My co worker gave me a fixed blade knife (my first one) from when he bought a set of 10 for $70 to give away to people as Christmas gifts. He saw I liked knives and passed his on to me.
Well I was cleaning it and oiling it and when I went to put it away, the tip got caught on the sheath and it fell out. As it started to fall (I'm sitting in my desk chair) it was falling handle down toward my bare leg (I'm in shorts) and to avoid getting it landing on my leg, I attempted put my hand on the arm rest of the chair to brace myself to get my thigh out of the way.
Well the handle landed on my thigh, and the side of the blade landed on the arm rest.
As you can imagine, the tip was pointing straight up and as I went to push myself using the arm rest....
So this is the first time that I stabbed myself.
I've got a nice one inch gash in the meaty part of my palm between the wrist and the pinky. Not sure how deep but that sucker was bleeding good. I'm hoping I don't need stitches. I washed, put hydrogen peroxide, two butterfly bandages and two regular band aids.
The only thing that gets me mad is that it wasn't a Benchmade. Well, THAT and the fact that I woke up today with blood all over the bed.
I have no idea how I'm supposed to function today at work with water.