EDC

Nightly Knife Porn: What our readers are carrying today.

I posted the question above to our social media feeds this morning, and readers chimed in. Many folks on our Facebook page actually posted a pic of their EDC knife, and I figured I would make those shots our knife porn of the night.

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Housekeeping

And the hits just keep on comin’: TTAK reaches 6 million page views.

6 million served. Thank you for your support.

Sometime during the 8pm hour this evening TTAK crossed another milestone – our 6 millionth page view. We did it in 7 months and 20 days. While this was only 4 days faster than our 4-5 million time, there was a massive spike in traffic during that period, including our 19k+ best day ever when our Wells Fargo to Hogue: “We won’t do business with weapon manufacturers” post went viral. That wave lasted for a couple of weeks. So I am pleased at the steady growth in the past 7+ months, where we managed to sustain a higher daily average of close to 4000 page views.

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Axes, Hatchets, & Machetes

Obscure Machete Martial-Art form

 

I have been sitting on this for awhile. I am not entirely sure what to make of it. I do know there are many obscure martial arts like this one around the world. I also know that for many around around said world, a machete is about all a man can afford.

What I really like about this thing is it so encompasses everything about “old school” martial arts. It is taught father to son. There is often a tie in to something of greater historical significance. There is a hokey factor. But in many villages around the world you will see something a lot like this. A weird dude, a sacred tree, and a story that strains believability.

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News

Georgia Tech Police Shooting: Looks clearly justified, but was it avoidable?


Watching the above video it is clear that the cops tried to avoid shooting the Georgia Tech student and LGBT advocate Scout Schultz. They tried repeatedly to get him to drop the pocket-knife he had in his hand. They backed away, with one officer even putting a traffic barrier between him and the deceased. I don’t know what specifically triggered the firing officer to shoot, but I could certainly believe they witnessed a change in expression or something else that caused the officer to be fearful of imminent harm at the moment they shot. The suspect was easily inside of 21 feet, non-compliant, and acting erratically.

However, this seems to be a classic case where less-lethal means could have been attempted. There were multiple officers surrounding the suspect and there were no civilians in imminent jeopardy. Problem is, Georgia Tech Police officers do not carry tasers.

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Photos and Knife Porn

Nightly Knife Porn: Another random evening

Leather knifeholder "black edition" 😍 #knifeholder #blackedition #japaneseknives #piotrthebear

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I just finished watching Todd Hunt’s weekly livestream. It was fun to hear the stories from after I left the Beckerhead Gathering midday Saturday. Cory Murphy was hanging out with Todd tonight, and there was discussion of the crowd-sourced review of the ESEE PR-4.

I surfed Instagram with the stream playing in the background, not looking for anything in particular, just some great Nightly Knife Porn.

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