Lost in a Cornmaze, a Halloween story (word heavy)

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by soliddawn, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. soliddawn


    Jul 1, 2014
    Every year my lady and I head on out to a pumpkin patch and walk around say "cute this cute that.. this pumpkin has warts...cute..." Ok that isn't true, well mostly but anyway, this year we brought our niece and pug with us and went to a pumpkin patch that had a corn maze. My niece and I were both very excited to try out the corn maze.

    I being the stubborn manly man (who owns a pug that happens to be the runt of the litter) kept telling the fiance to let our dog, Luna, off leash. Let her enjoy the pumpkin patch!!! This is where I went wrong.

    Luna is a pug. Pugs don't like the heat. Today was hot. Luna decided, "F you mom and dad for bringing me here. I'm running into this corn maze suckas, see if you can catch me"

    See now, Luna is a very well behaved dog, and never strays far. She just happens to have her moms attitude ;) and well, we pissed her off.
    She takes off into the corn maze and I run after, completely breaking down corn stalks (is that what they're called?) as I chase and call after this damned dog. Eventually she decides to show us dumb humans mercy and comes back to us. We leash her up, I curse a bit, and we continue to peruse pumpkins and eventually go into the maze to actually try the maze, the proper way.

    At some point I decided I want to whip out the anodized ZT 0630CF in m390 I brought with me that day to cut who knows what at this point and go to reach for it and boy..... did my nuts shrivel up as that sinking realization that what should be attached to my rf pocket, isn't.

    I tell the fiance and niece what I dropped and my lady makes an "oh shit" face. I leave them to begin looking all through the damed corn maze. CORN MAZE. I dropped my KNIFE in a freaking CORN MAZE. A BIG ASS CORN MAZE. After about an hour with no luck and a million different thoughts and ideas of what to do...I leave the corn maze back to the niece, fiance and Luna, defeated and sweaty.

    My lady doesn't take no for an answer and suggests we go back to the area I initially jumped in through when Luna decided to have her teenage rebellion and run off. "I checked there from the other side" I say but we walk over all the same.

    We start looking all over the floor in that area and am reminded how much I want kick myself in the nuts that now reside in my throat for having lost that knife. As I stand up, something catches my eye, it's my freaking knife, clipped (yes clipped, pictures included) to a corn stalk. My fiance laughs, says "what the hell!? You need to take a picture of that and post it to that knife forum thing you're always on!".

    I left being able to breath easier and with an even bigger soft spot for my fiance, my niece for helping, and Luna my fur child for giving me one hell of a Halloween scare.
    Thanks for reading!
    How I found the knife:

    & the beast that caused the fiasco, Luna:

    I know we already have a ton of threads of losing a knives, what about losing and then finding them in strange places???
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  2. RBid


    Apr 6, 2014
    12/10. Bonus points for Luna, who is adorable.
  3. thebrain


    Dec 12, 2007
    Gladly paid pumpkin patch dog tax. Adorable little critter you have there.
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  4. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Luna is pretty darn cute. I have a Luna, too. Actually, I call her Petunia. Conchita calls her Luna. She answers to either one.

    I have almost lost clipped knives the same way, not in corn, but to a plastic patio chair.

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  5. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
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  6. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Cute dog

    Another story why pocket clip carry in active situations sucks
  7. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    I stopped clipped carry when I hike due to branches catching under the clip and yanking my folder out. More than once I had to go back and find my knife hanging off a branch. I either belt carry now or carry a fixed blade.
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  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006


    decades ago I jumped on a snowmobile to do a quick errand and lost a Spyderco police

    That day I learned in active situations pocket carry didn’t work for me

    Funny things it also doesn’t work for me in dress situations because it looks so bad

    Glad op found his knife
  9. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Maybe try using a dummy cord?
  10. JokersFaceLifter


    Jan 6, 2016
    glad you found it, i never use pocket clips, only cause i don't want people seeing I'm carrying plus, stuff like this tend to happen. also I've shredded one too many pairs of dickeys using pocket clips, no más
  11. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    I mostly just carry a fixed blade and belt sheath folders. I still use clipped carry though if I'm not out in the thick brush.
  12. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Looks like the wave worked by deploying the blade when it got pulled out. When I tried one out at a store I could not get the thing to deploy for crap. I guess that corn stock has more dexterity than me. I had a knife get yanked out of my pocket at work the other day but I never found it. My guess is someone on the site scored a new knife that day but no sweat it was a $20. dollar kershaw. Glad you found it and it looked like Luna was happy too.
  13. fmrranger

    fmrranger Basic Member Basic Member

    May 13, 2010
    Glad you found it! I've had clip folders yanked out of my pocket a few times, you're correct, it's a nut shriveling experience. Thought I lost my PM2 not too long ago, looked all over for it and couldn't find it, opened my truck door and there it was, hanging on the seat belt! Apparently when I took my seat belt off it snagged the clip and pick pocketed me.
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  14. soliddawn


    Jul 1, 2014
    Luna conchita is very cute. It's pretty wild how knive transfer themselves from being clipped to your pants, onto another object.

    Thank you jill, it's been a lot of trial and error with this Luna. Definitely don't starin her too much when it's hot out so in all truthiness I'm pretty sure she ran into the corn maze because it offered her shade from the sun. Smart pup. We got her back in the air conditioned car soon after
  15. soliddawn


    Jul 1, 2014
    Awesome replies everyone, never would have thought that this is a common occurrence, I appreciate the wisdom. I tend to carry fixed blades on hikes or if I'll be doing handy/yard work. Definitely need to rethink when and where I'll be wearing clipped folders to from now on.

    As for the wave on this particular knife, it works really well. So much so that when I draw it, depending on where I'm at, I have to purposefully do it in a way where it won't deploy using the wave method.
  16. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Glad you found your ZT. Stay clipped to your lady -- she sounds like a keeper, too;).
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  17. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I love the story and I'm happy you found your blade. Very lucky!

    I always drop it in the pocket for high risk situations ;).

    Tyson says Hi. He has chewed up a leather CRK slip and Mora sheath in the past. He has moved on to rubber chew toys.

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  18. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    This story is a little corny... Really happy you found it! I hate loosing things so much.
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  19. Kreyzhorse


    Jan 15, 2013
    Great story, cute dogs.
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  20. soliddawn


    Jul 1, 2014
    Eh, what can I say, I can be a corny kind of guy :Do_O.

    You say you hate losing things, the feeling is mutual. Have you ever lost a knife?

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