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  1. A K Church

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    Wake up this morning. Pull on my pants, ones I wore yesterday.

    Flap is open on my belt pouch. My Leatherman Rebar is gone. Month, month-and-a-half after I lost my old PST.

    No. No. No.

    I will look in the car, but otherwise I was all over the place yesterday. I do not feel at all hopeful about this.
     
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    I don't usually click on threads with non-descriptive titles, but the spelling was so good on this one ;) lol

    You might have been all over, but I'd narrow it down to only those places where you sat down. Or if you took a nap on the couch.
    Good luck.
     
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    Bad timing, I know. I have created a habit of doing an EDC tap/check every so often, definitely right after I stand up. I work in maintenance and am in many different apartments on a daily basis. Nine times out of ten I catch it at a point where I can backtrack and retrieve.
     
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    Maybe have a good look around in the area where you took your trousers off last night?
     
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    Hope ya find it young fellar. joe
     
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    PAcanis

    Initially thought on title of

    YAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

    Now I know had I done so, I likely would have lost you.
     
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    may I suggest a lanyard? I hate that when that happens.
     
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    I hate to lose things too. I also second the tap/check frequently idea always on standing and when leaving an area. Not that is any consolation now, but it might prevent future anguish.
     
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    I hope you find it.
     
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    Maybe spring for a Signal with built in carabinier?
    I have no idea if the prices compare with other places, but Leatherman is having their year end sale right now.
    Good luck finding yours. Deep breaths...
     
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    Calling on St. Anthony to help with the search
     
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    Step 1. Order another one. This is critical.
    Step 2. Find the old one. You almost always find the old one within 24 hours of ordering a new one, but sometimes it can take longer. I think it was @NWPrimate who found a knife after losing it for over a year once.
    Step 3. Sell the new one.

    Sorry about your loss. I would also recommend you put lanyards on your gear. Losing something at home is really frustrating, but if you're back in the woods it can ruin a trip. Hopefully you find it soon.
     
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    Ugh, bummer. Did you look around in the car? Under the couch cushions?
     
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    I agree with almost all of the above - so I "fixed" 3. ;)
     
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    Bathroom floor, behind the toilet ;)
     
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    :18:
    I much prefer the Charlie Brown spelling :dblthumb:

    There is iron in your words.
    I lost my Kershaw Blur, ordered a new one, then found the old one.
    I wore my knives back pocket carry back then and had somehow managed to clip it to the waist strap on a jacket. One day I looked up at the coat rack while putting on my shoes and there it was dangling from the strap.
     
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    I'll go out and look in the truck. Nothing here or in the truck, Sorry.
     
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    On your own property? Get the metal detector out!

    On the ‘buy a new one’ method, that is fine, but you can’t sell the new one. It has to be given to another member of the forum. :p
     
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    Don't give up hope. My brand new signal sack fell out of my coat pocket last week. I finally found it the next day at the grocery store where I had lunch the previous day. Someone was kind enough to turn it in at the customer service desk.

    I hope you find it.
     
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    I grieve for the loss, and hope for the find. In my aviation career of largely tight quarters and confined spaces, and military battle rattle wearing, I learned long ago anything on a belt was a snag and loss magnet from hell. If I wanna keep it, it goes under the belt, not outside.
     
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    I found my leather man in the couch, one day after I bought a new one. My LM super tool 300 is in the bottom of a ten foot deep trench. I gave up on that one.
     
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    I believe that is how I acquired my shrade middleman jack. ABout a year after we moved into an apartment I was in the kids room I found a knife in the window seal that I had never saw before. It's a vintage and a keeper.
     
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    Few things drive me as crazy as loosing something! Especially prized gear! But even loosing cheap junk drives me out of my mind!
     
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    Hope you find it! I have one that I use for fishing it is a great tool.
     
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    I know this is closing the barn door to late, but, and feel free to laugh as it's my brother and he laughed when he told me.

    He couldn't find his mislaid knife the other day and we were lamenting that there wasn't a handy dandy tracker that could be attached to things and then some app to locate them.

    He says he stopped at bed bath n beyond with his daughter and there, low and behold was a set of attachable trackers. The whole set up for 4 was under $100 while one was under $30. I am sorely tempted to put them on my key ring, wallet, and knife just on account of times like this.

    If I understood him right the app gives you GPS coordinates so ya might could walk right to something, even if it were stolen if ya hid it right.

    Sorry I know your pain.
     
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    Best of luck to you.
    I know the feeling all too well.
    I lost my Kershaw a few months ago. An older US made discontinued model.
    Bright side? I replaced it with a RAT 1 that I really love.
    I too carry a Rebar and use it daily. I worry about losing it too and thought of tethering it, but it's difficult to use a tool that's tied to you, in my experience any way.
     
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    I feel your pain. I had lost my beloved Kephart. Found it several months later in a fanny pack which made its way to the bottom of a tote holding hunting gear. Apparently I put it in there with the intentions of using the fanny pack again. It was a sickening feeling.

    Best of luck with your search.
     
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    No Sir.

    Just ordered another one. Surprised no one suggested the dryer, where I have found a few formerly lost knives. It wasn't in the dryer.
     
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    Washing machine? LOL...

    I use the little Nite Eyze s-biners, the locking ones for tethered stuff sometimes.
     
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    From the title I was expecting to see a pirate sword of sorts. I hate losing things like that. Every so often I find myself thinking "I haven't see (fill in the blank) for awhile", then I proceed to tear the house apart until I find it. My wife always says here we go again. Good luck on your quest.
     
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    on the aaaarrrrggghhh vs yaaaaaarrrrggghh debate, yes, the first one is clearly Charlie Brown, whilst the latter usage is generally BC and Johnny Hart as the key to understanding the phrase.

    The lesson I generally have learned upon losing gear is that I chose well enough that a second time around was in order, and that I pick up the phone. Any other advise would only be coming from among the worst at losing stuff.
     
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    Don't give up!

    It's always located the last place you look...
     
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    My wife has a fit if she hears a penny in the dryer.
    A Leatherman would sound like the world was coming to an end, both in the dryer, and from my wife.
     
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    My wife feels the same way about Sharpies.
     
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    i should imagine she feels the same as me after finding melted make-up pencil in the dryer all over clothes, and migrating out to ruin more clothes every time dryer turned on....
     
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    Lanyard may be usefull. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    Last time I went to Walmart to fill a prescription for my Wife and pick up groceries, I paid for the pills with my Debit card. Later at the grocery checkout, I discovered my Debit card was gone!

    Walked back to the Pharmacy and found it on the floor in front of the cash register. I was VERY relieved!

    May I suggest you look on the floor of your local Walmart? I didn't see it here, but I understand that there is more than one Walmart store.

    Steve
     
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    Very sorry. Not sure if this helps, but I lost my Buck 102 Woodsman and a cammo poncho (relegated to ground sheet duty) around the same time. Conducted an intense search for about a week. I finally ordered a new Buck 102. Getting by without a new poncho. It is in a pack or bag some where.
     
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    Happen to me once with my vic champ while on the trail. Caught it before I went too far. Backtraced my steps for about 100 yards and there it was; All red sitting in the dirt. Felt like Christmas in July.
    Hope you find it.
     
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    It was at the Mexican restaurant. Tortilleria Perches is not only the home of fantastic fish tacos, but also honest staff.
     
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    Glad you found it!
     
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    Glad you found it.
     
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    Nice, good to have a favorable wind in your sail!
     
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    It's moments like that, that give a guy new found hope for humanity.
    Warms the soul, even if just a little bit.
    Very happy for you.
     
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    So... not at Walmart?

    Steve
     
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    Steve

    Wasn't in a Wal~Mart that day. So I was somewhat confident I hadn't lost it there. I would gnaw my own arm arm off to avoid Wal~Mart during the Christmas season.
     
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    On a side note, I was amazed when I discovered my Rebar doesn't have a bottle opener...I thought that was like a law for multi-tools or sumpin….
     
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    the can opener does double duty as a cap lifter.
     
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    Sorry to hear it. Very frustrating when something you're used to having gets lost. :(

    Check under the bed, and in the sofa cushions. :)
     
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