TTAK News Digest 7/22/18

I have no idea of the context of the photo above, but feel free to caption it in the comments if you wish.

It has been a while since I have cleared the decks of accumulating links, so here is a selection for your Sunday reading enjoyment.



TRAIN STABBINGS, NOT JUST FOR EUROPE ANYMORE: Two stabbed trying to prevent woman with knife from attacking train passengers

 A man and woman were stabbed after trying to stop a woman holding a knife from threatening passengers on the RTD Light Rail Train Thursday evening, police said.

Just before 6 p.m. Thursday, a 26-year-old woman was riding on the RTD Light Rail Train when it stopped along the 1700 block of California Street. The woman, who was later identified as Maressa Christina Archuleta, started to cause a disturbance and made threats to other people on the train while holding a knife, according to a probable cause statement.


COOL DESIGN: Fulcrum Knives Eclipse


MISTAKE ON THE LAKE: Cleveland woman’s stomach sliced open after knife is thrown during dinner

The man told police he, his 62-year-old girlfriend and a third person sat down to eat a dinner of lasagna and garlic bread and things “got out of hand,” according to police reports.

Both were drinking, and the woman was being loud and wouldn’t stop talking, the man told police. He told police he asked the woman “over and over” to go to bed or to quiet down, according to police reports.

The man told police the woman threw several objects at him. He told police he threw a pack of cigarettes at her, then grabbed the next object he could find to throw, police reports say. He told police he didn’t realize it was a knife until after he threw it, police said.

The woman’s dress turned red with blood, he said, according to police reports.

He looked at the woman’s wound and saw that the knife had sliced her stomach to the point that her intestines were sticking out, the police reports say.


FROM KNIFENEWS: 18 New Spydercos still due out this year

Keeping track of Spyderco’s yearly releases is a Herculean task, even for hardcore fans – but thankfully you don’t have to do it. Spyderco forumite RamZar creates, curates, and maintains an up-to-date list of each year’s new Spyderco products, documenting what has released and what is still to come. This year’s list has been updated over 60 times as the new product hit the market, and remains one of the very best resources on the Spyderco forum, a site full of great resources.

In terms of releases, Spyderco is about halfway through the new stuff, but there’s still plenty to look forward to. Check out RamZar’s thread for the full list of 46 items, but here are the folding knife and fixed blade highlights of what’s still to come in 2018…


LONDON TALIBAN: Smirking Taliban bomb-maker gets 40 YEARS after plotting London knife rampage

Khalid Ali, 28, was moments from carrying out a deadly attack armed with an eight-inch chef’s knife and two 3.5 inch paring knives when he was thwarted by terror cops near the Houses of Parliament –after his mum tipped them off.

The trained plumber had returned to Britain from a five-year stint making bombs with the Taliban in Afghanistan where he made hundreds of IEDs devised to kill and maim squaddies.

He wanted to send a message to Theresa May that the West should leave Muslim lands, that Palestine should be returned, and that the West should release its prisoners of war.


THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SOLID GEAR: Buy It Once: Everyday Carry Tools I’ve Bought to Last Me a Lifetime (from MoreThanJustSurvivng)

The bias I have towards quality and having an established “tool set” has led me to truly appreciate the “buy it once” movement: the idea that we can purchase a single tool to fulfill a singular function over the span of a lifetime. Naturally, I will never be happy with just one knife or one watch, but I have definitely taken some of the lessons this movement has to offer on board.

Read the whole thing.


I HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH MY ARNO BERNARD: Sporting Classics Daily’s Knife of the Year

For our 2018 Sporting Classics Knife of the Year, Arno Bernard Knives of Bethlehem, South Africa, has handcrafted a wonderful two-knife set.

Our African Hunter pairs up a Bohler N690 stainless-steel blade with a handle fashioned from warthog ivory. Measuring just over 7½ inches overall with a hollow-ground, drop-point blade of 3½ inches, this knife will serve equally well for field-dressing game or just to stimulate daydreams of Africa. The stunning crème-to-caramel coloring and subtle striations in the ivory combine to make each knife unique.


UK CRIME PREVENTION, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG: Knife-point robbers with ‘lengthy criminal records’ have jail sentences cut

Apparently the third guy made them do it. (eyeroll)


That’s all for now.  Have a great Sunday folks.



  1. Sam L. says:

    Crime Prevention: Looks like Nottingham needs a tougher Sheriff and a much tougher judge.

  2. cmeat says:

    i am still somewhat spydie challeged. i bought an “efficient” after finding myself edgeless in nola since i didn’t want to check luggage on the one way flight. it’s really nice, but chine. the smock shown above looks good, but tied one on made. the hunt continues. caribbean?

    i sat up straight for the bernard two knife set. that would have been a done deal. the link takes you to a page displaying both the hunting and bush knives. but the price shown is for the smaller one, with the larger being an additional $65.
    the set is sold out.

  3. BigPapaCave says:

    He that pulls the Sword from the Car shall be KING*

    Of the westgate mall, restrictions apply.

  4. Jeep Mechanic says:

    It is a scene from the new Schwarzenegger movie: CONAN THE CARBARIAN

  5. Kristina Barkley says:

    Your article is very relevant. Thoughts about my child entering a decent and Safe College keep me awake. We have to work at best in two jobs. I combine the work of a teacher and a writer in Paperell I think I’m lucky. But not everyone is so lucky. Where is this world heading?

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