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    All time favorite movie

    If I add a classic monster movie category, my favorite would be: Gojira (original Japanese version of Godzilla, 1954). I’m not big on romantic movies, but my favorite in that category would be: True Romance (1993).* *That’s about as close to romantic as I get, movie genre-wise, aside from my...
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    All time favorite movie

    Great list! Yeah, I love many great movies from each of the categories on my list, and in some categories narrowing down to one favorite was very difficult. If my list had a war movie category, it would be either: Eastern Condors (1987) or Saving Private Ryan (1998) Jim
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    The real reason balisongs were banned?

    I'll ad my 2 cents, FWIW. Hollywood definitely played a role, not only in getting balisongs banned, but also switchblades, nunchaku, and shuriken "throwing stars." Notice how bans against them took effect shortly after they gained prominence or wider exposure, in movies? Switchblades...
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    All time favorite movie

    Sorry if my posts are going off topic, but a couple more westerns I love are: The Big Gundown (1966), starring Lee Van Cleef. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).
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    All time favorite movie

    Yes, the Lone Wolf and Cub films were also great. I believe that Wakayama had actually been a Judo instructor earlier in life prior to acting, and I think he also was trained in Kendo. I don't know how much real-life training Katsu had outside of the movies. They could both be menacing...
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    All time favorite movie

    I had forgotten to mention the original Zatoichi movie series. My favorite chanbara movies. But I’m not certain they actually qualify as samurai movies (although they feature samurai), because the Zatoichi character himself, while a blind, unorthodox, and masterful swordsman, is not a samurai...
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    All time favorite movie

    This is hard to answer, if we’re allowed to name only one movie. I like many genres. So I’ll cheat and mention my favorites from each genre I like: Western: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966). Crime/gangster: Goodfellas (1990). Animated/anime: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa, 2016). Martial...
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    That time when I used 1 knife for almost 10 days

    I carried a Victorinox Spartan SAK as my only knife for 12 years, until the late '90s. I still often carry a Spartan, in addition to whatever else I might be carrying. I've been carrying the same Victorinox Executive SAK every day since 1999. Often paired up with the Spartan in another...
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    Your own physical reaction to having had the vaccine shots

    First dose of Moderna last month; only had a slightly sore shoulder the day after. Got my second dose two days ago. The shoulder was a little more sore than after the first dose, had a slight headache, and yesterday felt very tired, but not sleepy-tired. Today, I felt completely normal. Jim
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    The Public Perception of Personal Knife Usage......A Cautionary Tale

    Hi, Steely_Gunz, Well, I personally do NOT have an “us vs them” mentality when it comes to non-knife carriers/users. Heck, there have been ”knife people” who have been smirky about some of my other non-knife-related interests, and I don’t feel that way about them, either. I just thought I’d...
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    The Public Perception of Personal Knife Usage......A Cautionary Tale

    Back around the late 1990s or so, a woman once saw me clipping some paper with the tiny scissors on my tiny Victorinox Classic and said ( in her most self-righteous tone), “I hope you realize that you are carrying a deadly weapon!” At the time, I held her gaze momentarily with a bored...
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    ProTech knives explained?

    I own only one Pro-Tech, a CA-legal Runt. Outstanding quality; the best quality and action of any auto I’ve ever handled. And it has nothing at all to do with YouTube or any ‘social influencer’. I’ve had mine since at least 2003 or so. Jim
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    traditional knives in movies

    I always remembered seeing this Timex commercial back in the late ‘70s. Oddly enough, I think I only saw it twice. I’m surprised I was able to find it again. I can’t really tell what brand or model it is, but it almost looks like a Camillus, or a Schrade/Old Timer, maybe a trapper model? Jim
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    What did you use your SAK for today?

    As I was about out to step out, I noticed the doorknob on the inside of my outer security door was becoming loose, so I used the small screwdriver/can opener tool on my Spartan SAK to tighten the two Phillips screws at the base of the doorknob. It was a little awkward positioning the tool to...
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    Owning one pocket knife

    I owned several knives as a kid, but when I went off to live overseas by myself (in Taiwan) in the mid-‘80s, I only took one knife, my Victorinox Spartan SAK. That was the only knife I carried for the near-decade I lived overseas, and for a few more years after returning Stateside. I never...
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    Blades & Movies

    The Hunter (2011): **SPOILER ALERT! if you haven’t seen this movie before and intend to, read no further. Willem Dafoe uses a PE saber-ground Spyderco Delica 4 to free himself: Jim
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    Recommend a SAK to me

    It’s unfortunate that you’re having trouble finding an Executive, because it fits exactly what you’re looking for. I’ve been carrying my black one since 1999 or so. Hopefully they’ll come back in stock soon. Jim
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    Blades & Movies

    Collateral (2004). Tom Cruise uses a Chris Reeve Sebenza at about 2:01 to cut some zip ties. Some might say it’s shown too quickly, but trust me, it is a Sebenza; IIRC, a large left-handed Sebenza Classic. He used it again later in a nightclub scene. Jim
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    Blades & Movies

    Severtech Spartan auto from the movie ”Spartan.” Jim
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    traditional knives in movies

    Child’s Play 3 (1991). Ending scene features a wood-handled lock back pocket knife. Looks kinda like a Buck 500 series knife, but most likely isn’t, and the blade looks like a clip point. IIRC, the main character had originally given the younger kid the knife as a gift (it’s been decades...
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