I keep losing my knives

WedgeAntilles

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My dad bought me my first knife, a Victorinox SAK when I was 12. Cut myself 3 days later. 5 days after getting it, I lost it at his company picnic. He replaced it for me the following week. Never lost another knife again.
 
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Glad pocket clips were invented at least. Sure can help. have not lost one myself since a kid.
 
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I know this is going to make many here CRINGE, but this is my solution. I take the clips off all my knives and flashlights and flatten just the tip with a hammer. I was getting the hook caught on everything and losing my knives. I’m a delivery driver, so picking up packages and maneuvering through doors all day. Good to go now.

It does make them a bit harder to get clipped on my pants, but not a big deal.

Hope this helps!

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The last time I lost a knife was the first time: a beautiful Buck folder that was in my KFS holder. The KFS holder blew off of my webbing, while pepper potting across the Prairies when I was 18. Since then, I've been a lot more careful with my kit and a lot less trusting of issued pouchies. Anything on the outside of my pouches/pack/pocket is going to have an additional means of attachment beyond the sheath.

I have a lot of knives and I could tell you with a lot of certainty where all of them are.
 

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I know this is going to make many here CRINGE, but this is my solution. I take the clips off all my knives and flashlights and flatten just the tip with a hammer. I was getting the hook caught on everything and losing my knives. I’m a delivery driver, so picking up packages and maneuvering through doors all day. Good to go now.

It does make them a bit harder to get clipped on my pants, but not a big deal.

Hope this helps!

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I like it!

I've been doing a similar thing on my clips, just not as extreme as you've gone.

I just redused the height of the tip, the distance from the scale of the knife to the tip, just enough that I can get to it with my fingernail to unclip/clip it.

Reduces the chance of it getting hooked out of my pocket.
 

LimpCroissant

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I don't know, I don't think I've ever lost a knife. However just thinking about it I think that's because I'm obsessed with my knives and am always playing with them or constantly checking my pocket or looking down at a sheath.
 
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That sucks, sorry to hear that man.

What works for me is always having the blade on my person or on hand when carrying it. When not carrying, all blades are always stored in the same location. Every time. If you’re gonna store the knife in a bugout bag, make sure it lives there and stay consistent about it.

Bright colored scales, orange paracord, good sheath retention may help prevent dropping or losing the knife in forest or city adventures.

On another note, how are you finding the Mini Tac Tanto? Is it comfortable in the hand?
 

Zulus

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I found two
maybe yours :^D
first Gerber folder on parking lot near Florida lake
second Leatherman Micro near US-Mexico border crossing (not during Haitan deluge)
 
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I like it!

I've been doing a similar thing on my clips, just not as extreme as you've gone.

I just redused the height of the tip, the distance from the scale of the knife to the tip, just enough that I can get to it with my fingernail to unclip/clip it.

Reduces the chance of it getting hooked out of my pocket.
May give that a try! I like to personalize my stuff, make it my own and tinker with it until it feels just right. Knives, golf clubs, guitars, etc. I don’t like stock anything. Lol
 

Scott Hanson

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If you think you may have lost a knife in your yard and are worried about someone stepping on it, you should invest in a metal detector and go out and search every inch of your yard. You are still responsible for that knife and the injuries it could cause, and after losing three knives you also need to make yourself some sort of plan of action to safe guard from losing anymore knives.
 
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If this is a possibility, just ask anyone if they’ve seen it or if they can help you find it. This will cue them into the fact that you noticed it was missing, you’re looking for it, and it’s important to you.
This worked, I asked my mom before going to work this morning, she mentioned seeing something orange in garage, I went there and saw my ESEE3 handle peeking from pillows and blankets my dog sleeps on.

Thank you.

Now 2 more to find.
On another note, how are you finding the Mini Tac Tanto? Is it comfortable in the hand?
I like everything about it. It's so good that I went for custom sheath for it 😄
 
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I never lost anything in the past, but I'd hate to even think that someone from my family would steal from me.

dont think of it as stealing - it's only borrowing... my wife has started doing that with a couple of fixed blades she likes
they may have misplaced it, or even worse.... thrown into the dishwasher ;p
 
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