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#*@#$!"*?...in other words..darn it!

Oct 27, 1998
Never clean your knife over marble flooring. I was cleaning my MT mini socom last night with Tuff Cloth(aint tuff enough) and the little sucker slipped right out of my hands. I'll happily take a cut, which I did to save the knife from bouncing off my too hard floor, but I was unable to stop gravity. You got it!...tip snapped right off. Ergh!!!! Any suggestions, this my favorite pocket carry will microtech assist in any way, I don't care about the charge$$. If not anyone want to make an offer on a mint no tip socom!...just a joke. Clean over carpet or a table, not walking aroung the house...I know it's my own damn fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You know I don't care if my car gets scratched up and I can't think of a thing I own that would bother me much if it got busted.....except 1 thing:

My Knives!

In the words of our President, Salmon:
"I feel your pain"

Kodiak Alaska

Happy to take a cut, huh?? To keep your knife from hitting the floor? WOW!!

My 20 years of experience in the Emergency Dept. suggest this to be a foolish position. I saw many people who had tried to catch a knife (whether in a knife fight or from dropping the knife). Most succeeded beyond their wildest dreams; and required reconstructive surgery.

Here's why; the tendons in the palm, which flex your fingers (flexor tendons) have a short 'glide,' or movement, but work under tremendous tension. The opposite is true of the back of your hand; tendons there have long glide, but much less tension.

Think about this; you can easily see the (extensor) tendons on the back of your hand, but the flexor tendons are buried under the thick palmar skin, and palmar fat pad. Guess what? This is because the flexor tendons are much more important. Grasp is the most important motor function of the hand. Sever a flexor tendon, and you are in for a tendon repair and six or eight weeks in a cast.

There was a dictum in the ED:'A minor hand injury is an injury on someone else's hand.'

Don't try to grab the knife. Let it fall. Or you may well act in haste and repent at leisure. Walter Welch MD Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Thanks Doc!,
All I can say is I acted on instinct and was lucky to get a mere flesh wound...remember I didn't drop a bowie!!! And my feet, having a mind of their own dodged any incoming. But you are right, sometimes we act before we think...at least in my case. Thanks for the reply. Happy Holidays.



Microtech will charge to repair your knife and/or replace your blade. Contact them to see how much.


If the price is to high I can retip your knife for you. It will be a bit shorter and the edge will be reshaped but it will work. I do it all the time. The cost...... FREE! Just send the knife with $5.00 for return shipping and I will take care of it. Email me if need be.

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!

Thanks Mike,
I'll check it out and let you know! Thanks for the reply