Property and violence or why intellectual property is no property

The natural rights can be easily defined as the rights any human would enjoy when not submitted to (physical) violent coercion. That is, the rights one would enjoy if living on a desert island. Among these rights we find the right to property. I claim that something belongs to me which didn’t belong to anyone…

Vespa OTF (a Chinese automatic knife inspired by the Combat Troodon)

Hello World! A very  quick word, that I’ll probably add too sometime soon, to present one of my latest acquisitions: the Vespa “Combat Troodon” inspired OTF (Out-of-The-Front) double action automatic knife. It’s a large automatic, with a blade of about 10cm in S35Vn, a body in CNC milled aluminium (very nicely anodised, in my case…

T-50 the precog Chinese clone of the Malyshev T90.

Hello World! Here I come with yet again another review of a Chinese folding knife. This one, like the “Gnome” (that I’ll probably review someday, as I have it and like it a lot) has an interesting history. It actually came out a few month before the model it clones! It was based on preview…

Risk and Risk regulation

Hello world One might think that risk taking behaviour has caused much of the financial and therefore economic turmoil of those last decades, but here is a different take. Sure, the actions of central banks and governmental “Keynesian” policies have for the longest time fostered a series of cycles where busts and booms follow each…

Pictorial of a Zero Tolerance ZT-0562CF Clone

Hello World! Next on the batch of knives I’ve ordered at the end of 2015, a very fine Chinese clone of the ZT-0562CF. As the name says, it’s got a carbon fibre scale on the presentation side. The original came with a M390 steel blade, and was a limited edition. Now you can’t get one…

Quick look at a TiSpine inspired Chinese Gentleman Folder

Hello World! Happy new year to you! To me it started rather well… I’ve received my ZT 0562CF clone on Tuesday and today it was the turn of the TiSpine “clone” to show up at my door (and I’m still waiting for: a TwoSuns “kwaiken”, a T50, a Piston flipper and a Anax clone. The…