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Which sucks worse?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by slyraven, Jun 9, 2020.

Would you rather accidentally poke or slice yourself

  1. Poke

  2. Slice

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  1. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    Just wondering which you think is more damaging / painful etc.
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  2. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    It all depends. I've sliced myself numerous times and never poked myself. That's the only reason I picked the devil that i know.

    I imagine a poke couldn't really be much worse than a slice....

    I'm most certainly wrong. That's my answer, however.
  3. The_Knife_Man


    May 30, 2014
    I can't recall ever accidently poking myself. Now slicing is another story. :eek:
  4. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    How bad are we talking?...

    Ive always heard it said people who get cut live, people who get stabbed die.
  5. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Poking = deeper = harder to heal = nope
  6. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    getting cut with a sharp knife doen't
    immediately hurt
    imo the depth and length of the cut
    corelates to the sensation felt.
    a sudden or unexpected prick, poke or
    puncture would imo be a jolt to the system.
    i can tell you that stepping on a nail
    is no laughing matter.... likewise
    a stab from any object with a wider radius
    i figure some folks have a higher level in regards to tolerence of pain.
    perhaps they have nerve endings which
    are dull or are high on intoxsicating
    substances :)
    so in answer to the question
    pain is higher if you are
    mentally unprepared
    however becoming emotionally
    overcomed with fear.
    and panic might trigger adrenaline
    that you forget the pain and concentrate
    on the visual impact of seeing the wound :)
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
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  7. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    c: None of the above.
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  8. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    I have had the poking and the slicing. They both suck. What matters is the severity and the placement, not the mechanism of injury. My worst poke was in an extremity and took a damn long time to heal, but healed up well. My worst slice left me missing a good piece of flesh of my thumb, which also healed surprisingly well. Of the 2, the one that sticks out in my memory is watching a piece of my glove fall down knowing that there was still thumb in it. I vote NOPE on both options.....
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  9. Zulus

    Zulus Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2020
    Never poked, so academic question.
    Sliced, of course - not my favorite past time

    But my father was good poked, when young, quick and stupid.
    He felt from church bell tower.
    Not very tall at all.
    But on iron wrought fence with "pokes" on top
    Was literally impaled in tight and upper arm !!
    People managed to remove him from that cozy rest.
    But way too late to ask him - poke or slice ???
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  10. Jimislash

    Jimislash Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Slice. I am judging on the general area where it occurred: my fingernail. While poking through it was painful, slicing through was more memorable.
  11. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Nope nope nope. Both suck.

    But impalement and slashing suck even more, that’s for sure.
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  12. IUKE12


    Nov 25, 2005
    I'll take a slice please (sounds like I'm ordering a pizza) I can see what I'm working with, a poke, not sure what I have for damage. Full disclaimer, I'm not really qualified to answer this question since I have never suffered a poke, plenty of slices though.
  13. Addicted_to_Knives


    Nov 29, 2018
    Neither please. But light slicing would be less damaging...

    My friend slid accidentally his arm nerves while showing off Karambit skills in 2018 - When he did one more super-fast rotation it suddenly slashed his hand + vein + started pouring blood. The worst - Damaged nerve! Four surgeries after + $100K in medical bills and still his right arm is f**ked up. He might never get his healthy hand back. The nerve damage seems to be irrecoverable.
  14. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I don’t even want to think about it.
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  15. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Talking about fingers or something else?
  16. Airborne 1

    Airborne 1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    You meant lack of skills...correct.
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  17. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    You don't actually get to choose "slice or poke". What you can choose, on the other hand, and this is entirely up to anybody, is using a knife with focus, care and understanding of the task at hand. This eliminates almost entirely any "accidental" stuff.
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  18. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Oh my lawd, this is why any man with a Karambit should always have a training Karambit. You gotta build muscle memory first. The problem is every beginner wants to be Iko Uwais or Doug Marcaida overnight.

    What’s even more horrifying is when the newbie tries DUAL-WIELDING. Twice the weaponry, twice the surgery.
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  19. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    I've sliced myself as many times as anyone else here.. but u get near me with a needle and we gonna have a problem. But that said, for me a knife poke hurts worse for a few seconds.
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  20. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I voted slicing due to this line of thinking ^.

    I'm pretty good at not poking or slicing myself with my knives.

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