a couple of injury threads going..so i will participate with my own.
i got really dumb with a razor sharp hunting knife. really dumb. i just got back from a long multi-day turkey hunt. tired, hungry..sleepy. i notice a box arrived while i was gone. ripped it open with a knife..(survived injury so-far) and someone sent me a Ferro rod!! alrighty..free fire!!
this part, i get pretty predicable. i slip my shoes on, go out in the backyard..cut a piece of hemp rope, shred it all up to make a tinder nest..line up the ferro rod, put the hunt knife on it..pull it away..FIRST !#@$!@#$!@#$#@! pull, i didnt note that my thumb was still in the way. i didnt feel a thing! what i did notice was my flesh-fingerprint-pink sliver-hunk of meat left on the blade..***? i look at my thumb and it was a gusher.
being somewhat a self taught first aide guru at this point..i get it to stop bleeding and bandaged up. it took a while. i should have gone for stitches. i did this on April Fools day. fitting.
lesson learned. well, a lesson-reminder at least. anytime you are trying something NEW..be careful..go slow..maybe a practice swing or two.
sorry no pics. amazing how useful our thumbs are.. it's been a long slow 10 days.