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MartinH

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PostSubject: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:11 pm

Okay Fellas,

I recently purchased a fantastic pocket knife, or EDC. Now I wish I hadn't. Last night I was sharpening a stick for smores and proceeded to almost cut my finger off. Yes, you read that correctly! After an ambulance ride and a hellish experience in the ER, I would like to post this PSA to please be very safe. As for me, this bonehead, managed to leave the ER after almost passing out from the six shots into the wound and blood loss. Thirteen stitches later my finger just throbs, but I'm not sure I ever want to use that knife again. My wife made fun of me, my family and friends made fun of me, even the doctor had a joke at my expense. I would have laughed too if the pain hand't been so excruciating. So to all my fellow BoB'ers, don't follow in my footsteps, don't be bonehead. Be safe!

From the moron in chief!
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:24 pm

No pictures? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:45 pm

I'm thinkin you can push a blunt stick through a marshmallow easier than you can sew a finger back on......

Was alchohol involved? drunken

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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:46 pm

my loyal subject, your king offers his gratitude for your service.

nothing like a little idiocy to remind us that none of us is perfect or invincible.
all kidding aside, glad you are well enough to type, and I wish a speedy recovery.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:02 pm

Sorry you wounded yourself! Heal well!
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:50 pm

Sorry to here about that Martin.

When my college aged son was about 10, I gave him a knife for Christmas. After telling him to make sure he was always safe, I cut myself while helping him open a different present.

Everyone got a good laugh except for me. I guess I was showing him what not to do.

I wish you a good recovery.
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MartinH

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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:51 pm

Hermit wrote:
No pictures? lol!

Hermit,

I'm telling you you don't really want to see a picture. It looks like a Frankenstein patch job.

Martin
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:52 pm

Want to sell the knife? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Ouch! All the best.

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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:38 pm

Well you and I can exchange wound pics, have us a little contest. I had a hernia surgery last week. They said it would just be a small incision, but when they got in there they found issues, the little incision they promised is a good 6 inches long and one wicked looking summbitch Shocked Mad

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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:50 pm

Bet with Pdiddy.. he's a white boy.. you know a cut finger is worse than a 2.5 inch wound.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:24 am

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:13 am

You'll heal, give the new knife another shot. 20 years from now you open it and laugh every time.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:07 am

When I was a teenager while making a model I stabbed myself just above the kuckle on my left index finger. Turned out that I cut the tendon. Now I can not fully bend the finger. After any major cut make sure you have full functionality pretty quickly, as things like tendons have a short time to get repaired. All the best on your healing.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:03 pm

Martin, heal quickly. Mistakes we survive are only lessons in the end.

I was thinking those must have been some mighty marshmallows to require sharpened sticks... Laughing ...hell, even hot dogs got the forked-branch routine with the right length made by just breakin' the suckers.

Also, I was recently trying to remove a button from a coat with my knife and nailed the tip of my middle finger pretty good. Hindsight begged the question, "Why exactly was my finger in the path of the blade?" Laughing

Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Martin, heal quickly. Mistakes we survive are only lessons in the end.

I was thinking those must have been some mighty marshmallows to require sharpened sticks... Laughing ...hell, even hot dogs got the forked-branch routine with the right length made by just breakin' the suckers.

I was so thinking the same thing, but I was unsure whether I should goof on Martin in his time of pain geek
Martin, next time spring for fresher marshmallows, it's totally worth it...totally.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:31 pm

My commiserations, Martin. I know the feeling of "I'm really stupid" too well, with respect to knives. We just get way too casual with them. If it will make you feel any better, which it won't, let me tell you of a friend of mine, an intelligent, educated man. He recently drew his kukri from its scabbard the "wrong' way, holding the scabbard with his left hand. He managed to slice several tendons of that hand. Living alone in the desert of east El Paso, the drive to the hospital was a bit messy and angst-ridden. I've done the exact same thing, to a lesser degree, and with a lesser knife, but your story is really like deja vu all over again. Live and maybe learn. Keep the knife; it's not its fault. There--feel better? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Martin, simply consider the knife officially christened.
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:46 pm

Ha! - and thanks for all the replies. Typing is difficult and I just came home from the camping trip. The cut is still pretty ugly looking and I'm taking massive anti-biotics. I was very lucky in that the knife stopped millimeters from the tendon. Very lucky. My little boy has been freaked out by the large bandage because I think he saw the whole thing happen. I reply for all the well wishes and it must be getting better as I've been laying off the Vicodin. I'll be curious as to what kind of scar I will have.

Later,
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:08 pm

Send me the knife and I will protect you from the evil thing Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:40 pm

Guess who severed his tendons and damaged his nerves? Guess who needs surgery?

Yup, you guessed it, ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No No No No No No No Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:00 pm

MartinH wrote:
Guess who severed his tendons and damaged his nerves? Guess who needs surgery?

Yup, you guessed it, ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No No No No No No No Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

You have some nerve. Or... not anymore. Sad

Get better--good battle scar you can make up stories about later. That's always the good news. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A pocket knife, a stick and a boneheaded moved   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:50 pm

Martin. I did the same thing, with my first pocket knife in third grade. A beautiful Case XX, stag handled, Russ Lock. I really liked that knife. I was trying to shut it on the back of my pant leg like I saw my grandpa do. I forgot to move my fingers, when I saw what I done did I pulled the half closed knife off my fingers. The surgeon told my momma that's most likely when I seperated the tip of my pointy finger from my hand. They actually sowed it back on and it works well enough. I fake it and pretend I have feeling in it if someone's watching.
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