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Tyrsmann
11/30/2008 4:14am,
I've got a knife collection like a lot of you do.

It's one of the few things that I actually enjoy collecting.

I've got this knife that originally had a shitty handle. Didn't feel comfortable at all. Also it came loose so I just said too hell with took it off then replaced it with piece of deer bone big enough fit on the tang. Now that knife is my pride and joy. It's blade is not remarkably long or cool looking how ever it does hold a good edge. But God is it a pleasure to hold.

But today something messed up with that knife. There was a friend visiting with her 6 yr old son. I generally keep my knives in a lock box. I don't wear the key I just put it in a drawer. Now the kid was for the most part occupying himself with the tv down stairs. Anyway we get to talking about dumb **** we did in high school. This goes on for I'd say two hours. But next you know we hear a scream coming from upstairs. We both run up to my room since it's the only one with a door open and the light on. We get in there and we see the kid's hand bleeding, my favorite knife is on the floor with blood on it, the lock box is open and the key is in the lock.

I....I don't know if I left the damn key in the lock box or if he fished it out of the drawer I generally keep it in. The friend rushes her son to the emergency. She calls me later and tells me that her son will require 9 stitches. She's not mad at me, she's just scared for her son getting a needle repeatedly stuck into him.

I'm sharing this story because many noobs come here looking to start a collection or wanting advice.

I just want someone to learn from my mistake. Whether I inadvertedly left the key in the lock and he fished out of the drawer this is still my mistake because in some way I made it easy for him to hurt himself. When I get the money I will be getting a combination safe., This incident has made me lose trust in the lock box and has been a stern reminder at just how out of nowhere things like this can happen.

Again I hope others can learn from my mistake.

bushi_no_ki
11/30/2008 5:38am,
Honestly Tyrsman, as a civilian I was an avid blade collector myself. There would be times when some friend or family member would bring children to my grandmother's house, and one of the requirements for kids visiting while I lived there was I was allowed to give "the Speech", sometimes with a practical demonstration involving some ham or steak I was about to eat. Well, I always had some sort of demonstration, even if it was a piece of paper. Some parents got peeved at me, but noone's kids ever hurt themselves on my blades. And those parents who got peeved at me were told flat out, that since the household was all adult, I was only responsible for making sure that all people concerned were aware of the danger, not keeping a lock box (That still is CA law to this day, that someone who does not have children is under no obligation to lock up all weapons).

As for safes and lockboxes, they are great, but they are human built mechanical devices, and at some point, in some way, they will fail you.

Tonuzaba
11/30/2008 5:56am,
...Again I hope others can learn from my mistake. Good to hear the kid's going to be all right - 9 stitches is better than serious/fatal injury...

Seconding bushi_no_ki's "never enough verbal warning" point.

I too have (2 kids and) a small collection, placed on higher shelves in my bookcase (the blades... ;-) ).

But I also have dozens of more or less sharp kitchen knives of all sizes "readily available" in the drawer/wooden stand in the kitchen.

If kids learn that blades are dangerous - barred too much curiosity/stupid accident - they should be safe.

You cannot lock up all things potentially dangerous to children - you'd live between padded walls.

Hope you're fine, too.

BudoMonkey
11/30/2008 8:11am,
Sheeyit...at least it wasnt a gun in the box...

BENXPX
11/30/2008 8:38am,
I had my own knives when I was six. This is the problem with not teaching your kids something simple like, a knife can cut you.

BudoMonkey
11/30/2008 9:51am,
I had my own knives when I was six. This is the problem with not teaching your kids something simple like, a knife can cut you.

Agreed, me too. Tyrs- how old was the kid in this story?

Sounds like parent's fault to me. And not just for not teaching proper safety, for being a carless bastard and just letting her kid wander around a house without watching him. So many parents do this kind of thing, just don't take the time and effort to raise kids correctly and keep them safe, acting as reluctant babysitters instead of attempting actual parenting. Kids are alot of work, but you shouldn't have them if you aren't going to put the time in to do it right. I don't care what you say about the woman, there is no way I would let my son wander around for so long without worrying about him.

So when you say "She wasn't mad at me about it...", I say: she fucking better not be. You had the knife safely in a lockbox, and she just sat there with her thumb up her ass having a good time while hapzardly allowing her young child to wander around a non kid-proof house. Good parents know better.

Rant complete.

Benxpx- is your name a play on the band MXPX?

BENXPX
11/30/2008 10:00am,
Benxpx- is your name a play on the band MXPX?

Heck yes it is.

metarat
11/30/2008 10:01am,
Your concern for the young man is laudable.

But I have a four and a two year old myself, and they don't even go in their mom's dresser, let alone pick up one of the kitchen knives always laying out up on the counter.
It didn't even take a whole lot of drama to achieve this, compared to some other disciplinary subjects :eusa_eh:


This kid comes to a stranger's house, for the first time, and he starts to toss the place?

Just keep that box locked; how cool people are or what great friends they've been, has no bearing on how their kids are going to behave.

BudoMonkey
11/30/2008 10:03am,
Ha! That's cool. So your a NOFX fan too, I hope?

I got to hang out with MXPX at warped tour. Cool guys. Have they had any new albums recently?

Tyrsmann
11/30/2008 11:54am,
Tyrs- how old was the kid in this story?




He was 6 yrs old

Snake Plissken
11/30/2008 12:16pm,
Agreed, me too. Tyrs- how old was the kid in this story?

Sounds like parent's fault to me. And not just for not teaching proper safety, for being a carless bastard and just letting her kid wander around a house without watching him. So many parents do this kind of thing, just don't take the time and effort to raise kids correctly and keep them safe, acting as reluctant babysitters instead of attempting actual parenting. Kids are alot of work, but you shouldn't have them if you aren't going to put the time in to do it right. I don't care what you say about the woman, there is no way I would let my son wander around for so long without worrying about him.

So when you say "She wasn't mad at me about it...", I say: she fucking better not be. You had the knife safely in a lockbox, and she just sat there with her thumb up her ass having a good time while hapzardly allowing her young child to wander around a non kid-proof house. Good parents know better.


^^^
First. I am glad the child is "OK" and as an adult with several childhood scars (as we all do) it will make for a good story when he gets older.

And I am with Budo on this one.

You can't leave a 6 yr. old alone, downstairs without supervision and without constantly checking on them.

Kids don't know any better but parent should.

Budo, in all seriousness you sound like a good man and a good father.

BENXPX
11/30/2008 1:22pm,
Ha! That's cool. So your a NOFX fan too, I hope? I got to hang out with MXPX at warped tour. Cool guys. Have they had any new albums recently?

Yeah I met them at the Warped Tour in KC in 2005. I mostly listen to hardcore and metal now though.

BudoMonkey
11/30/2008 1:52pm,
Hardcore and metal? You are a dirty bastard. Most hardcore ain't hardcore at all. MXPX were kind of a bullshit version of pop punk anyhow, but they had some decent songs.
We need to get you into the real hardcore...the descendants, bad brains, black flag, THE GOOD ****.

Anyways, enough of a thread derail for now I suppose.



You can't leave a 6 yr. old alone, downstairs without supervision and without constantly checking on them.

Kids don't know any better but parent should.

Budo, in all seriousness you sound like a good man and a good father.

Thank you, sir.