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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
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  2. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    But they’re not allowed to own “spider stabbers”!
     
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  3. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I’m sorry I couldn’t find a picture of her dagger which is Valyrian steel. This is the dagger which Littlefinger gave to an assassin to murder Bran.
     
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  4. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999

    I misunderstood. I thought you were referring to Arya's sword. Is this the dagger? Only $34.95 on the HBO shop.

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  5. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011

    Ah man, that looks like a piece of shit. I guess that’s why she needs Nathan’s dagger. :D
     
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  6. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999

    I agree. D3V has to be better than some fancy-schmancy Valerian steel.
     
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  7. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Holy shit that better be fake!

     
  8. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Buddy, if I saw that thing I wouldn’t risk stabbing it, I would shoot it or kill ot with fire.

     
  9. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999

    Nope, they are real. They are huntsman spiders. Some can grow to 12". The first time I heard of them was when I saw a picture of the "clock spider"

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  10. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Ye we had one of those at my old job. The manager smacked the crap out of it with a broom. After that we were horrified that the thing was still moving and alive. So we grabbed a can of mortein and a lighter. That finally did the trick
     
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  11. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    419
    Sep 29, 2017
    If i saw a spider like that in my house I would just burn the whole house down and live in my car
     
  12. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    What if they are also in your car :D

    I've had one slowly lower itself from the roof of my friends car, down towards my head. It was only as we parked that my friend noticed and warned me.

    I've never been the same since....:confused: lol
     
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  13. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    419
    Sep 29, 2017
    Knowing my luck the snake in the car would have eaten all the spiders
     
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  14. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Just think of them as giant landbound butterflies.

    So pretty!
     
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  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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  16. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Down here in S FL, we have these big ass wolf spiders that walk on water. This one was going for a leisurely swim in my pool this AM. Not venomous, but their bites hurt like hell, and they can jump high. That’s a mosquito in front and a small wasp behind, for size comparison. The wife can’t stand em, and once she sees one in the pool, she hollers for me to come quick and dispatch it with the ‘spider slicer’, a cheap small machete that I don’t care about repeatedly exposing to the corrosive chems in the pool water. She’s not happy until she sees 2 spider halves sinking down to the bottom.
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I like wolf spiders. They're made out of mosquito meat.

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    Hand for scale
     
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  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  19. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    I’m all for mosquito control spiders, but these fuckers down here are aggro! I see the bigger ones eating lizards, small frogs, and even other spiders. Crossed paths with one in my house at night a few weeks ago. When we saw each other, she lifted her front arms, like ‘wassup then bitch’, and literally ran directly at me. When I stomped it, what looked like hundreds of little babies scattered in every direction. Neglected to mention that to the wife
     
  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    618
    Jan 17, 2014
    Huntsman spiders aren't the ones to worry about in Australia. The Sydney Funnel Webs are the scary SOBs. Highly venomous, aggressive as hell, adult fangs long enough to pierce leather boots and even toenails... oh, and they can live underwater for a couple of days, breathing from a trapped air bubble.

    One of my aunts in Oz, gave me a book of all the dangerous creatures of Oz. Hmmm... so everything on land and in the water can kill you? Got it. Brown snakes, Taipans, Funnel Web spiders, Box Jellyfish, Irukandji, blue-ringed octopus, sharks, kangaroos, cassowaries, salties.

    Even the cute looking ones can be dangerous. The book had an account of someone who got too close to a wombat, trying to take a photo of it. While squatting to take the photo, the wombat charged and bit they guy, taking a chunk out of his inner thigh. His comment was, "I'm glad the bite wasn't a few inches over.".

    Had a fun time there nonetheless. Just had to be cautious in the outdoors (and indoors in Sydney, eg. getting in the habit of tapping shoes out before putting your feet in them, which wasn't difficult, since anyone who's been camping a lot has learned to do that).
     
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