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Bryan
05-17-2013, 09:08 AM
I recently cut straight through my finger nail with a freshly sharpened Takeda 240 Gyuto. I was wondering if others have incurred such injuries and how I should change my cutting technique to avoid a repetition.

http://s20.postimg.org/v5t4879ql/finger.jpg

http://postimg.org/image/722cjwr9l/

Thanks in advance for your feedback..

franzb69
05-17-2013, 09:10 AM
been there =D

not fun.

tk59
05-17-2013, 09:12 AM
I haven't done that in a while, knock on wood. You just have to be more mindful of tucking your finger tips back.

knyfeknerd
05-17-2013, 09:16 AM
Claw hand baby! Claw hand!
But it still happens to the best of us!
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/landon_chris/DSC_00052.jpg (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/landon_chris/media/DSC_00052.jpg.html)

I might add that a Takeda 280 was responsible for this one too!

Lefty
05-17-2013, 09:17 AM
Only once, but I have taken big chunks out of my knuckles, and recently got my right index knuckle, then a day later got my right middle finger knuckles. Maybe two days after that, I nicked the tip of my finger while thinning a knife and my hand slipped. But wait, there's more - I got higher up on my index knuckle on my grinder while working on an axe...sometimes you go through bad spells, and I think I'm done mine, since they're all virtually healed.

GlassEye
05-17-2013, 01:39 PM
I took off the tip of my thumb right through the nail, they had to remove the rest of the nail to reattach it.

I have had those days/weeks as well, Tom.

chinacats
05-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Reminds me of this (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8681-Cut-To-The-Quick) thread...

Dream Burls
05-17-2013, 02:07 PM
Reminds me of this (http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8681-Cut-To-The-Quick) thread...
Thanks for remembering Chinacats.

Patatas Bravas
05-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Yep, only once. Felt absolutely nothing as the knife was sharp, and then that oddly exposed feeling a moment later and plenty of rouge. Ironically, this was at home and never in the restaurant.

In my case it wasn't my normal technique, as I wasn't set up properly and not paying attention, one finger extended out, guard down. I imagine with most people the problem might be raising knives too high and losing contact with the middle finger, and then coming down somewhere into that finger. Or maybe the index isn't back where it should be. Or maybe finger tips aren't properly bent out of the way.

In any case, hacking a finger is pretty much par for the course at some point.

ThEoRy
05-17-2013, 02:29 PM
That's weird, I don't see any injuries in this thread.....:scratchhead:

Lucretia
05-17-2013, 02:43 PM
Read the title and thought some knucklehead thought he had a ginsu knife and tore up a blade on iron nails....

:puke:

DSChief
05-17-2013, 02:49 PM
doesn't anybody other than me wear Kevlar? a while back I worked at JDS Uniphase, In their glass cutting shop where we fabricated
the precision Mirrors for large format projection displays. Every-one was required to suit up, chin to toes. hi collar aprons & spats.
I managed to accumulate about 12 pair of TUFF COAT III gloves. For sharpening & thinning ops I wear one on the off hand.
{ the one Not on the handle }. for sanitary considerations just keep a box of the throw away nitrile gloves to go over the kevlar

Twistington
05-17-2013, 02:57 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/8346/photoapr21233735.jpg

This one sucked...

ejd53
05-17-2013, 02:58 PM
I never cut through a nail, but I did slip with a scalpel when I was a grad student and cut a chunk of my finger off. Strangely enough, I stuck it back on and put a bandage on it and it reattached. Unfortunately, I did not think to align the grooves on my finger and so the whorls in that section are upside down compared to the rest of my finger.

ThEoRy
05-17-2013, 03:39 PM
doesn't anybody other than me wear Kevlar? a while back I worked at JDS Uniphase, In their glass cutting shop where we fabricated
the precision Mirrors for large format projection displays. Every-one was required to suit up, chin to toes. hi collar aprons & spats.
I managed to accumulate about 12 pair of TUFF COAT III gloves. For sharpening & thinning ops I wear one on the off hand.
{ the one Not on the handle }. for sanitary considerations just keep a box of the throw away nitrile gloves to go over the kevlar


I have one in my kit but only use it when dealing with scalloped potatoes on a brand new mandolin. Fool me 3 times shame on...... whoever invented this masochistic contraption!!!!

boomchakabowwow
05-17-2013, 11:04 PM
oh..i done this twice. both times cutting herbs. once chives (i use scissor now) and cilantro.

hard to hold herbs knuckles out. i got careless. tough wound to heal, no?

xuz
05-17-2013, 11:31 PM
Definitely shaved some knuckles.

People always say how it's much more dangerous to have a dull knife than a sharp one,
but they don't tell you that the one time you do cut with a sharp knife,
it goes straight to the bone.

Thanks for the pics.

EdipisReks
05-17-2013, 11:46 PM
i've gotten my left index finger nail twice (once very badly, and half the tip of the finger is now permanently numb), and my left thumb a few times, though not as badly. it always comes down to being distracted, for me.

boomchakabowwow
05-20-2013, 04:16 PM
ouch! this thread did NOT need pics :D

i do however, have a pic of myself..after a tablesaw "event". ;)

Miles
05-20-2013, 08:23 PM
Been there. Thankfully not for a long time. Also have been bitten by a circular saw, nail guns, and cordless screw gun. Hmm. Maybe I should rethink some of my hobbies. :shocked3: