Whats the worst cut you got with a Spyderco

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Postby mikeo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:08 pm

I stabbed myself with my Ladybug, today, but not deep, at all. just a bit to let me open my eyes, and breathe a sigh.
I had cut my thumb, very badly, several years ago, once with a Buck, and once with my wife's Victorinox. Both times I ended up in the ER getting stitches. With the Buck, I was opening a cardboard box, and drew the knife toward me. That was three stitches. The other time, I had found her knife in her purse, and it was corroded shut. I was using a pair of pliers trying to open the blade when my hand slipped off the pliers and across the blade, cutting my thumb almost through. Quite a few butterfly stitches were needed to keep the wound closed. Both times it happened on the nicest spring day of the respective year, and everybody was outside hurting themselves. I was in the ER until about 4:00 in the morning.
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Postby Rutgrr » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:52 pm

The worst cut I had with a Spyderco was with my SS Endura. It closed on my index finger near the nail and man did it hurt. Ouch :eek:
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Postby mr_anderson » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:14 am

I have not cut myself on one of my knives in 6 years, lets hope I don't jinx it.

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Postby sonictek » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:37 pm

Tried to open a pistachio nut for my wife, sliced half of the pad parallel with the nail on my middle finger on left hand. 5 stitches. Bad thing is I play guitar - now I can't until it maybe heals. So far I can't feel anything after a month. Nerve damage? Getting better but who knows if I'll ever play again. Oh well, I wasn't that good anyway.

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Postby mikeo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:47 am

sonictek wrote:tried to open a pistachio nut for my wife, sliced half of the pad parallel with the nail on my middle finger on left hand. 5 stitches. Bad thing is i play guitar - now i can't until it maybe heals. So far i can't feel anything after a month. Nerve damage? Getting better but who knows if i'll ever play again. Oh well, i wasn't that good anyway.
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Postby kingm » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:14 am

About 2 weeks ago I reached into the pocket that I had my Rock Lobster in to retrieve some keys. The knife had come partly open and before I felt it I had started to peel a piece of skin about 1/4" wide and 3/4" long off my ring finger. Had to keep it bandaged for nearly a week since it was near my knuckle so every time I bent my finger it would break back open. I switched the clip on that knife to tip down carry.

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Postby Brock O Lee » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:45 am

The Elmax Mule got me last night...

I was busy with the finishing touches on a Tambotie handle (similar to Cocobolo). The knife was clamped edge-up in the vise. I turned away to get a different grit sandpaper, and when I turned back, the back of my right hand just touched the exposed point, resulting in a 3cm long, and quite deep cut just above the little finger. It did not bleed much, but was gaping open when I moved the finger. Off to ER, and 3 stiches...

The bummer is that I had the blade taped for most of the time, but not at that moment . Lesson learnt!
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Postby KardinalSyn » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:55 am

OldSarSwmr wrote:My worst cut happened to my bank account and hasn't healed yet.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:49 am

I just nipped the end of my left thumb the other day sharpening my Military. I was running my finger down the side of the edge feeling for a burr (which i'm comfortable doing..it's all in the technique, you have to be careful not to put pressure directly on the edge and you're fine) and right as i was about to put the knife back on the Edge Pro, somehow my thumb got in the way and the tip hit my thumb and sliced right through it. It scalloped a good piece of skin off and bleed like crazy.
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Postby xavierdoc » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:19 pm

I bagged a number rabbits yesterday, paunched them in the field with my M390 Military and took them home for processing.

It was during this, usually bloodless, process that I noticed fresh drops of blood around the work surface. On closer inspection I found a sizeable cut on my right ring finger. The strange thing is, I had been using the knife in my right hand. I realised what must have happened- I had dropped a haunch of rabbit onto the kni which was on the edge of the sink. When I retrieved the meat, I must have caught my finger on the blade underneath.

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Luckily I had been given some latest gen skin glue by a rep, so I put it to good use:

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Postby xceptnl » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:36 pm

Today, holding Q-tip and cleaning the lint out of a freshly polished, sharpened and microbeveled Delica 4. Q-tip broke and the tip of my middle finger just below and parallel to the finger nail sliced deeply. That toothy microbevel was the culprit, bit I think the wound will heal cleanly. It took almost an hour to stop bleeding.
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Postby thog94 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Not sure what knife my brother cut himself with but this is the aftermath. It's been a while since he sliced himself, probably close to 10 years, but he's outlined the scars. The one on his middle finger was bad, it was pretty much a cut close to the bone and a giant flap of skin. The one on his pinky was down to the bone. After all this time he still doesn't have all the feeling back and doesn't think the he ever will. This wasn't his fault as he was closing a knife and a friend decided to try and grab it from him.

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Postby jnichols2 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:18 pm

I've had some real nasty cuts, but the only one with a Spyderco was not so much.

I get tiny little warts on my hands, and was fond of slicing them off with my little Buck Mini. My first time with my Ladybug went a little deep. Not a nasty cut, just a warning. The Ladybug is just too sharp for slicing on my hands. Back to the Buck Mini.
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Postby The Mastiff » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:47 am

Of the purely Spyderco slices the most painful was a 440V PE Native. I swear I felt the carbides. It hurt worse than sharp VG10. :) It was kind of like a papercut from sandpaper compared to the VG10 slices that heal so very well.
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Postby eitenbuffalo34 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:55 am

Yesterday I received a translucent blue manix that has been on back order for some while and I have to say Spyderco puts a **** fine edge on their blades. I was using it later that day for some light home repair and missed my target, hitting my finger. I had not put much force behind the blade and was not really worried that I would cut myself bad if I did miss, well I was terribly wrong. The blade went through my left index finger as if it were butter. It immediately started gushing blood so I ran downstairs got my first aid kit started cleaning it up and my buddy who is an EMT patched me up. I was very close to needing multiple stiches however I think it will heal up nicely. Only downside is that I don't have feeling around the cut...must have hit a nerve. Oh well I was stupid and Spyderco makes razor blades :) Have to give it to Spyderco, making quality products.
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Postby Invective » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:25 am

Was touching up my Endura last night, and drinking whiskey, which was not the smartest of ideas and managed slice the very end of my thumb most of the way off. I didn't feel anything at first, but noticed something drip so I ran to the bathroom, got a band-aid and some athletics tape and called it a night. Then I went back to drinking :D no more knives for the night though

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Postby computernut » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:37 am

I disassembled my PM2 and heeded everyone's advice to tape the blade but when I put it back together I had to partially disassemble it again after I took the tape off. I inadvertently ran my thumb down the blade and made a nice cut. You could feel the S30V slicing :eek: Another time I stabbed my finger with a Caly3 ZDP when I fumbled the roll of tape I was cutting. I thought I contained the blood but my wife found some blood drops on the bathroom tiles the next day.

Both times the wounds weren't big enough for stitches and after a couple of weeks I can't even find the spots. I'm not looking forward to the day I have to go wait in line at the hospital so I'd better learn to be more careful :rolleyes:

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Postby Cheddarnut » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:06 pm

Im still trying to cut myself off.
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Postby phillipsted » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:00 am

I got bit this past week. We were at a Boy Scout meeting and I was leading a workshop on knots, lashing, and pioneering skills. As part of the prep work, I had to cut up several lengths of rope and whip/melt the ends to prevent fraying. Had a couple of knives with me, and I was conscious of making sure to adhere to all the Scout knife rules because I wanted to set a good example. One of the key rules is "Never set an open knife down on the table". And since I was cutting and whipping and coiling and moving around a lot - you can imagine how many times I was opening and closing my Salt.

You can probably guess the result - I wasn't paying attention and accidentally nicked the pad on my right thumb. Doesn't look that bad now, but it is pretty deep. I bled like a stuck pig for 15 minutes - but fortunately, the Troop had a good First Aid kit and bandaged me right up. No stitches this time - and the Salt rinsed right off...

Is there any worse spot to get a cut than the pad of your right thumb? Well, i might think of a couple of spots that would be more painful... :eek: But the cut is on the exact spot where I thumb open my Spydies! So for the next week or so, I'm limited to two-hand openings or Spydie drops. :rolleyes:

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