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Losing a good knife is like,,,, #7414087
11/24/21 11:28 PM
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Getting kicked in the wheels. I left my old sharp finger on the back bumper after skinning out a few squirrels. Got home ,looked down at the empty sheath on the seat and I knew right away what I done. I couldn't count the number of vermin I've skinned with that old Schrade over the years but it is a lot. I hear the new ones are made over seas so that's out. Is the sharp finger still one of the best blade designs for an all purpose skinner? I think it may be. Rip old buddy unless someone found it on the road, then, I hope it brings them years of use.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414102
11/24/21 11:51 PM
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I did that too on a very good one years ago. I regret loosing it every time I think of it. To this day I cannot remember how I lost it. Like you, all I have is the leather sheath it resided in.

I have other very good knives, but I loved this one also....

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414106
11/25/21 12:08 AM
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I can't count the number of knives I've found at the bird ranches I used to trap at, seems like every where there was stump high enough or a clear flat area large enough, I'd pick up a knife some one dropped or miss placed.

Amazing to me that one would be so careless with them, some of them I know were expensive steel, it's a wonder there were not shotguns leaning on every tree !!


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414129
11/25/21 03:49 AM
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Was trapping some blm out west with a buddy. Stopped to take a leak. Later buddy remember he had left his brand new, stainless steel, ruger single action 10 shot revolver on the bumper. We found tracks where the pistol had been. Take a mental picture of the tire prints and started following. About an hour later we caught up to them. I think my buddy may be the luckiest man alive . We stopped and called out to them. First thing out the passengers mouth was did you drop a pistol?


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414252
11/25/21 08:21 AM
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It really is the worst losing a good knife.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414265
11/25/21 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bleeohio
Getting kicked in the wheels. I left my old sharp finger on the back bumper after skinning out a few squirrels. Got home ,looked down at the empty sheath on the seat and I knew right away what I done. I couldn't count the number of vermin I've skinned with that old Schrade over the years but it is a lot. I hear the new ones are made over seas so that's out. Is the sharp finger still one of the best blade designs for an all purpose skinner? I think it may be. Rip old buddy unless someone found it on the road, then, I hope it brings them years of use.


I lost a knife a few months ago. Wasn't an old well loved knife as I only had had it about a week, lol. Had just bought it in the trapshed, went out scouting for trapping, had to pee, and it must have fell out of my pocket then. Ticked me off lol.

For fixed blade knives, I like the Case Hunter series. But, a Case Ridgeback might be closer to the one you lost.

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414280
11/25/21 08:47 AM
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I understand. I have two Schrader fingers. One of them I found about 6 or 7 years ago. It was in bad shape but it looks not too bad now.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414281
11/25/21 08:50 AM
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I would have back tracked looking all the way

I have found several things that way, even tools that fell off the ATV in the pasture

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414293
11/25/21 08:55 AM
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I lost a hunting knife that I received as a gift when I was a kid on a back pack elk trip years ago. But as luck would have it found the dang thing when we packed back out a week later. Still have it. Over 40 years old.

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414313
11/25/21 09:03 AM
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Lost the knife in the pic in Oct 2019. My favorite, a custom knife I had bought at a gun show in Charlotte NC back in the 90's. After getting the pronghorn to the road and my truck, I broke it down and put it on ice in my cooler. While cleaning up and putting stuff away I put the knife in my daypack but didn't zip the pocket. Heard something hit the ground when putting the pack in my truck but couldn't see anything so I dismissed it. When I got home and couldn't find the knife I knew what had happened. Somebody got a great knife.

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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414349
11/25/21 09:30 AM
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Maybe it will show up again.

I once left an engraved Zippo® lighter on the dash of a boat while pulling a water skier. That was gone...wrote it off. The next year I found it while snorkeling looking for fish. Good luck.

Then, again, my favorite hunting knife is one that I found half under the snow on the shoulder of a road. Thanks, to the poor soul that made that contribution.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414464
11/25/21 12:04 PM
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I found shotgun leaning against stump. After thinking awhile i called fellow i knew hunted area years back. It was his and was he happy.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414472
11/25/21 12:10 PM
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Dropped my favorite pocket knife in a beaver pond. Had to land in the silver up area instead of I the run. Gone.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414506
11/25/21 12:43 PM
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Good news is u can buy used one ebay that is still USA made. Was looking at the some of that very model the other day. Great knife

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414520
11/25/21 01:12 PM
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I tell this to people all the time.

Never , never, ever put a tool on the bumper. You will forget it and lose it.

Over the years I have found close to 100 tools in the road. Some junk some real nice stuff. I call them 'road kill ' tools. They are usually found near bumps or sharp turns.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414536
11/25/21 01:38 PM
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I cruise a couple thousand miles of back dirt roads every summer working on snakes. I'm usually at about 10-15 mph with my eyes glued to the roadbed. It's amazing to me the knives, cell phones, misc. tools, etc., that people lose along these back roads. I've not bought a folding pocket knife for 50 years, and I've given away dozens that I come across.

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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414542
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I found a buck on a road and about 10 years later noticed initials on the bolster of the knife advertised it in the papers and found the owner, only knife I ever found but lost at least a half dozen. I lost one in Canada this year that was very special for a lot of reasons doubt I will ever get it back but plan to fish there again next year never know.

Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414596
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Originally Posted by bleeohio
Getting kicked in the wheels. I left my old sharp finger on the back bumper after skinning out a few squirrels. Got home ,looked down at the empty sheath on the seat and I knew right away what I done. I couldn't count the number of vermin I've skinned with that old Schrade over the years but it is a lot. I hear the new ones are made over seas so that's out. Is the sharp finger still one of the best blade designs for an all purpose skinner? I think it may be. Rip old buddy unless someone found it on the road, then, I hope it brings them years of use.

I have a couple old Sharp Sharp Finger Schrades, I hear you on quality. But I also have bought my grandsons Schrade Sharp Fingers, real Schrades with leather sheaths not the copies with nylon sheaths, and am satisfied with the steel and sharpening. Not sure of origin, it only says Schrade on the blade with a number. I would sure miss and cry over my Buck 110.....

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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414604
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[quote=bleeohio]Getting kicked in the wheels. I left my old sharp finger on the back bumper after skinning out a few squirrels. Got home ,looked down at the empty sheath on the seat and I knew right away what I done. I couldn't count the number of vermin I've skinned with that old Schrade over the years but it is a lot. I hear the new ones are made over seas so that's out. Is the sharp finger still one of the best blade designs for an all purpose skinner? I think it may be. Rip old buddy unless someone found it on the road, then, I hope it brings them years use.


Send me your info and pay the postage and I will send you a Guns & Anmo edition USA Schrade Sharp Finger knife only no sheath. Needs serious cleaning but should clean up fine.


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Re: Losing a good knife is like,,,, [Re: bleeohio] #7414611
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I left a Dunn knife at a moose gut pile in Newfoundland in 2012. Didn’t realize I lost it till I got home. I went back to hunt in 2014, with the same guide. We were hunting the same hilltop lookout, and called in a good bull. After I killed it, I asked my guide if we could look for the lost knife. We had built a fire to cook lunch at the 2012 kill site, found where the fire was, and after a short look, I found the knife.

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