Caitlin made me a super new hat for Christmas, although it needs to be made a little bigger for my big head and long ears. It came in handy at the park which was quite chilly. After about an hour I told the girls I wanted to go home;


“Because my body is very cold!”

“Don’t you mean your heart? If you were more warm-hearted, you’d let us stay at the park longer!”

Zing! Yes, very clever.


I also wanted to share a super price I found on Dealextreme, a cheap Chinese gadget and miscellanea site if you don’t already know it. I’m a big fan of knives, especially assisted knives, which are sort of like switchblades but because of differences in the design (the opening “button” is a part of the blade) they are 100% legal almost everywhere in the world, including Canada. Anyway, I found a knife on their site that’s a knockoff of a Smith&Wesson M&P series blade that I like quite a bit, but instead of the $50+ that you’ll pay for that knife, it costs only $8.60 (with free shipping too) and surprisingly, the quality is quite good. If you like knives but hate spending money, this one is worth it.

I also put two other knives in the video that I like, my Kershaw which is the “everyday” knife, and a S&W OTF design that’s pretty cool, but less practical than a normal folder. That’s just a tiny peek into my collection… I have altogether too many knives I imagine, although I think many would argue it’s the sort of thing where you can’t have too much of a good thing (there are lots of online stores but stores I’ve used include Roadside Imports and Not Your Mama’s Knives).

PS. The music is the awesome Manu Dibango, the Cameroonian inventor of disco.


  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    Ah, so it’s built like a box cutter. Nice music. You do knives, not me. I’m a sucker for books (much bulkier and difficult to move, store) and glass. Lots and lots. Literally.

    I love your Xmas hat, I do, I do love your hat! It’s a beautiful blue.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  2. Elizabeth wrote:

    Oh and I also have a thing for wooden boxes. MMMMM boxes… So many in so many sizes with so many wonderful hidden things in them. Like glass, books, coins, relics and rocks. :)

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Permalink
  3. Phil wrote:

    Your beards lookin good here.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 3:15 am | Permalink
  4. iam:e_ wrote:

    have you checked out the CRKT hissatsu? a good assisted opener but a much better deign for the blade than the “american tanto” (?!) style. but, it isn’t meant to be a box/letter opener either…

    keep that heart insulated!

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  5. Kyle wrote:

    What a clever line lol. Thats was awesome. Dont know how big of an MMA fan you are but new years in Japan means they put on their biggest MMA PPV of the year which would have started 3am Thursday morning anyways you can watch them streaming on MMALinker . com Happy new year

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  6. peteD3 wrote:

    damn, i miss my CRKT. it was stolen in Hatford along with my handstitched GhostRider wallet! that was a nice knife.

    i just bought a new Gerber for my piercing kit. it has a nice “Tanto tip” blade, but isnt very assisted…
    i wish i could just carry by butterfly.

    Happy Holidays! Great Health and Prosperity for you and yours in the new year.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  7. Shannon wrote:

    Some time ago I got Caitlin a CKRT Koji Hara Ichi … an absolutely beautiful knife. If it wasn’t too small for my hand I’d get one for myself.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
  8. Shannon wrote:

    It’s surprisingly inexpensive too:

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  9. BJ wrote:

    I second the beard comment, that thing is awesome. I went all day without buying anything online, until I read this post that is. I did manage to only spend $43 though so that’s always nice.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
  10. Adam wrote:

    Of course you love knives, Shannon, that only makes sense. I’m a huge(HUGE) knife fan and aspiring knife maker. Kershaw makes a fine product and more importantly their parent company, KAI is one of the biggest best knife producers on the planet. On that note have you checked out their Zero Tolerance line of knives? They’re like Kershaw knives only better and badder. Also, Shun knives, another branch of KAI, makes the best kitchen knives for the best prices I’ve ever seen. KAI also makes an incredible scalpel, go figure. My EDC knife is usually an Emerson, if you’re not familiar, hook yourself up. Shit I’m getting ahead of myself.. Give em hell Shannon.

    Friday, January 1, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  11. Shannon wrote:

    I’ll check those out, thanks.

    Friday, January 1, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  12. Nygaard wrote:

    Big knife lover too (actually tools in general). I would order one of those right now if it weren’t for the Danish laws.
    Thanks to gang related violence between immigrants and drug dealers in a very small and concentrated are, knives is almost completely illigal now. They can’t be assisted, lockable, have more than a 3″ blade, and you can’t bring it anywhere unless you can prove you need it for work or a hobby (fishing, hunting etc.)
    Everyone seems to forget that it is a TOOL and only a weapon in the WRONG HANDS – which almost everything is!

    Anyway, my favorite has to be the Spyderco Military CF BG-42. Very light and just excellent quality.

    Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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