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Lost Knives

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:33 am

I can't seem to keep track of my stuff all of a sudden. This hasn't really been a problem long term, but recently it's been a real thing for me.

I have apparently lost my DF2 in G10 earlier this week, as I couldn't find it this morning. :mad: It's either somewhere around the house, or it dropped out of my pocket at work on Tuesday. Hopefully around the house...

And then over Labor Day, I lost a flashlight while camping.
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And finally, over the summer, I lost my DF2 in H1 in Beaver Lake when I had it unsecured in a cargo pocket while water skiing.

At least on the H1 one, I knew exactly what happened to it and it was my own fault. And I knew it wouldn't turn back up. The G10 DF2 and the flashlight I don't know exactly what happened, and consequent I'm constantly "looking" for them and expecting them to turn up. The G10 DF2 has only been gone a few days, so it may yet turn up. But I hate losing things, especially when I'm not sure what exactly happened to them.

I'm sure you all can relate, but needed to get my frustration out. Fortunately, I've got other DFs, but not exact duplicates of the lost knives. Ugh.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

I lost my Southard the first week I had it. I hadn't even carried out of the house yet. It was in the couch for a couple of months until I found it looking for a remote control. I live in gym shorts and sweatpants and sometimes carry loose in a pocket which comes with its risks. I usually carry IWB when bummin' around in my lazy clothes but if I have my hands full I will sometimes just drop it in the pocket when I am done cutting something. I also lost my Cruwear Military once and had to retrace my steps until I found it clipped to be seatbelt of a forklift I had been driving earlier. Both were stressful experiences for sure.
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby osprey » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:24 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:I also lost my Cruwear Military once and had to retrace my steps until I found it clipped to be seatbelt of a forklift I had been driving earlier. Both were stressful experiences for sure.
This has happened to me frequently enough that I now instinctively check my pockets and seat belt whenever getting up from driving the fork truck.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby bwunger » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:26 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:I lost my Southard the first week I had it. I hadn't even carried out of the house yet. It was in the couch for a couple of months until I found it looking for a remote control. I live in gym shorts and sweatpants and sometimes carry loose in a pocket which comes with its risks. I usually carry IWB when bummin' around in my lazy clothes but if I have my hands full I will sometimes just drop it in the pocket when I am done cutting something. I also lost my Cruwear Military once and had to retrace my steps until I found it clipped to be seatbelt of a forklift I had been driving earlier. Both were stressful experiences for sure.
I've had my seatbelt lift both my knife and my flashlight out of my pockets on separate occasions. Quite the unpleasant surprise when they show up missing and the last thing you remember is putting it in your pocket in the morning. Especially the first time it happens. No idea that was something I needed to worry about. :confused:
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby VashHash » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:05 pm

Lost my Kris a few months ago. Really miss that knife. I knew i was taking a chance every time I carried it but i did it anyway. I'm slowly losing hope that I'll find it and i can't afford the $300+ price most are asking now. Hoping for a sprint one day.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:46 pm

**** Vashhash that's rough losing a Kris
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby ABX2011 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:44 pm

I rarely lose things but I did lose an nearly new Atlantic Salt when I jumped into a lake from the rocky cliff shoreline. It was clipped to my shorts and popped off when I impacted the water.

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Postby Evil D » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:08 pm

This used to be my rational for not buying expensive knives. I've gotten a lot better with it because I have a system. I use an "EDC bowl" that sits on my desk and I dump my pockets into it each day, otherwise my knives stay in their boxes and if I rotate one out the old one goes into its box. I managed to hang on to a cheap razor tap knife for 16 years this way.
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:36 pm

Ah perspectives. I am very fortunate that none of my loses have not been particularly rare or unique models. Thanks all for the replies. I hope that I did not dredge up too many poor memories. That Kris would be rough though!

Spent a little time today searching likely areas, but without success.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby PanChango » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:27 am

I lost two of the SE USN Hawkbill Ladybugs last summer. I really came to like the knife, but just can't seem to hold on to them.

I really need a clip to keep knives where they are supposed to be.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby VashHash » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:45 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:**** Vashhash that's rough losing a Kris
Yeah one of my favorite knives too.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby farnorthdan » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:21 am

Only knifes I seem to lose are the ones my wife and boys decide they need more than I do. :D
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:07 pm

farnorthdan wrote:Only knifes I seem to lose are the ones my wife and boys decide they need more than I do. :D
This was actually my first thought. My wife usually grabs a dragonfly to open packages. But she also usually puts it back when done. Apparently unlike myself... :mad:

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby anagarika » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:38 pm

I just lost a pen, gift from office folks in the office when attending 2 meetings. I couldn't retrace back where /whom borrowed it. :confused: It's really bad when memory starts to fail :o .
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby spydutch » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:28 am

Lost a Tasman Salt at a job and never found it back.
Almost lost a SS Dfly to found it clipped to a swimming bag. :confused:
"Lost" a Military in the coach of my best buddy. :eek:

Furthermore I snagged numerous knives out of my pocket by the seat belt of my car. :(

That's the reason I hardly clip anymore and have removed the clip from almost all of my Spydies. :)

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby elena86 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:46 am

"Lost"as in "stolen" counts ? Recently burglers broke into my house and I "lost" half of my collection more or less :mad: Plus seven NIB Sebenzas.Lucky for me they left my beloved Cruwear Millie but they took my M390 Para2 grail.These days I still mourn.I only wish they try again when I'm home with my 12 gauge shotgun nearby :eek:

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby RunnersLunge » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:16 am

Good luck with the insurance claims Elena86, that's miserable.

While it does not guarantee accidents will not occur in losing or misplacing items I can only suggest developing a very standard routine and overall system. My overall carry location of EDC items never changes regardless of apparel. Pen/Flashlight RFP, Knife IWB usually 4 ocklock, phone LFP ( never anything else with phone b/c screen).

The problem is when the morning waking up routine or night putting items up routine is disrupted by a mid day change of clothes somewhere outside of home. Then being an overall organized person is the way to go where you are conscious of your items and locations. Just as with anything putting an item where it goes - even then life happens.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:26 am

I have lost a few knives over the years. Nowadays, I keep everything in the same place in my pockets. Everything has an assigned place, so if something is not there, I know it. I also do not use clips on knives very often because they can be snagged and come out.
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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Sildani » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:23 pm

Had an original Viele SE stolen at a cookout. Loaned it to the host to open frozen beef packages, he left it out next to his grill and - poof- gone.

VashHash: I happen to know a guy who's selling a Kris. PM me if you like. Matter of fact, he's selling a lot of Spydies. If there is interest, I'll post his list.

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Re: Lost Knives

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:03 pm

Excellent news! My G10 DF2 has been found! It was in a pocket of a bag. Not sure how it got there, but real happy that I found it.

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