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Following the Meme

September 20th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Sharp Pointy Things, The wife and I

Breda showed us hers, and so did Neanderpundit, North, Weer’d, and JayG (who is also Kilted to Kick Cancer so give him some love and donate) so I guess I’ll do it too.

Here’s the knives my wife and I carry at all times, her’s is the smaller one.  We got them for each other as anniversary presents three years ago when we were in San Francisco.  Romantic, yes?

UPDATE – Mike W whipped his out too

 

On the ‘Do Want’ list

June 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in It's all about me, Sharp Pointy Things

Separate from the Armory list is the ‘Do Want’ list.  Most of the things on this list are either survival/ camping items or general thing that I see and start grunting and drooling over.

So, as a hint to the wife for Christmas I now present a few of them.

Maxpedition Fat Boy GTG I like the left side carry version. Or, I guess I could get the right side version and just carry it on the left.  That would put the keys on the front rather than the back and the water bottle would be in easy reach.

Since I shoot either hand, if I have it in the bag it’s fine and If I have in on my right hip the bag isn’t in the way.

The other good thing is that it has room for the kids bottle, a diaper or two as well a snacks and extra ammo.  Yeah, I know ‘baby gun blogging’, be glad I haven’t stuck in any cute baby pictures yet.

Next up is more of a survival/ camping item, the Trailblazer Axe/knife combo.  I’m very much a dual use kind of person and this axe does that.  Hammer on one side, axe on the other and utility knife in the handle.

I like that feature because it means you have three tools in the space of one, and an extra knife is never a bad thing to me.

So, there they are, the beginnings of a “do want” list that isn’t about weapons.  Well, kind-of not about weapons… a little.

Guilty Pleasures

June 7th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Pass the ammo, Sharp Pointy Things

I have found a new guilty pleasure.

While flipping channels yesterday in an attempt to find SOMETHING on the boob-tube that was worth watching I came across a program that made me flop back on the couch, forget about my other plans for the day (like kitchen cleaning and vacuuming) and revel in all out dudeness.  It’s called Deadliest Warrior and it’s on SPIKE TV. They were doing a marathon of them so I was set for the afternoon.

Yep, supreme guy stuff.

They start the show with the premise of what if two warriors who never met in reality were put up against each other?  Examples of what they did are Apache vs. Gladiator; Shaolin Monk vs. Maori Warrior; Pirate vs. Knight.  They they go through the whole show testing weapons to see how much damage the really inflict in the hands of various experts, and to be honest I was amazed at the amount of damage that some of them could do.  Even weapons that I have trained with I did not truly realize how devastating they can be until seeing them used against ballistic dummies.

During the weapons testing phase there is a lot of trash talking among the two teams of experts but it is good natured for the most part and all part of being a guy who has 100% confidence that his fighting style is the best, and to be honest they all have a right to brag.  On one show they did Yakuza vs. Mafia and the Mafia expert showed how easy it was to shatter a spine with a baseball bat but the Yakuza expert just looked and said “Big deal, I can do that with my leg” and then proceeded to prove it.

Once all that is done they plug it all into software that was developed for combat simulation for armies and has been modified for individual combat.  They then run the combat 1000 times to see who comes out on top the most.  I won’t post any video’s from the show here for two reasons.  One – You can see the whole episode online over at SPIKE and I don’t want to ruin the suspense of the fight at the end of the show by posting it here.

I did learn one thing though.  Ninjas had a black egg that they would carry with them that was filled with ground up glass.  They would crush the egg in their hand and then throw the glass dust into the eyes of their enemy – nasty.

I have never been so ASHAMED of my government

March 19th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Libtards, Sharp Pointy Things, WTF

I found this over at BLACKFIVE which took me over to This Ain’t Hell

This is the retarded asshole in question:

Said asshole is the current Secretary of the Navy.  What did he do you ask??

On March 5, 2009 Congressman John Murtha was awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter. From the press release: It is the highest form of public service recognition bestowed by the Department of the Navy for a non-employee. According to the Department, nominations for this award will be limited to those extraordinary cases where individuals have demonstrated exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or as Department of the Navy as a whole.

So, calling our troops murderers is a “outstanding service of substantial long term benifit to the Marine Corps”??

The Citation reads:
Congressman Murtha’s selfless devotion to the Nation’s Sailors and Marines ensured they were provided the resources necessary to effectively conduct the Global War on Terrorism. His courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy greatly contributed to their quality of life and helped create the most modern and highly trained fighting force in history. As Chairman of Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Murtha’s tireless advocacy helped maintain the Navy and Marine Corps team at the highest levels of combat readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With grateful appreciation for his outstanding contributions to the Nation and the Navy and Marine Corps, Congressman Murtha is awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

This Aint Hell has a few quotes from Murtha too

“They [the Marines/Military] knew the day after this happened that it was not as they portrayed it. They knew that they (marines) went into the rooms, they killed the people in the taxi. There was no firing at all. And this comes from the highest authority in the Marine Corps, so there’s no question in my mind,”
(Murtha, May 2006)

“… they [Marine] killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”
(Murtha, May 17, 2006 at news conference)

“There was no firefight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood”
(Murtha, May 19, 2006)

Sign the petition, I doubt the SecNav will listen to us – retarded Obamanaut POS that he is, but I intend to try and pressure this administration to take care of our troops every single day.

Toys for boys

December 10th, 2008 | 1 Comment | Posted in It's all about me, Pass the ammo, Sharp Pointy Things

I’ve started making a list of all the toys I need to save up for and ones that will probably stay on my wish list forever unless I can get certain federal licenses.  Going to be doing a lot of shopping once I graduate and get a real job out in the world.

12′ Kangaroo hide bullwhip – I’ll probably end up making this myself.  It will take some practice at braiding and possibly a number of tries, but considering a good one will cost me over $600 I think I will practice – a lot.

Ghurka Khukri knife – At $42.00 this one I may actually be able to add to the arsenal fairly soon.  Heck, I may get two or three.  It’s a tough knife that throws very, very well and holds a great edge.  How do I know?  Well, I have one already that I got when I was about 18 and it’s still in decent shape, I just want a few more to keep it company.

Pudao - My favorite weapon from my days in Kung Fu.  It may not be practical at all (like say, a bullwhip) but it’s a heck of a lot of fun.  The name means ‘horse cutter’, it was used by Chinese infantry to take out cavalry by cutting the horse out from under the rider.

Colt 1911Government Model .45 ACP – A classic that everyone should own, and besides, it would go well with the Tommy gun down lower on the list.

Sig Sauer P226 – This is for the practical carry.  Good pistol, reasonable price and a 10 round magazine (15 in states that have gun laws that are sane) for 9mm ammo. Would just need my CCP and I would be set.

A Tommy Gun – Yep, they still make them and they are still cool.  Sure, they aren’t as accurate as the newer H&K MP5 sub-machine guns or even the military M4 rifle, but that’s OK because I want either of those two bad boys as well.  Can you guess which items on my list I’ll probably never be able to get??

Side by Side Shotgun – Perfect shotgun for quick defense.  Easy to modify the barrel length if you need to, and not very expensive at all.  Plus, if you are a really bad shot you can do the same trick that John Wayne did in ‘El Dorado’ and cut it down so it’s almost pistol length.  Sure, you won’t have much range, but you sure as heck won’t miss either.  “Ride boldly, ride” indeed.

Pump Shotgun – Now this is the real home defense shotgun.  Nice length for indoor or outdoor encounters and a good feed capacity.  Also, there is no quicker way to get someone to crap themselves than by racking a round into a pump action – that is a sound that has no comparison.

Henry Rifle’s lever action .30-30 -  Because you should always have the option of being able to reach out and touch someone.

And finally the last items I would want to get would be a couple of swords.  I’m a knife geek and I like sharp pointy objects, there is no sin in that.

So, for the sword section of the wish list there are two.  The kind I practiced with in my Gumdo classes and the kind that appeal to my inner Lord of the Rings geek

Zaitoichi sword For the Gumdo geek in me.  A real katana style blade will cost thousands so until I am rich, this one will do. It was what we used in my Gumdo classes and it’s balanced nice and keeps a great edge.  I unfortunately had to sell my last one when I was poorer than I am now.

Ranger sword for the fantasy geek.  Yea, silly, but what the hell.

**UPDATE**

Due to the fact that I have friends who point out when I forget shit that should have been included, now I have to update the list.  Thank you so very much, Mr. un-named friend!.

Grenades - Now technically I could leave this off because the only kind you can probably purchase out there are smoke grenades.  but lets face it, grenades are the perfect solution to almost any home invader problem you might have.

Ten guys break in downstairs intent on visiting all kinds of criminal violations upon your person.  One grenade over the stair rail and problem is solved (except for redecorating)

As Jayne Cobb said in Serenity as they had a ton of Reevers coming down on them hard “Gee, It’d be nice if we had some GRENADES!”

Do I want one?? Does Santa like cookies?

November 22nd, 2007 | 2 Comments | Posted in Sharp Pointy Things

Yea, I want one of these just to say I have it :)

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,312483,00.html