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found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 15th, 2012, 8:07 am

In 2010 I found a pocket knife a couple miles up a canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains in AZ it is a stainless steel knife with wood inlays. I found it while looking for klauberi and it was up in a slide so I imagine it once belonged to a herper. The reason I am asking now is because I have discovered that the knife has magical powers and it is the secret to my success. Fundad and many others have experienced the powers of the mojo packing pocket knife. Now I do not intend to return this knife to the rightful owner as I am a strong believer in, "finders keeper losers weepers". However I would be glad to hand over a pocket knife of my own with equal monetary value to the individual who lost the lucky knife. My way of saying thank you. So I’m interested in finding out who this thing originally belonged to so they will know that it has been found and has a loving home now.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Eric East » April 15th, 2012, 3:52 pm

I can't believe you don't have 50 replies to this one. LOL

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by mikemike » April 15th, 2012, 6:13 pm

If you find a pair of RayBan Wayfarers a little SE of the Ritas, I assure you they're not magic.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by reptilist » April 15th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Please post a picture of the lucky knife and I'll tell you if it was mine or not.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 15th, 2012, 7:01 pm

What brand was your knife. Ill post a picture sometime tomorrow as I am on my way home from a herping trip where the lucky knife came through again.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by rpecora » April 15th, 2012, 7:43 pm

I suggest that do not post a picture or any more of a description than you already have. That would not be the way to determine the rightful owner. Up to you though, of course.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 15th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Yeah I guess but I was pretty clear that they are not getting it back :lol: then again I don't want to be sending knives to everyone that claims it by picture. I trust terry enough that I might Facebook him a picture.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Verhoodled » April 15th, 2012, 10:19 pm

At last. The elders have been expecting you.

Many herpers before have herped that slope. No one ever found a knife.

The knife chooses the herper, you realize. Not the other way around. You found it because you were ready, because you were chosen.

With great knives comes great responsibility.

I implore you and your knife to use your new-found herping powers for forces of good.

Only you can decide.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by John Martin » April 15th, 2012, 11:17 pm

Whatever :roll: That knife is MINE and I want it back! This is the one, right?

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Tim Borski » April 16th, 2012, 2:20 am

Let me know if my fork turns up.

Be the knife, Mike.
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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by gbin » April 16th, 2012, 7:50 am

While we're at it, if anyone turns up an old metal Pentax 50mm lens cap at the base of a cliff in the Chiricahuas, please let me know, as I dropped one there while climbing said cliff in the mid-1980s. I think it was more dumb luck than magic that I myself didn't fall, though. And if you're standing there at the base of that cliff thinking about it, yes, that is indeed a particularly striking specimen of hedgehog cactus up near the top, but no, it's not worth the foolishly dangerous climb.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Jeff Lemm » April 16th, 2012, 10:45 am

Again while we're at it, whoever found my hexarmor glove (GOP) in Otay, I could use it back!!

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Post by -EJ » April 16th, 2012, 6:25 pm

I never did get my 28mm Cannon lens off of the top of El Capitan (El Cajon) but then that's another trip I didn't want to make twice after scaling the ridge.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by justinm » April 16th, 2012, 7:05 pm

If you guys ever find some Poo I left in Southern Illinois, I don't need it back.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 16th, 2012, 7:20 pm

You guys are getting a little off topic. Lets not forget that this is about my magical pocket knife. Why hasn't anyone asked me what magical things have happened since the finding.

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Post by hellihooks » April 16th, 2012, 7:37 pm

Jeff Lemm wrote:Again while we're at it, whoever found my hexarmor glove (GOP) in Otay, I could use it back!!
Never been to Otay, but took a mean speckled strike on the fingers of my GOP today... flipping for rosys... :shock: Glove worked GREAT... SO Glad I had it on... :thumb:

I lost my mood ring... not sure how I feel about it... :roll: :lol: :lol:

Ok Mike... I'll bite (since you're masterfully baiting us, and I'm a Bass) What have you found, that makes you think that knife is magic? :shock: :D jim

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Paul White » April 16th, 2012, 9:11 pm

You found a gila monster (that wasn't an AZ F&G plant), 1938 lepidus, 25 willardi and bag of money?

Oh, and it's my knife. Handles old and worn, those carvings are just random abrasions from over the years, the blade's flecked with small rust spots and dried blood (watch which way you cut with it!).

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 16th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Thanks Jim. But I can't talk about it as of yet. :lol: though on my way down from the talus I found my first klauberi and that was where it all started.

No Paul its actually pretty mint with the exception of the weathered wood inlays.

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Post by chris_mcmartin » April 17th, 2012, 3:53 am

It might be my knife. When I lost it, it was pretty mint with the exception of the weathered wood inlays.

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Post by hellihooks » April 17th, 2012, 7:06 am

Mike Waters wrote:Thanks Jim. But I can't talk about it as of yet. :lol: though on my way down from the talus I found my first klauberi and that was where it all started.

No Paul its actually pretty mint with the exception of the weathered wood inlays.
So... now you're not gonna talus? I'm confused. Btw... not sure if you caught it, but someone who 'masterfully baits' people could be called a master baiter... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: jim

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 17th, 2012, 8:38 am

Chris, what kind was it?
Jim, you are correct however why do they call it that? Seems like their are several other words that would better fit.

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Post by hellihooks » April 17th, 2012, 8:58 am

Now I feel as though you're just jerking us around... :lol: :lol: :lol: jim

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by devlin » April 17th, 2012, 9:11 am

I lost my mood ring... not sure how I feel about it... :roll: :lol: :lol:

:lol: Nice!

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Post by chris_mcmartin » April 17th, 2012, 12:15 pm

Mike Waters wrote:Chris, what kind was it?
Hmmm...let me rephrase: whatever details you choose to add, yes, that's a description of my knife, and I will parrot them. ;)

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Post by heavenscloud » April 17th, 2012, 2:44 pm

hellihooks wrote:So... now you're not gonna talus? I'm confused. Btw... not sure if you caught it, but someone who 'masterfully baits' people could be called a master baiter... :crazyeyes: :lol: :lol: jim
I had a good laugh at this. Thanks! :thumb:


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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Texas Gus » April 18th, 2012, 12:00 pm

It's entirely believable to me.. I carry a magic stick.

Great post.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Andy Avram » April 18th, 2012, 12:26 pm

I lost approximately $248.39 at Snake Road a few years back. It was made up of various pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters and bills. If you find it, or any part of it, I would appreciate it being returned to me. I was planning on using that money to buy a knife to replace to one I lost.

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Post by Daryl Eby » April 18th, 2012, 7:50 pm

Andy Avram wrote:I lost approximately $248.39 at Snake Road a few years back. It was made up of various pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters and bills.
That must have been "magic money". Those lost pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters keep turning up beside small herps.

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Post by M.J.FRANETOVICH » April 18th, 2012, 9:28 pm

:D that was fun :thumb: BTW if it was the East side of the Rita's i saw the the same knife but was unable to pull it from the stone......

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by DaveR » April 19th, 2012, 4:02 pm

Wow...we have some serious ball breakers on FHF. Thanks to Chris McM., hellihooks, Andy, and M.J. for the chuckles. I found a nice "Leatherman" multi-tool once while herping....but it doesn't have magical powers.

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Post by r.edwards » April 19th, 2012, 4:29 pm

finders keepers losers buy more shit....
best finds on a herp trip
Klaubers 2nd edition Rattlesnakes in good condition and a very nice near new Sony top of the line P&S

worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by gbin » April 19th, 2012, 7:52 pm

r.edwards wrote:worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....
I have to ask: How does one manage to lose a gun?

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Post by Mike Waters » April 19th, 2012, 8:28 pm

gbin wrote:
r.edwards wrote:worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....
I have to ask: How does one manage to lose a gun?

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Same way you lose anything.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by gbin » April 19th, 2012, 8:36 pm

Mike Waters wrote:
gbin wrote:
r.edwards wrote:worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....
I have to ask: How does one manage to lose a gun?

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Same way you lose anything.
You mean, through simple carelessness? I can't imagine that there are many gun owners who would let such an outrageously irresponsible thing happen, nor who would be ok with another who did. We're talking a deadly weapon, here...

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Owen » April 19th, 2012, 8:42 pm

r.edwards wrote:
worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....

r.edwards
I think I found a couple empty Colt 45 cans. Litterbugs, sheesh!

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 19th, 2012, 9:29 pm

Gerry[/quote]
Same way you lose anything.[/quote]
You mean, through simple carelessness? I can't imagine that there are many gun owners who would let such an outrageously irresponsible thing happen, nor who would be ok with another who did. We're talking a deadly weapon, here...

Gerry[/quote]
Hopefully it wasn't lost in the woods where a bear could pick it up. Nothing more dangerous then a wild animal with a gun.

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Mike Waters » April 19th, 2012, 9:30 pm

If I might add, a knife is also considered a deadly weapon.

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Post by Mike Waters » April 19th, 2012, 9:31 pm

:lol:
Owen wrote:
r.edwards wrote:
worst item lost on a trip....my herp partner on our trip to AZ lost a colt .45 defender....

r.edwards
I think I found a couple empty Colt 45 cans. Litterbugs, sheesh!

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Post by gbin » April 20th, 2012, 3:35 am

Mike Waters wrote:If I might add, a knife is also considered a deadly weapon.
A knife is considered a tool that in some circumstances could be used as a deadly weapon (as could a great many other thngs, including a rock). Not at all the same thing as a gun. You're not really suggesting that a gun owner has no special obligation to keep his/her gun(s) safe, are you?

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by reptilist » April 20th, 2012, 4:21 am

Mike,
I'm just joking with ya!
I haven't lost a knife within recent memory.
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Post by El Bufo Grande » April 20th, 2012, 4:10 pm

I found that little .45 and I'm coming to get my knife, holmes.

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Post by rtdunham » April 20th, 2012, 5:42 pm

<mike>Hopefully it wasn't lost in the woods where a bear could pick it up. Nothing more dangerous then a wild animal with a gun.<mike>

Guns don't kill people. Bears kill people. (bears with guns kill people?)

But I have a more fundamental question: if this knife bestows luck on its owner, how was it lost in the first place? Or was losing it fortuitous?

(lots of clever comments in this thread, guys. I'm impressed. And people think you're just ruggedly handsome, highly-skilled herpers!)

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by Jeff Lemm » April 20th, 2012, 6:24 pm

Silly people, haven't you ever heard of the right to arm bears?

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by DaveR » April 21st, 2012, 5:15 am

Nothing more dangerous then a wild animal with a gun
Except two wild animals with guns.

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Post by justinm » April 21st, 2012, 6:51 am

Jeff Lemm wrote:Silly people, haven't you ever heard of the right to arm bears?

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Post by r.edwards » April 22nd, 2012, 2:03 pm

the pistol was placed on a fender flare of a jeep, then bounced off when we hit pavement.....drove back 30 mins later and there were skid marks on the side of the road....someone roadcruised a really nice weapon...

any possession can be lost very easy....

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Post by gbin » April 22nd, 2012, 2:57 pm

r.edwards wrote:the pistol was placed on a fender flare of a jeep, then bounced off when we hit pavement...
So now the obvious question becomes, why was it put there? :?
r.edwards wrote:any possession can be lost very easy....
I'm afraid I don't agree at all. It seems extremely irresponsible to me. Did your friend at least report the loss to the police afterward, so if/when the gun turns up after having been involved in a serious accident or crime the police don't come looking for him/her?

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Post by Chris Smith » April 22nd, 2012, 3:49 pm

Mistakes happen. I just hope it was reported lost!

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Re: found magic knife in AZ

Post by M Wolverton » April 22nd, 2012, 5:54 pm

Someone lost a gun! Flip out, panick, call the bomb squad, the ATF, and the UN!

This isn't like a knife, it's a gun, shut everything down!

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