Order another one...you'll find it in your luggage the next day. I thought I'd lost my Streamlight one time when we were camping...ended up finding it months later wrapped up in the folds of out tent the next time I got it out. Now I have 2 .
Same thing has happened with knives a couple of times. Dropped my knife on a traffic stop one time (I think it got caught on my holster getting out of the car and came unclipped from my pocket). I made a bunch of stops that night, and had no idea which one it happened on. I went back to all of them and looked everywhere, couldn't find it. Ordered a new knife (this is why I carry a $28 Kershaw, not a $150 Zero Tolerance anymore...after I lost that one it didn't re-appear ). The day after the new knife shipped, my BIL, who works grounds at a local college in town, showed up at my house and handed me my knife. He hadn't even known I lost it, but found it lying in a pile of leaves while he was mowing, recognized it as my style, and put two and two together. My son now has the new one, and I'm still carrying the old one .
Posts: 5359 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006
At least it's only an Olight. And I have about 3 or 4 of them.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
Posts: 17069 | Location: The Free State of Arizona - Ditat Deus | Registered: March 24, 2011
Originally posted by Minnow: Go ahead and order another one, it will make a nice Christmas gift for someone next year because the missing one will show up the day after the new one is delivered. Speaking from experience.
Considering the old one was lost in an Airbus A319 at IAH, I would be amazed if it showed up in my house somewhere....
The i5T is a heckuva light. Batteries last awhile, and plenty of light. I was always a MicroStream kinda guy,but this thing kicks its butt. Also, I really like the Scallion. The plastic sided one. The metal sided ones are cold and hard. Have had a couple metal handeled Scallion knives, gave 1 to my son, and have the Damascus one stashed. The plastic sided are so much warmer.
Posts: 10899 | Location: NE OHIO | Registered: October 22, 2004
Originally posted by Sigfest: The i5T is a heckuva light. Batteries last awhile, and plenty of light. I was always a MicroStream kinda guy,but this thing kicks its butt. Also, I really like the Scallion. The plastic sided one. The metal sided ones are cold and hard. Have had a couple metal handeled Scallion knives, gave 1 to my son, and have the Damascus one stashed. The plastic sided are so much warmer.
The i5T & Scallion are EDC for me. I've got a Chive for backup, but prefer the Scallion size & grip.
Originally posted by vthoky: I find nothing yanks a light or knife away from me more stealthily than a seat belt.
A new Tech was riding with me one day and when we got back to shop he couldn't find his Spiderco something or other $$ . He asked me if he could take the van back to the jobsite to look for it . Sure , go ahead . He came back looking like he had just lost his best friend . No joy . I went back to the van to retrieve some paperwork and saw it hanging on the shoulder belt . That was one happy guy .
Posts: 2570 | Location: The deep South | Registered: February 27, 2009