1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

  2. Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Kizer 1034A1 Gingrich Bush Knife & Ka-Bar Dozier Folding Hunter, , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!

    Be sure to read the rules before entering, then help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread! Entries close at midnight, Saturday Sept 7!

    Once the entries close, we'll live stream the drawing on Sunday, Sept 8 at 5PM Eastern. Tune in to our YouTube channel TheRealBladeForums for a chance to win bonus prizes!

    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here

"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

Tags:
  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I did a thread on it some years ago Christian, but all the pics are long gone I'm afraid :(

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/knives-of-the-royal-armouries-pic-heavy.1026152/

    It's hard taking pics in there though, everything is behind glass, with spotlights bouncing off the glass :rolleyes:

    Here are a couple of trade hawks you might like, from around 1800.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    Hey guys!

    I just wanted to say Hello to all of you guys and gals... a long long time... still a knife knut... hoping to be able to come back more often than recently.
     
  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hey Andi, nice of you to drop in :) How big is Max now? :thumbsup:
     
    meako likes this.
  4. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    Max is turning five years on Tuesday... almost a real small man. A wonderful boy - the best of all. (I think everyone thinks the same about his own children)
     
    sitflyer, redsparrow, zolthar and 6 others like this.
  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Fantastic Andi, that has gone quick :) Hope he has a very Happy Birthday :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
     
    Humppa and Prester John like this.
  6. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Jolipapa, Great battle scene picture and information, I wonder if any horses stepped or fell through the ice?
    Peregrin, Beautiful picture of the redheaded woodpeckers, but it looks more like an artist drawing than a photograph???
    black mamba, Fantastic shots of the bald eagles, I have many around my area as well.
    Jack, Wonderful museum pictures, and the ivory handled Kukri is amazing.
     
    Prester John likes this.
  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you my friend, it's hard to take photos through the glass. I thought you might like to see this Shakespeare Knife :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Hey @Humppa Andi.
    Good to hear from you :thumbsup::):) Mate.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2019
    r redden likes this.
  9. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Like it? Can you steal it for me? :)
     
  10. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    They attacked by night, every hussar had an infantryman behind as pillion and horseshoes were silenced, so they did not rush like for a usual cavalry charge.
     
    Misplaced Hillbilly likes this.
  11. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
     
  12. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Horseshoe slippers, very clever. :)
     
    Jolipapa likes this.
  13. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    I haven't heard Carlos' name in a very long time.
     
  14. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I hear you on the cars Will. I've always loathed work of all types but cars and engines especially...i had a traumatic experience on the Snowy Mtn Highway (in winter of course) around 1987.. Good old GMH 1973HQ sedan .I was honking along just on dark when a rock hurled itself into my fan and took out the radiator ,fan ,fanbelt and water pump. I got towed to the nearest town Cooma by the road service guy who put me up iin his family home for the night. The next day I spent at the garage -ordered the parts which came in the afternoon from Sydney!! fixed everything .....except for the rear axle bearing which he had disconnected in order to tow it as it was automatic. It got me where i was going and home again but died soon after-think of the blues bros car in Daly Plaza.
    That was when you could get your hands in the engine and do work ...now I go to the mechanic.
    Now I can only think of one of those GEC bail and chain jobbies for your key chain....buut if Im brutally honest...I think you are wanting a modern ?

    Once again the internet proves spurious.
    This painting is not from the 1875 Zuiderzee as stated.
    Although it is a very clever forgery.. my research tells me this is a work by Porchenbergs own painter Hertz Van Rental.
    It was painted in 2013 depicting the The 1st Porchenberg Dragoons seizing a fleet of mail ships laden with 2013 BF trad knives which had become stuck in the ice off Porchy Bay while the Admiral spent too much time checking over the polls and trying to appease the mob. The tell tale giveaway can be seen in the two figures playing a game of ice slidy in the centre foreground.Van rental is perhaps best known for this type of inclusion in his paintings which include silly beards,huge droopy moustaches,swords impaling people and idiotic seeing eye glasses with googly eyes. Of course his greatest works come from his "dracula teeth" period most of which have been burnt because of their extreme silliness.
     
  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Funny how my misconstruction of R8shell's jive turkey comment brought back the 1970s to me.
    I think I'll have to read them again. There were a couple I read and forgot because I didn't want to believe them.
    I also have to organize my books. I can't find my Magical Passes, even though it's a Mary Baker Eddy blue binding and should be easy to spot.
     
  16. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    I was an anthropology graduate student when his books were published. I always felt like I was one step removed from his life. Sometimes I wonder.
     
    scrteened porch and abbydaddy like this.
  17. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    The mention of Castenada brings to mind the Simpsons episode where they have a hot chili cook off at the fair. Obviously homer ingests all of them including Neds firehouse chilli and Chief Wiggums insanely hot chilli
    until he enters a Don Juan hallucination with pyramids and a talking fox.
    I also recently rewatched Altered
    States.The only part I really like is when William Hurt is hallucinating so much he morphs into a primitive apeman and goes scampering round town. The rest is a bit too wordy with those two professors arguing and shouting at each other while Hurt recovers from another mind expanding experience.
     
  18. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @meako Thanks mate, one thing about the advent of sat and mobile phones is a safety thing. The Aus Outback and other wildernesses are not to be undertaken rashly when in a car. Even here which is very sparsely populated,the snow in winter can provide hazards if the car breaks down so having a way of communicating is vital. However, some of the safety potential of phones does get compromised by human factor imbecility;) The other day some bearded hipster in his own unique bubble, earphones on and scrolling avidly, just stepped out in front of me in the car park area. Fortunately I was going slowly and alert...but this obsession with connectivity bothers me:eek:

    About the knife, the GEC bog chain 15 is too big, would get wrecked with keys etc. So I suppose it is a modern, the Chive is OK nicely put together and not too big, but that flipper opener concerns me...A Ken Onion CRKT I have is a brilliant Modern, thin blade too which slices well, excellently made and light but it has no safety and I don't dare carry it in the pocket-or bag- as I fear it can open just like that...The Chive has this speed safe lock but looks none too confident:rolleyes: Saw an Al Mar keychain knife in Micarta but 125 USD??? uh uh!:D
     
    meako and Prester John like this.
  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Meako, I unmasked you! You're the Referee in Chief for the next World Championship and I suspect you speak Japanese fluently! :eek::rolleyes::D
     
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    And after all that, I recall the message of the movie as being "all you need is love".
     
    meako and Prester John like this.

Share This Page