Well, it was only a matter of time!
After carrying them in my work roll and keeping a couple boxes on hand at home I finally had to use one. I was cutting the top off of a box with the only dull knife I have in the house (cue irony), my Kershaw Leek folder. It's a recurve that's got too sharp of a bend to lay down on a stone, and I guess I haven't really figured out how to do this little sucker with the ol' sandpaper-on-mousepad yet. Anyways, I'm really leaning into it to push thru the boxtop when POP! it shoots out the other side, about 3/16" into my arm!
The blood wasn't spraying, but let's just say it was beyond a trickle. I grabbed a Providone Iodine pad (yeah, I keep a 100ct box by my computer...) and swabbed it, then applied pressure with gauze. No dice. I decided it would be a good test for the Kyto-Stats. I ripped one open, then let a bit of blood well up since they need blood to work. Being careful to cover the whole cut I stuck it on and applied pressure with a towel for a few seconds. Almost instantly the river dried up, not a single drop. Nada. And I'm a bleeder.
Okay, maybe I'll spontaneously combust in my sleep, but short of that these things kick ass. Normally on me this would be a several-hour bleed, but the Hemcon bandage stopped it cold. An A+ performance!