Posted by Banjophobic on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
ok, while on a recent fishing trip I was cutting some tangled line on my rod and reel and using my razor sharp, locking blade Gerber knife. Guess what, it wasn't locked fully and the blade folded back on my index finger, resulting in a serious cut on the side of my digit, right next to the nail, all the way up to the last knuckle joint. I was blessed it didn't go through the nail bed since they remove the nail in order to stick it up..yikes. A trip to the emergency room and six stitches later, its healing very well. The ER did a great job and all the nurses treated my very well. Word to the wise..especially musicians..CHECK the lock on your blade before using it..nuff said.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @10:17:22 AM
Banjo Picker's nightmare
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @11:16:42 AM
Ouch!Amazing how we beat up on our hands. And they keep on playing. I can recall at least a half dozen 'events' four of which I ended up in emergency. Slows us down a tad, but we keep on picking!
Good luck and prayers for a quick recovery.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @7:25:04 PM
I did the same thing about 5 years ago. You're guaranteed a bad cut when that happens.
Monday, May 30, 2016 @3:53:42 PM
There are a few things in this world that give me the willy's. Working with electric wiring, crawling under a car that is on jack stands, going more than 3 rungs high on a ladder, table saws, angle grinders, and lock blade knives.
Lock blades are great because they are so portable, and handy, but given a choice, I will reach for a fixed blade knife over a folder every time.
You're quite lucky you went up the side of your digit. You avoided the nerves, tendons, and joint capsule. Very lucky. Glad you hear you are on the mend.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @8:20:44 AM
Thanks everyone. Yes I was blessed it didn't cut anything vital. I'm back to picking and I pulled the stitches out Sunday. There a spot on the leading edge that is numb and that may or may not return but it's where the pick band sits so it doesn't matter. I won't trust a lock blade again.
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