My little friend has run away from home?

How do you lose a knife?

Just happened to notice yesterday afternoon that the sheath was empty. I hadn’t been rolling around on the ground under anything yesterday, I’d remember that. I can only hope I absently laid it down somewhere, I do things like that sometimes. I looked everywhere I can think of around the cabin and came up empty. If I just misplaced it, it’ll turn up eventually. If somehow it fell out of the sheath, there’s a terrible possibility it’s gone for good. This morning I’m working on Landlady’s batteries and will search around the powershed, chicken house and barn.

In the meantime I have other perfectly good belt knives. But the knife I’ve carried every day for years is my favorite by a wide margin, and for good reason, and literally irreplaceable. I am bummed.

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11 Responses to My little friend has run away from home?

  1. Mark Matis says:

    Make and model?

  2. Mike says:

    Damn, I remember how happy you were when you finally got that guy to make this knife you. I feel the same way about the knife i carry from Michael Morris Knives.*

    I really hope you get it back sooner, rather than later.


  3. Joel says:

    Mark it’s a custom knife a former neighbor made for me three years ago. He long since moved away due to chronic health problems, so there’s no replacing it.

    Nowhere near that shiny now, of course, since it’s been my everyday carry for most of that time. I couldn’t carry it until I could get a sheath made – and even the local saddlemaker who made the sheath has since gone out of business.

    So a once in a lifetime knife, which I appear to have carelessly lost.

  4. Mark Matis says:

    Would anything from these guys:

    potentially work for you?

  5. Zelda says:

    Hmmmm, you could try (or have someone else try) remote viewing and see if you can find it that way. Something with that much energy in it may be strong enough to be seen.

  6. DaveS says:

    I was afraid, upon reading the title of the post, that your four legged buddy had run off! Knives, no matter how unique, can be replaced. But, I wish you the very best of luck in your search – I’m currently missing a knife that I carried for more than 40 years. Nothing special or fancy about it, but dang-it, I liked it.

  7. terrapod says:

    My methodology is to retrace every step going back 1 or 2 days or whenever you clearly remember last having it on the belt. Check jeep seat area. Worst case would be bike paths last taken, pedaling can jog it out of the sheath and you would not notice.

  8. Ben says:

    Most likely you will stumble across it in the next day or two. But maybe, just maybe, it will become buried somewhere on the desert floor, to be discovered millenniums from now in the same way you find shards of native pottery. The finder will marvel at the hand craftsmanship that created it. Perhaps there is a museum in its future!

    Or perhaps it’s lying on your bathroom floor, having spilled out of its sheath when you dropped your pants.

  9. Mike says:

    Joel, in a very worst case scenario and the knife is gone, here is a possible replacement that will not break the bank.

  10. Patrick Fowler says:

    Joel I lost my Onion pocket knife a while back …had it for years … found it a week later in the seat rail of the car …I looked everywhere too and was a day or so away from ordering a new one. A thought , could it fit through your porch planks ? Pat

  11. Jim Price says:

    Lucky you. At least you had it for a few years. I ordered a new knife last week, and it arrived Wednesday evening. When I went to use it Friday evening it had gone missing . . . grew legs. I had it a whole two days. I imagine it will eventually turn up, but when and where I have no idea.

To the stake with the heretic!