As many people know, I am armed to the teeth.
OK, maybe that was a bit abrupt. Let me try again…
I have a bit of a collection of knives, swords, machetes, daggers, bayonets, nightsticks, as well as other various and sundry sharp and pointy objects around the house.
While it might be a bit of an exaggeration to say my apartment is ‘bristling with weaponry’, as one of my dear friends recently put it, I do admit to having a few lethal items scattered here and there about the place.
(Bayonet and scabbard from the American Indian Wars – got it)
I’m sure there are all kinds of psychological studies showing why guys are attracted to knives, swords and other weapons. All I know is that I like them. I like looking at them. I like holding them. I admire their design. I really don’t try to analyze it further than that.
This is clearly one of those things where the fantasy and mental image far exceed and improve upon the reality. For example, you couldn’t pay me enough to get into a sword fight or knife fight.
And yet, the thought of being able to fight with those weapons intrigues me, albeit not to the extent that I would actually want try to do it!
(Japanese tanto dagger – got one)
Sometimes, you just have to enjoy the simple little things in life.
Wishing everyone a very happy New Year. All the best to all of you in 2012. And thank you so much for reading the Kosher Samurai. It has been such an enormous pleasure for me to share some of my scribblings.