A Triangle of Darkness…? Why?

Today we have our first entry into the “What on Earth…?” pantheon of inexplicable weapons. Entries into this hall of fame are weapons whose design seems ill suited to serve their most obvious purpose, but seem to be more likely to be a product of some ADD stricken designers flight of narcotic induced fantasy. First up:

The Triangle of Darkness


Triangle of Darkness
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OK, all I can do is tell you what it appears to be, and let you take the next subjective step of determining aesthetics and functionality. It appears to be three fairly nice “tactical” (lol.. I said “tactical”… LOL) knives similar in design to the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, except that they are hinged together via some sort of double-legged display stand contraption thingamajig. The center knife appears longer than the two peripheral knives that it is connected to. And that’s all I got.

Now could someone please tell me what in tarnation this is supposed to be? The blades themselves don’t appear to be anything special, (apart from having a fairly proven tactical design, and being black, for which it gets it’s due props) so why would anyone feel the need to display a set of 3 fairly similar and unassuming combat knives? Somehow it just doesn’t feel right. This is the sort of thing I always have a hard time understanding. I think these would look much better on a ninjas belt, or in a nylon web sheath, on a British commandos belt, than on a display. But that could just be just me.

Triangle of Darkness – [True Swords]


17 Responses to “A Triangle of Darkness…? Why?”

  1. 1 MoZZA
    September 7, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    *raises eyebrow*

    ‘Nuff Sedd!

  2. September 8, 2008 at 1:57 am

    LOL seriously, I’m still baffled by the question of what this is supposed to be…

  3. 3 MoZZA
    September 8, 2008 at 11:04 am

    perhaps its a penis and balls guard … i dunno lol

  4. September 13, 2008 at 3:17 am

    LOL If it is, who needs enemies…?

  5. 5 MoZZA
    September 13, 2008 at 6:17 am

    LOL indeed

  6. 6 ChroniclerLoki
    October 5, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    This one is beyond my realm of understanding. I place it in the “Strange Shit That Gives Me A Headache” bin and be done with it.

  7. October 12, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    welcome to the club. I have to do that on a daily basis… 😦

  8. 8 ChroniclerLoki
    October 12, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    club? do you have jackets? or just nifty collectors knives? lol 8)

  9. 9 AJ
    October 13, 2008 at 12:51 am

    tactical…. lol…

  10. 10 ChroniclerLoki
    October 13, 2008 at 1:16 am

    yes we have a laugh about that too lol

  11. October 14, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    LOL Sadly no jackets… And the knives are still at the smithy’s… Though I get the feeling they took my steel and fled to another dimension… Blasted elven smiths… I shoulda chained them to the anvil in my forge when I kidnapped them…

  12. 12 AJ
    October 18, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    err elves, dimension’s, why dont i know about this!

  13. October 20, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Ah… Read moar Tolkien, little grashoppa… Moar Tolkien… 😉

  14. 14 MoZZA!
    October 23, 2008 at 11:16 am

    erm… phyre bruv….
    did you happen to have any imps in your smithy?

  15. October 23, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Naw, Sorry bruv, they’re a little too small…

  16. 16 ChroniclerLoki
    November 5, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    can’t reach the top of the anvil if their lives depended upon it.

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