Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eli Chaps, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    My daughters came over tonight to celebrate the youngest's birthday. Had a real nice dinner of steak and dill havarti, bacon mac-n-cheese. :)

    My olderst had asked me for a knife to cut the pie, I was in the middle of something and just handed her my 6" Wusthof Gourmet Chef's Knife that I use primarily for breaking down chickens and as a utility knife. That'll due.


    This may come as a shock to some, but I don't have a dishwasher. So, we're cleaning up and there's a lot going on not the least of which is a toddler granddaughter who is running around like a toddler granddaughter that has been eating Nilla Wafers and chocolate cream pie.

    I'm doing dishes and my oldest (granddaughter's mom) is helping put things away, etc. Just about done and grabbing up the last of the silverware in the bottom of the soapy sink and...ouch!

    She didn't mean to, she just was doing stuff and didn't realize it but she put that knife in the bottom of the sink with the other stuff she was setting in there.


    That's the third bandage on the index finger and two on the other ones. The middle finger somehow only got a nick. Ah well, sharp knives and all that. Surely not the first time and surely not the last. At least when they're sharp it don't really hurt. :)
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  2. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    The cut doesn't hurt. The nerves do, once they have realize they have been abused and have had a little time to get their mad on. And then the itch while things knit back together....
  3. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
  4. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005

    hope it heals real quick.
  5. Ourorboros


    Jan 23, 2017
    After my first time cutting myself doing dishes, I've kept my knives separate and accounted for.
    But with people running around that can be tough to keep track of.
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  6. RIP Dequincy Jynxie

    RIP Dequincy Jynxie Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 10, 2020
    warm blood used to make me squeamish

    getting into knives, and especially knife sharpening, has helped remove that tendency
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  7. Smaug

    Smaug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    I can see how that would happen.

    When I'm done and cleaning up, I manually wash the sharp knives, (except steak knives, which go point-down in the dishwasher) then immediately dry them and put them away. I'm surrounded by females all the time, and they just do not think about this type of thing, (no matter how many times you tell them) so you have to take matters into your own hands.

    Anyway, it happens to the best of us. I hope you heal up quickly.
  8. comis

    comis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 17, 2013
    Hope these heal soon! That's one thing I repeatedly have to remind myself and everyone in the kitchen constantly...beware of sharps, and no prying.
  9. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    My wife and daughters are very aware of my knives and proper treatment. It's probably been twenty years since there was anything like this. It was just a hectic thing.

    We can blame 2020. :)

    For me, the lesson was that my daughter is not keeping her knives sharp enough and that's why she didn't instantly know not to do that. I informed her of such more than once while she was putting the band aids on me. :p
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  10. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    Good cautionary tale. Similar to not diving into muddy water.
  11. rmill7

    rmill7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    My in-laws used to be "fill the sink and soak" dish washers, including the knives! I learned this while washing dishes after Sunday supper, and the result looked very much like your experience here :eek:

    Now my wife, and her entire family, wash the knives right away and put them away ;) My wife is almost to the point where I would consider a carbon kitchen knife!
  12. Weasipoint

    Weasipoint Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Aug 8, 2019
    I worked as a restaurant manager for 10 years, a constant fight was getting people to not put knives in the sink. Ive grabbed 2 blades myself but luckily neither was too bad. People see you get cut once and all the blood, even if it's not too deep they still bleed alot, and they tend to learn not to do it again
  13. MarkN86


    Sep 3, 2012
    Oof. Glad it wasn't worse than it was. Most people don't know how or don't care to keep them very sharp and get a bit careless. I've seen some literally rounded edges in other people's kitchens. It's scary when you mix carelessness and good sharpening ability.
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  14. mushka


    Jun 27, 2018
    I wash dishes and silver ware by hand. I always wash the knives first and separately one at a time. I don't just drop them into the dishwater so I can get cut retrieving them.
  15. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    Damn. Hopes here that you heal quickly, and btw, thanks for showing the pics bandaged ;). It's funny, in all my years of (let's face it) playing with knives, all of my serious cuts have been in the kitchen. The worst of which was while washing, where I got distracted and the knife slipped out of my hand. I came across an Alton Brown Shun video once, where he shared his method of resting the knife flat against the side of the sink and scrubbing one side at a time. I admit I've rarely done it that way but I found it interesting.
  16. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    3 digits in one go - is that a record?

    I once managed 2 fingers cut with one knife. Turned out to be a bit of mess trying to bandage them on my own.
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  17. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    I think I jerked and that's when the index finger got it. But it's a record for me. Now, through my own cooking adventures, that index finger can tell some war stories! :)
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  18. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Just deeply cut the tip of the middle finger of my left hand across the nail w/a serrated bread knife while slicing some sourdough bread. One of those "oh sh*t" moments when you cut yourself but don't feel the pain/blood yet but know that you f*cked up.

    LOTS of blood but compression kept it in check and it's healed sufficient in just 3 days to remove the bandage to allow it heal w/o a bandage, which I find is the best way to promote healing.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2020
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  19. stonproject


    Nov 22, 2013
    My wife has gotten a couple nice kitchen knives, and I find her checking to make sure I washed and dried them off so they stayed looking nice :D
  20. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I am always extra cautious with kitchen knives - always collect and wash knives first and separately before dealing with the rest to wash.

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