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by Milu
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Some knife Folklore
Replies: 1
Views: 3479

Re: Some knife Folklore

This is a slmilar list I posted at Teddy's These are some I've collected, some are contradictory: -A knife as a gift from a lover means that the love will soon end. -A knife placed under the bed during childbirth will ease the pain of labor. -If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin...
by Milu
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: History of the Vendetta Corsa stiletto!
Replies: 11
Views: 11006

Re: History of the Vendetta Corsa stiletto!

There was a run of knives made as a marketing excercise.
This is the real thing:

http://cgi.ebay.it/VECCHIO-PUGNALE-COLT ... 4001r14584

They usually (not always) have the "may my wounds be fatal" engraving
by Milu
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Interesting picture from Rome
Replies: 16
Views: 5608

Re: Interesting picture from Rome

Knife shops in Italy do not usually display automatics and usually no longer stock them. They sometimes have some "in the back of the shop" for favoured clients. Tourist shops sometimes have rubbishy ones available. There are good selections of American knives available but priced much higher than i...
by Milu
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Interesting picture from Rome
Replies: 16
Views: 5608

Re: Interesting picture from Rome

I may be wrong but a lot of them look Chinese.
by Milu
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It's not every day that a cop compliments your driving.
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: It's not every day that a cop compliments your driving.

Sounds like you over corrected and then caught it after the spin.
by Milu
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Smith and Wesson "Tactical Pen"
Replies: 27
Views: 5134

Re: Smith and Wesson "Tactical Pen"

http://www.mazzuoli.it/e_retailers.html

Image

I especially like the pencil

And if you want to learn a little about them:
http://www.mazzuoli.it/index_english.php
by Milu
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Smith and Wesson "Tactical Pen"
Replies: 27
Views: 5134

Re: Smith and Wesson "Tactical Pen"

Checkout the Mazzuoli Officina pen range too
by Milu
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electronic Publishing, Big Brother, and Revisionism
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Electronic Publishing, Big Brother, and Revisionism

We could always become fahrenheit 451 (the book, the film - titled after the burning point of paper) and the book people.

What book would you choose? I think I'd choose Shibumi by Trevanian but I'd want to edit it a little :wink:
by Milu
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Sharp Are Your Scissors? How Good Is Your Insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: How Sharp Are Your Scissors? How Good Is Your Insurance?

I can relate to this tale. I was working in a hospital, back when cut and paste was done with a razor and paper glue. I routinely used to cut bits of paper to glue them onto other bits of paper using a cutter and a steel rule. I used to be very fast at this, so fast that I had a fingertip over the e...
by Milu
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Blade pictures
Topic: My Favorite Stiletto
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: My Favorite Stiletto

The Sicilian Blade was the topic of a wonderful thread on blade forums, the author has also published other books. They are succesful in their way and have much higher sales than one would expect. They have been described as similar to a bull's horns: "a point here, a point there and a lot of bull i...
by Milu
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: The flea was rained out :[
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: The flea was rained out :[

and someone drilled a hole in the blade! Terrible
by Milu
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: The flea was rained out :[
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: The flea was rained out :[

Why do these great deals turn up when I can't spend money :cry:
by Milu
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: An end to knife violence!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: An end to knife violence!!!!!

I was taught to throw a commando knife by a Royal Marine. I was surprised when he told me that in service they used to break off the tip and sharpen the end as it was better than the delicate tip.
by Milu
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: An end to knife violence!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

An end to knife violence!!!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1192969/Pointless-The-new-kitchen-knife-chops-wont-stab.html Yes, it's been solved. A kitchen knife with a blunt tip! I am speechless. I am sure no comments are needed on this forum about why it's a stupid, pointless :wink: idea. Historical note. In the 19th c...
by Milu
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: Knife Ban update- Letters needed !!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: Knife Ban update- Letters needed !!!!!

I don't live in the US but I think everyone needs to react.

Why?

So you don't end up with a situation like the UK. No pistol and major hassle if you carry a simple pocket knife. We can see how effective these policies have been by looking at gun and knife crime. Worse every day.