The Gunting claims another victim

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Postby boxer93 » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:14 pm

OUCH <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
I hope she's ok. It just goes to show that 14yr olds don't know everything <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> (I have a 14 yr old son that knows everything)
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Postby BRAM » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:34 pm

Never Assume....
I guess if your sister "plays" with knives..it behooves you to teach her whats acceptable and safe with the new tools.
I have to do that with my family each time I design something new..
Tell her I'm sorry that shes jpoined the Gunting bitten clan...
Mary is part of the clan..she's the first to ever do it...She did it with my first proto type..and it was double edge so it bit both ways on her leg...

Merry Christmas..

be safe
Bram

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Postby spydieman » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:46 pm

Ouch is right. I hope she heals fast. My wife just gave me my Gunting last night. She got it for me for Christmas but gave it to me early. That point will grab quick during kinetic opening.

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Postby java » Mon Dec 23, 2002 7:55 pm

Brandon,

Sorry to hear about your sister's injury and hope she heals quickly.

The Gunting is not a knife I leave lying about in spite of the fact that Java the Younger and Mrs Java have been shown and briefed on its potential for injuring "knife savvy" individuals. The G kin-op was not designed to be used on your leg or anything larger than your wrist for this very reason. In a clutch, if you get crowded by the BG you now know what some of the live G's capabilities are. Buy the Trainer! Watch the tapes! The drone is extremely effective as a trainer, you won't cut yourself (normally), and is almost as effective as personal protection without bringing deadly force into the equation. And as Bram says, "Never Assume."

Best to you and yours,

<b><font color="blue">"A hole-less knife is a soul-less knife is a whole less knife" <i>-Javanese proverb</i></font></b>

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Postby sven » Mon Dec 23, 2002 8:04 pm

yup, what bram said reminded me of something my history teacher taught me my junior year, "when you assume, it makes an "***" out of "u" and "me""


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Postby Sword and Shield » Mon Dec 23, 2002 9:37 pm

Yeow! <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Hope it heals OK, stiches suck. Drag out an OLD Handbook for the teaching, it's far better than the new ones. Much clearer as to what sharpened steel will do, and far easier to teach.

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1.) Keep sharp bits away from skin.
2.) Never forget Rule #1.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Mon Dec 23, 2002 9:50 pm

"handle first, handle first" (Homer Simpson)
"sharp end goes away from you" (BFC maker, can't remember which one)

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Postby sam the man.. » Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:45 pm

<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>UCH!!! Hope your sis is on the mend dude.. My Gunting claimed a couple shirt sleeves, my left pocket and some new fans! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> And a ga-jillion thanks to Allen E Treat! He's da man! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Big-Target » Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:59 pm

She have been taught how to play with knives, now she has been taught(the hard way) RESPECT for knives!!!!<img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby SpydercoKnut » Tue Dec 24, 2002 9:13 pm

I hope she's a fast healer. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope everything turns out ok!1

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Postby calyth » Tue Dec 24, 2002 11:50 pm

Sorry to hear that happen, but I think you should've told her about that. At least it would save her a trip to the hospital/doc.
I probably would do something that stupid anyways.....

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Postby Livelongandgrumpy » Wed Dec 25, 2002 11:45 am

I am happy to report that Brandon's sister is doing great. Doc cleared her wound check yesterday. Sharp knife, clean cut, quick sewing all made for best outcome. Refresher safety training will now begin under watchful eye. Brandon's dad.

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Postby BRAM » Wed Dec 25, 2002 11:13 pm

Brandon:
please tell your sister I hope she heals well..and fast!!!!!
And if it makes her feel better tell her some day we can compare and show off our Gunting scars..of which I have a few..
comes with designing and experimenting with it..
Hey..it will open on things bigger than a wrist..just make it the OTHER guys parts..and doing it on someone else.you are pulling AWAY from their body usually so the tip and rebound don't bite..
key word usually..
To avoid all problems..get a DRONE...
use a DRone..
practice with a DRone...

Be safe..

Bram
Example of Bram-dumb...
One day I was walking in a store. the manager says "Hey, neat new Spyderco" and reaches for it... I quickly pull it out... KinOp it and twirl right into reverse Grip..
at the same time moving it across my body to my left AWAY from the managers reaching hand...
as I stick it into and through my left hand..
Ok yes I fely really stupid standing there with this Gunting stuck right through my hand..
Yes I bled all over his store..
yes my daughter compounded it with "gee Dad,,some great knife instructor you are.."

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Postby jim_l_clifton » Sat Dec 28, 2002 11:34 am

Bram,
You did tell him "YOU" did that on purpose to demo what could happen if one was not careful,RIGHT?Bram, sometimes I worry about you!!hee!To think you say "I'M not normal!!
jim


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