Knife abuse by friends and family members

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when i worked in construction my boss asked me if he could use my new spyderco and proceeded to cut roofing material with it right away, that was the last time i carried a pocket knife in plain view at work and the last time i let someone borrow a knife from me
 
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lol funny thread

my wife loves my 14c28n fixed blade, & uses it on pineapples and kinda does abuse it, but its so tough, it shrugs it off, never a chip or even rolled edge
thats the point to matching the steel with use scenario
she also loves the 12c27 mora fishing knife for veggies & whatnot

if you're loaning your m390/maxamet/rex/etc/etc - you're just asking for trouble (imho)
 

000Robert

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Shidas touch



Wait a minute, I thought you said in the other thread that you don't buy cheap knives.

I don't buy them anymore but I still have some that I bought several years ago. I also carry a Steel Warrior pocket knife just in case someone needs to borrow a knife. I use the cheap knives mainly to break-in my new Wicked Edge diamond stones.
 

herisson

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I do the cutting myself if asked for.
For some reasons :
- People asking for cutting something but constantly voicing about "I need no pocket knife"... It pisses me off.
- People constantly doing stupid stuff with knives that should rather be done with a pry bar, axe, chisel, froe, machete, you name it....I want no stupid stuff done with my knives.
- If you need a knife, you should have one in your pocket !
I am always ready to help but it's at my conditions (i.e : you don't put your dirty little sausage fingers on my holy knife).
 

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I bought my eventual wife a little Survive! fixed blade neck knife for backpacking - hard, powdered metal stainless steel. On it's maiden hike, I watched her turn a portion of the edge into a rough saw blade while field dressing a couple of bagels and using an ancient granite boulder as a food prep surface.

I'd expected something.... like that, so she has had her own kitchen knives, separate from my own ever since. However, discovered she likes sharp knives, has learned about cutting surfaces and other kitchen hazards, and now takes more care to preserve the edge between maintenance.

I do carry a small loaner knife, for the odd occasion someone asks me as I generally doubt the ability of others to use a knife carefully / skillfully.
 

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If someone needs to borrow a knife: I ask why they don't have one?
Then I do the cutting for them.
If they want a prybar or scraper: I tell them what my knife will cost them...
 

karnaknives

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Where do you all spend your days that someone constantly needs to borrow a knife? So much so that you’re willing to carry a “loaner” knife?
NOT judging and no intention to insult so I’m sorry if you take it that way.
Genuinely curious.

My grandfather taught me at a young age that a man always has a knife with him. I agree. And I usually have at least 2. But not as loaners or “spares”.

Among most tradesmen I’ve known there’s an unwritten rule that if you have to borrow a tool more than once you need to buy your own.
And most tradesmen carry pocket knives, and on the job more likely a utility knife.

If someone needed to borrow a knife, as I’ve already said, I’d probably just do the task myself, or if it were someone I judged competent, maybe I’d hand my knife over. Then I’d also let them know that need to consider getting their own knife.

But again, like I’ve already said, in the end it’s just a piece of steel. It’s not the Crown Jewels or something.
I don’t worry about having to sharpen a knife, I don’t worry about scuffs on a scale, it’s a knife. It’s a tool. I don’t buy knives I can’t afford to use.
 

000Robert

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Where do you all spend your days that someone constantly needs to borrow a knife? So much so that you’re willing to carry a “loaner” knife?
NOT judging and no intention to insult so I’m sorry if you take it that way.
Genuinely curious.

My grandfather taught me at a young age that a man always has a knife with him. I agree. And I usually have at least 2. But not as loaners or “spares”.

Among most tradesmen I’ve known there’s an unwritten rule that if you have to borrow a tool more than once you need to buy your own.
And most tradesmen carry pocket knives, and on the job more likely a utility knife.

If someone needed to borrow a knife, as I’ve already said, I’d probably just do the task myself, or if it were someone I judged competent, maybe I’d hand my knife over. Then I’d also let them know that need to consider getting their own knife.

But again, like I’ve already said, in the end it’s just a piece of steel. It’s not the Crown Jewels or something.
I don’t worry about having to sharpen a knife, I don’t worry about scuffs on a scale, it’s a knife. It’s a tool. I don’t buy knives I can’t afford to use.

I don't remember anyone saying that people 'constantly' need to borrow a knife. I carry one just to be nice because I'm not handing any idiot one of my good knives.
 

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My ex-wife's mother put my Shun 6" utility knife in a full dishwasher. Completely destroyed it. I was soooo pissed. However, when I bought the knife I was single, and lived alone. When I met me ex, I told her to only hand wash it, and she actually listened. Her mother on the other hand. I was fit to be tied.

As far as Cutco, my parents knives from the 80's are still going strong, though they have had a few of the steak knives handles melt.

I have a set of Zwilling/Henckels dishwasher safe stainless knives that have done well over the past 7 or so years. Until I am able to live on my own again, I will not buy expensive kitchen knives.

I keep my beat to hell Vic Super Tinker in my med bag for the rare occasion someone wants to borrow. I will occasionally let my brother-in-law use my carry knife, but he actually knows not to do stupid stuff with it.

At my (parents) house, if you cannot find the right tool, you are blind. I think we have five cordless impact drivers now, like 15 drills both cordless and corded (and manual).
 
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karnaknives

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I don't remember anyone saying that people 'constantly' need to borrow a knife. I carry one just to be nice because I'm not handing any idiot one of my good knives.
It happens enough that more than one person here said they carry loaner knives.
Maybe I shouldn’t have said “constantly”.
 

000Robert

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It happens enough that more than one person here said they carry loaner knives.
Maybe I shouldn’t have said “constantly”.

It doesn't happen to me very often. I just carry a Steel Warrior slip joint pocket knife in case someone asks me for a knife. It is one of their better pocket knives that is HRC tested but it is still an inexpensive knife. My Buck 301 was inexpensive as well but I'm kinda partial to it.
 

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I work with a guy that would ask for my knife and do ridiculous things with it that would make me cringe

(Score metal, pry, chisel etc)

Honestly I found it entertaining enough to buy him a knife just to see how it would hold up

Got him a 20cv bareknuckle, still going strong although I sharpen it every other week, I didn't think it would survive but it has..... and because of the he asks me what knife to buy next
 
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