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Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by eda-koppo, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. eda-koppo


    Nov 16, 1999
    "Dr. Sharp" is a guy named Bart Bjorkman, who has a thread in the WTB section to buy covert knives and weapons. He is using them to update a book called "Recognition and Response to Covert Weapon Infiltration into Secure Areas,” reviewed here: http://www.selfdefenseforums.com/forums/newreply.php?action=newreply&threadid=7752& .

    Selling or providing information to him will only undermine the cause of civilian self-defense, as our typically unscrupulous legislators will likely use this book as a catalog of "what shall we ban next?" on the path of further devolving the US into a socialist hellhole.
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  2. Horizon_Seeker


    Dec 12, 2001
    can you quote the relevant part of the thread?
  3. eda-koppo


    Nov 16, 1999
    The whole thing is relevant. However, here's direct evidence:

  4. fulloflead


    May 3, 2002
    It would be one thing if he were being honest and TOLD you he was doing research for the kind of book he's writing... I mean if he's writing an anti-knife book he's got the freedom in this country to do that and to reseach it all he wants; and getting the opinions of people who know the trade is probably a good idea. But be HONEST about it and let people CHOOSE to be a part of it or not.

    I don't know if the moderators would want to get involved, but I'd definately say that his chosen method of research is hostile to the environment of this forum. Get rid of him.
  5. eda-koppo


    Nov 16, 1999
    FWIW, the author is Canadian, so that might explain some of it.
  6. Cougar Allen

    Cougar Allen Buccaneer (ret.)

    Oct 9, 1998
    Thanks for posting, Eda-Koppo. This is something people should know about.
  7. eda-koppo


    Nov 16, 1999
    Praise should go to Clyde, who alerted me to Bjorkman's presence here in the first place--all I've done is react.
  8. Stu Gatz

    Stu Gatz

    Apr 20, 2003
    Another "author" wishing to make bank and a name for himself at the expense of humanity and the defense thereof... :rolleyes: Bjorkman must be a M. Moore wanna-be... :barf:

  9. 3/16th's


    Apr 19, 2000
    "FWIW, the author is Canadian, so that might explain some of it."

    The only thing that statement explains is your ignorance of Canadian society. Nice catch on the true motives of the book, but I guess you need reminding that every country has people that are bound and determined to take away civil liberties, including the US.

  10. eda-koppo


    Nov 16, 1999
    Based on that C-68 nonsense you've had foisted upon you, I neither need nor want any other knowledge of Canadian society. I feel badly for good people trapped behind the walls of statism as it were, but my aim was to point out what this Quisling was doing. As rampant as statism is here, from what I've read it's worse in Canada.

    As to the rest of your post, if you'll reread the second paragraph of my initial post, I've made it quite clear that the cretins in our legislature don't need Bjorkman's help.
  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  13. Horizon_Seeker


    Dec 12, 2001

    thanks for the link, that one didn't require registration.
  14. Dr. Sharp aka Barry Bjorkman is a proud member of the Pirates cove Phucktard list since its inception. Not only has he often spewed his racial viewpoints on W&C but he is an offensive jerkoff who is a clueless moron. It is no surprise to me that this ass clown is also withholding all the facts. He should be banned.
  15. loandr.


    Aug 31, 2002
    He didnt do it thru I, BUT he recently purchased a neil Blackwood henchman
    Carbon Fiber I used to own, from a very respected member and a Long time Stand Up guy I may add. Hey Free market but the principal behind it SUCKS! IMHO
  16. gajinoz


    Sep 2, 2003
    C'mon Ren, don't beat about the bush, why don't you tell us what you really think. ;)
  17. dayuhan13


    Feb 20, 2003

    I very much appreciate you letting us know about Dr. Sharp/Bart Bjorkman. I saw his post in the exchange and had been considering contacting him to sell off a few items but wanted to wait a bit since it did seem a bit "fishy". I'm happy my instincts were right and that I wasn't in such financial dire that I "jumped" the gun. My highest regards.

  18. Mike G

    Mike G

    Jul 15, 2000
    I'm making this a sticky, with the hopes that more forum members will see it.

    Please spread the word about this guy.
  19. Dr. Sharp

    Dr. Sharp

    May 8, 2004
    Satanic Quisling? - well I guess that I have been called worse.

    If you check my profile you will see that under occupation I list: Researcher/writer covert edged weapons. I don't know how I can be anymore un-subtle than that.

    It's quite humorous how a training manual for law enforcement and security has become so contentious so early in the game.

    Personally, I think that it is important that those sworn to protect us are given the information to do so.

    The funny thing is that it isn't really about laws. With rare exception (ie., State Laws), most covert edged weapons are legal to buy, sell, or own - as it should be. It only becomes a problem when people put others at risk.

    As an example, when your family flies, it is important that the people manning the airport security are given the tools, training and knowledge to stop others who pose a threat to your family. Personal security often comes down to all or nothing. Either everyone goes armed or nobody does.

    I find it ironic that the chicken little "the sky is falling, the sky is falling" alarm has been activated, considering that I am one of the few researchers who actually owns the weapons that I write about. Most people would consider this a good thing.

    As a courtesy, I sent out a pre-sale copy of the manual to most of the makers and suppliers whose weapons I used in the book. (if you were missed, drop me a line). Remarkably, every maker that I have talked to so far is happy with the outcome.

    I appreciate the negative review from eda-Koppo as it reinforces our right to free speech, (it has also resulted in an increase in book sales). Thankfully, all other reviews to date have taken the opposite stand and have commented on the quality research and content.

    For those who are actually interested in obtaining the facts, contact me.
    Bart Bjorkman
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Thanks for your polite post, Bart.

    It's the end result as well as the means that has us concerned. The fact that someone apparently felt deceived or mislead by your purchase offer is cause enough for alarm.

    Why not take a minute and clear those up for us?

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