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You never know when you're gonna need a pocket knife...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ron Sabbagh, May 15, 2019.

  1. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Another Aron Ralston...
  3. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    This was just on my local news this morning. Illustrates the importance of carrying a simple pocket knife on the farm. When I was I child, I was constantly warned to give the auger a wide berth.

    I would love to know what gentleman used. I'm guessing something that would surprise most of us.
  4. Rykjeklut


    May 23, 2018
    Something about him just screams Buck 110.
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  5. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    multiple news sites have reported it was a 3" blade... my guess would be the buck 112 but I really am curious to find out what his edc was that day
  6. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I read that an hour ago, made it to German news sites as well. And I agree probably a Buck that wasn't as sharp as it should have been. :eek::D
  7. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    People are definitely hardy around here, wow.
  8. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Hopefully our uses will be of a much less serious nature
    but I have always felt it to be a tool well worth carrying(as well as a easy carry) by both men and women. It can be a very awkward moment when something needs to be cut and you have no tool to do it
  9. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    If I know anything about the new outlets around here, if they could have put "Buck knife" in the "headline" they probably would have.

    Back in the day, 110s were a lot more common, I don't see as many on belts as I used to . Hardly ever, in fact, although I did see a Benchmade bugout in a fellas pocket last year.
  10. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    Probably a feed store or gas station special. He's most likely not a knife nut that won't like to spend more than 10 dollars on a pocket knife.
  11. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    That sucks! But he seems pretty ok about it all, he is glad to be alive. What a guy!
  12. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    My 97 year old uncle got a shirt sleeve caught on a PTO splined shaft on the back of a "B" John Deere back in 1935. Luckily for him grandma was able to cut his shirt sleeve free, but, not before he broke a bone in his arm about an inch and a half above the wrist. Grandma took him into the house and got it as straight as she could and used two wooden spoons and a dishtowel to stabilize the break until it healed up. Thankfully the PTO was disengage quickly when it happened. The bone healed with a bit of a kink in it, but was fully functional and it wasn't bad enough to keep him out of the Army in WWII. Farming has always seemed like the most dangerous job in America to me. I cant imagine cutting off my own leg. I hope he had a full flask with him before he started.
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  13. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    drinking alcohol during or before this operation would be a really bad idea... as it acts to thin your blood, and make it more likely that you'll bleed out

    the only good use for alcohol would be to pour on the wound AFTER you got a tourniquet tied above it
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
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  14. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Gruesome! How does one do that w/o passing out from shock and loss of blood? Hope I never have to make a choice like that!!! :eek:
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  15. JC972


    Mar 17, 2015
    My God! Tough old dude right there. I don't know if I could do that and never want to find out. I'd say this would qualify as hard use.
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I would rather just pay attention and not have to cut my leg off that is caught in machinery. But Yes, you never know when you might need a knife. Keep 'em sharp! Stuff happens.
  17. kjd2121


    Jun 17, 2008
    How did he get through the bones? Or did he just slide them out of the skin and muscle he cut through?
  18. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp The Looking Edge Sharpening Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 30, 2016
    Reading one story, it sounds like the auger did a lot if the work for him. It had already severed his foot and he cut through a spot 8" below the knee. I'm guessing the bones there were already broken and probably some soft tissue damage, he just had to finish the job.

    That guy has the best STFU trump card for public bitching. Anytime someone starts complaining about nonsense (like we often do here) he can just chime in with, "I cut my own leg off with a pocket knife and crawled 200 feet to a phone. STFU. Pansy."
    A.L., Pomsbz, BilboBaggins and 7 others like this.
  19. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I balk at digging out a splinter....

    My new motto... "If you stay indoors, outdoor things will rarely happen to you"
  20. number9


    Mar 5, 2017
    Tough guy. As for what knife he had, my imagination pictures a stockman or a trapper. Either a Case or Shrade.

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