Cat names are appropriate for folding knives, given how their claws work.
A good-looking lynx-size long-leggity spotted cat from Africa, a bit more tameable than most wild cats (I got to scratch one on the head once). They are famous for their ability to leap high out of the tall grass and snatch a bird out of the air, but we people can have ambitions to cuddle one. The name is also a pun for "serve-all" for a good working knife.
Thinking on years of education(some of which are in progress):<ul>
[*]Gollum(a piece of Jewish mythology, ask and I'll give the whole explanation)
[*]kakkum(ancient Akkadian word for weapon)
[*]Sanhedrin(long, but a good name for a tactical knife...literally 70 judges)
I would like to suggest the best secret name there is. I have used it on my private CB to help people when they need it. It is a great name, so don't give the name to too many people. I would use the Great Name Interceptor for your Great Knife
[This message has been edited by Steve (edited 10-18-98).]
"Sanhedrin" has been nominated, perhaps for a very "authoritative" knife. The Sanhedrin was (and will be, according to the Tradition) the highest earthly Jewish court, with the aforementioned 70 judges. It was also the only Jewish court with the authority to impose a sentence of death, but it was *very* reluctant to do so.
On a more mundane scale, how about "Cherev"?
That is the Hebrew word for any cutting tool, from a battle sword or a stonemason's chisel, down to the flint knives used in the old days for circumcisions.