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 Post subject: Der Kraut got me
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Some time ago, Bux sent me a small sheath knife made in Solingen, Germany. Other than razors, I've never felt an edge such as it has. Tonight, I wanted to get the last white meat off a roasted chicken and couldn't find the knife I usually use, so I got out the knife Bux sent...and it promptly sliced my thumb. Can't blame the knife...operator error.


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 Post subject: Re: Der Kraut got me
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:59 pm 
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I had a client in Solingen for several years and used to travel there at least 2X/year. If you ever get a chance, it is a very interesting place to visit.. Several blade manufacturers are there and they all have outlet stores. Because of that, none of the retailers there seem to carry cutlery. Most of the city was bombed out of existence in WW II, but there is one small area, a large glacial sinkhole, that was untouched. Cobbled streets and homes ornately clad in slate.

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 Post subject: Re: Der Kraut got me
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:28 pm 
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Dull knives cut people far more than sharp ones do...

I did this:

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...almost 50 years ago...with a dull knife that slipped because I was trying to force it though part of a Pinewood Derby blank that didn't want to let me...if that Cub Scout knife had been sharp, I wouldn't have that scar...

...and yeah...the smaller scar to the upper left is where the tip came out...

Mom passed out when I showed it to her. Good thing we lived right behind the Doctor's office...

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