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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #30 on: October 31, 2020, 03:03:31 PM
Pocket of little used garment?   I recently found a special pen I had lost for over a year.  It had been living in the pocket of a sport coat I rarely wear.  I wore the coat and found my pen.
I just went through my jackets and had hopes...but no luck yet.
This reminds of the time I put on a shirt that I had not worn for a few yrs.. Found 200.00 in cash in the pocket.. :facepalm:
Haha, I did find some Leathermen, but cash would be fun to find!
Sure it’ll turn up sometime soon and somewhere you’ll kick yourself for not having looked...I would suggest something like borrowing a metal detector but there are so many metal items in a house that would probably be pointless...good luck
True, too much metal here.  I'm holding onto to you comment that it'll turn up sometime soon.  :tu:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #31 on: October 31, 2020, 03:26:47 PM
Found a Zippo lighter I forgot I had purchased.

I'm thinking whomever gives the clue that leads me to my Bantam I will give you a small finders fee, something like $25 bucks in your PayPal or something like that.
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #32 on: October 31, 2020, 03:52:18 PM
Did it fall behind a drawer? Happened to me once (with just an empty SAK box and an IKEA BESTÅ cabinet).
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #33 on: October 31, 2020, 04:05:28 PM
Found a Zippo lighter I forgot I had purchased.


Cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #34 on: October 31, 2020, 04:38:31 PM
Found my other 2 carbon fiber customs.  2 out of 3 ain't bad, but I still want the Bantam!  :ahhh

Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #35 on: October 31, 2020, 04:39:15 PM
You're getting close..........    :woohoo:
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #36 on: October 31, 2020, 04:41:25 PM
Did it fall behind a drawer? Happened to me once (with just an empty SAK box and an IKEA BESTÅ cabinet).
Still looking, good tip!  :tu:
Cool find FB! :like: :tu: :tu:
Thank you Vicman!  :cheers:
You're getting close..........    :woohoo:
Hoping today is the day!  :tu:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #37 on: October 31, 2020, 04:59:15 PM
Have you not heard about the Bantam Phantom, who, close to Halloween, sneaks into houses and steals small pocket knives? Legend has it, he was a Hessian soldier who fought with the British during the War of Independence. Between battles, he dropped his favourite pocket knife in a muddy field and soon afterwards was killed in a cavalry charge. Ever since, he has been seen after sunset, looking at the ground and muttering to himself, "Where did I put it! Where did I put it!" and sometimes people wake up in the night to see the Bantam Phantom inspecting their SAK collections.
TRUE STORY!!


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #38 on: October 31, 2020, 05:04:51 PM
I hope you find it, it's a beauty!  So are the other 2 carbon fibres.  I had a similar thing happen - I'd lost a mini-griptilian and looked in all of the usual places.  I figured I must've dropped it out somewhere, and had totally given up finding it.  Then at least a year later my wife and daughter were sorting out a seldom used basement closet.  My 5 year old found it with the blade open?! I would not normally leave a blade open with kids around.  I must've been in there doing something and got distracted and forgot I'd been in there!
So hang in there, I'm sure it will turn up when you've stopped looking in some weird place.  Try the basement closet  :)
Good luck!


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #39 on: October 31, 2020, 05:10:28 PM
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #40 on: October 31, 2020, 05:21:34 PM
Have you not heard about the Bantam Phantom, who, close to Halloween, sneaks into houses and steals small pocket knives? Legend has it, he was a Hessian soldier who fought with the British during the War of Independence. Between battles, he dropped his favourite pocket knife in a muddy field and soon afterwards was killed in a cavalry charge. Ever since, he has been seen after sunset, looking at the ground and muttering to himself, "Where did I put it! Where did I put it!" and sometimes people wake up in the night to see the Bantam Phantom inspecting their SAK collections.
TRUE STORY!!
I could believe that.

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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #41 on: October 31, 2020, 05:35:47 PM
Is there a system to categorize all the SAKs into different group/pile/boxes?    Maybe it was mistakenly placed into 84mm alox or 74mm?


Btw, does the photo of Bantam has a location tag?


How about try to recreate that photo based on the shadow of the phone/lighting, and maybe search around that area?


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #42 on: October 31, 2020, 05:38:15 PM
Is there a system to categorize all the SAKs into different group/pile/boxes?    Maybe it was mistakenly placed into 84mm alox or 74mm?

That only happens with 75mm SAKs. Mistakenly putting them in the 74mm group (I'm sure you get the joke ;) ).
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 05:43:41 PM by Reinier »
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #43 on: October 31, 2020, 05:40:38 PM
That only happens wit 75mm SAKs. Mistakenly putting them in the 74mm group (I'm sure you get the joke ;) ).

 :rofl:  The funny thing is I have no problem of that either way, as long as Swisstool is out of the 'others' pile. :D


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #44 on: October 31, 2020, 05:43:21 PM
:rofl:  The funny thing is I have no problem of that either way, as long as Swisstool is out of the 'others' pile. :D

I was going to put the SwissTool there since it's not a SAK :D
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #45 on: October 31, 2020, 05:44:51 PM
And stop quoting me before I had the chance to fix my typos :pok: :P
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #46 on: October 31, 2020, 05:57:24 PM
Don't just check pockets, check the linings as well. I once lost my sunglasses for some nine months. Looked everywhere for them. Bought new ones. Found them next winter in the linings of my winter coat. The inside pocket had a hole in the lining and they slipped through it right to the bottom of the coat. And I see how that could much more easily happen eith something as slim as a Bantam


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #47 on: October 31, 2020, 06:10:34 PM
Is there a system to categorize all the SAKs into different group/pile/boxes?    Maybe it was mistakenly placed into 84mm alox or 74mm?


Btw, does the photo of Bantam has a location tag?


How about try to recreate that photo based on the shadow of the phone/lighting, and maybe search around that area?
About the location tag, I can tell I took the photo in my house.
Keep the ideas coming!  You are going to post something that leads me to it, I have this feeling!  :tu: :salute: :hatsoff:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #48 on: October 31, 2020, 06:10:59 PM
Don't just check pockets, check the linings as well. I once lost my sunglasses for some nine months. Looked everywhere for them. Bought new ones. Found them next winter in the linings of my winter coat. The inside pocket had a hole in the lining and they slipped through it right to the bottom of the coat. And I see how that could much more easily happen eith something as slim as a Bantam
Okay, going to go check the linings now.  :tu:
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #49 on: October 31, 2020, 06:50:55 PM
I told my 5yo about your missing Bantam. She did not understand why a pocket knife would have the same name as a small chicken :P But she really wanted to help. She came up with this list:

  • In the trash  ::)
  • Pants pocket (too easy)
  • In the dishwasher (don't put any SAK in the dishwasher!)
  • In the prefab pancakes packaging  ???
  • On top of a painting on the wall
  • In your mailbox

Sorry. She tried :D
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #50 on: October 31, 2020, 06:56:16 PM
I told my 5yo about your missing Bantam. She did not understand why a pocket knife would have the same name as a small chicken :P But she really wanted to help. She came up with this list:

  • In the trash  ::)
  • Pants pocket (too easy)
  • In the dishwasher (don't put any SAK in the dishwasher!)
  • In the prefab pancakes packaging  ???
  • On top of a painting on the wall
  • In your mailbox

Sorry. She tried :D

She did great and I love that she tried.  :tu:  I am going to check top of paintings.
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #51 on: October 31, 2020, 08:02:57 PM
I told my 5yo about your missing Bantam. She did not understand why a pocket knife would have the same name as a small chicken :P But she really wanted to help. She came up with this list:


Great list Reinier! :like:


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #52 on: November 01, 2020, 06:00:48 AM
Some recliner chairs , American Comfort style is an example, have a FLAP at the bottom of the back.
Things that fall out of pockets can slip past the cushions and arm rests but don't fall out of the chair onto the floor, they're trapped by the flap.
Tug the flap open (usually held in place by velcro) and you may find stuff.
Good Luck !


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #53 on: November 01, 2020, 10:53:12 AM
I remember when you've first posted a picture of that Bantam with these lovely cabon fibre and brass inlet scales  :dd:

I think those black scales could hide well in any darker or black corner/area/pocket/sheath/bag.

Also, it is slim and slippery  :pok:



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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #54 on: November 01, 2020, 01:10:51 PM
Some recliner chairs , American Comfort style is an example, have a FLAP at the bottom of the back.
Things that fall out of pockets can slip past the cushions and arm rests but don't fall out of the chair onto the floor, they're trapped by the flap.
Tug the flap open (usually held in place by velcro) and you may find stuff.
Good Luck !
Thank you!  :cheers:
You are correct, I have 2 recliners with the velcro flap.  Sadly, not in either chair.
I remember when you've first posted a picture of that Bantam with these lovely cabon fibre and brass inlet scales  :dd:

I think those black scales could hide well in any darker or black corner/area/pocket/sheath/bag.

Also, it is slim and slippery  :pok:

(Image removed from quote.)
Good point about it being able to hide well.
I was frantic wanting to find it, but now I'm going to have to take that advice.  I am just going to consider it temporarily lost.
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #55 on: November 01, 2020, 01:42:22 PM
Well, you can go CSI on your home. Just start with one room and check every inch, inside furniture drawers, underneath chairs and carpets. Once you're sure it's not there, move to another room and repeat.

Seeing as all the more usual suggestions still haven't turned it up, the above seems the next logical step.  Include all garages, outbuildings, workbenches etc and look everywhere, don't miss a spot because you are certain it wouldn't be there.

Maybe a child decided to try it out. left it somewhere (outside ? ) and then didn't own up.

An unpleasant possibility is that someone stole it (I hope not).  Not common, but it has happened.  :( 
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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #56 on: November 01, 2020, 01:57:16 PM
With your large collection is it possible it's right there, being overlooked in your frenzy.
I know I've misplaced items in plain sight


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #57 on: November 01, 2020, 02:12:26 PM
Seeing as all the more usual suggestions still haven't turned it up, the above seems the next logical step.  Include all garages, outbuildings, workbenches etc and look everywhere, don't miss a spot because you are certain it wouldn't be there.
It's possible I may be making a move to another state in the next year, so that will give me an opportunity to go through all potential hiding places.  :tu:
With your large collection is it possible it's right there, being overlooked in your frenzy.
I know I've misplaced items in plain sight
I was thinking like you GJ....and I've looked over and over on where I think it should be and the knives it was usually stored next to. 
This just might be the consequence of being a collector.
Rest in peace ColoSwiss, you will always be remembered.


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #58 on: November 01, 2020, 10:37:57 PM
FolderBeholder, my deepest condolences for all your losses...

As it was already written above, you can once again carefully look through the entire collection (this is how I found several SAKs that I considered lost).
Also the knife may fall through the wall of the drawer into the cabinet. You can check by removing all the drawers from the cabinet.

Or you can use folk remedies. For example, tie a handkerchief around a chair leg at night and say: "Brownie, play with the thing, but bring it back." Sometimes it helps.

(I understand you very well, I myself lost at home two very valuable for me metal boxes a few years ago.  :facepalm:)


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Re: Custom Bantam missing - what would you do?
Reply #59 on: November 01, 2020, 10:45:29 PM
In the trap/drain of the washing machine is always worth a look.
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