As of this Friday, knives will be officially cool. Okay, we know they’re already cool, but now everybody else will know it too. The new Discovery Channel series ‘Blade Brothers’ has it all: acres of tattoos, newly-printed promotional T-shirts, a suspiciously tidy workshop, and faux deadlines and drama galore. Make the jump for the TDC promo video…
‘Gun Culture 2.0 has finally spawned ‘Knife Culture 2.0’ and it’s about time. Gun 2.0 has generally been a good thing for people like us, but we’ve been deluged with gun-themed reality shows like ‘Sons Of Gods Of American Pawn Stars Of War Guns’ for years. Some of them suck, because they lavish money and attention on total ass-clowns. Others are pretty cool: my personal favorite is Wild West Alaska, because I’ve met Jim West and Ken Feinman and they’re even nicer (and funnier) in real life than they are on TV. I’m also blessed to own one of their customized lever-actions, and it’s absolutely the coolest gun I’ve ever owned.
But I digress. Todd Begg makes some over-the-top ‘custom’ knives like the oddly-named Bodega Timascus in the title photo. Now he’ll have a Discovery Channel film crew hovering over his shoulder as he takes on absurd projects like the ‘Klingon Arm-Blade’ hinted at in the promo video.
We knew it was going to happen eventually, didn’t we? It’s not going to be Citizen Kane, but let’s just hope it’s fun.