Open Thread 12/3/17 (& Caption This)

This is inaccurate. Viking Helmets didn’t have horns

Howdy folks. I wanted to get this out last night, but between my wife’s company Xmas party and the Buckeye’s game, I didn’t finish. So better late than never.

Please leave us a caption on the photo above if you are so moved.

Here is a pile of links from the last couple of days…


BLADE HQ’s latest Knife Banter episode. Have you ever broken your favorite knife?

 


FROM EVERYDAYCOMMENTARY: Knife review of the AG Russell Lightnin’ Bug


FEAR IN LONDON AS ACID ATTACKS RISE:

Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped.

It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city’s police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave.

Hussain recalled feeling “burning on my face” during the robbery in Hackney.

“If they want to take my bike, there are a lot of weapons… why (have) they got to choose the weapon of acid?” he told AFP as he returned to the spot where the attack happened.

The number of assaults is increasing rapidly.

The British capital saw 454 acid attacks reported last year, up from 261 in 2015 and 166 the year before.

Personally, I would rather be shot or stabbed than splashed in the face with acid. Unfortunately, the one thing that could put an end to this – allowing your citizens subjects to ventilate a few of these douchebags, will not be happening in Great Britain.


FLORIDA WOMAN™:


SEVERAL WAYS TO REMOVE RUST FROM A KNIFE (From Knife Depot’s blog): I hadn’t heard of several of these. Others are obvious.

Related:

 


THERE SHOULD BE LAWS AGAINST POISONING PEOPLE: Police: Woman made ricin, tested it on neighbors at retirement community


JUST. DON’T:

 


FISHING, NOT KNIVES, BUT I GUIDED AT BLACKBERRY FOR A YEAR WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO TN: It is a pretty incredible place.

 


UK HOPLOPHOBIA. AGAIN. STILL:

The Office for National Statistics reported in October of this year that almost 37,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument were recorded by police in the year ending in June of 2017, marking an increase of 26% from the previous year. Furthermore, 47% of the recorded increase in knife crimes were reported by the Metropolitan Police force who cover the London area. Chairman of the Met Police Federation, Ken Marsh, told The Telegraph earlier this year, “The increase is also down to the impunity of people who feel they can walk around with a knife and not feel challenged. It’s the norm and that is wholly wrong.”

I carried 2 knives to church today. I didn’t stab anyone. The knives didn’t either.

MEANWHILE: Number of under-18s let off with cautions after being caught carrying a knife hits eight-year high

THE number of under-18s let off with cautions after being caught carrying a knife by police has hit an eight-year high.

The figure was 594 last year, 23 per cent up on the total of 481 in 2015.

 The numbers of under-18 receiving cautions for carrying knives is now at an eight year high

And it is at its highest level since 2008, when the number was 872.

It is on the rise despite successive governments claiming they would get tough on knife crime.

And our figures, revealed under Freedom of Information laws, show 39 of the knife-possession cautions were for children aged just ten and 11.

The Ministry of Justice statistics show 1,132 under-18s were convicted in court for the offence.


That’s all for now. Have a great Sunday Edged Intelligentsia.

comments

  1. hawk590 says:

    Trumpets sound, horses take off and their leader sounds off with “Tally Shows!!”

  2. Sam L. says:

    My eyes! My eyes! Ay yi yi!!!!
    Why Knives Rust: “Iron is the secret ingredient in steel.” NO! Ya don’t say! Ya DON’T SAY! I’ll be danged. (My dad had a Kat knife in one of his tackle boxes. I used 400wet-or-dry to knock off the rust, sharpened it, oiled it, and carry it today in one of my jackets.)
    Knife Claws: Watched some knife videos last night; in one, the guy suggested doing this with Opinel #8s.

  3. JW says:

    Valhalla Awaits!

  4. cmeat says:

    “for the last time: cantle in the back, pommel in the front!”

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