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Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by hard h2o, Aug 4, 2008.
Teen Surprisingly Well After Getting Knife Lodged in Head
Seems like careless knife handling to me:
...when his leader, who was cutting bags, put a pocket knife down and turned around. But somehow the knife got caught on his gloves.
Kevin Coulter: "He flung it around, sort of catapult effect, and then it hit me."
Seems like a pretty bizarre accident though.
They should be banned!!!!!! :idiot2:
Which? Boy Scout Leaders or Micras?
Wow, I didn't think it could get enough force to do that like that.
Wowsers. not sure if I can see getting stabbed in the head as a miracle, but the fact that it didn't go 2mm either way to kill/braindamage him is pretty cool. If it was a miracle, couldn't the knife have moved another 6 inches and not hit him at all?
Me neither! If it got caught on a glove, though, I see it acting as a sling, or a mini catapult-type device to really accelrate it to a dangerous level. Especially if it was really new or had been sharpened. If I remember correctly, my squirt came with a very sharply pointed blade.
Sure! Give food for thought for all the criminals out there now! Next you'll be seeing headlines like this:
"Thief still being sought in early morning bank robbery"
with content such as
"The bank teller said, 'He said he was going to catapult the multitool at my head!'. She continues, 'I had no choice but to give him the money!'"
So to remove the knife he flung it around? Poor choice on the leaders part.
They should put a warning text on those: "Do not catapult into your face unless the blade is folded"
"Should device become stuck on glove in the closed postion, swing it around until it dislodges. Should device become stuck on glove in the OPEN position, attempt to remove the device with non-flinging motions. Should non-flinging motions fail to dislodge device, use flinging motions ONLY in a safe direction. "
I can just imagine the Scout leader's terror as he realized that his trusy Leatherman Micra had become stuck to his glove..."Oh my, no. Get it off get it off. HELP BOYS HELP!! AHGHGHGGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGGHGHG!!!!!!!!!!!!" The sounds of frantic thrashing through the air and then...THUD!
It's a good thing he wasn't chopping wood. I don't think Kevin would have survived an axe to the head. I wonder if he will get a patch out of this? :bolt:
I do feel for the kid....but can you imagine the absolute horror of being that scoutmaster...
"Where the hell is my Micra...and what's with all the screaming....HOLY CRAP!!!!"
Why is the TSA so against these? You can clearly get stabbed in the face and live. :lolhammer:
That chain of events makes NO sense whatsoever...
I couldn't agree more. What kind of Scoutmaster teaches the Scouts around him to leave a blade open when setting it down?
The whole story sounds like a load of hogwash to me. I think they're all covering for someone who got mad and stabbed one of his fellow scouts in the head.
Or perhaps the kid was a dufus who tripped and fell on an open blade. Perhaps the kids were doing something they shouldn't have at the time, and concocted this story to cover it up.
.... I bet he lost his Totin' Chip card for that stunt.