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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
10:27 pm
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007
1:59 pm
I'm looking for a leg strap/holder/holster which fits any size knife in it (approx. medium). Anyone know where I can get one that posts to Australia. Even a second hand one. Thanks.
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
3:24 pm
New plea
New plea.

Dear all,

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the fantastic support you have offered after my last post asking for photographic models. I received messages from people offering support, willing to have their photo taken or those wishing to fill in a questionnaire. I couldn’t have expected a better response and I hope I come across as genuine when I explain how grateful I am. That gratitude is also extended to all the moderators who kindly left my posts up for people to read. Thank you.
Your support on my last project has inspired me to push my creativity further and extend the self-harm project that I began over two years ago.
This time I am hoping other people might be willing to get involved as I am opening the 'requirements' up to include many more heath issues.
Although I have not yet written my Artist statement, I am hoping to make the most of my 4/5-month holiday by getting a head start on next term’s project.
The project I worked on for my first year of my BA(Hons) Photography, at Anglia Ruskin University, was surrounding the subject Self Injury/Harm. My initial plan was to put together a book of shots of young men and women who use self-harm. I had always planned to put these, headless, images in a book. However after much deliberation I decided to hand in a miniature version of the images, kept in a box for presentation and to save the book idea for my second year.
I now have another 8 or 9 months to put together a comprehensive collection of images that not only cover the issue of self harm, but also bring in other issues that may trigger self harm or are produced as a secondary to self harm (although I realize this is very different for everyone). I intend to create images that contain men and women, of all ages, colour or sexuality, who have had or who currently are experiencing issues with, self harm, anorexia/bulimia/EDNOS, depression, binge eating, disassociation, sexual abuse/rape survivors, participation in S&M, transgender/ transexuality, scaring from incidence etc. Essentially I am hoping to capture many aspects of mental health with a specific look at how mental health affects you physically and how you feel about your body.
As part of this work, I would like to follow 3 or 4 people through treatment. This could be in-patient or out patient, mental health related treatment or physical health. For ease, it would be great if the participating people lived near Cambridge or around the south of the country, however, I would be willing to travel if needed.
The idea of lots of people modeling once, representing their own lives and stories, means I can share very small insights into a mind set or situations. However, by having the chance to follow 3 or 4 (or more if possible) people through one part of their lives, documenting the details of their stories, I have the opportunity to show people a much deeper look into life with impairments.
I hope that the work is tasteful, that it never glorifies SI or any other issues that may be raised, yet at the same time offer people who don’t understand a chance to see how it affects people. That is where your help comes in!
I may be able to explain my own relationship with self-harm and mental/physical health, I may even be able to give statistics, but unless many people get to share their stories.. We can’t expect people to just get it.
Just like last time, I am looking for people from anywhere in the UK, 
any age (as long as your over 16 with parental consent or over 18), and either sex. I would be willing to help out with travel costs to my home and you would be more than welcome to stay at my house with a friend of yours.
This time the compassion of the images will be slightly different, but you will always have the last word on what you are happy to do.
The models I have used so far are my close friends, people who I love and would always want to protect, as well as the wonderful people who nominated them selves. I would never exploit anyone and I will include text in the book that describes just how grateful I am for the models co-operation. All models will need to sign a model release form.
I am telling you all about the book and my hopes for the future as I would like to ask if anyone would want to take part? I want to show all aspects of self-harm and mental health issues, not just scars or tears or meds. There is so much more to it. The smiles you have to put on for those around you, the depression you feel, the guilt, the eating distress, the arguments with loved ones, I want to try and communicate that too.
I am hoping to get moving as soon as possible, so if you have some free time over the summer and fancy a trip to Cambridge, please e-mail and we can work something out!
Feel free to contact me, Indigo.Clouds.Imagery[@]Gmail[.]com
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
3:29 pm
Self harm image book.
Hey, my name is Jo. I am 23 and I live in Cambridge UK

I'm doing a fine arts degree, BA(Hons) Photography, at Anglia Ruskin University. I'm in my first year but I have worked as a photographer previously.

For my major project this year I am studying self harm. Its something I have worked with before and personal experience of.

I hope that the work is tasteful, that it never glorifies SI, yet at the same time offers people who dont understand it a chance to see how it affects people.

I decided that I didnt simply want the photos up on a wall as they were too private. So I am putting together a book. It wont be published, I will only make a handful of copys. It will be A4/5 size and each page will have 2 or 3 images on. Along with that will be a very small amount of text that's either commentory from me, statistics or quotes taken from the small questionair I have asked my models to fill in.

The models I have used so far are my close friends, people who I love and would always want to protect. I would never exploit anyone and I will include text in the book that describes just how greatful I am for the models co-operation.

I am telling you all about the book as I would like to ask if anyone would like to take part? I want to show all aspects of self harm, not just scars or tears. There is so much more to it. The smiles you have to put on for thoes arond you, the depression you feel, the guilt, the eating distress, the arguments with loved ones, I want to try and communicate that too.

I wonder how you might feel about helping me acheve that?

Models will need to be over 16 and have permission from parents if under 18. You will need to live in the UK and be avaliable for a photoshoot as soon as possiable. Models are not paid but I can help with traveling costs, offer you and a friend food/a bed for the night and you will have an opertunity to buy a copy of the book when finished if you would like.

I am needing people as quick as possiable as the project needs to finish in the next 4/5 weeks and some models backed out. That said, if you do offer, you will be under no pressure to do anything you are uncomfortable with. Even if that means you getting here and changing your mind. If you are interested I can show you some images I already have to see what you think. Feel free to pass this on to friends you think may be interested.

I hope this post isnt inapropreate, feel free to remove it. x-posted to other self harm communities.

You can leave messages here or you can e mail me at GumChewingFreak[@]Gmail[.]com

Thank you for reading, have a safe day xx xx
Friday, November 17th, 2006
5:14 pm
Hello all.

I am brand new to this community and joined with the express purpose of getting some knife experts help.

I need to know what is best for beginner throwing knives. I'm in the market, as it were. Links to sites would be especially appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
Monday, June 26th, 2006
12:56 am
Hi All
I know there isn't much activity here now, and I do hope this doesn't ruffle any feathers, but if anyone is interested there is a new knife community out there. Brand new in fact. tipofthe_blade Hope to see you there!
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
2:46 pm
My Knife Gallery
Just found and joined this community

Not much action here lately it seems, so here's a link to my knife gallery. Been building my collection since '97 or so, and it's slowly getting interesting :) Finally got a Chris Reeve Sebenza for Xmas this year!!! Anyone else got a nice edgy present?

Happy New Year!
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
2:53 pm
so im interested in buying a switchblade. i was wondering, first, how much they cost. second, where i can get one. and third, what kind should i get. i think i want one that shoots out the end, but i dont know if theres a difference between that and a normal switchblade. so any information would be appreciated. thanks
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
2:21 pm
the new guy V.2
ok I'm gonna try this again...since apparently i'm a fuckin tard, and know nothing of LJ html codes. so here's the LINKS to my knives. cuz i couldn't get the LJ cut thing to work.


Monday, August 8th, 2005
5:37 pm
Hi everyone im new to this community but i have a obsesion with knifes. there nice and in most cases like an art. Me persnily im a butterfly knife fan. At this moment i only have one which is a black blade with a camo handle its pretty nice.
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
1:08 am
some of my favorite knives

Spyderco Native I

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Opinel benchwood 15


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Spyderco Military (plain edge)


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Sunday, June 12th, 2005
7:02 pm
Friday, May 20th, 2005
10:18 pm
my knife needs sharpening....
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
12:33 am
Bluegrass Bladesmith
How did I miss it that hollywood-knife legend Gil Hibben is from and operates in Lagrange, right here in Kentucky? RFD-TV aired a segment about him today.

I didn't see a hammer or flame anywhere in his shop. It was all bandsaws and belt sanders.

That says a lot about what the world appreciates.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
7:05 pm
My father gave me MY knife to me for Christmas this year. You see, there is a long story behind this knife, a beautiful buck complete with hand crafted leather sheaf. Dad and I were out pheasant hunting when I was around 12, and we came across a pile of McDonalds wrappers and other trash in a pile in the middle of nowhere. This pissed both of us off, but at 12 I wasn't quite as vocal about it at dad. He cursed for awhile, then kicked the pile around for a bit. I'm not sure what he hoped to accomplish, but... You'd have to know him to understand. Then, naturally, he told me to clean it up, so I did. Lo and behold, at the bottom of the pile was this black handled, six inch bladed buck knife, and a little pocket knife with a straight blade and a gut hook. My dad said he wanted the pocket knife, cause he had lost his, so I got the big buck. I named her Lady Macbeth, because I've always been a Heinlien fan (if you don't get it, read Tunnel in the Sky). Over the years, Lady Macbeth has been the object of a vast, unspoken game between dad and I. He believes the knife is his, so when he sees it at my house, he steels it from me. Likewise, when I am at his house, I usually manage to find it and take it home when he isn't looking. This has been going on for years, until this last Christmas when I opened a gift to find Lady Macbeth in it. I looked up in puzzlement, and dad said, of all things, "Well, I know you've always liked that knife, so I'm giving it to you." Yeah, I like the knife, she's my knife!
Cheap bastard.
I think this year I'll wrap up one of the many books of his I have, and give it to him.
"I know you've always liked this book, dad."
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
9:55 am
My Life with Knives
I cannot believe I've been on LJ for as long as I have and have not come up on this community before!

To say that I like knives would be an understatement.

I have basically grown up all my life with one in my hand.

My father was a produce broker back in the day and always had a knife handy, if not many, to slice open a juicy mango or fragrant papaya for a prospective buyer. Let a buyer taste the quality of your goods and he'll always come back.

Of course, with such frequent use, his blades would get dull pretty quick... and being a fan of knives himself (I know I take it from him), he wouldn't sharpen them but instead seize the opportunity to purchase a new one... a different one.

The dull used knives always came to me... to play with... to handle... to learn...
And I got pretty good at it.

When I got old enough to figure out that blades needed to be sharpened, my father gave me my first real lesson on yielding and wielding a knife... how to open a butterfly with the flick of the wrist... how to close of jack without fumbling... how to throw a knife and always catch it by the handle or the tip of the blade without cutting myself.

Of course, I cut myself many many times over. That's how you learn. Nothing serious... just lovely scratches and nicks... all of which I wear proudly.

Growing up with a rather paranoid mother (she claimed white slavers would take me away if I gave them the chance, being a pretty round white girl as she said), I always carried a knife on me. Never showed it to anyone as that is not the main purpose for carrying it... but always had it on me.

And luckily, I've never had to use it. I have cut up my apples, cleaned my nails, opened bottles, cut up paper, shredded some weed, and played with it much... but I have never had to take it out to defend myself.

The only time I didn't have it on me, I almost got raped.
The only time I took it out in anger, I quickly drew it back in not wanting to do something I'd regret... especially as the fucker who instigated my anger was just not worth it.

But I don't recommend anyone push me to violence... as I can actually say I'm pretty threatening with a knive... then again, I'm quite intimidating without one too.

I own over a dozen regular blades... ie, they aren't those fancy medieval only-for-show knives you can find at Excalibur. Don't get me wrong, they are pretty... but not practical.

My favorite knife, and the one I've been carrying with me everyone for over 5 years, is a 6-inch flip blade with a steel and hardened glass case with a gorgeous colored dragon embedded in the handle.

My second favorite blade is hidden close to my bed pillows (in case someone were ever to try to unconsentually violate me in my own bed). It's a short fat 3-inch curved blade with a hole and the base of the blade where I slip it a finger for extra grasp during wrapping my palm around the curved wooden handle.

Both my favorites were gifts from long-ago friends.

The best gifts a girl could have! :-)
Tuesday, January 18th, 2005
9:44 am
Mission accomplished! Sorta..

Didn't get a Kershaw, but I did get a folder. I ended up getting a very nice Camillus linear folder for Christmas, and I must say that I am pleased. Other sharp things included in the christmas haul were a new daisho, and a splendid black kukri.

New Mission: Get the rust off my damn spear.

Current Mood: Snurfly
Wednesday, December 15th, 2004
11:24 pm
Hey all, I just had some questions about automatic knives. My favorite everyday carry knife was a 'no-name' automatic I picked up for around $35, I've seen a very similar one online called simply 'The Defender' it's basically an S&W SWAT clone in outward appearance, only it's an automatic, with a partially serrated blade of about 3.25" ... this knife has been out of commission since last summer since the spring broke, probably due to my friends playing with it and opening it excessively or over-tightening of the allen screw that holds it all together. I know my chances of finding a replacement spring are slim, but if anyone has any sources, I'd love to know. But I will likely replace this with a higher end automatic, like a Boker AK-74 conversion, which replacement springs are readily available for. Also, when not being carried, if one stores an automatic in the open position, does this help to prolong spring life at all? It seems as it might to me, but I have no idea. thanks in advance for any feedback.

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, December 6th, 2004
9:29 am
I really need to learn to focus. Went to River's Edge (favorite knife shop) TWICE this weekend, didn't get a folder either time. They have a full case of Kershaw's. Nice, pretty, functional Kershaws. I got distracted first time but this pretty little shank for only $6, and the second time I went to pick up aforementioned shank( left it on counter while playing with blackjack), and I ended up getting a CRKT Bear Claw. I enjoy my little Bear Claw though.

Mission Objective: Buy a friggen' Kershaw
Status: In progress

Current Mood: sick
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
10:16 am
Can anyone suggest a good spring assist folder?

I had a rather nice $20 one that I recently lost. After years of carrying it, I feel naked without it. I would carry my CRKT First Strike Tanto, but that's got an overall length of 9 inches..Kinda hard to conceal most of the time. I still carry it when I expect trouble, or if I'm wearing baggy enough pants to not worry about it.

I've got a budget of about $85, but I'm looking closer to $20-$30. Blade length 3 to four inches.
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