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Monthly Archives: April 2018

  • The Benefits of Owning a Pocket Knife

    Swiss Army knife on wooden table.

    For centuries, men have owned pocket knives. Its origins stem back to the first century Romans, utilised by soldiers and explorers. The ultimate portable accompanying tools, the pocket knife was a useful instrument for men who were essentially always on the go, and this time-old tool still has many useful applications to modern-day. We take a look at some of the reasons why a pocket knife (particularly the Swiss Army knife) is a great thing to own and some of the things a pocket knife can do:

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  • The Remarkable Story of Popski’s Private Army: Part Two

    PPA soldiers in a jeep

    Following on from part one of the story of Popski’s Private Army – which you can read here - we bring you the second part below:

    PPA in Action

    Shortly after the forming of Popski’s Private Army, events started to proceed very quickly indeed. The German and Italian forces were removed from Egypt and Libya shortly after PPA’s formation which led to focus being on breaking Erwin Rommel’s defence at the Mareth Line. Continue reading

  • The Remarkable Story of Popski’s Private Army: Part One

    Vladimir Peniakoff, aka Popski.

    After we’d finished our piece on the near-invincible characters from history (which you can read here if you missed it the first time around), Tech Dan noted that it reminded him of the story his old man had told him about Popski’s Private Army.

    The name rang some bells, so we decided to delve deeper into the story of Vladimir Peniakoff and the role he played in World War II for the British Army. Now, with a name like Vladimir and us talking about the British Army, you might be a tad confused, so read on as we have outlined his incredible tale below, and let us tell you, he is indeed a guy you’d want on your side at a skirmish... Continue reading

  • Medieval Italian Man Replaced Amputated Hand with a Knife

    Hunting knife on a log

    Fiction has taught us that if you lose a hand or an arm, the most logical replacement for it is a blade or some other sharp object. Captain Hook did it when he lost his hand to the crocodile, Merle did it in The Walking Dead after being handcuffed on a roof and cutting off his hand to escape, and Ash Williams replaced one of his hands with a chainsaw in the Evil Dead II.

    But long before all of those, there was one man who had the idea of replacing his hand with a blade, and that man was T US 380! He might not be quite as well-known as Captain Hook, but his story is pretty incredible. Continue reading

  • An Italian Company Are Crowdfunding a Bouncing Airsoft Mine

    Shot of the Enimine detonating.

    There are companies who are constantly looking at ways they can influence the world of airsoft, and Italian company idea3Di are looking to do just that with their latest invention, which they are claiming is the world’s first airsoft bouncing mine system. Continue reading

  • Three (near) Invincible Figures from Military History

    George Washington

    Military history has had its fair share of badass characters, with their tales of blended fact and fiction, making for some excellent stories. You often hear yarns spun about military leaders who just refused to go down despite the punishment they took, earning them the title of being (near) invincible.

    We have looked at three examples of such figures from history and their astonishing tales:

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  • The History of Hunting Knives

    A hunting knife and an axe in the wilderness.

    Hunting is one of the oldest activities of mankind, and its history, as a result, is quite diverse. In order to understand its development, it’s good to look at how hunting fitted into each era of human life.

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  • The Story of the WWII Soldiers Who Used a Grenade Launcher to Go Deep-Sea Fishing!

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    During the Second World War, supplies were limited. One of the main ways that Britain was hit during the war was by damages to supply lines. The UK imported a great deal of its produce, so one of the principal strategies of the Germans during the Battle of the Atlantic was to disrupt the supply chain, which would greatly affect the 50-million civilians in the country. Continue reading

  • The Best Airsoft Sites in the East of England

    Man aiming whilst equipped with two Airsoft guns

    In some of our previous blog posts, we have taken a look at a few of the best airsoft sites which can be found up and down the UK. Over the last few years, airsoft has grown in popularity, and it isn’t slowing down! However, if you are new to the sport or just want to take your gameplay to the next level, it can be hard to choose from so many great airsoft sites. In this edition of the series, we have taken a look at some of the best airsoft sites which can be found in the east of England. Continue reading

  • 3-Gun Nation Set Up Airsoft & Air Gun Divisions

     

    Woman shooting down range.

    It is well known that air guns, airsoft rifles and airsoft pistols are excellent training aids. They have been used by military services across the world for mock purposes, due to being cheaper and safer than live firearms. Alongside this, they have also been used to help juniors transition into competitive shooting at a point when they are too young to handle firearms.

    With this in mind, American-based 3-Gun Nation (3GN) have created and added two new divisions to their already extensive back catalogue – Air Gun and Airsoft divisions. It is called 3-Gun due to their use of three different firearms in the training and competitions; pistol, rifle and shotgun. Continue reading

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