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Johnny Blade

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jblade13, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    Hello Everyone
    I'm 48 and I love skulls and knives. Knives with skulls are even better lol
    I'm excited to be a part of a group with a deep passion for knives.
    I'm retired with a small side business selling folding knives.
    I didn't join the site to promote my business but rather to learn more about my favourite hobby.
    I've assembled a few knives and I'm in the beginning stages of designing and creating my own personal folding knife.
    I hope to read and learn much more about knives from this site.
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome aboard. Nice to have another member interested in folders.
     
  3. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    Thank you very much!
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Welcome Johnny!
     
  5. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    Just a quick note about safety when dealing with knives and/or sharp blades.
    Friday evening I foolishly left a newly sharpened 6 inch blade out on my work area and accidentally knocked the blade off the table. The blade fell about 30 CM and then speared into my thigh about 2 or 3 cm deep and just as wide cut that hurt a great deal. The gash had blood flowing out like a faucet. My wife made me go to the hospital in Strathroy and now at 1:51 AM I've been transferred to Victoria Hospital in London Ontario.
    The cut may have nicked an artery in my thigh and possibly caused some pretty serious damage leading to possible complications.
    If I was a little more careful with the blade; I never would of hurt myself.
    Note to self:
    Pay better attention to what I'm doing when dealing with sharp blades.
    I hope this helps others prevent needless accidents?
    Be safe all!
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Not a great way to start the weekend! I hope that you make a speedy recovery.
     
  7. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    I agree:
    It is not a great start to my weekend lol

    Update on my injury:

    The cut did not injure anything serious in my leg and l can expect a full recovery.
    My leg is sore but at least I can walk on it.
    The doctor told me that a centimeter or two from the wound and I may have had a serious injury.
     
  8. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Glad to hear you're going to be fine. Now you're truly a knife maker, having learned the most important lesson -- they bite.
     
  9. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    Yes, the "bite" is a lesson I will never forget. Thanks for showing me the 'positive' in my accident, Mythaken.
     
  10. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    That's called the TRADE working itself in...:D
    Glad to hear your ok.
    Had something similar happen to me while sanding a blade, moment of distraction and it bit me in the wrist , as to say HEY! LOOK AT ME!! ( I to was lucky)
     
  11. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    You're absolutely correct! I was very lucky. I believe everything happens for a reason. Either directly or indirectly ; we learn from our mistakes. I may have prevented a future serious or even fatal mistake.
     
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  12. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard. Nice to have another SW Ontarian in the group. I live down near Windsor now but lived for a lot of years near Seaforth. Love Strathroy. I'm a bit gun shy about folders though. I had one fail on me and nearly chop off one of my fingers. Sunk into the finger bone even. I can't bring myself to trust them anymore.
     
  13. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    Hi and thank you, I'm sorry to hear of your bad experience with a folder. Do you mind if I ask why type of locking mechanism was used?
     
  14. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Welcome
     
  15. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    It was a liner lock, I believe. I don't know if there was a rounded edge or if something was preventing it from sitting properly. All I remember is a lot of blood and the 10 minutes of worrying I'd lose my finger before the ER doc assured me I was lucky. Since then, I've been very nervous using them. (i do still use them but they're small and I'm extra careful with them - generally a good idea, I suppose)
     
  16. Jblade13

    Jblade13 New Member

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    That sounds terrible! I understand your apprehension when dealing with folders. Maybe you could try a folder with a proven locking system that won't fail?

    https://www.coldsteel.com/tri_ad_lock
     
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  17. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I likely will. I also carve as a hobby and I would really love a good folding knife to carry with me. They are so much more convenient (and less likely to get me arrested) so I need to get over my phobia. Thanks Jblade
     

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