Posts Tagged ‘knives’

Cutting-Edge Sculpture

Friday, 5 June 2009

I've started to look around for a new tactical folder knife, as the belt-clip of my CUDA-2T broke-off long ago, so that the knife cannot be kept as readily at-hand, and tends to wear holes in pockets (through which it occasionally escapes), and the CUDA-2T is not in production. (Camillus Cutlery in fact died in February of 2007, after more than 120 years of making knives. Someone has bought the brand, and promises to revive it, but they are behind their announced schedule in doing so.)

Anyway, in the course of looking, I ran across the Böker MA-2, designed by the Miltner Adams Company: It's not a tactical folder, but it is what I consider to be a beautiful knife. And its list price is just under US$30. I got one, treated it with a Sentry Solutions Marine Tuf-Cloth, and stashed it away in my collection. (I don't leave my knives quite MiB, as I almost always treat them with a Tuf-Cloth.)

I still need to resolve what to do for the tactical folder.

Bravely Taking to Their Feet

Thursday, 31 July 2008
Man decapitated on Canadian bus from the BBC
All of a sudden, we all heard this scream, this bloodcurdling scream, passenger Garnet Caton told CBC television.

The attacker was standing up right over the top of the guy with a large hunting knife — a survival, Rambo knife — holding the guy and continually stabbing him… in the chest area, Mr Caton added.

The attack continued as passengers fled the bus and waited for police on a desolate stretch of the TransCanada Highway near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.


Sgt Colwell said the brave behaviour of the passengers and driver probably prevented anyone else from being hurt.

I'm not sure just where Sergeant Colwell locates the bravery here. I am, unfortunately, sure that there will be mutterings about how, really, America is ultimately responsible for this attack.

Police don't know what prompted vicious bus attack from CTV
It's not something that happens regularly on a bus, said Colwell. You're sitting there enjoying your trip and then all of a sudden somebody gets stabbed. I imagine it would be pretty traumatic … the way they acted was extraordinary.

They were very brave. They reacted swiftly, calmly in exiting the bus and as a result nobody else was injured.

They beat a very brave retreat.