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Do you know what i hate? I hate when someone asks you to borrow your pocket knife like at work. Then you come to find out there trying to remove a screw with it. That was a little extreme but you catch my drift they want to borrow your knife to pick a lock or cut an abrillo pad! So now i only let certain people borrow my knife and i ask them what there gonna use it for. And they have the nerve to make fun of me saying its a just a knife. Well it may just be a knife to you and you may have a cheap $10 dollar knife but i think my cheapest knife i own isn't under 50 dollars. And i take care of my knives. Am i just crazy or do you guys have this mentality too. People theses days don't know the value of a good knife.

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I love my tools... especially my sharps. I take good care of them because one day they may take good care of me. Im the same way with lending stuff to people. I keep some spare moras around the house as lenders (or hand-outs/trade items) so that they dont use my primaries.
 

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I tell them if they need to borrow mine they ought to consider purchasing one for themselves.

If they want something cut I will do it for them.

If they attempt to use it as a screwdriver I calmly slap them upside the head and take my knife back and generally mutter something about the quality of their gene pool.
 

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lol. It's all in the genes.

I tell them if they need to borrow mine they ought to consider purchasing one for themselves.

If they want something cut I will do it for them.

If they attempt to use it as a screwdriver I calmly slap them upside the head and take my knife back and generally mutter something about the quality of their gene pool.
 

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Ok so i'm not crazy good. Thats how i was raised too, to return something you have borrowed better then you received it. I'm in the military too. You think they would know the value of a good knife but then again common sense is not a common virtue in the Marines lol. Good advice Robphilips00 i should do that. My dad use to have a neon pink and yellow pair of safety glasses to loan out because he knew they would be returned.

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Just buy a multi-tool and let people borrow it that way they have the appropriate tool for the job. Your fault for not asking what they want to use it for. Your equipment, your concern.
 

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Like many I carry a pocket knife. I ask to borrow someone else's when I need to do something with a knife that I'd never do with my own and there's usually someone dumb enough to hand his over.
 

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Just buy a multi-tool and let people borrow it that way they have the appropriate tool for the job. Your fault for not asking what they want to use it for. Your equipment, your concern.
No, it's not "his fault" because someone was stupid and asked him for a knife when they needed a screwdriver. If someone asks me for a knife I can only make the intelligent assumption that they want to cut something, not that they want to turn a screw with it. :rolleyes:

But I don't make those "intelligent assumptions" any longer because the older I get, the more that I find people are less and less intelligent. And it's not like people didn't do stupid **** like this when I was growing up, they did. But to find people that then go on to say that it's the knife owner's fault because the other guy was an idiot is laughable.

I remember my Dad would chuckle and call people "****in' idiots" because they would use a Crescent wrench for a hammer. "Look at his tools, they're all ****ed up, moron." :D:
 

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im in the same boat my knifes the few i have are in the 60range and if someone asked to borrow it and then were using it to pry something or unscrew something there going to get yelled at i dont typicaly yell or anything like that but i spend about 3-4 hours at a go sharpening each knife when they need sharpening as i take em all the way to 12,000 grit on my different water stones so i get real ****ed when people do stupid **** with my blades I typicaly just cut it for them tho saves me the hastle and yelling
 

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Here are some possible solutions:

1) Carry a second knife for such occasions. Make it a crappy one.
2) Don't loan your knife to anyone.
3) Ask what they need it for and suggest the proper tool for the job.
4) Make them sign a waiver that it they mess up your knife they pay for it.:D:
 

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I won't loan anything anymore. Certain individuals I used to work with would ask to borrow a tool I had but would not return it or broke it claiming "it was like that when I got it". One even claimed he "put it in my truck". Good trick as I keep the doors locked unless I'm in it. He of course kept claiming he put it in the truck even when faced with truth and, He even had the gall to come ask to borrow something else that same day. I do keep garbage tools and blades for "loaners". Those are such junk that 1), I won't miss it if they keep it and 2), it's in such junk shape that they don't borrow anymore cause they know what they'll get, junk.
 

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I make my money with my tools and i have a tool set that cost well over $5000. I will loan out my tools to anybody as long as they keep them clean and put them back in the CORRECT space. I hate to go looking for a 13mm only to pick up a 14mm because somebody forgot their numbers. I also hate to catch people using my screwdrivers as pry bars, they are kept in the same draw, just pick the correct tool or loose your privilege to use them. Having a lifetime warranty helps me feel better about the janitor using some of my stuff.
 

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I have to think that the mentality of incompatent tool handeling comes from having so little invested in tools them selves .
As person that borrows something obviously does not own it ,and chances are do not know how to use nor take care of it .
I have rarely borrowed any ones tools more than once , and only because the job had some specialized application. This was the reason I had for gettting yet another tool for my own use long down the line .
Some tools I have had to make becaue they simply did not exist . Fortunately not many others are given the jobs I did because of the expirence and special equipment I maintained .I had to laugh though .
some of the guys bought tool boxes that were easily 6' long weighing at least 1,000 empty. How do you get that home ?
I typically used 3 smaller snap on boxes w/ top boxes . more versitle.
The only tools I loaned were to those that we mutually carried each other keys.
I use my drivers license number to identify all my tools.
As for knives ,I don't loan knives, they can use their own knives. If they do not own a knife ,maybe there is a really good reason why.
People waste money on a lot of other things less important , let them buy their own or sell them a knife and be done with it. Don't loan a knife, that's your best buddy .
 
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