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What’s in Your Emergency Kit?

Plus: What FEMA Won’t Tell You About Disaster Preparation

What’s in Your Emergency Kit? | Plus: What FEMA Won’t Tell You About Disaster Preparation

Photo by NASA
New Orleans... Haiti... and now Japan... These places ring out with grim recognition of their recent natural disasters and the grueling aftermath. In the case of Katrina, local residents and rescue workers had ample time to prepare for the impending emergency but were overwhelmed when the scope of the ...





The Most Incredible Sword Fights in History

The Most Incredible Sword Fights in History

Few sword enthusiasts today know swordplay from firsthand experience, and we can trust that movie directors exaggerate what we see on the big screen, for the sake of art and ticket sales.

 

But at OnlyKnives, we know the truth. We pored over old fables and legends, historical documents and newspaper accounts to find some of the best ...





Girls Who Play With Knives

Girls Who Play With Knives

Little girls are not encouraged to carry or play with knives. While our brothers got Swiss Army Knives or Leathermen for their birthdays, we got Barbie Dolls. And those dolls were so encased in plastic that we had to ask our brothers to use their new blades to cut the poor things loose.

Some women, however, have broken the Blade Barrier. These are women who fight with blades, entertain with them, throw, swallow and chop wood with them. These are girls who play in the boys' yard, compete with them and win.

With that in mind, I present here twenty of the most spectacular Girls Who Play with Knives – in no particular order, and in all their glory.





The 10 Best Sword Fighting Scenes from Movies

The 10 Best Sword Fighting Scenes from Movies

Swords and the arts of fencing and sword fighting have been in existence for thousands of years. Over the last few decades the art and style of sword play has changed a great deal.

As Kung Fu movies became popular in the late 70s and on there have been some amazing sword fight scenes in movies.

Here are some awesome videos that I would consider to be among the top 10 videos of epic sword fights in movies over the years. Enjoy, and don’t try this at home, or you may just lose an eye.





Grasshopper, You Too Can Write a Hit Kung Fu Movie

Grasshopper, You Too Can Write a Hit Kung Fu Movie

Not long after watching the smash hit movie Kung Fu Panda, I got to thinking... Why can't I write a blockbuster like that? After all, I watched a ton of Kung Fu movies as a kid, and they all seemed pretty much the same to me.

But then I realized that I was way too ...





Sideshow Bob Spicy Salmon Salad

A Simpsons Food Carving

Sideshow Bob Spicy Salmon Salad | A Simpsons Food Carving

Bart Simpson's Worst Nightmare:Sideshow Bob Carved From Mexican Turnip

Though it's hard to believe that The Simpsons has been on the air for nearly twenty years, my devotion to the show has not waned. I've been a fan for all of those years, following the ups and downs of this simple yellow family and their community.

And yet, there was one character that always seemed a bit underrated to me. One man who could change the tone of an entire episode with a wink, a nod, and a witty retort.





The 20 Hottest Women Celebrity Chefs

The 20 Hottest Women Celebrity Chefs

Gorgeous Gourmands Who Work Miracles With a Chef's Knife

Is it just me, or have the cooking shows gotten a bit sexier lately? Maybe I've been living under a rock, but when I start to see celebrity chefs posing half-naked on the ...





DIY Pocket Knife Key Wallet

Slimline Leather

DIY Pocket Knife Key Wallet | Slimline Leather

The DIY Wallet Pocket Knife
Welcome to the world of a devoted Minimalist Urbanite Survivalist Technologist Yuppie (MUSTY). And what the heck is a MUSTY?

Well, let's just say that I've spent the better part of a decade in search of the ultimate light-weight urban survival man-purse.

I've spent most of that time searching for an off-the-shelf product that would hold my cards, cash, keys and set of personalized mini-tools. Finally, I decided it did not exist. Inspired by other MUSTYs — see this guy and this guy — I began to design and construct my ultimate Pocket Knife Wallet.

It turned out to be quite easy, inexpensive, and the result was very satisfying.





A Quantum of Mini-Tools

James Bond Fan Fiction

A Quantum of Mini-Tools | James Bond Fan Fiction

What happens when super-agent 007 gets his hands on the DIY Pocket Knife Wallet? Read on to find out...

A Quantum of Mini-Tools
This was the part Bond enjoyed the most -- feeling the warmth of the evening's first martini (shaken, not stirred), back to the corner, turning his mind to the pursuit of more pleasurable endeavors.

And yet, there were a few points of business to attend to first. Pulling out his handmade, leather slimline pocket-knife wallet, he tucked away the computer virus signature on micro-USB stick into one of the wallet's narrow, secure and snug pockets.

As he opened the wallet, Bond noticed that his razor-sharp mini-knife still had a nick and a spot of blood on it. A swipe with his cocktail napkin and quick touch-up with the file he always carried did the trick and his thoughts returned to the smoky room.

James leaned back, clipping the tip of a vintage cuban cigar with his slimline scissors, as the barmaid arrived at his side. She was attractive no doubt, Bond thought as he sized her up with just a glance. "A bit pedestrian, perhaps, but you never know" he figured as he accepted her offer of a refill.

"Got a pen?" she intoned, her voice full of confidence laced with just a touch of anticipation. Indeed he did -- it fit neatly between the toothpick and tweezers in yet another narrow but functional wallet pocket. He slid it across the table and watched as she took her time scrawling out something on his blood-tinged napkin. Too long for just a phone number, he thought, curiosity piqued. When she finally pushed it back across the table to him, he was intrigued to see if there was more to this barkeep than just a sultry voice and an appreciation of fine Italian leather.





President John McCain Pocket Knife

President John McCain Pocket Knife

The Maverick - a limited edition pocket knife to honor President John McCain.
OnlyKnives is proud to honor President John McCain — a true American hero — by announcing a unique new multi-tool known as The Maverick.

We're very proud of the Maverick and we think President McCain will be too. John McCain has taken strong stances on some of the most important issues of our time. We hope this knife can help our leader and his fellow Republican supporters as they strive to tackle these issues.

Every world leader wishes he had a tool in his toolbox that could assist him in wrestling with thorny issues that come across his desk. As a proud owner of the OnlyKnives Maverick, President McCain will be lucky enough to possess just such a tool. He will need to trade in his more traditional pocket knife upon entering office, but he can pick that up on his way out in 2012.





President Barack Obama Pocket Knife

President Barack Obama Pocket Knife

The Change - a limited edition pocket knife to honor President Barack Obama.
OnlyKnives is proud to honor President Barack Obama -- an inspirational visionary -- by announcing a unique new multi-tool known as The Change.

At OnlyKnives, we're very excited about The Change and we think President Obama will be thrilled to take delivery of his knife. Barack Obama has helped the American People to believe in his vision of change and hope. We can only strive to provide a fraction of that inspiration with this exceptional knife.





Jar Jar Binks Salad

A Food Carving How-To Guide

Jar Jar Binks Salad | A Food Carving How-To Guide

A side dish from the Dark Side:Sculpt Jar Jar Binks out of a root vegetable.

Like just about every other kid growing up in the late twentieth century, I could never get enough of Star Wars. So it's no surprise that a grown-up Jedi-wannabe with a knack for the culinary arts would turn to Star Wars food carvings for entertainment.





The 50 Hottest Women Sword Fighters

The 50 Hottest Women Sword Fighters

I admit it, I've got a thing for babes with blades. Something about stunning beauty coupled with impending peril really sharpens my blade.

With that in mind, I've compiled the ultimate list of hot sword fighting movie actresses.

On this list, you'll see......





Straight Razor Shaving: 10 Reasons Why

Save the Earth, Some Money and Your Face

Straight Razor Shaving: 10 Reasons Why | Save the Earth, Some Money and Your Face

Shave with a straight razor? What is this, 1850?

I admit I was skeptical the first time I tried it too. But once I saw Johnny Depp wield the infamous blade in Sweeney Todd, I was convinced I needed to give it a shot. And you know what? It didn't take long before I was hooked.

Maybe it was the thrill of cheating death, maybe it was reconnecting with my ancestors, I don't know. But now that I'm a convert and have had a chance to reflect, I've made a list of the top 10 reasons why others should switch to a straight razor too.

Some of these reasons may be tossed aside lightly, I admit. But if at least one of them rings true for you, beware -- straight razor shaving can be quite addictive. Some men have even been known to do it every day!





Kids and Knives: A (Not-So-Safe) Safety Guide

Insane Kids in Violent Parody

Kids and Knives: A (Not-So-Safe) Safety Guide | Insane Kids in Violent Parody

Many parents wonder... How can I introduce knives to my child safely? This guide will help do exactly that by providing safety guidelines and some everyday examples of those guidelines being put to good use.
Modeling Good Behavior
The first rule in teaching knife safety, of course, is to practice safe knife usage yourself. Note how, in the following video, this Mom is showing her kids, up close and personal, how to properly grip and toss a set of throwing knives.

Had she checked in with OnlyKnives first, she might've chosen a different weapon of choice. Probably best that she didn't.





Best Kitchen Knives For Every Budget

Cheap & Professional Chef Knife Set Review

Best Kitchen Knives For Every Budget | Cheap & Professional Chef Knife Set Review

Choosing knives is one of the most important decisions an avid cook can make. Knives are among the most used tools in the kitchen, but can also be some of the most mysterious for buyers. One problem is that price doesn't always correlate with quality. Another is that a knife's performance "out of the box" may deteriorate rapidly upon frequent use. Add in unsubstantiated marketing claims, shady salespeople peddling hard-to-recognize brand names, and buying a knife can end up resembling buying a used car.

The good news is that a short list of expert tips can help you get educated in a hurry. Following those tips will ensure that you get the most appropriate knives for your budget. These tips can certainly save you a bundle of money but, more importantly, will help you walk away with great knives. If you've never wielded a light, razor-sharp Japanese Chef's knife, you're in for a real treat.

After I've laid out these tips, I'll apply them to a set of price ranges and make specific knife recommendations. Of course, choosing knives is a personal decision. You'll want to consider your style of cooking, how often you cook and the tasks you frequently perform. But the recommendations should serve as a good starting point -- they're all great knives and are priced appropriately.





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