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Blade and a Book

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Tom Chilton, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    Love that knife btw...

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  2. aliaspostmortem

    aliaspostmortem Loaded Pockets

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  3. AK Adventurer

    AK Adventurer Ice, Ice, Tigre

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    A little summer trip planning today

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    Sent from my S5 while being adventurous ;-)
     
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    flatblackcapo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Dude at work gave me this book today! :D
     
  5. The Albino Yeti

    The Albino Yeti EDC Junkie

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  10. aliaspostmortem

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    A classic book in it's genre...

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    And a rather classic pattern as well - Trapper!

    / J
     
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  12. The Albino Yeti

    The Albino Yeti EDC Junkie

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    Love reading and studying the Battle of the Bulge stuff. I remember reading a huge historical reference book on it in the 3rd grade. Love it ever since!


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  13. aliaspostmortem

    aliaspostmortem Loaded Pockets

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    "Bookmark"


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    "I thougt the law..."

    ...or what I think of Swedish knife laws.

    / J
     
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  14. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Loaded Pockets

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    Amazing thread! I learned about some books I now have to read!

    This is a knife I made from a Mora Triflex. I shortened the blade from the tang end, low-temp silver soldered a brass guard, added black Pakkawood as the handle. The wrapping is black-dyed cotton cord, soaked in epoxy. I made the eyelets for the Kydex out of copper tubing from the plumbing section at Home Depot. This knife is light, easy to carry in a pocket, and sharp. It fits me.

    Last Stand at Papago Wells is one of my favorite Louis L'Amour books. I first read it in high school, many years ago. It centers around a small group trapped in a water hole in the Arizona desert, surrounded by Apaches. The protagonist understands the Apaches and respects them. At one point he makes a bow and some arrows and sneaks out at night and brings back a desert bighorn to feed the group. As a teenager, I thought that was amazingly cool. The more I learned about martial arts and the defensive use of the knife, the more I came to appreciate how most of L'Amour's protagonists use a knife: cutting edge up.

    They may have been fiction, but I learned a lot of things from these Westerns that actually worked when tried with the Boy Scouts. One example is the tricks he describes people using to hide a small fire.

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    This second knife is a DPX H.E.S.T. I'm planning to mod the sheath for pocket carry. It's quite a sturdy and capable knife.

    The book is Frank Herbert's masterpiece: Dune. This book blew me away as a teenager. It described a future in which human ability was more important than technology, and I loved that knives and swords were among the defensive tools of choice. The sequels left me cold, but I highly recommend Dune.

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    Respectfully submitted,
    Dirty Bob
     
  15. Moshe ben David

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    Dirty Bob: +1 on Dune; one of my all time favorites. Although I disagree just a tad about technology. The 'Fremen' desert dwellers certainly used what we would call low-tech technology in terms of trapping water from the clothing they wore to survive on that world! And I'd argue that the whole thing with the 'spice' is basically a focus on pharmacology...

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  16. aliaspostmortem

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    "Byrdwatching"

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    I spot something dark, is it a Raven? No it's two! ;)

    / J
     
  17. Dirty Bob

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    Very good point! One might say they used "appropriate technology," to use the current term. But what grabbed me on the first read was no ray guns, lasers, etc. like much SF of that era. Instead we had high-tech shields, and the response was bladed weapons and slow-projectile pistols. The big fight at the climax -- between the Fremen and the Sardaukar -- was a big knife brawl instead of a laser "gunfight."

    Thanks,
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  18. Moshe ben David

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    You are correct. Heinlein was never much for the 'space opera' branch of SF! Probably why he's so much beloved.

    Moshe ben David
     
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    Heinlein is my favorite author. But Dune was Frank Herbert. :D
     
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