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Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife... 1811

No Life Club Posts: 3,709
Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:43:40 AM »
If this had been my Swiss Bianco PX or MT.O PX I would have really been pissed...

It was my SI, which is my user, but still!!








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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 08:06:54 AM »
To the polishing wheel!

Good luck...
And never do that again :(

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,905
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 08:57:22 AM »
 :iagree:


Repeat after me...  'What do you want to cut? Show me and I will cut it'  :pok:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,218
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 08:59:14 AM »
I know the feeling!  :rant:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,033 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 09:20:31 AM »
:iagree:


Repeat after me...  'What do you want to cut? Show me and I will cut it'  :pok:
:iagree:

Or carry a plastic cultery knife for handing out to people ‘with a history’ when they ask to loan your tool. :D

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 09:22:48 AM »
What happen to it?

I have given anknife to be used on a select few occasions and every single time I regret it and they damage my blade. I refuse to lend my knife to anyone now. If they need something cut I will do it.

I lent my knife to a friend of mine and he put what he was cutting on the cement and intended to cut it with the cement as his cutting board. Luckily I stopped him before he could do it..... never again!

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No Life Club Posts: 3,709
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 09:58:07 AM »
I think I’ll take my beat up Leatherman Crater To Work from now on. They can’t hurt it!  LOL






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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 11:33:07 AM »
Thus why I keep an inexpensive lockback handy.... Good knives only get lent to people whom I know understand how to use a knife. Don't want someone bleeding all over my daily  :rofl:
I do hate the rare occasion where I have to use an undesirable cutting surface, like glass or asphalt/gravel/concrete... but I've gotten pretty good at it

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,481
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 02:16:55 PM »
Yep, another horror story. I have seen it happen to other people and learned from them. If anything needs cutting, I am the one doing the cutting.
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 02:41:17 PM »
I can relate to the feeling...... :(

I always ask what they want to cut and then I will do the cutting unless I happen to have an old knife on me that is already scratched up.

Most people don't even think about whether they will damage the blade.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,481
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2018, 03:03:13 PM »
The last person who asked to borrow a knife, was at a state park. His girlfriend was wearing blue jeans that were a tad to long on the bottom and she had stepped on the bottom and torn it long enough that she was getting it caught on stuff. I then asked him why he didn’t have a knife on him, especially out in the woods. He said he didn’t own one.  :sa: at that point I recommended to him the SAK. Very affordable. I have always thought that was a given. You out in the woods you have a knife.
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2018, 03:12:01 PM »
There are people I will lend knives to, and people I won't. There's also knives I will lend, and others I won't. It's people of unknown knife sense where it gets interesting. The last two I lent a knife to, bled all over it.



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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2018, 03:27:48 PM »
I’ll never lend anything but a disposable utility knife to anyone who i don’t know well .
Best wishes,

Chris
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
I don't carry a beater knife to lend.  I don't lend either.  If they need something cut and I can do it I will, otherwise I suggest they begin to carry a knife. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2018, 04:02:42 PM »
I  don't loan out my knife anymore.

Ever!

NEVER!

Learned the hard way many many years ago.

That person got up in the morning with the same choices I did. If that person chooses to go out and about in the world unprepared, then that is their own choice. They do not get to use my tools to screw up in some ignorant way because they are an incompetent person in general. It took me a lot of years to become hardened to that course action, but I no longer feel the need to provide for or 'save' others who are the 'day late and a dollar short' members of our society.

One Christmas many years ago, I gave out over a dozen Vic classic's as stocking stuffers to the non knife carrying members of my family. Cousins, second cousins,  brother in law, a niece or two, and aunt. People who thought out the year would say "Hey Carl, lead me your knife" and then return it dirty, nicked, and on one occasion, broken.

By summer, half of the classic recipients had lost or broken their SAK's. By the next Christmas, about 25% of them still had the little SAK and valued it as a new and handy addition to their life. A one quarter success rate. So, I no longer have patience for those ill equipped for daily life, and I'm not letting my stuff get ,messed up by one of 'them'.

« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 04:06:27 PM by cbl51 »

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2018, 04:41:40 PM »
 :imws:
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2018, 04:45:57 PM »
 :iagree: with all the above,
also not only because the damage that they can do to the knife itself and the blade, which  most times can be repaired,
but rather because of the damage they sometimes do to themselves and their honor, which is often irreparable ... :dunno:

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2018, 04:47:00 PM »
There are a handful of people I will let use my knives (but only some of them).

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
Compared to what happened to my Super Tool 300 (busted plier head), that's not much. Same guy also broke the handle off a new fiberglass handle Granddad bought. People that abuse stuff you loan them should a: never be allowed to touch your tools (this guy working for my granddad when I was spending most of the week at the community college was why I put locks on all my toolboxes) or b: only loaned the bargain bin garbage (and yes, I have knives and tools specifically for loaning out that I rarely use myself, unless it's an abusive, or dirty job).   Provided, most of my smaller "good" tools were loaded up in a shaving kit bag inside my pack and with me at all times while at community college (I was in mechatronics, where all those tools got used regularly).

In part, that's why Rough Riders are starting to take over as my working knives. Cheap to replace, but still good enough to my standards to carry for general EDC.
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2018, 07:00:20 PM »
I loaned my Micra and they bent the tweezers.
I loaned a pen once, they cracked the casing. Another time, with a different pen, they broke the casing. It was a twisty action, which made it useless.
And it's awlways fun to chase people down to ask for my pen back.  :facepalm: It's a loaner, I did not gift it to you!  :twak:

It's bad enough not to be carrying basic stuff, but to damage or keep things you borrow, that's too much.

I have since learned my lesson.
No Life Club Posts: 3,709
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2018, 08:12:36 PM »
I normally don’t worrry about the guy i let use my SI. Everyone knows I carry something so they usually holler at me to cut or fix something.

This time I was busy so he just asked to use it.  I think he was actually using it to try to scrape goo out of the cutter of a production tag printer.

Not letting that happen again!!




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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2018, 09:02:05 PM »
I do believe we are almost all of the same mindset.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2018, 09:08:32 PM »
From what I figure, people in general do not value knives either financially or as a tool. For most people a cheap €5 knife is all they ever need and when it's not they go to someone like us; and when we hand over our quality tool and they ruin it they wonder why we're pissed at them.  :think:

Or, it's also possible that they don't value other peoples tools, after all, they didn't buy it.
 
I was working on a job a while back and one of the guys I was working with was teased over the expensive knife he was carrying. But they all went to him when they needed something cut, and it was a job where there was rope, string, tie wraps etc needed cutting often. I didn't advertise that I also had a knife  :D :whistle:

Long time ago I had the pliers on a SAK damaged by lending it to a colleague and I learned my lesson never a lender or borrower be.

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2018, 09:20:24 PM »
As a rule, I rather have people cut their fingers with their own knife instead of with one of my knives. So that is a no, you cannot borrow my knife.
Only a very select group of friends are excluded from that rule.

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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2018, 05:21:13 AM »
The people who can use my knives can use my pistols or my toothbrush.

Things like this is is why.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,481
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2018, 06:03:07 AM »
The people who can use my knives can use my pistols or my toothbrush.

Things like this is is why.
Pistols get lent to nobody. Even friends don’t get them. A knife, yes, guns, no.
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2018, 06:16:23 AM »
I keep a China made Barlow in my back pocket that I paid $2 for. It is dull and cheap, so I don't mind loaning it out. Funny though, since it is junk, it has stayed in perfect condition. If it were my Buck knife, SAK, or LM; it would have gotten messed up for sure. :facepalm:

I try to be generous in my day to day activities and interactions. A very lightweight and cheap Barlow isn't a problem for me to carry for loaning and helps other people out. My brother is the kind to never loan anything out, and I get it, but I'm just wired differently. :ahhh

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No Life Club Posts: 1,544
Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2018, 06:25:16 AM »
Wow!  It seems like each commenter had bad experiences.  I think this says something about the level of respect for others and their property these days.

Jim
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2018, 07:52:55 AM »
When I was about 12 my uncle used my SAK to uncork a bottle of wine. After that the corkscrew had a little side play that wasn't there before.
Never liked lending SAKs since then.
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Re: Sometimes I regret letting someone use my knife...
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2018, 12:36:41 PM »
Lend it to them, but it's chained to your belt.  ;)


 

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