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Quenching the Thirst

Quenching the Thirst

Notice of acknowledgement: Global Photography The first essay quarter of the year is coming to a close with the writing of this essay. In the choosing of the last subject to be covered in the “Sharp as Knives” series, I had particularly wanted to present one more...
Defining Lines of Damascus

Defining Lines of Damascus

In the world of edged weapons, blades are often the point of lively discussions. There you will find agreement and disagreement on all related aspects of this collective category under debate. The most common argumentations are centered around the naming and defining...
Throw The Knife

Throw The Knife

“If you had one blade left, would you throw it at your opponent?” The question above rings rather contemporary in my ears. I find it difficult to imagine that all peoples in all times would have come up with such a question to be asked. Surely there were times and...
Knife Rights

Knife Rights

This week I have been looking into “Knife Rights”. It is a subject which is not as cut and dry as one might assume. There is actually great variation in the distribution of weapons into the categories of “legal” and “illegal”. Countries decide for themselves where to...
Kali At The Crossroads

Kali At The Crossroads

Crossroads are wonderful metaphors for those moments in life when our lives afford us a particular perspective; one which brings the conscious awareness that change is impending. Time and action seem momentarily frozen; allowing an unimpeded view of intersecting...
The Wild, Wild West

The Wild, Wild West

The second half of the 19th century captures the imagination. Whether facing toward the West or the East from any directional perspective, this time period was one of great and rapid transition for most of the world. For those interested in the traditional Chinese...