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Losing your knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Paracord_Junkie, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Paracord_Junkie


    Mar 27, 2012
    I just lost my beloved kershaw skyline. I guess it must of fell out or something. ( yes I was using the pocket clip)

    Wondering if you guys had any knife losing stories, thanks.
  2. Mike-The-Knife


    Dec 6, 2011
    Not exactly lost , but I used to always keep a full tang fixed blade knife about 6 or 7 inches long under the seat of my car years ago . I'm a country boy . Grew up in a smal town and spent plenty of time in the mountains here , so having that knife with me was handy . Anyway one time I sold or traded in my car and when cleaned it out I forgot my trusty knife and it went with the damn car . :mad:

  3. BlueFalcon


    Feb 29, 2012
    I left my kershaw blur in my buddies car after a long night of drinking in san diego. He EAS'ed and went back to florida the next day. I only had that knife for a week. Not a big loss though
  4. CellerDrummer


    Aug 7, 2011
    Lost a Gerber while I was on Active duty ..Also,when I finally came back home (3 years overseas)..I couldn't find my two hunting knives or my fishing knife..Seams everthing grew legs when I left and had to start over from scratch..No biggie though I do miss my Old Timer sharpfinger...
  5. c.joe


    Apr 6, 2010
    Lost a Large Seb 21 during a party. (had a pretty bad cold too) Wasted the last two hours looking for it :-(

    Even went back the next day to find it. No luck!
  6. DrivebyTrucker


    Nov 8, 2005
    I seem to have misplaced my spyderco native.
  7. djjonny


    Jan 11, 2012
    Lost My CRKT M21 SF a while back
  8. Pete1977


    Apr 15, 2002
    I had a Byrd Cara Cara Rescue that Sal Glesser gave me to test and review its particular serration pattern. I used it for about a year on a river towboat, pushing barges for 21 days at a time between Chicago and Peoria IL. Then upon returning to Massachusetts and buying a lobster boat, I used it for another 6 or so months. One day in the summer of 2010, hauling the last string of traps of a very long day, I had to cut something. I used the knife and put it on top of a trap while I tied a knot, reminding myself several times to get the knife back before I went back to the helm. Needless to say I set the trawl back and went to hose down the boat when I realized the knife was not next to the throttle where I usually kept it. It was an understatement to say that I was upset. I even considered getting tanks and diving to see if I could retrieve it but we were fishing over a bottom comprised of boulders with many crevices and holes (thats why the lobsters like it there!) and the tide ran so hard in that area that it probably was nowhere near where the lobster pots settled. I can only hope it washed ashore and some lucky beachcomber or tourist found it before it rusted too badly or broke apart in a storm. Spyderco was nice enough to send me a replacement which I still have and use to this day. I should go take a walk on the rocks and see if the knife ever washed ashore :D
  9. twid


    Apr 7, 2009
    Long story short, losing my Delica is what got me hooked to this site and cost me thousands. I should've just bought another Delica and moved on with life :p
  10. Coyote3855


    Jun 17, 2008
    My 1970s vintage Buck 110 went missing for years. Happy ending, it finally showed up in a pair of heavy wool pants. I lost an old Queen single blade folding hunter 40 years ago. No idea where that one went. Same for a Queen fixed blade fishing knife I had as a kid. Just disappeared, sheath and all.
  11. gentry738


    Sep 26, 2010
    just found my byrd raven that had been missing for about a year. It got pushed back in the silverware drawer and fell behind it landing underneath in a old oven tray i never use. A little flitz to get a couple small rust spots off and its good to go:)
  12. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    Only lost one that I can remember. Was in my early 20's and drunk at a bush party. Was cutting a branch in low\no light. Last thing I saw of the Normark Swede was its silver blade twirling away into the bush\grass like a helicopter blade. I was too drunk and it was too dark, I walked back to the fire. I find folders every year while metal detecting. 90% of them look like they were chewed by an elephant and pinched out by a mouse. Just brown rust masses usually.
  13. presz

    presz Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Lost mine too, while canoeing the Elk River in southwest Missouri near Noel. I had reground the blade by hand on a diamond stone to almost FFG. Lots of time in that knife. :( It was a great slicer. I hope someone has found it and is loving it.

    Need to go back and drag a magnet and see what I can find. People hunt the river bottom down from the rapids all the time, with dive masks. Lots of sunglasses and coins was what they were finding last time.
  14. ArfinGreebly


    Apr 3, 2008
    I've lost a couple that still make me frown.

    When I was 16 my grandmother gave me a knife that she and granddad had bought from the Holley factory across town from where they lived in Lakeville, CT. I don't know what they paid for it. It might have been a two-dollar knife or a five-dollar knife, but since it was made prior to 1950 it's hard to judge, and Holley hasn't made knives since 1949 or so.

    It was a white bone handled carbon steel (very like CV from the patina it took) Wharncliffe Whittler. Main blade was a two-inch Wharncliffe, and at the other end were twin pen blades. The knife was unholy sharp, had an alligator's snap, and was just about the perfect size and shape for a gent's knife.

    I took it with me when I joined the Air Force. When I returned from England in 1972, it was somehow not among my personal effects. The last place I can clearly remember seeing it was in Bedford, England. I was carving a small figurine with it. A swan as I recall.

    To add insult to injury, one day a few years ago someone used the word "Wharncliffe" to describe a whittling knife, and I had no idea what that was. I Googled it and stumbled on a picture of a recently sold copy of exactly the knife I had. The sale involved the same design but with black ebony handles. In all other respects, the knife was the one from my youth. The final selling price in that auction was $400.

    The other one that brings on the melancholy is a mariner's rigging knife that I picked up at a little shop in Lisbon, Portugal.

    The thing had an absurdly sharp sheepsfoot blade and a marlinspike, and a brass bail that also served to unlock the blade. Very similar to the Buck Knives version of the knife. When I flew back to England in 1983, security said I could take my Imperial four-blade scout style knife with me on the plane, but they bagged and tagged my rigging knife, saying I could pick it up once I landed.

    In the madness of going through Customs & Immigration, I forgot to claim the knife.


    There may have been other losses, but none are missed as much as those two.

  15. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006
    I have an interesting losing (and finding) story http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...-Loveless-with-the-help-of-my-tractor-New-Pix!

    I'm still waiting on my Case shark's tooth that was a HS graduation present to show up somewhere. I never used it and just kept it in a drawer at my Dad's ouse so how it went missing is a mystery to me. And I'm 99% sure my Buck Crosslock fell out of the back of my truck at the loading dock of a meat processing plant when i was dropping off a deer to be turned into slim jims.
  16. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    The only knife I've lost is a saber grind Endura, which was not the end of the world. I have "misplaced" knives for extended periods, later finding them in a bathrobe pocket or underneath the seat in my vehicle. I've been pretty lucky though.
  17. russianpolander

    russianpolander Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2011
    My squirrel knives always seem to get lost. Usually they were small Old Timers and Uncle Henrys that I left in a stump or laying in the leaves after cleaning a tree rat. Luckily though I haven't lost one for a while. Now I use an Ag Russel neck knife for the buggers and all is well.
  18. Dorito Monk

    Dorito Monk

    Nov 17, 2008
    Lost my first knife (a little Victorinox SAK with green scales) on my way home from a part-time job at a kitchen (I guess I was in high school at the time). I went back as soon as I realized it was gone, but couldn't find it anywhere. My dad had given me that as a christmas gift when I was little and I had carried it all over hell's creation. I've thought about getting a new one, but it just wouldn't be the same.
  19. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011
    I lost my 20 yr old Ontario 18" sawback machete in the snow once. It slid out of my bag on the rear rack. I went home & got the kids. I had one watch left & one watch right while sitting on the seat & i stood up watching (I have a 2 person atv), while going super slow. We found it after 30 minutes. I was happy & still have it.
  20. CWL


    Sep 15, 2002
    If I really like a knife, I buy a spare for insurance against loss. Never know when a favorite design is discontinued.

    Some knives, I will buy multiples of, in case of loss, but also so that I can give away.

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