Customized Opinels

If you’ve never heard of an Opinel, it’s a French lock-blade knife designed for the “working man” that has remained more or less unchanged in over a hundred years. It has a unique twist-locking collar that makes it extremely simple in form and function, and very easy to repair and maintain. Opinels have wooden handles, so customizing them is a pretty popular pastime. Continue reading

The Blood of Heroes a.k.a. The Salute of the Jugger (1989)

(Featuring guest reviewer Nick Weaver!) I know I’m one of the few out there that really, sincerely likes Waterworld, and that might cast doubt on my taste, but I also really, sincerely like The Blood Of Heroes. I’m certain that almost all of this movie’s appeal, to me, is due to the always cool and charismatic Rutger Hauer and the equally charismatic and paaaaaaiiinfully sexy Joan Chen. Continue reading