utility knives

Things that are crust as fuck

1. Realtree
2. Mossy Oak
3. Little Cesar’s pizza
4. 211 Steel Reserve
5. Taaka Vodka
6. Carhartt
7. Walls (workwear)
8. Dollar stores
9. Wal-Mart
10. Bottom shelf booze
11. Knives
12. Utility belts
13. Graffiti
14. Markal
15. Food stamps
16. Free healthcare
17. Tracphone
18. Boost mobile
19. MetroPCS
20. Cricket wireless
21. Obamaphone
22. No service iPhone
23. Rail fans
24. Knowing the quality of dog foods
25. Boy Scout survival skills

How To Adult on a Budget: Kitchen Edition

I wish someone would have told me these things when I was younger to save me a lot of time, money, and frustrating mistakes so here you go kids:

- when you’re putting together your first kitchen on a tight budget, certain quality items are way more important. good basics will get you through most day-to-day cooking and last basically forever, whereas nice matching plates are cute but no less functional than mismatched stuff from goodwill. (also, overstock stores are a GREAT way to get good basics cheap because who gives a shit about damaged packaging or out of season colors when it comes to stuff like this? rich people maybe idk)

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With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns.

Starring:

Regina King as Samantha Chisolm, an African-American warrant officer from Lincoln, Kansas, and leader of the Seven.

Charlize Theron as Johanna Faraday, a flirty gambler with a fondness for explosives.

Winona Ryder as Ellen “Goodnight” Robicheaux,  a Confederate veteran and sharpshooter who is haunted by her past.

Greta Scacchi as Jane Horne, a religious tracker and mountain woman.

Lucy Liu as Mary Rocks, an East Asian immigrant and assassin who likes to utilize in knives.

Bárbara Mori as Gabriela Vasquez, a Mexican outlaw who has been on the run for several months.

Julia Jones as Red Harvest, an exiled Comanche warrior and the youngest of the Seven.


EDIT: I’d like to thank @activationprotocol for pointing out my error in casting Lucy Liu as fem!Billy since Byung-hun Lee is Korean, not Chinese. I’m so sorry for my mistake. Mary Rocks’ actress is now Kim Nam-joo. Here is her picture:

anonymous asked:

something I've learned from this blog is that almost nothing makes a good weapon if it wasn't designed to be a weapon. is there /anything/ at all that you could find in, say, a hardware store, that you would consider an acceptable weapon in a pinch?

Of the top of my head? Crowbars, claw hammers, sledgehammers, hatchets or axes, box cutters (though not as much with utility knives), flamethrowers, nail guns, probably some variety powered saw I’m not thinking of (though, not chainsaws), flashlights. Though, really, a decent sized wrench is better than nothing.

Crowbars or pry bars are a simple length of solid steel. Usually either round, or flat (the round ones make better weapons because of ergonomics), these are hooked on one end, and both tips flatten to a semi-sharp blade. You can’t whittle with one, but you can certainly use it to take an opponent apart.

Hammers and axes are actually weapons. I used to own an 8lb sledge with a “misuse can result in serous injury or death,” warning label. Because what we really need to do is inform those people who haven’t realized you can use a sledgehammer to kill people, that it’s an option.

Claw hammers are slightly shorter than traditional warhammers, but it’s still the same basic design, just intended for civilian use. As a weapon, it even retains the reverse beak, which will allow the wielder to hook the hammer into their foe.

Hatchets and axes are in roughly the same situation. They’re not identical to real weapons, but they’re close enough that it doesn’t matter.

Box cutters are folding knives with a 3″ to 4″ blade. They’re not an impressive weapon, and some cheap ones might come apart in combat, but it’s a knife, and can get the job done.

Incidentally, longer knives intended for things like clearing brush may be an option (this includes the machete). They’re not intended for use as weapons, but they’re still better than nothing.

Worst case, larger screwdrivers can function as an improvised stiletto. It’s not elegant, it’s not a weapon, but you can probably put that in some poor guy’s neck.

So, if you’ve never spent a lot of time in rural areas, the inclusion of a flamethrower might seem a bit deranged. We’re not talking about military grade combat weapons, these are propane powered torches designed for clearing away dead brush and starting controlled burns. In most states (and I think in Canada) you can purchase small propane powered flamethrowers. You’re not going to want to get into firefights with people using one of these, but, again, if you have no other options.

A similar, slightly more horrifying option, is the thermal lance. This is actually welding equipment, so you’re not going to see this in most hardware stores, but it does exist. The thermal lance is a plasma torch, these are used to cut through reinforced metal. While I’m not sure exactly what this would do to a human being, I’m quite certain the results would be very unpleasant.

Nail guns, at least at short range, might be an option. I’ve honestly never really looked into how viable these are as weapons. You honestly might need tool to skin contact for it to work.

Flare guns are another option. Most commercial flare guns fire a 12gauge shell. The flares themselves are very low power, but will burn on contact. The gun itself can’t use normal 12gauge shells, it will explode. Flare shells can be loaded into most (or all) 12gauge shotguns, however, semi-automatic shotguns will not cycle between shots because there’s insufficient force. Still, getting hit with one of these will probably kill you.

The problem with chainsaws is that the viscera will get pulled into the motor and jam the system. This is probably true of most powered saws, though I’ve never really looked into it. That said, if your character just needs to kill a single foe, a powered saw should get the job done.

It might have sounded like a joke, but a loaded flashlight can be a pretty formidable choice. Particularly something like a D-Cell Maglite. These are practically a weighted baton in the right hands, and can do a lot of damage on impact.

The thing that’s probably messing with you a bit is, nothing on the above list (with the possible exception of the hammers and axes) makes a particularly good weapon. (Also, if you’re actually planning to write a scene in a hardware store, some of the above items won’t be in a functional state on the floor. Sadly flamethrowers, thermal lances, and a few others come, “some assembly required.”)

With enough creativity you can probably kill someone with most of the objects in your environment. Improvised weapons are about finding what you have immediate access to, and deciding which is the best option from that list. It’s not about getting “a good weapon,” just finding something you can kludge into one.

A character who takes a flat head screwdriver around as their weapon of choice is going to come across as slightly goofy. A character who, while struggling to fight off an attacker, grabs a nearby screwdriver and drives it through their foe’s neck, won’t. That’s the difference.

A lot of the time, we’ll get a question like, “I want my character’s weapon of choice to be a machete,” at which point I go into the entire discussion of how, “it’s a tool,” and “it’s not designed for combat.” It’s not that you can’t kill someone with one, but it shouldn’t be your characters first choice when dealing with a situation. It’s not a good weapon, but sometimes it’s the only option your character has.

-Starke

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  • Cammie Morgan: plaid shirts, sunrises over miles of farmland, m&m's scattered on a desk, indie music playing softly in the background, old quilts on woodframe beds, running shoes that need to be replaced, well-worn utility knives, the smell of freshly cut grass
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Making a scale eluvian scene

Over the course of the next couple of months I’m going to be updating this tumblr with process pictures from a small scene I’m building. Up until now I’ve built all my environments digitally, but I’d like to try to build out a set made of plaster, foam, paint, etc as an exercise in thinking about environment design in a different way.

This is the basic concept, which is also, technically, fan art from Dragon Age. 

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anonymous asked:

I have a character who lost an arm. How much combat could she realistically engage in? What kind of weapons or fighting style would best suit her?

Handguns. No, really. Losing a limb will make using most weapons, and styles in combat impossible. Your character won’t be as accurate with a single hand, but they could remain functional in combat.

Probably a revolver, specifically. They’re harder to reload, especially with one hand, but I’ve found most revolvers are more comfortable in one hand than semi-automatics.

Reloading is going to involve shoving the revolver into the armpit of the missing arm, popping a magazine out with their remaining hand, fishing a fresh magazine out and loading it. They’d need to chamber it using either the holster (rotating 90 degrees and pressing against the holster will do this with most semi-auto pistols), or by using the armpit trick… which I couldn’t really recommend in the real world.

Reloading a revolver is probably possible, but I’m not sure exactly how that would work.

There are other weapons you can wield with one hand, but in combat, especially in close combat, you really need the other hand, simply for the utility factor.

Knives are out because, once your character’s hand is tied up, their foe still has another hand free to attack with. The same is true with swords. Staves, and polearms can’t be wielded single handed. There are flourishes and exhibition techniques that are one handed, but they’re useless in an actual fight. No hand to hand styles will be able to keep up with someone who has more limbs than you, not really. So we’re left with guns, or a prosthetic replacement limb, if that’s something your setting supports.

-Starke

EDIT:

lastgreatpoolparty said: Seems like the trick with the revolver is not needing to reload. Don’t miss, I guess.

That’s always been my takeaway. Revolvers can be frighteningly accurate (especially when manually cocked) in comparison to semi-automatics, so while shot placement is more important, it’s also easier.

Quick Costume Tip - Cosplay Emergency Kit

I’ve had many questions about our emergency kit that we haul everywhere we travel! It took quite a bit of research, and I have seen a few different lists, but now that we’ve traveled with this kit a few times I really feel like we have all the bases covered, short of hauling our sewing machine everywhere!

Here is a pic of my box, which holds almost all our items! You can always go larger, but you have to keep in mind it needs to be portable, and you don’t want something that takes up too much space! The only things I can’t keep inside are the lint roller and Febreeze!

There is a whole other list I use when packing in general, but a few I can’t help but stress includes power strips and extensions cords, which are super handy when sharing a hotel room! Also do make a cosplay checklist when packing so you don’t forget any essentials. Nothing sucks more than leaving parts of your costume at home! If you have any suggestions that aren’t here please feel free to share!

The Bunni Plague Emergency Kit:

Hot glue gun

  • And extra sticks!

Super glue

  • You may need different brands depending on your costume materials. We have had the best luck with the Krazy Glue gel.

Safety pins

Acrylic paint

  • I carry primary colors plus black and white! You can make any color from there!

Paint brushes

Tide pen

  • You will eat in your costume, or rub up on someone with body paint. It will happen.

Needles

Thread

  • Neutrals are best, but this can get costume specific.

Bandaids

Scissors

Duct tape

Double sided tape

  • This will save you in so many situations! From slipping bra straps to undone hems.

Clear nail polish

  • You can use this stuff as glue, keeps threads from coming unraveled, etc.

Aleve

  • Or other pain medication

Pepto Bismol

  • Same! Don’t get the con crud!

AA batteries

AAA batteries

Permanent markers

Zip ties

  • Wire ties, whatever you want to call them!

Febreeze

  • Cause you can’t always wash your costumes…and guys (sorry!) bomb those hotel bathrooms!

Rubber bands

Lint roller

Xacto knife

  • Or utility knives, razors, etc. For anything scissors can’t do!
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RUT kydex .

Simple pocket slip or necker sheath for a Customers Rexford RUT , this RUT  has been pimped slightly by rounding off the corners of the Ti frame lock with a diamond file and then re stonewashing to smooth off the sharp edges .

The kydex sheath has a Technora 950 cord lanyard on safety break away cordlocks and a mini MK3 double side Cyflect Glint & Glow marker at the Customers request .

Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com

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ongoing Prepper- Punk pimp .

This project has been ongoing  for some time as new bits arrive and then get pimped up .

  An eclectic meld of steam punk , World traveler and post Apocalyptic Prepper- punk .

The solid bronze yachting shackles have been hand carved,  hammered , etched then brass blacked and stone washed for an aged effect  .

A collection of hand carved Nepalese buffalo horn beads strung on 3 strand braided sinew joins the 2 shackles together  followed by a selection of EDC type chains and clips all etched and stone washed .

 Etched , stone washed and heat anodized EDC tools in the form of an Atwood Prybaby , Kershaw two-can and True Utility tele-pen complete the package for now . 

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com