Lookin’ Sharp!

No, this is not a picture showing what we found after an unannounced health and comfort inspection of the barracks. It’s merely another small sample of the kind of equipment you can find in the office of America’s 1stSgt.

I can see the questions forming in your minds now: “Why in heavens name so many sharp objects?” I know, right? At this rate, I’ll need to graft an extra set of arms to my torso just to wield all these beauties.  Then again, it would be horrific to see some of you ladies if you actually had enough feet to fill all the shoes you own. We’ll just call it even then.

The last thing the undead ever see.

A full arsenal of keen edged butt kickery is essential whenever the plan of the day is slaying dragons, rescuing maidens, or thwarting villains. Any self respecting man of action will invest in a good knife or ten. Every red blooded American warrior dreams of braining zombies and other threats with a tomahawk (and well placed shot groups). EVERY single one.

 It’s a fundamental law of ruggedness to own, fondle, and lust after a well forged blade. There are other inherent truths which naturally follow but we will not delve into them right now.

America’s 1stSgt
Dragons Slain,
Maidens Rescued,
Villains Thwarted,
Fingers All Present.

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13 comments

  1. Oohh, nice collection. I agree that one can never have too many sharp objects, though that’s likely due to my raising in the South.
    Though I also know quite well about the nicks and cuts that one will get from handling such nice, pretty knives. Got my fair share of minor scars from ‘learning experiences’ with my camping knife of choice (a good reliable Ka-Bar) but only one of those was anything close to bad (and even then only would have lost a small bit of skin and meat.)

    Not that I’ve never done things without thinking about how stupid it was. Once I was fiddling around with my knife (flipping it around from pointing away from me to pointing towards me in one hand, toss it over to my other hand and repeat) when a buddy of mine walked in and asked me how long I’d been doing that before I had gotten that comfortable with it. Turns out I was doing this knife flipping over my bare feet. Good thing I didn’t slip up.

    Also, that short sword on the left of the top pic is making me dangerously close to envy.

  2. Top,
    A good blade is very important for those who defend freedom (or to just defend themselves). The tomahawk is a great tool/weapon.

    I usually don’t lend any of my blades to anybody anymore after a knuckelhead asked to borrow a knife and went to pry open an ammo creat…with my $150 Emerson.

    I know usually carry at least 2 knives…one for utility and one for other stuff.

  3. I just bought a new pair of shoes for my only 2 feet. 🙂 But my little zombie slayer got a sword. He enjoyed this post, btw. I mentioned the tape on your finger… as a reminder that sharp edges still cut real ninja fingers too.

  4. THEllisor, if I had a dollar for every time I did something and then thought: “Boy,that was dumb.” As for the Hisshou knife it sold by CRKT http://www.crkt.com/Hisshou-Fixed-Blade-KydexSheath You could also get it cheap on Amazon. Bwah-ha-ha!

    CI Roller, every time I lend someone my knife I get it back with the tip broken off. So I won’t led it any more. I’m a two knife guy myself.

    Wrexie, knives don’t cut people, stupidity does.

  5. 1 Sgt~ Women’s shoes can kill too. TRUST ME. It’s just a different kind of lethal =] I have to say my tomboyness has to agree with all that you’re saying. I was just thinking the other day I’d like a new knife to carry. Hummmm…. And my boys, 7 and 5 are both Cub Scouts and earned their Whittling Chips this summer. They are now certified to carry pocket knives.

    BRING ON THE ZOMBIES!!!

  6. Sharp objects – my collection includes:

    Ka – Bars, one each
    Camilus copy of Ka-Bar inscribed : “knife, combat
    My dads’ Randal Knife. Circa 1942, with initials and unit scratched on on the blade A Co, 1st Bn 9th Infantry, 2nd Inf Division
    My grandfathers’ sabre, marked “1st Sdr, 11th Cav

    Semper Fi

  7. Sharp objects – my collection includes:

    Ka – Bars, one each
    Camilus copy of Ka-Bar inscribed : “knife, combat
    My dads’ Randal Knife. Circa 1942, with initials and unit scratched on on the blade A Co, 1st Bn 9th Infantry, 2nd Inf Division
    My grandfathers’ sabre, marked “1st Sdr, 11th Cav

    Semper Fi

  8. Jim, nice! I have a bunch of my dad’s stuff as well as my great grandfather. When he was in the Army he was chasing Pancho Villa. Maybe if grandpa had a couple more knives they would have caught him.

  9. I don’t know 1st Sgt, a determined Cubbie with a pocket knife probably do some damage; like if they stuck it up a zombie’s nose and scrambled it around a bit. For the record, shoes cry to us like starving orphans and our maternal instincts will not let them go unloved. Do you not feel the same about your bright pointy things?

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