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Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

Post by collisionsurfer » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:46 am

Standing in line for the security check at O. R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, I put my hand in my pocket and realise I've still got my S.A.K. on me, having failed to remember to put in in my check-in luggage. Oh dear.

I check my other pockets, just in case, and then find a four-inch lockback, too. Double oh dear. Carrying a knife or two in SA is pretty normal (and I was on safari, so, y'know), but not so much when you're about to get on a plane back to Blighty.

I leave the line, go up to a security guard and very politely and apologetically explain that I'm a forgetful idiot, etc. He laughs, tells me to hand them over, informs me that if I'd got to the the head of the queue carrying I'd have been on the ground with a gun at my head, and asks for my address in England. I give it to him.

Two weeks later, my knives turn up in the post, from SA. No paperwork, no charge, no nothing- just the knives, in bubble wrap, in a sturdy envelope.

Thank you, South African security bloke. I appreciate it.

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Post by delarey » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:36 am

It still happens. I've had good experiences at Tambo and KNP.

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Post by delarey » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:58 am

Went to the Dr for a pretty nasty cold/ flu thing I had last year. Forgot my BM in the left pocket and g26 iwb. Dr is a closet prepper, noticed and laughed.
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Post by nyarlotep » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:08 pm

I get the hairy eyeball from people when I use my Manix 2 to open food packaging at work sometimes. All my friends know that if they need a knife or a flashlight, I will have one or more on me :)
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Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

Post by Towanda » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:14 pm

Thread necro!

The other day at work, one of the drivers seemed disappointed that the 2AA flashlight on my belt was not a monocular. WTF?

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Post by zantra » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:44 pm

I had been experimenting with a homemade upside down ankle holster for a .38 snub. Walking to the bank from the shop, a dog made a really serious pass at my calf. I jumped back, and when he tried a again, launched the hardest sidekick I've ever thrown, aiming low, knowing that dogs duck kicks. I just missed him, brushed the top of his head, and my .38 went bouncing down the sidewalk, in front of half a dozen people. I snatched it up, ran back to the shop and never heard a word about it, from anyone! :-) population 7000, in mid Illinois, 1980

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Post by JeeperCreeper » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:50 pm

zantra wrote:knowing that dogs duck kicks
Also, it is a little known fact... ducks kick dogs


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Post by flybynight » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 pm

Nightwing wrote:Here you go

http://jonathanturley.org/2014/03/18/oh ... officials/

sorry about the link but its the first one that popped up when i Google'd it
Does anyone know whatever happened in this case. I couldn't find anything newer than 2014
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Post by taipan821 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:53 pm

the look people give you when you walk into a shop wearing a rain jacket...then seeing their face when they walk outside the store :awesome:

or the look people give you when you take out a garbage bag, cut it open into a long piece of plastic, lay it down on the damp ground then doze off in the sun while they are getting wet behinds
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:27 pm

flybynight wrote:
Nightwing wrote:Here you go

http://jonathanturley.org/2014/03/18/oh ... officials/

sorry about the link but its the first one that popped up when i Google'd it
Does anyone know whatever happened in this case. I couldn't find anything newer than 2014

He has a Facebook page. Looks as if he may be working as a security officer
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Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

Post by CG » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:33 pm

So, I practically always carry knives on me, but was careful not to do so when I was working in a big call center. Until I went home and helped my parents rip out flooring and left my knives there, and they brought them back to me after I had a concussion and might not have been quite all there. I stuck them on an inner pocket on my purse to make sure I didn't do anything brilliant with them.

Ended up going to work with them there.

Oops.

I accidentally left my bag in the break room, and didn't realize it until my manager was standing next to me when I got off the next call, telling me I needed to go to HR.

My knives were sitting there. Seems that while the security guard was taking all my credit cards, drivers license, and library card out of my purse, he realized that it was heavy and dug around some more and found them.

And promptly reported to HR that I had a "butterfly" knife in my bag.

What, pray tell, did he think was a "butterfly" knife? My Leatherman.

I explained why they were in there, and HR basically told me to go put them in my car and don't bring them back.

I didn't even check for my cards and such until later that night.
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Post by delarey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:33 pm

Hahaha my company's hr would strike out if they saw what I had on my person!

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Post by delarey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:33 pm

CG wrote:So, I practically always carry knives on me, but was careful not to do so when I was working in a big call center. Until I went home and helped my parents rip out flooring and left my knives there, and they brought them back to me after I had a concussion and might not have been quite all there. I stuck them on an inner pocket on my purse to make sure I didn't do anything brilliant with them.

Ended up going to work with them there.

Oops.

I accidentally left my bag in the break room, and didn't realize it until my manager was standing next to me when I got off the next call, telling me I needed to go to HR.

My knives were sitting there. Seems that while the security guard was taking all my credit cards, drivers license, and library card out of my purse, he realized that it was heavy and dug around some more and found them.

And promptly reported to HR that I had a "butterfly" knife in my bag.

What, pray tell, did he think was a "butterfly" knife? My Leatherman.

I explained why they were in there, and HR basically told me to go put them in my car and don't bring them back.

I didn't even check for my cards and such until later that night.
Sucks that companies are like that. Glad they let it slide though.


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Post by CG » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:19 pm

Oh, and the security company was replaced shortly after that.
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Post by Zimmy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:51 pm

I'm always pocket carrying a little Airweight LadySmith .38. At my son's wedding I of course, wore slacks and it printed through the material more than I thought.

Some cousins saw it and I got a lot of ribbing about my son must be having a "shotgun" wedding.

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Post by ManInBlack316 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:10 pm

It's happened a couple of times.
My father in-law's jaw dropped when I answered that yes, the pistol IWB was chambered and not empy, apparently he thought it was too dangerous to carry chambered. Again when he found I carry a spare mag, it was mind blowing to him that I had more than 10 rounds on me.
With my mother at a family get together, mother just bluntly states "oh yeah (my name), he has a pistol on him right now". This immediately followed by me choking on my tea, pulling her to the side, and asking her to please never tell people that in public ever again.
Someone at work, complaining that preparing to help people medically post a mass shooting event was stupid because "you won't ever have any med supplies nearby...". I pull out my EDC TQ and BOK, drop it on the table in front of him....

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Post by CG » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:29 am

By the way, this thread is a bad (or good) influence.

I've lost several knives lately (the most recent one because I'd changed bags right before going to the airport and had to drop it at security, the one before magically disappeared), so I've been using a cruddy third-string pocket knife that weighs too much and won't clip onto a pocket. Rather than doing something dumb and buying overpriced knives at the gun show this coming weekend, I went looking on Amazon. I loved my Kershaw, so I stuck with that brand. Hopefully I like the 2 new ones just as well, 'cause I don't remember what type that one was.

A better flashlight that will go on my keychain (a purple Fenix EO5). Currently using an $8 Walmart one that works pretty well, but is a bit on the large side.

Small, non-threatening, purple knife for the pocket - Kershaw 8700PURBW Shuffle Folding Knife with BlackWash Finish, Purple

Slightly larger, serrated blade for the purse (and maybe sometimes pocket) - Kershaw 1835TBLKST Kuro Tanto Folding Knife with SpeedSafe (2-Step Serration)

Should all be here tomorrow. :clap:
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Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

Post by delarey » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:39 am

That's one of the reasons I stopped carrying Benchmade knives. Too easy to lose them for me. My max on a carry knife is $45. Max on flashlight is $30. Lots of good options in that range... Although, co-workers were a bit perplexed when I whipped out a Boker Auto to cut a box open hahaha

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Post by ManInBlack316 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:41 pm

That's one of the things that made me switch to a fixed blade for EDC, I had nice little Buck folding knife that I got for a Christmas gift from family, lost it within a month, no idea where but it had just slipped off of my pocket.
For now I'm using one of the CRKT Minimalists on my belt.

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Post by CG » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:46 pm

I lose practically everything if it can't be attached somewhere. Therefore...knife with clip lasts much longer than knife without clip.
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Post by ManInBlack316 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:20 pm

CG wrote:I lose practically everything if it can't be attached somewhere. Therefore...knife with clip lasts much longer than knife without clip.
Mine was a knife with a clip :ohdear:
So I have to carry fixed blades in a sheath because otherwise I'll lose it....

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Post by CG » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:25 pm

I've never used a fixed blade. I'm a bit scared to, due to the klutz factor.
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Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

Post by CG » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:41 pm

CG wrote:I've never used a fixed blade. I'm a bit scared to, due to the klutz factor.
See, I say things like this, then slice my thumb within 5 minutes of getting my new knives.

How?

Trying to open the Fenix E05 with the smaller knife.

Yeah, I'm talented.
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Post by delarey » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:44 pm

Hahaha. Sorry ;)

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