Lets hear some stories about knife accidents and talk about how you may have prevented it
First off, I'm not stupid but I definitely make stupid mistakes on occasion and I accept that. I feel like if you handle knives enough you will probably get cut eventually, maybe not for all of you but it's definitely the case for me. Also, feel free to make fun of my story if you'd like but I'd ask you don't do that to others. (reference shiny footprint philosophy).
It all started watching a review of "blades I'd buy" as a collaboration between a youtube channel "the late boyscout" where he is talking about blades he would definitely buy at blade HQ. Anyway, I think a few videos later I came upon one where he is talking about closing the lock back (I think it was either a delica or endura) one handed. I thought to myself well, my pacific salt is basically a waterproof endura.. I'm going to learn that technique. This knife for me has only seen a few fishing trips so it's pretty tight still (as to be expected of a relatively newer knife- right?) and I was testing out the retention of the knife with the back lock depressed while trying to catch the top . Well, as it turns out it wasn't quite as tight as I was thinking and it snapped down on my index finger. I keep my knives very, very sharp. If it can't shave it's taken out of rotation and touched up within a week. The wound bled for about 20 minutes before I could get it to stop and I knew when I couldn't extend my finger I was dealing with more than I could treat myself. I work in emergency medicine and had a friend look at it and his response was "dude, you need to see a hand surgeon, you severed an extensor tendon".
A nasty spider bite indeed. Three weeks later and I still have a pin in my finger and I'll definitely have to exclude becoming a hand model someday but overall I learned a valuable lesson and gained some respect for my pacific salt (oh she bites) as well as an appreciation for the PM2 locking mechanism (oh she can bite too, lets not let that happen).
What I should have done was kept my hand out of the way of the blade when testing the retention (duh) or simply accepted a two hand closing technique out of a knife I use for a specific role when I'm fishing (also duh). Had this happened on a camping trip where I may or may not have been able to get attention sooner I would have ruined a lot of fun for myself. My mom wasn't too pleased when she came to visit and I was still practicing the technique with my delica - (another thing I wouldn't recommend); although just to spite my scenario and just for the record, I did still learn how to close my delica one handed and more safely with the respect I should have had in the beginning for my pacific salt. Which I now close two handed while I still have both of them.