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    Cut my fingie

    Butchered a pricket today , knife was getting a bit blunt and did the schoolboy error of pushing a bit too hard. Then I slipped and cut my index finger, quite deep.

    to say nothing of having to make sure all the hygiene things were covered , it actually hurt !

    Im normally really safe in this department but I guess a 5am start for stalking may have had something to do with it. Anyway, here's aquestion, can anyone recommend a glove for next time, ie chain mail, cut resistant etc. what's best,and what's washable?

    I look like ET at the moment about to phone home......

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    Quote Originally Posted by biffo View Post
    Butchered a pricket today , knife was getting a bit blunt and did the schoolboy error of pushing a bit too hard. Then I slipped and cut my index finger, quite deep.

    to say nothing of having to make sure all the hygiene things were covered , it actually hurt !

    Im normally really safe in this department but I guess a 5am start for stalking may have had something to do with it. Anyway, here's aquestion, can anyone recommend a glove for next time, ie chain mail, cut resistant etc. what's best,and what's washable?

    I look like ET at the moment about to phone home......
    Not sure about a glove. A sharper knife was the tool required for the job - cuts with little effort, so minimises the risks of such incidents as you've just had

    I carry an EZE-LAP Model M diamond sharpener either in its dedicated pouch or on the knife sheath in a purpose made loop.
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    A butchers supply dept may be the best place for the cut resistant gloves

    Hope the cut heals fast & nothing nasty got in it...

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    Sharpen the knife mate weve all done it ......well i have
    Graham
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    Donnington deer services sell a chain mail glove.

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    Thanks for being brave enough to bring this to our attention
    This is probably the most common injury we are likely to get
    and potentially quite serious. We should all take note

    you can certainly get a chain mail glove as supplied to butchers. 66 upwards

    Youve got to pay 100 percent attention when using a knife particularly
    when tired, in poor light, or in a hurry.
    yes a sharp knife helps, but you can still cut yourself badly without even knowing.

    Also in your first aid kit a wound dressing.

    ps if your`going to get a glove you might as well get a gauntlet to protect your wrist

    stainless steel will want washing and sterilising
    Last edited by badbob; 01-12-2012 at 20:20.

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    Thanks for all the replies so far. Yes should have used a sharpener and I will next time, but will also be on the look out for a Kevlar suit !!

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    kevlar glove liners dont cost a lot most are reversable and they keep your hand warm .more then a mail glove , and its a sure bet it will get left behind and sink they like a stone in the mud , been there ,dog found it.

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    easier way is always cut away from yourself and your digits

    Speaking from experience as one who severed my middle digit as a teenager snapping an Opinel knife shut with force whilst trying to use it as a bore....whilst the locking collar was not turned around enough!

    4 hours in A&E waiting room
    7 hours in "micro" surgery and a life time of finger exercises and suffering from numb finger tip when cold.

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    Take it as a lesson i friend of mine phone me last year to say he slipped and put his knife through his thigh mist his artery by a matter of millimeters. Some times we just get complacent and that's not good. I have used blunt knifes and as long as you take your time they will do the job.
    Remove your self from the excitement of the stalk and think safe practice. chain male not a chance up here you will not feel your fingers with in second.s

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    I carry a old spare knife and a small tungsten sharpener for the SPARE knife only ! diamond for the best knife

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