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#302391 - 04/30/24 02:02 PM My Doug Ritter Folder Attacked Me!
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2210
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Doug Ritter's original RSK Mk1, purchased very soon after it first came available, was the very first knife that I carried clipped to my front pocket - with the knife body inside my pocket. I'm still carrying that original knife, although my first mini was lost some years back.

Yesterday I reached into my pocket to pull out my car keys. Something felt odd. I quickly realized that my finger was rubbing alongside the tip up open blade. Luckily the blade edge just barely caught my pinkey finger. The blade is VERY sharp, and took a very shallow slice across the knuckle. Lots of blood at the time, but as of this morning it looks good and no pain. I consider myself very lucky.

All I can think of is that the ring the keys are on caught the thumb stud and pulled the blade out. I don't think the Resqme window popper that rides with the key could have caught the thumb stud. I honestly have no concern that it will happen again.

#302392 - 04/30/24 06:13 PM Re: My Doug Ritter Folder Attacked Me! [Re: KenK]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3828
Loc: USA
I have so many scars on my hands from using knives and other tools that I canít tell you where most of them came from.

I did do something profoundly unwise with my first SAK at the age of 8, and my most prominent scar (at about 3/4ís of an inch long) reminds me of it.

#302393 - 05/01/24 10:50 PM Re: My Doug Ritter Folder Attacked Me! [Re: KenK]
brandtb Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 508
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
I don't think I really own a knife until I've cut myself with it.
Univ of Saigon 68

#302394 - 05/04/24 02:30 AM Re: My Doug Ritter Folder Attacked Me! [Re: brandtb]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3227
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: brandtb
I don't think I really own a knife until I've cut myself with it.

That fits with an ancient proverb -- "A blade is not satisfied until it has tasted its owner."


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