I have my first guide trip in the morning, and it was a short notice trip. My gear is still a mess and I need to finish getting things shipshape before I turn in for the night. Conveniently, Jake Middleton sent me a neat article/infographic on the “History of the Pocketknife” from the site Coolmaterial.com. It is fairly general with regards to depth of detail but interesting nonetheless. I learned several little factoids that I have filed away in an undamaged brain-cell. It has some nice photography, and is certainly worth a few minutes of your time.
I got a chuckle because one of the knives they used as an example was the first ever example of a Swiss Army-style knife from Ancient Rome. I wrote about that one in more detail a while back. It was neat to come across this unique tool from a different source.
Apropos of nothing at all, despite my graduate studies in Archaeology I am using the terms B.C. and A.D. During my decade or so of study, they were replaced by the terms BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era). This always chafed me as it is in my mind simply PC bullshit, and I am an evil, white, heterosexual Christian male, and therefor am responsible for all injustice throughout the history of the world. I was threatened with an incomplete while in Grad School at Kent State if I did not change to the “approved” terminology. I relented in the interest of not getting kicked out of the program, but here at TTAK, I reign as Benevolent Dictator. So the PC police can go sod themselves.
I hope that you all enjoy the infographic. I am going back to my gear. The 2015 season starts tomorrow. Game On!