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Handmade Knives - Vakipuukko IV

The seax made in the Viking age style features a blade of pattern welded steel with twisted, softer layering on the back and layered hard carbon steels on the edge. The handle is made from carved moose antler and salix caprea burl, with brass fittings and leather. The sheath is vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen 

So the Caps did their Better Halves Gift baskets today, where the players and their partners put together gift baskets for fans to bid on in a raffle. Usually there’s a lot of autographed clothing and swag, but there tend to be some… interesting things as well. Latta and Wilson DID THEIR BASKET TOGETHER. They are each other’s better halves.

Look at what these goobers had in their basket:

  • 2 Team-signed Capitals Premier Jerseys
  • Autographed Tom Wilson Capitals Jersey T-Shirt
  • Autographed Michael Latta Capitals Jersey T-Shirt
  • Capitals Puck Autographed by Tom Wilson
  • Capitals Puck Autographed by Michael Latta
  • Autographed Tom Wilson 8x10 Player Photo
  • Tom Wilson Bobble Head
  • $100 in Gift Cards to Penn Commons
  • $100 Tico Gift Card
  • Playing Cards
  • Personal Style Kit
  • Ketchup
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • Copper Mug
  • Tom Horton’s Hot Chocolate
  • All Dressed Ruffles Potato Chips
  • Maynard’s Fuzzy Peach
  • Twizzlers
  • Chocolate Coin

You should check all the players’ baskets out, they’re amazing. Ovi has so much Coca Cola and Russian stuff in his, Nicky has Sir Kensington Mayonnaise and oatmeal raisin cookies, and Brooks Orpik’s has… a surprising lack of kale.

Washington Capitals Nicknames Masterlist

Karl Alzner: Alzy

Nicklas Backstrom: Backie; Papa; Nicky

Jay Beagle: Beags; Beagler

Andre Burakovsky: Burkie; Burracuda; Burt

John Carlson: Jumbo; Carly 

Jason Chimera: Chimmer; Ice Cheetah; Chimdawg

Taylor Chorney: Chorns 

Stanislav Galiev: Gally

Philipp Grubauer: Grubi

Braden Holtby: Holtbeast; Beast; Holts 

Marcus Johansson: Mojo; Jojo

Evgeny Kuznetsov: Kuzy; Kuzya; Kuz 

Brooks Laich: Brooksie

Michael Latta: Lats; Steam; Steamboat 

Matt Niskanen: Nisky; Niskannon; Tuna

Dmitry Orlov: Orly; Snarls; Scoarlov 

Brooks Orpik: Batya; Orpie; Brooksie; B&O Railways; Warrior

T.J. Oshie: Osh; Broshie; Yoshi

Alex Ovechkin: Ovie; Destroyer; the Great Eight

Nate Schmidt: Schmidty; White Lightning; Jeff Daniels; Lloyd Christmas 

Justin Williams: Willy; Stick; J-Will 

Tom Wilson: Willy; Whip; Tommy

*Please add any I missed!!*

James Neal was at Nisky's wedding when he found out he was traded

jordy was at his own wedding when he found out he was traded.

The obvious path this leads towards: nobody on the Penguins roster can get married or go to weddings, everybody stay single.