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Really bad cut.

Postby tps3443 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:58 pm

I knew my knife was sharp. But, I did not think it was that sharp. Just wow.

Guys I cut half way through my finger today. Just wanted to share my story. The Tenacious with the factory edge on it sliced in to the top of my middle finger and filleted in to bone. After I realized what happen, I nearly fainted! My hands started to fill with blood like I was scooping water from a river with my hands.

I was cutting a strap on a bundle of wood 1x1 wood slats, when a very small piece of wood fell down and just barely tapped the back of my blade in to my finger.

Right when it happen, the first thoughts through my mind were, how did it do that, surgical sharp, precision cutting, scalpels, and nausea, and disgust, ^ those were the words running through my mind. It was a scary clean cut, I didn’t feel it at all, only I looked and saw the flat grind Tenacious blade half deep in to my finger at an angle.

I crazy glued it back together, I still have feeling in the tip. I was attempting to take a photo with this forum in my mind, of just how dumb this was. but I covered my phone in blood in the progress

Be careful everyone. A very scary slice indeed. It was a accident. I can hardly use my left hand. Hope it heals fast!
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby Evil D » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 pm

If you hit the bone you probably should get stitches. Gluing it shut isn't the best idea if it's really that deep.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby Jazz » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:31 pm

Knives are cool tools, but definitely can be dangerous. Heal quick and be careful.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby legOFwhat? » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:35 pm

Yikes! Get well soon.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby tps3443 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 pm

This all happen at Lowe’s home improvement store. The wood I needed was a shelf about level with my head. I cut a couple straps after confirming I could use this wood. I started to grab a few pieces of it. after I pulled a few boards down. I was closing my knife liner lock with my right thumb, and I was going to close the blade with the back of my left hand. And this little wood block that came out of no where, it only looked a few ounces in weight fell on my knife.

My finger was talking pretty bad.

I’m going to make sure I take extra care from now on. The level of sharpness is just scary.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 pm

Yeah you def need stitches if it cut to the bone. Crazy glue MAY work, but it may not heal properly, and a deep cut is quite liable to reopen (maybe tomorrow) when the glue starts to dissolve.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby The Meat man » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Ouch! :eek:

Hope you heal up soon!
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby tps3443 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:52 pm

The cut is in between my nail and the main joint on top of my middle finger. Going down diagonal towards my hand. I glued it shut pretty well, it may be to late for stitches in the morning. I’ll try to keep it straight.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Ouch. I stepped on my para3... freak accident. Healed quickly, but don’t get complacent! They cut indiscriminately.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby setldown » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:20 pm

If you wait overnight they won't stitch it. Reason being the risk of infection is greater and they don't want to seal a high probability of infection in with sutures. Ask me how I know. :o

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby joeldworkin307 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:23 pm

You have 24 hours from the time you make a new hole to get it stitched. If you haven't already, go in the morning. I got a BM 51 lodged in my wrist last March. Seven stitches later, my wife won't let me have balisongs anymore.
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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby blues » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:31 pm

Get the stitches to be certain you won't lose use, mobility or risk infection / nerve damage.

I've been stitched up from knife cuts a few times. Once self inflicted. (15 stitches in my right thumb.)

Once inflicted by someone else. (Left index fingertip grafted back together.)

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 pm

Wow, that is really too bad. Get stitched up, that sounds way too serious to "ride it out" on your own. I ride out a lot of stuff, but what you describe is over the line. A good reminder to all of us.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby Daveho » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:42 am

I dropped a kizer off the side of my chair and as I was doing something with my other hand not thinking I reached down expecting to just feel around, grab the handle and be off but it had opened, I picked it up and that fall shut action Guillotined me over the first knuckles.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby sal » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:42 am

Hi Tps,

Sorry bout that. Hope you heal soon. I average about a cut a month.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby brainfriction » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:07 am

Super glue is a knife nut's best friend. If it's just a small cut I always prefer super glue over a band aid. Just nicked my thumb yesterday with my Para 3 slicing a piece of tape. I agree though, get it checked out by a doctor!

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby VashHash » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:16 am

Commercially available super glue isn't the safest thing for cuts. Especially deep gashes. I'm also in the get it checked by a doctor group.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby fanglekai » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:19 am

Don't risk severe infection. Go to a doctor ASAP.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby SF Native » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:56 am

Heal well friend.

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Re: Really bad cut.

Postby ShaneInDenver » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 am

IMO it’s more about the risk of infection than anything. Did you clean the wound before applying superglue? How clean do you think your hand was and the knife blade was when you were cut? When using superglue to seal a wound you run the risk of glueing in bacteria and that infects the wound.

We’re not trying to give you a hard time, we’re just genuinely worried and looking out for you. Please go see a doctor and take care!


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