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Spud McLaren
940062.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:52 pm Reply with quote

They do like their K-knives out east -

karambit
klewang
kampilan
kris - the section on the waves on the blade is interesting
kujang

I bet crissdee knows a thing or two about this...

Thread header edited.


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Posital
940063.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:53 pm Reply with quote

Katana

 
Spud McLaren
940068.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:10 pm Reply with quote

The knife technology inherited by homo erectus - the Oldowan tools.

Edited to correct link.


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Jenny
940070.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:16 pm Reply with quote

Why do people say 'at it like knives' when they mean having sex? What's the connection? No, allow me to rephrase that....

 
Oceans Edge
940071.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:19 pm Reply with quote

hurmmmmmmm

In many pagan rituals the man's symbol is the blade, the woman's is the cup.... I wonder if that has any connection

 
Moosh
940072.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:23 pm Reply with quote

I've seen suggestions that it's to do with the back-and-forth motion used when sharpening a knife on a grinding wheel or that it's a corruption of "at it like knaves", or even it's just a reference to knives and sheaths.

Which, if any, is correct I have no idea.

 
Spud McLaren
940100.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:17 pm Reply with quote

A starting point for discussion about knives and indeed knife-fighting.

Until I read the first article, I had no idea what a fuller or a ricasso was.

 
Spud McLaren
940107.  Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:41 pm Reply with quote

Knuckledusters

Something of a cross between blade and brass knuckles - the Mark I trench knife.

 
Sadurian Mike
964784.  Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:08 am Reply with quote

A pistol not good enough for you?

Try a pistol with a bayonet. An enduring idea that combined firepower with the ability to launch a very small bayonet charge.





An all-purpose pistol/knuckleduster/bayonet. Not a great weapon, as it turned out....



The idea has made a comeback with at least one manufacturer (yes, it's a US one).



And just when you thought that pistols couldn't get any sillier:

 
Sadurian Mike
964989.  Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:09 pm Reply with quote

Why would you get cut up by missing Eric Sykes?

Well, because the Eric Sykes in question was Eric A Sykes who, along with William Fairburn, developed the Fairburn-Sykes fighting knife, famed as the 'Commando' dagger, and also trained Special Forces in knife fighting techniques.

 
Posital
965007.  Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:05 pm Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
An all-purpose pistol/knuckleduster/bayonet. Not a great weapon, as it turned out....

I don't fancy using it as a knuckle-duster - it'd have yer eye out - if you didn't wing yourself first...

 
EXE
965083.  Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:11 am Reply with quote

Don't forget the kukri blade!
(The notch on the blade is apparently a symbol of Shiva and not, as is commonly thought, a sight for when you throw the blade or a way to make the blood run off.)

 
dr bartolo
965086.  Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:34 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Sadurian Mike wrote:
An all-purpose pistol/knuckleduster/bayonet. Not a great weapon, as it turned out....

I don't fancy using it as a knuckle-duster - it'd have yer eye out - if you didn't wing yourself first...


This weapon is called by some an "Apache"



Note the image on the upper left- That solves the problem of maiming yourself when using the knuckleduster

 
Sadurian Mike
965112.  Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:28 am Reply with quote

EXE wrote:
Don't forget the kukri blade!
(The notch on the blade is apparently a symbol of Shiva and not, as is commonly thought, a sight for when you throw the blade or a way to make the blood run off.)


Quite so (although I've never heard of the 'throwing sight' theory). We covered kukris quite extensively back in 2008 (oh lordy), before the thread was derailed by a member with an agenda.

http://old.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=13158&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

 
Sadurian Mike
965113.  Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:29 am Reply with quote

dr bartolo wrote:
This weapon is called by some an "Apache"

As in...

'It's okay, but it's not apache on having seperate weapons.'

 

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