Fascination with Sharp Weapons
People have a variety of hobbies and collections. Some people collect stamps, some people collect antique spoons and some people collect sharp things. Particularly men, but often times women as well, will take an interest in switchblades, knives, swords and other sharp weaponry. People come into a fascination for sharp weapons through a variety of ways. Perhaps they were raised to be outdoor savvy, or perhaps they felt the need to be able to defend themselves in some situations. Regardless, building a collection of sharp weapons can become a lifelong vocation and passion.
Switchblades and knives are very similar. They are both handheld and multipurpose. A switchblade is a type of knife that is not legal everywhere because of how popular it is among perpetrators of violent crimes. Switchblades are mechanisms that conceal the knife blade until a trigger releases it and it springs out. They are popular among perpetrators of violent crimes because they can go undetected and fit in small compartments on a person. Knives may have retractable blades or non-retractable blades and range in size but can always be held with one hand.
Swords are often a separate collection, but enthusiasts of sharp weapons frequently have them among their collection. Swords are also handheld but the blade is much longer than that of a knife and is not retractable. Swords are most commonly known for their historical use in war and in ancient civilizations. They are collector’s pieces when they are brand new for their craftsmanship and when they are old for their history.
Real sharp weaponry enthusiasts may spend money, join tournaments, subscribe to magazines and belong to organizations with fellow enthusiasts. Many people who are passionate about sharp weaponry spend their lives devoted to collecting pieces, becoming educated in sharp weaponry and participating in activities that allow them to use their sharp weapons. As long as it does not become an unhealthy obsession, it can be very rewarding.