JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/if-s-is-really-going-to-htf.html (20 comments)

  Tentative mapping of comments to original article, corrections solicited.

jsid-1222912992-597240  USCitizen at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:03:12 +0000

Don't forget the Stalney FuBar

jsid-1222913614-597241  Saladman at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:13:34 +0000

That's... strangely tempting, for something I don't really need.

jsid-1222914770-597244  mike w. at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:32:50 +0000

Watch out Kevin! It's an evil black "assault axe."

jsid-1222915996-597246  Kevin Baker at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:53:16 +0000

Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how you mount an optic on it.

jsid-1222916391-597248  juris_imprudent at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:59:51 +0000

Optic? Shouldn't you just go for the laser?

jsid-1222917115-597249  Abby at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:11:55 +0000

We still can't figure out what the hole is for, but we've sustained several minor injuries while engaged in daily "SPAX madness."

jsid-1222917588-597251  Kevin Baker at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:19:48 +0000

According to the bits I've read, the hole is there just to lighten the weight.

Odd shape for that, though. You think it would just be round.

jsid-1222920202-597253  Robert at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 04:03:22 +0000

I think I'd prefer a firefighter's axe, myself.

jsid-1222925328-597255  Abby at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 05:28:48 +0000

It looks as if the hole WAS round on early versions. The hole is now a very specific shape, and it's really intriguing.

We've been telling people they don't have sufficient security clearances to be told what it's actually for.

jsid-1222959461-597264  GrumpyOldFart at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 14:57:41 +0000

So far as I can tell, it's a 1 handed fire ax. I could certainly use one, I live in one of the world's few *temperate* rainforests... southern edge of the Big Thicket.

jsid-1222964529-597272  Curtis Lowe at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 16:22:09 +0000

Thanks for the post. I just ordered one, because...well just because.

Like I tell my wife when she says I don't need another gun, it ain't a question of need, it's a question of want.

jsid-1222977418-597292  Barton Long at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 19:56:58 +0000

The Hole is the right shape to fit the odd (5 sided) bolts on fire hydrants. I am a city engineer and carry one with me for that reason (don't really need it but it looks cool) and is handy for lifting manholes.

jsid-1222982725-597301  perlhaqr at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:25:25 +0000

And it looks like the slot part of the hole would fit gas mains, too.

jsid-1222983494-597303  Kevin Baker at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:38:14 +0000

I thought it was just to hang the entrails of your victims through.

jsid-1222983929-597304  Russell at Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:45:29 +0000

Why do I have a sudden desire to grow out a beard, braid it, don some fur accented clothing and raid the English coast?

jsid-1222992594-597308  Rivrdog at Fri, 03 Oct 2008 00:09:54 +0000

Check your state and local weapons-in-cars laws, but around here, this is not a prohibited weapon in a vehicle. It would slip just perfectly into the pickup door "pocket", where it could be cradled by some sort of padding to stay in place.

If you have to defend yourself in VERY close quarter combat, less than an arm's length, this axe beats all forms of batons, knives and anything but a gun. Of course, unlike the gun, it also has rescue-tool utility as well.

jsid-1223045900-597331  GrumpyOldFart at Fri, 03 Oct 2008 14:58:20 +0000

And if you are given grief over a "weapon" in your car, you can legitimately make the claim that it is NOT a weapon, it's safety equipment.
Like the trucker I knew that, when he found out a commercial driver with a firearm in his truck was subject to a mandatory year in jail if caught with it in New York, looked up the legal definition of "firearm", went to a marine supply house and bought a flare pistol.
It's not a firearm, it's safety equipment. But I'd rather take a slug from damn near anything than be shot with a magnesium flare.

jsid-1223058849-597341  Stingray at Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:34:09 +0000

Why do I have a sudden desire to grow out a beard, braid it, don some fur accented clothing and raid the English coast?

Implying there are times when you don't have that urge? How odd...

jsid-1223289598-597440  Thebastidge at Mon, 06 Oct 2008 10:39:58 +0000

Man, I really like that, but it's a bit spendy for a hatchet...

jsid-1223342812-597463  Kevin Baker at Tue, 07 Oct 2008 01:26:52 +0000

Mine will be here next Monday.

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