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A THR knife PICTURE thread?!?!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Yo Mama, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. kamagong

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    Anyone like puukkos?

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  2. Yo Mama

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    Just got back from out trip, brought a few good friends:

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    Endura

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    Cold Steel Kukri

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    Spyderco Manix 2 XL

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    Vic

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    Butterflies love BK16!
     
  3. AStone

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    ^ That's a cool photo. :cool:

    Reminds me of that Mohamed Ali used to say:
    "Dance like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
     
  4. Yo Mama

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    Thanks! Maybe a few more then:

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    I can't believe I got it on there, from a flower it was sharing with another one. This one walked onto the blade, and it didn't seem to mind a few photos.
     
  5. AStone

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    Brief bug tangent : my undergrad degree is in entomology. I think that butterfly belongs to a group called "skippers". Wing color patterns and body shape is right, and they often show a willingness to crawl up on items - including fingers - presented to them very slowly - they're not as skittish as others - and can even be hard to dislodge after they are on it.

    Such an image could be of interest to a seller of Becker knives. :D

    How about a caption for that last one: "Hi, Honey! Look what I brought home!"
     
  6. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    Awesome photos 'Yo' -thumbs up-
     
  7. thefamcnaj

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    Just a pic of my edc rotation, From top to bottom

    Sog-sogzilla
    Spyderco manix 2xl
    spyderco tenacious
    Benchmade Griptillian
    Spyderco delica 4 gray
    sog twitch 2
    spyderco manbug with spyder edge(this one always rides on my key ring)
     

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  8. kamagong

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    This should fit right in here in the Non-Firearms Weapons subforum

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  9. AStone

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    Update.

    Discounting the kitchen knives,
    which I'd leave behind in case of a real emergency,
    I now own six, but the three I'd take with me have changed.

    In order of priority:

    * ESEE 3
    * Ontario SP53
    * Manix 2 (pack back up)

    Soon to add an Izula 2.

    Then, I'll own 4 to go.
     
  10. EnglishmanInArizona

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    Kamagong, I like your taste in knives. That last big knife looks like a very elegant workhorse, and your bark handled puukko is a little heartbreaker. Scandi ground knives with forge black left on them are such beauties.

    Nem, I see you have the new love of your life. Between the ESEE X thread, and the Kidney thread, I am definitely getting me an ESEE 3 MIL for EDC.
     
  11. kamagong

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    Thank you my English friend. I do have to correct you on one point however. This bowie is not a worker, it is pure warhorse. It is a quick, agile blade that was crafted to be a weapon, not a tool.
     
  12. AStone

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    But weapons are tools, yes?
     
  13. kamagong

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    Of a sort, but this tool has a very specialized application. Think sword, not axe.
     
  14. AStone

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    Sure, but let's define "tool".

    Wiki.

    Scalpels, EDC blades, swords and axes are all tools.

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  15. perado

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    Kamagong, can you give any details about that fighter? It appears to be an awesome cutter.
     
  16. EnglishmanInArizona

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    I think I'm on Kamagong's side here - there is something about SOME weapons that transcends the word "tool". I have hammers that I am particularly fond of, my father has a particular spade that I think we should bury him with, but there is something different about an object made solely as a weapon.

    I have handled a lot of old swords. Some of them just sing to you on a deep, deep level. A 10th century Viking sword, still sharp despite a thousand years of rust, moved a lot of us near to tears. It wasn't just age, it was the feel in the hand. An 18th century broadsword felt light as a feather in the hand, but the slightest movement of the wrist and it begged you to cut with it. I've never felt a tool do that.

    I am sure I'll love my ESEE 3 when it comes along, but it will always be a utility tool that doubles as a weapon, and in that it is just that bit less than something optimised for one purpose only. That is probably a good thing, walking around in the city today.

    The thread about "Knives as weapons" really struck me because so many of the "Weaponized blades" of today ARE tools for killing. They're overengineered shanks. Gabe Suarez once said "Sometimes only ugly will do", and in that I think he is very truly missing the point.

    I have a way-out-there psychological theory on this point, but I'm not about to state it on a picture thread.

    I am not arguing with the genuine, OED/Webster's/Wikipedia, definition of a tool, or that weapons fall into that definition, but... "Damn it Jim, I'm a designer not an engineer", so words are a little different to me
     
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  17. AStone

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    Iterate.

    A tool is any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal,
    especially if the item is not consumed in the process.
     
  18. kamagong

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    Perado,

    The bowie has a walnut handle and wrought iron guard. Made by ABS smith Stuart Branson, it has a 9 3/8" blade of W2 steel, flat ground and with a convex edge. Sharp too, Stuart said that it was a little scary to work with.
     
  19. perado

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    Thank you; it's a beautiful piece. Nothing lacking, nor anything extraneous.
     
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    I know, I already used this picture in a nother thread but, I have never posted in a picture thread before.

    These are my very first knives. 440C stainless blades, brass bolsters/pins, walnut Diamondwood, and the trailing point has red liners.

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  21. strykerfire

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    My Fairbairn Sykes British Commando Special Forces fighting knife from World War 2.
     

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  22. Pete D.

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    These two I made just recently from some old files:
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    And my favorite, made for me by David Boye nearly 30 years ago and etched by Francine Larstein:
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  23. AStone

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    Here is my trio, my current blade kit for camp and trail. Most of my others are being sold. (I'm a quasi-nomadic minimalist who travels a lot with no permanent 'home'; I just don't want to lug a lot of tools around.) There is at least one folder in the kit - a SAK - with a few specialized 'blades' - screwdrivers, awl, can opener, etc - and will probably include one single blade folder as back up, also, but I'm not sure yet which one will get the call.

    And, yes, I need a better camera.

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  24. Yo Mama

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    A few that my Wife's Grandfather brought fishing with us:

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  25. Il Duca

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    A couple of my favorite traditionals. The blue is a Fight'n Rooster Canoe, the other is a Krusius Cracked Ice Jack:
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    My Socom Elite after I got done stingraying it:
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