WARNING/graphic**. 10 stitches because I reached for my wallet :(

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Converge, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    I prefer tip down personally, but then I carry front pocket right side.


    Apr 4, 2007
    I always carry tip up. Have I ever been cut? Sure, but it wasnt due to the way the knife was carried. It was ALWAYS my fault I got cut. ALWAYS. Each knife is designed a certain way and if proper precautions are taken the risk is relatively small. Accidents do happen but in nearly every case those accidents would have been avoided had I used my head. I dont see a situation where the knife can be blamed for a cut unless it was an all out failure of some kind.
  3. @LeathermanGX

    @LeathermanGX Banned BANNED

    Mar 11, 2014
    The only thing that goes in the knife pocket is the knife! I have plenty of other pockets for everything else.

  4. Xdm9mili


    Mar 7, 2014
    Carry me horseman everyday and have never cut myself. Emersons are designed to be carried by righthanders with blade towards the seam.
  5. J85909266


    Jun 6, 2005
    I have no preference, either way. I have knives that are one way or the other, and I carry them all with no issue. Both tip orientations can be opened quickly and smoothly on the draw with practice. I've been carrying a tactical folder in my right front pocket for the past 12 years and I don't even notice the difference.

    I've never had one open on me due to all tip up knives having the blade up against the seam of the pocket.

    People are really silly about this.
  6. Tripton


    May 26, 2008
    Explain. With words. These photos you have been gracing this thread with are growing quite tiresome.
  7. Tripton


    May 26, 2008

    It's funny, one of the last times I carried tip down it was also with an assisted folder. A Leek. The tip ended up sticking out of the front of my pants, since it opened up in my pocket. Fun.
  8. @LeathermanGX

    @LeathermanGX Banned BANNED

    Mar 11, 2014
  9. vanslem6


    Oct 4, 2014
    Sounds like you had the pocket clip on the wrong side. My brother carries his knives right-hand carry, but in his left-front pocket. I realized this when I got him the knife, so I left it tip-down.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  10. Trabireiter


    Mar 10, 2008
    right back pocket, tip up, right seem.

    but the pocket is exclusively knife only and when I grab it I grab the frame and pull it out.

    even the hinderer with its soft detend never opens on its own.

    just so not put stuff besides the knife there
  11. Akapennypincher


    Sep 12, 2013

    Your photo of your finger reminds me of a fight I had cleaning a meat slicer over 45 years ago in Pup N Taco, where I work while going to school.

    Boss told me the day he hired me never low the GUARD on the blade to try, and clean debris, etc. I forgot the warning, and the scare from 13 stiches is still there. Plus the area is kind of numb.

    I know the pain you had with that cut.
  12. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Once, the rounded thumb studs on my Umnumzaan snagged on a loose thread of the pocket as I drew it from the pocket while sitting (to open a box...you're not always standing to use a knife).
    It came less than 1/4 inch from opening my abdomen. :eek:

    So yeah, I was planning on opening the knife; however, I was not planning on opening my abdomen.

    I want the knife to open when I want it to open, not when it decides to. ;)
  13. @LeathermanGX

    @LeathermanGX Banned BANNED

    Mar 11, 2014
    Precision control, agree 100%.
  14. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Heal up quick.
    I prefer TD also.
    Either way,careful, in those knife pockets.
  15. Akapennypincher


    Sep 12, 2013
    Think being a knife owner is like being a motorcyle rider. If you ride but have not been down, sooner or later you may, or will go down.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  16. RobertA.R


    Jul 21, 2014
    I actually closed a knife on my finger at work using it incorrectly, i had 8 stitches on my finger, severed tendons, had to have surgery. This was before i was really into pocket knives, and for some reason after that accident, i love them. I had 1 knife before that happened, now i have 15 and haven't cut myself in the 3 years since.
  17. d0nut


    Dec 5, 2012
    Sorry about your luck, OP.

    I damn near cut the tip of my thumb off last Thursday from not getting my thumb out of the way fast enough when closing my Sage 1 but it's no where as bad as yours. I just taped the hunk of skin back down with making tape, wrapped a paper towel around it, then taped it again.
  18. Will Batayte

    Will Batayte

    Jan 8, 2007
    Exactly my thoughts. I tend to carry tip up right pocket blade spine against the rear facing seam. when I carry lefty I pop the clip onto the other side. Don't really carry in the back pocket ever because sitting on a knife ain't the most comfortable thing in the world and I feel like it'd be easy to lose
  19. scottabrandeberry

    scottabrandeberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I'm the same in my carry habits, and for me it's mostly tip-up, RFP, against the hip seam. When I first started carrying regularly, it was tip-up, RRP, against the hip seam, but one day at work I had stuck a pair of gloves in the same pocket, and it evidently pulled open the blade a bit when I did. When I went to draw the knife a bit later, it bit me, nowhere near as bad as the OP (no stitches needed), but it did bleed pretty good. From then on, it was always TU/RFP or TD/RRP against the hip seam. Better safe than sorry!

  20. chickenfried


    Feb 27, 2003
    sorry about the accident, hope it heals quick!

    :rolleyes:Seems the issue is carrying a sharp object in a pocket. Pocket knives are dangerous I'm getting out of this crazy hobby...
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015

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