Not all that kills has a sharp edge. This is an original weapon from a man who served in the SOE in the CBI theater. Stabbing weapons like this are clearly non-utilitarian and serve only one purpose, the silent elimination of enemy combatants. I have other weapons in my overall collection that are without an edge. One of the deadliest is a long needle-like tool that came in a set of awls and hooked tools. It is shown in the photo below.
Here are some non-edged weapons in my collection. They are odds and ends that appealed to me. The photo on the left show some traditional Japanese weapons (direct from Japan) usually associated with Ninjitsu, although Samurai could have also employed them. The weighted chain (Kusari) is a definite deterrent even for a swordsman. I have not tried out the darts yet but now the weather is nice I will have to do so. Kusari were sometimes married with a kama, which created a Kusarigama, a sickle with weighted chain to ensnare one's enemy. I suspect I could seriously hurt myself trying to learn how to use one of them.
The black talon like knife on the left is not sharp. The maker says it is supposed to duplicate the "Tine" daggers of WW-II. It is a nicely made weapon but clearly is a far cry from the WW-II version. These were crudely made from the tines of a pitchfork with a cord wrapped handle. The pointy weapon on the far right is very nicely made and lethal. Second from the right is a modern weapon with 3-sided blade and a artistically sculpted skull pommel.
Well, it is Easter and it is common to wish people a happy one. It used to be a popular holiday with parades and marshmallow bunnies and the bright yellow peeps. Little girls would be sporting white gloves, their newest dresses and crinolines while the mother would be showing off a new bonnet. Days prior, the airwaves would be flooded with Easter songs. Today there is little celebration or notice paid except by a few faithful Christians. Locally the annual magic of a sunrise service has been scuttled because of a breakup of the Council of Churches (yeh they could not get along) and people not wanting the discomfort of sitting on a damp foggy hilltop waiting for the sun. I suppose Jesus might have willingly traded places for the hilltop he spent time on. We have lost so much in this country and sadly I don't think we will ever get it back.
I have not done much lately with FS knives. I do have one on hold. Since I had to pay the tax man a huge bundle more money it put a dent in my available funds. The government can never get enough and spends millions of dollars figuring out how to screw us for more taxes. I wouldn't mind so much if the faceless, moral-less government held any similar values as I was raised to uphold. But with power comes corruption and I guess corruption must be expensive. Well expensive for all except the 57% of Americans who pay no taxes, not one penny. This year alone I paid more in taxes than I paid for my vintage 2,400 square foot house. I have paid for that house many times over in taxes: village, town, county, and school. Not including the taxes on my utilities, gasoline, food, etc. So I am trying to think of Easter and what it really means to me at the same time the evil taxman cometh. Might be nice if they would shift it to some other time of year. Every single thing in my life has a tax associated with it. It's ridiculous!
I hope you find a way to celebrate Easter in the good Old-Fashioned way. Coloring eggs, egg hunts, chocolate Easter bunnies, sunrise services, Easter Communion, pretty dresses at church and gorge yourself on Jelly Bellies and Peeps. Find some time too to think of Jesus and his message. Thank your minister or priest for what he does. Be kind to one another, at least for one day! Try to relax and find peace.
You can find out more about me on the "Stories" pages. My hobbies have included training in Japanese martial arts, including Kenjutsu, many forms of knife fighting, long range rifles and tactical firearms. I have written several self published books on muzzle-loading firearms, knife-fighting and textbooks on gas engines and compressors. I am working diligently on my 400+ page F-S book.