I know it is not a knife, but it fires edged projectiles so I am going to go with it. Plus it is just too damn cool. I want one.
As much as I have been posting lately, there is still a big backlog of stuff I want to get to. So I am going to clear the decks a bit for your weekend perusal. Here is a random assortment of knife related links that you will hopefully find of interest.
Retired NBA great Karl Malone recently informed a radio host that he eschews a razor in favor of shaving his head with his pocketknife:
“The Jazz legend joined Charles Oakley on the Boomer & Carton show Wednesday morning to talk hoops and reminisce. When host Craig Carton asked how he kept his bald dome so glossy and smooth, Malone took it as an opportunity to let him in on his frontier regimen.
Barstool Sports’ Kevin Clancy posted a Vine of the moment. Malone doesn’t mess with razors.
“You shave your head with a straight edge or go like with a razor in the shower?” Carton asked.
“My pocketknife, and it’s sharp,” Malone drawled.”
I mentioned Helle Knives the other day when commenting on David’s Woodlore Bush Knife post. I came across this post on a very unlikely source – the tech and gadget blog Wired. I am linking it because it is nice to see a really solid bit about a really good knife in a more mass-market setting. Positive exposure is never a bad thing:
“It’s fitting that a beautiful and rugged object comes from such a beautiful and rugged land. The knife is named for the Utvær islands in the North Sea, between Scotland and Norway. These islands still bear the scars of the Viking Age in their rocky mountainsides, which were, appropriately enough, used as whetstones for Viking swords long ago.”
A couple of quick hits:
Never bring a knife to a dog-fight: “Adopted Rottweiler Saves Pregnant Woman from Knife-attack“.
or a gunfight: “Knife-Wielding Hitchhiker Flees after Driver Pulls Gun“
Another Ridiculous example of in-school Hoplophobia: “Knife in Student’s Bag Triggers Gym Evacuation”. Why they needed to call 911 instead of simply taking the knife and sending him to the principal’s office is beyond my ability to comprehend.