Found my favorite knife!

I had given up. I’ve been walking around with my eyes on the ground for days hoping to find it. Yesterday I rode all the way up to the hump, six miles each way, just to be thorough.

Just now after my shower I opened a drawer where the knife had absolutely no business being – and there it was, safe and sound. No idea in the world how I happened to leave it there.

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18 Responses to Found my favorite knife!

  1. jed says:

    Oh, cool. Glad you found it. I was among the crowd who figured it’d turn up. I was more worried it’d end up rusted from being out in the monsoon. But I’ve had plenty of those situations, where I put something away in what at the time seemed a good spot, for some damn reason which has escaped my awareness when I’m looking for thing X.

    Ya know how it is, you always find things in the last place you look for them.

  2. Dygert says:

    Hate to tell you but you’ve just had an encounter with the vagues. As I have aged I’ve noticed the number of times when I do something like dropping a particularly useful tool in some obscure place with no conscious memory of having done so is increasing at an alarming rate. Welcome to the club brother

  3. terrapod says:

    Irish gremlins, it is always Irish gremlins 😉

  4. Ben says:

    Count me among those who thought it would show up sooner or later, and would probably be found accidentally.

    The very best outcome!

  5. Mike says:

    Very good news indeed.

  6. Ratus says:

    I think the underpants gnomes just borrowed it.

  7. Beans says:

    You have a Fred in your area. Had one at the house. Lost a full set of keys, found them years later in a box that I hadn’t handled for years before the keys went missing.

    Talk to your Fred. Tell it welcome but quit playing funny with your stuff. Treat it as a member of the house, berate it if it acts up, give it permission to thrash other people’s stuff (like the idiots who drop off dogs, or people like that.) By recognizing the Fred, it will calm down.

    Some people label Freds as poltergeists or spirits. Call it whatever you want (yes, we called ours ‘Fred’ but call it something.

    Glad you found the knife. Purty thing, looks like it fits your hand perfectly.

  8. bravokilo says:

    I thought Karma was calling in the debt on that axe head. Life never seems to be as cool as it should be.
    Maybe it was a warning from the desert that it’s still waiting for payment. Better take a good but unneeded something out to the middle of nowhere for the next generation of hermit. Just to be sure.

  9. Have you considered the possibility that your knife has a girlfriend who lives in that drawer and that they were shacking up together?

    You might want to keep your eyes out for some little razor-blades that remind you of your knife.

  10. Mark Matis says:

    I believe , Beans, that Joel calls his Fred “Laddie”.

  11. Bill says:

    I once found my gun box key in a boot….Go figure!

  12. Glad your old friend resurfaced! Something in that drawer was calling you when you put the knife down. Like Dygert said, welcome to the vagues of ageing.

  13. Joel says:

    Have you considered the possibility that your knife has a girlfriend who lives in that drawer…

    Hm. There is a boxcutter in there… Heh – guess I’d better practice tolerance…

  14. Norman says:

    I can see why that’s your favorite knife; it looks like an excellent handle for hand-fit, and the blade – I’m assuming it’s about 3 1/4″ – is a near perfect length and from the pic it looks like a full length contoured tang.

    Do you know what steel he made the knife from,and the type of wood the handles were made from?

  15. Joel says:

    It’s carbon steel, with some Rockwell number that’s supposed to impress me as to how hard it is: I honestly don’t recall but it does hold a very nice edge. About three inches, which I find to be the perfect compromise between working and carrying.

    The handle scales are oak, and while I like the look it’s not proving very durable. Less than three years in it’s got a lot of holster wear. But the nice thing about the scales is that, being oak, they originated thicker than your typical blank and could be shaped to be more like a hand tool than like a traditional knife, custom fitted to my hand. It makes the knife look a bit odd, though personally I enjoy the esthetics of the thing.

  16. G-Gnome says:

    Tall people is stupid.

  17. Joel says:

    But we have bigger guns and our boss is a werewolf, so it’s all good.

  18. The Old Man says:

    Do you have a PUFF exemption? I do…..

To the stake with the heretic!