sonderzug

ru-titley-knives:

Another pimped Opinel .

This one is for Andrew from Valleydeepmountainhigh .  When we discussed the pimp on the phone  He asked to keep the locking ring on and for it to have a tanto type tip .

 As this was a carbon steel No.6 Opinel I decided against a stone wash finish which may aid rusting and chose a deep dark etch in ferric chloride instead.The whole knife was dipped including the locking ferule as there was no need to take the knife apart .

 The original curved tip was flattened into a tanto’ish angle which was then resharpened at 25 degree’s to make a slightly thicker edge to the tip relative to the the thinner straight cutting edge  and I thought it gave it a shark like appearance .

 The original varnish to the beach wood handle was removed and then the sides flattened on a belt sander . As I was still thinking on a shark theme I then sculpted the sides with a small Dremel sanding drum to represent gills

The wood was then buffed on a medium grit abrasive wheel to round off any sharp corners but to also give some sharkskin like texture before dying the wood with black ash wood dye . The dye was then rubbed back using wire wool for an aged effect .

 I hope he likes it .

Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com

cerebralzero
semperannoying:

From yesterday’s Boston Marathon…
“The man holding this flag lost a Marine son in Iraq. He tried to commit suicide on his 44th birthday after finding out his son was killed. His other son committed suicide. He was the man in the cowboy hat running along a wounded man, pinching his artery in his leg to keep that man from bleeding to death.”
Mad respect for this man.

semperannoying:

From yesterday’s Boston Marathon…

“The man holding this flag lost a Marine son in Iraq. He tried to commit suicide on his 44th birthday after finding out his son was killed. His other son committed suicide. He was the man in the cowboy hat running along a wounded man, pinching his artery in his leg to keep that man from bleeding to death.”

Mad respect for this man.

cerebralzero
loseegoose:

lunchtrae:

i still cannot believe this happened

I’ve seen a lot of shit. I’ve seen videos of beheadings, I’ve seen raw footage of combat in Fallujah, I’ve seen American soldiers and Marines be shot and blown up, I’ve seen convoys blown up by IEDs, I’ve seen videos of the enemy being shot in the head, I’ve seen video and pictures of the aftermath of losing side of combat on the human body. But this, this, is hard to swallow. It’s unreal. You watch countless videos of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it’s here. It’s at home, on the streets of Boston. This video is hard to watch.

loseegoose:

lunchtrae:

i still cannot believe this happened

I’ve seen a lot of shit. I’ve seen videos of beheadings, I’ve seen raw footage of combat in Fallujah, I’ve seen American soldiers and Marines be shot and blown up, I’ve seen convoys blown up by IEDs, I’ve seen videos of the enemy being shot in the head, I’ve seen video and pictures of the aftermath of losing side of combat on the human body. But this, this, is hard to swallow. It’s unreal. You watch countless videos of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it’s here. It’s at home, on the streets of Boston. This video is hard to watch.
freexcitizen
uncertaintimes:

KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar…
Most people in this day and age probably would have turned and ran right out of that good ol’ boy’s bar, but not Davis. He stayed and talked with the Klansman for a long time. “At first, I thought ‘why the hell am I sitting with him?’ but we struck up a friendship and it was music that brought us together,” he says.
That friendship would lead Davis on a path almost unimaginable to most folks. Today, Davis is not only a musician, he is a person who befriends KKK members and, as a result, collects the robes and hoods of Klansmen who choose to leave the organization because of their friendship with him.
via @amyfullermorgan @BSHistory77

uncertaintimes:

KKK Member Walks up to Black Musician in Bar…

Most people in this day and age probably would have turned and ran right out of that good ol’ boy’s bar, but not Davis. He stayed and talked with the Klansman for a long time. “At first, I thought ‘why the hell am I sitting with him?’ but we struck up a friendship and it was music that brought us together,” he says.

That friendship would lead Davis on a path almost unimaginable to most folks. Today, Davis is not only a musician, he is a person who befriends KKK members and, as a result, collects the robes and hoods of Klansmen who choose to leave the organization because of their friendship with him.

via @amyfullermorgan @BSHistory77