
     
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  8. Helix99

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    leeks are sharp...
    this
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    did this
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  9. dischu

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    Listen and repeat:
    step #1: remove thumb
    step #2: close knife

    :D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tony Crawford

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    [​IMG]

    Knife fell on the carpet under my desk. Went to pick up the knife and the blade opened and bit me good.
     
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  11. dplafoll

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    That's one thing that always worried me about the Axis lock. It's almost too loose.
     
  12. Moshe ben David

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    Folks, it looks like we have a new justification for having one of the County Com grappling hooks. "... dear, you don't understand. Its for safety -- so that I can safely pick up my knife when it fell without being cut. You wouldn't want to see me cut and bleeding all over the floor would you? " :eek:

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  13. Tony Crawford

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    Yeah it was my own fault, Picking it up without looking at it first.
     
  14. Hagbard81

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    Spyderco Squeak Elmax:
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    Gesendet von meinem SM-G925F mit Tapatalk
     
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  15. Exwai

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    My knife was very dull and I was so frustrated that it can't cut anything. Not even when I tested it on my fingertips.
    Then I sharpened it whetstone, ceramic stropped and all then tested it again on my palm. It was like knife through a palm LOL.
    Hurt like a betch too. :frantic:
     
  16. dplafoll

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    So I bought a Mantra, and it already bit me once. But now, I've carried it exclusively since 11 May, and I've also done this to my thumb fingernail disengaging the lockbar. I may have carried it too much...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't cut myself in close to two years. I refuse to post in this thread because as soon as I do, I will jinx myself.

    Crap.....
     
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  19. Todd C.

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    Walking the shop, fiddling with my endura wave, and closed the thing right on my finger. Wasnt bad at all, but I thought I would share because I think i found a flaw in my closing technique.. I grip the knife with my four fingers and hit the back lock with my thumb, then proceed to flick it down ever so gently but not enough to close.. I then move my fingers out of the way and finish the close with my thumb in the spyder hole.. Is that how ya'll do it?

    [​IMG]Untitled by Todd Crawford, on Flickr
     
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  20. dplafoll

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    Mine is similar but I use a finger on/in the hold to guide the blade.
     
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