Posts Tagged ‘random’

Lebanese Randomness

January 21st, 2010

Today, I’d like to share with you a few random shots taken recently in Lebanon.

Window shutters, seen in Batroun:

The weapon of (mass) distraction, as explained on Gemmayzeh Street:

This put me in mind of a scene from a film noir:

The party bollard that insisted everything was real:

More pictures coming soon!

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Playing with Knives

July 28th, 2009

This past weekend, I decided to fool around with some random stuff at home and see what comes out…

I took this beautiful knife I bought from a gem of a store called We Be Knives that I unexpectedly came across in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. I mean, who’d have thought it? A great, quality knife shop on Pier 39 – Tourist Central?

The knife’s a joy to behold and handle – it’s a beautiful, handcrafted Sakura KB-202 field knife made by Kanetsune in Seki City, Japan. The handle (and sheath) are wrapped in cherry tree skin, hence the name – Sakura, which I understand means Cherry Tree. The damascus blade is made of 15 layers of blue steel. Stunning stuff.

I used the knife to cut up a large carboard box to make a makeshift lightbox, lit it through a large napkin, brought along a mirror for the party and introduced the victims, an orange and a pepper, to the knife. Here are some of the results:

CachunkReady, set, slice!SlicedChop-Chopped

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