Show of hands, how many of you have heard a parent or guardian utter the words…”Don’t make me take of this belt…”

Huh… I thought there would be more… There’s just no discipline anymore these days dagnabbit! The world is going to hades in a wicker basket. A pity they let the old punishment die… Was a time detention found you hanging by your thumbs in the dungeons… Man, do I miss the screaming. Bah!

In any case the topic of todays post is not whips, chains and/or thumbscrews. Just belts. One particularly interesting belt. A belt with a blade…

Belt Knife

Belt Knife

Yep, A belt knife! Yeah, I’ll bet non of your parents had one of these… Then it would be like, “Eat your food or I’m gonna hafta cut ya.” Or “Clean up your room. Don’t make me come up there and cutcha!” or the all time favorite: “Child, I will whip of this belt, right here in this mall, and…” You can just imagine the rest… Ah… the good old days… *sigh*

Anyway there are actually a lot of belt knives on the market today if you know where to look. What I found very interesting about this particular design was the very beautiful wood grip. This I do not see very often. Also this belt knife is not a belt buckle, like many other designs and does not require you to remove your belt in order to get to the knife. The knife is stored in a separate sheath area in the belt.

Belt Knife - Deployed

Belt Knife - Deployed

My only complaint would be that the angle of the a blade to the grip is a little odd. However given a choice between no knife and a knife with a funky blade angle, well… there’s really no choice.

As a side note, while this is certainly one of the more stealthy ways to carry a blade on your person at all times, this will *not* make it past any security worth their salt. very few belt knives would. But I thought it was still quite an interesting design nonetheless.

Belt Knife – [True Swords]