Happy Fiesta Iligan City 2014!


Happy Fiesta Iligan City 2014!

Sr. San Miguel - Iligan City (courtesy/retrieved from dioceseofiligan.com)

Sr. San Miguel – Iligan City (courtesy/retrieved from dioceseofiligan.com)

Viva Senior San Miguel!!!

Viva!!!

September 29, 2014

Sept 29, 2014 11:15 am

September 29, 2014 11:15 am

6:09 pm

6:09 pm

Thank you

Batangas Balisong Butterfly Knife


Batangas Balisong Butterfly Knife

Original Horse Bone Batangas Balisong

Original Horse Bone Batangas Balisong

Philippines Butterfly Knife

Philippines Butterfly Knife

Balisong Knife measured closed

Balisong Knife measured closed

Batangas Butterfly Knife opened

Batangas Butterfly Knife opened

10.96" (27.85 cm) Fan Knife

10.96″ (27.85 cm) Fan Knife

flip knife and pen knives scaled

flip knife and pen knives scaled

Philippines Balisong Knife with Pen Knives

Philippines Balisong Knife with Pen Knives

trio

trio

triOpened

triOpened

Qua-tterfly

Qua-tterfly

fat & thin

fat & thin

 

Bali-Quad

Bali-Quad

 

Contrast

Contrast

 

Ox & Butterfly

Ox & Butterfly

 

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2 bots

“Balisong”

 Its life’s story may be considered many… and arguments online somehow dates back to antiquity.

And if we talk about the terms etymology… wikipedia states, the meaning is not clear entirely.

A popular belief is that it’s derived from the Tagalog words “baling” and “sungay“.

retrieved from en.wkipedia.org

Taal, Batangas (retrieved from en.wkipedia.org)

And in the town famed for crafting these knives, Taal, Batangas, the term also happens to be the name of one of its barangay’s.

retrieved from heyokity.blogspot.com

barangay balisong (retrieved from heyokity.blogspot.com)

Wikipedia says the Tagalog term balisong means “broken or folding horn” literally, as they were made from the carved horns of a carabao or stag originally.

Carabao and Stag

Carabao and Stag

 Still much debate exist to date about its back story which many says its roots deserves more study.

And if its true history… for some… hazy and sketchy, for some… is still a mystery, and for some… it’s end of story.

BATANGASMADE or BENCHMADE

BATANGASMADE or BENCHMADE

 One thing is clear, whether we get ourselves a “Batangasmade” or a “Benchmade”

I believe we can all find some time to set aside the arguments and start flippin’ for art and our amusement.

Parts of a balisong

 These knives are no playthings… there are certain regulations on its carrying.

Always start slow when you’re still learning… and always exercise caution when practicing.

And if you can start with a balisong trainer… then that will definitely be much better.

bitten

bitten

smitten

smitten

razor-like edge

razor-like edge

cut, due to "sudden sharp movements"

cut, due to “sudden sharp movements”

as a result of injury

as a result of injury

a balisong trainer... is much better

a balisong trainer… is much better

 

Belt Buckle Knife designed by Dan Valois (item# DV-01): A Review


Belt Buckle Knife designed by Dan Valois (item# DV-01): A Review

The Present: Unpacking the package

wrapped in foam cushion & taped

wrapped in foam cushion & taped

Unwrapped

hello Master...

hello Master…

Master's out

Master’s out

Self Defense Belt Knife box

Self Defense Belt Knife box

item# DV-01

item# DV-01

the belt & buckle

pictured here is the item which shows the box, the belt buckle knife (sheathed), the sheath with hook (mordant) and the belt strap coiled and fastened with another small strip nylon strap fitted with a snap button.

pakkawood buckle

pakkawood buckle

The Buckle

Specs:

Material: Pakkawood

Color: Black

Length: 9.4 cm (3.70″)

Width: 0.6 cm (0.23″)

Height: 3.9 cm (1.53″)

unsheathed

unsheathed

buckle knife and a belt

buckle knife and a belt

knife's underside

knife’s underside

The Belt

Specs:

Material: Nylon

Color: Black

Length: 118 cm (46.45″) nylon belt

buckle included: 129.5 cm (50″)

Width: 3.81 cm (1.5″)

Height: 0.15 cm (0.06″)

unfastened

unfastened

The Blade

Specs:

Material: 440 Stainless Steel

Color: Black

Length (from the buckle to the tip): 9.1 cm (3.58″)

(from ricasso to the tip): 7.2 cm (2.83″)

Thickness/Width: 0.4 cm (0.15″)

Height: 2 cm (0.78″)

Cutting Edge

Length

Serrated: 2.8 cm (1.10″)

Straight: 3.3 cm (1.29″)

Overall edge length: 6.1 cm (2.40″)

Ricasso

Length: 2 cm (0.78″)

Spine to tip

Length: 9.1 cm (3.58″)

Full tang knife overall length to the tip: 17.5 cm (6.88″)

partly withdrawn from the sheath

partly withdrawn from the sheath

The Sheath

Material: ABS engineering plastic

Overall length: 16.7 cm (6.57″)

Blade Sheath’s length: 9.3 cm (3.66″)

Width: 0.1 cm (0.03″)

Height: 3.2 cm (1.25″)

The Sheath's top side

The Sheath’s top side

The Sheath - underside

The Sheath – underside

Belt Buckle Knife with the Pen Knife

Belt Buckle Knife with the Pen Knife

Belt Knife's underside with the Pen Knife

Belt Knife’s underside with the Pen Knife

Self Defense Belt Knife and Self Defense Pen Knife

Self Defense Belt Knife and Self Defense Pen Knife

a comparison of blade thickness

a comparison of blade thickness

The Belt Buckle Knife in review (item# DV-01) was designed by Dan Valois and made by Master Cutlery, Inc. (Largest variety in the knife industry), the largest knife manufacturer in the USA.

This item features a concealed, fast access belt buckle knife that can be quite handy in certain situations.

The buckle knife is affixed to the upper part of the plastic sheath by a double pronged clip found behind the buckle’s pakkawood curb handle at the end of the knife’s tang.

double pronged clip

double pronged clip

double prong clipped on sheath

double prong clipped on sheath

The hidden sheath located behind the nylon belt strap on one end of the belt keeps the blade from being seen.

The sheath (cover) affixed to one end of the belt has a single metal clip that has one end folded, attaching it to the sheath, while the other end that goes through the sheath, forms a hook (mordant) on the other side.

The sheath's clip

The sheath’s clip

The hook is the part which enters the hole that is found on an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

an adjustable metal piece on the other end of the strap, to fit different waist sizes and buckle up the belt.

metal piece with hole for the hook to enter

metal piece with hole for the hook to enter

Now who would ever think that this belt hides such a tool that can prove useful in Self defense if the need arises.

 This dual-purpose belt is so cool as it not only serves to support outer garments and at the same time may provide the wearer some protection where needed, but it is also apparently fashionable and impressive.

 Here are things that you need to look out for if you happen to have this kind of Belt Knife:

1. When buckling, while trying to tighten the belt one should be careful and make sure to get a good hold of the buckle knife’s handle because you may unexpectedly pull it out, drop it and impale your foot in the process…

2. It can be considered as a “concealed weapon” and may get you into trouble…

 “In Buckle-logy terms or Belt-ly speaking”

This sheath buckle is like of the Plate-style buckle types that were common on western military belts in the mid-19th century [wikipedia(dot)com].

The blade’s sheath acts as the “chape” and in a sense, serves as the real buckle itself.

The “buckle knife and its curb handle” somehow acts as a “decoration” to make this item appear stylish.

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Thanks for dropping by!

Bakbakan sa Iligan City 2 – Airsoft Tournament Snapshots – September 2014


Bakbakan sa Iligan City 2

Airsoft Tournament Snapshots

September 6-7, 2014

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Airsoft players enjoy such tournament games… it’s not only a time to apply what a team has practiced over and over again but it is a time where one teams unity, camaraderie, comradeship, strategy and game plan will come into play…

And going against other teams in this kind of battle can never be so exciting… it’s so much fun!

And Photojournalist’s love it too…

Compliments to our photographer who… despite operating behind the Mesh, able to take snapshots and taking 3 hits… on the forehead, leg & chest from stray bb’s, with only a camera’s strap for body armor, and a cam’s lens as eye protection… really had fun becoming part of this Bakbakan sa Iligan City 2 – Airsoft Tournament’s action.

Cheers!

Radical Airsoft Mercenaries Bakbakan sa iligan 2 - Sept 6-7, 2014

Radical Airsoft Mercenaries Bakbakan sa iligan 2 – Sept 6-7, 2014

Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2014 Schedule of Activities


Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2014 Schedule of Activities

Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2014 Schedule of Activities

Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2014

September 20 Invitational Arnis Tournament

Sept 20 Arnis

Sept 20 Arnis

September 21 Boxing Tournament

Sept 21 Boxing

Sept 21 Boxing

September  27 Regional Taekwondo

Sept 27 Taekwondo

Sept 27 Taekwondo

Images

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happy fiesta iligan 3

Tabo-an sa Iligan 2014

Tabo-an sa Iligan 2014

Before: “The pen is mightier than the sword” but now: “The ‘Pen’ is the Sword!” …meet “The Pen Knife!”


Before: “The pen is mightier than the sword” but now: “The ‘Pen’ is the Sword!” …meet “The Pen Knife!”

the pen

the pen comes in different colors (also available in blue, gold, and silver)

After a very long wait it has finally arrived…

Now, we just wanted to give you a quick review of these “cool” ball point pens finally made available here at a store in Iligan City.

One could have always ordered it online before but the wait has finally paid off, I mean, getting 3 pens for the price of one… that’s nice.

That’s how ordering one pen online plus shipping would have cost a year or two ago.

Now, behold… “The Pen knife!”

now, the pen is the sword

now, the pen is the sword

golden pen knife

golden pen knife

Yes, these babies do work, as a pen one can use it for writing or pulling off the pen’s upper tube with one hand while holding the lower tube with another… will reveal a small blade that one can use for certain situations, like maybe, defending one’s self from an attack.

Dimensions:

The pens measurement from the tip of the nib to the tip of the finial is around 13.5 cm (5.31″) long and it is 1 cm thick (0.39″).

When separated the upper tube is about 7.6 cm (2.99″) and the lower tube with the blade included is 13.3 cm (5.23″).

The blade is around 6 cm (2.36″) in length, 0.7 cm (0.27″) wide as it joins the collar,  and is 0.12 cm (0.04″) thick at the spine.

The Ricasso measures 0.9 cm (0.35″) long and the cutting edge is 5.1 cm (2″).

The length of the lower tube which serves as the handle and includes the nib is around 6 cm (2.36″) and contains the refill, the collar is 1.3 cm (0.51″).

The edge is sharpened only on one side, is no double blade, and is not full tang… but it goes all the way into the full length of the collar which ends in line with the pen’s not so center, center band.

not so center, center band

not so center, center band

gold one

gold one

The pen works with a twist mechanism and has a clip one can use to clip it anywhere one wants… on ones shirt or any pocket on ones pants.

The knife is small… however, whether it’s big or small, both are capable of inflicting damage… if one knows how to use it.

If one needs to defend oneself using the pen knife, i.e., deployed… well, it’s good for slashing and executing quick jabs on soft targets.

Otherwise, under stress of the situation, and having no time to pull out the knife, one can also use the pen like a “kubaton“.

For ease of use and quick access, if placed in ones pants pocket, position it upside down, with the nib of the pen facing skywards so one can easily grab it holding the lower tube and pull out the knife quickly then it’s ready for action.

These babies are cool but one should always remember to mind where one’s going with it… keen eyed security personnel might see it as it shows up on an airport’s x-ray machine and boy, you got yourself some explaining to do…

…as one incident tells of an airplane hijacker who managed to take hostage and kill a plane crew armed only with a 2″ pocket knife by slashing where it counted.

Lastly, keep it close and use it for writing your signature only, to save on ink because specific refills are not sold in the market yet…

…and remember to keep it out of children’s reach.

before a saying goes... "the pen is mightier than the sword" but now, "the pen is the sword!" ...ISD

before a saying goes… “the pen is mightier than the sword” but now, “the pen is the sword!” …ISD

Before: “The pen is mightier than the sword” but now: “The ‘Pen’ is the Sword!”

The “Lilliputian’s Two-hand Sword”

Thank You

Predator Markings: A quick guide


Predator Markings: A quick guide

Predator Marks

Predator Marks

…comic relief

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu!


Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu!

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforAnria

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu’s Facebook Community Page

Anria Galang Espiritu, a 26-year-old bachelorette and freelance model of Barangay Sapang Bayan, Calumpit, Bulacan was believed to have been brutally raped and killed by at least four men very early in the morning of August 14, 2014, according to a report by Freddie C. Velez of the Manila Bulletin (mb.com.ph)

Forensic investigators assigned to the case were able to take four sets of semen from the victim’s female organ for examination.

The report said that Anria Galang Espiritu’s body was found dumped and floating face-down in a rice paddy (with no less than 20 stab wounds on the neck, nape and back).

A screw driver and a long iron chain believed to have been used in the crime, as well as the victim’s underwear were found near the body by the Scene-Of-the-Crime Operatives (S.O.C.O.).

3 suspects were invited by investigators for questioning including a jeepney driver, Elmer Joson who claimed that the victim boarded his jeepney in Cabanas, Malolos City in the early hours of Thursday morning…

…it was the last time Anria Galang Espiritu was seen alive the report said.

the jeepney driven by Elmer Joson and a picture Anria Galang Espiritu (inset) taken from her FB account

the jeepney driven by Elmer Joson and a picture of Anria Galang Espiritu (inset) taken from her FB account (Courtesy of Freddie C. Velez)

Jeepney driver Elmer Joson, bearing scratch wounds whom he claimed were inflicted by his wife during a marital spat lately but investigators say looked like were a few days old (courtesy - pinoy99.blogspot.com).

Jeepney driver Elmer Joson, bearing scratch wounds whom he claimed were inflicted by his wife during a marital spat a day prior to questioning but investigators say looked like were a few days old (courtesy – pinoy99.blogspot.com).

Anria Galang Espiritu (courtesy - phnews.net)

Anria Galang Espiritu (courtesy – phnews.net)

Anria Galang Espiritu, one of the latest helpless rape-slay victim’s

…who was on her way home

…whom the criminals made sure she never made it.

Anria Galang Espiritu's body found floating face down on a rice paddy Barangay Sapang Bayan, Calumpit, Bulacan (courtesy keywordspeak.com)

Anria Galang Espiritu’s body found floating face down on a rice paddy in Barangay Sapang Bayan, Calumpit, Bulacan (courtesy keywordspeak.com)

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu!

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu  ! GMA news with caption saying 2 suspects in the rape-slay of Anria, positively identified by a witness (courtesy - gmanetwork.com)

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu ! GMA news with caption saying 2 suspects in the rape-slay of Anria, positively identified by a witness (courtesy – gmanetwork.com)

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Evil-doers abound, they got a wicked plan, they pick their prey (or wait for opportunities) and at times got the strength and numbers.

Who knows, your number might be up next…

So, if it comes down to it…

…don’t let yourself become the next victim

…get that fighting chance now!

Justice For Anria Galang Espiritu!

Learn Self-defense and “Don’t be caught without it”


Learn Self-defense and “Don’t be caught without it”.

Dozens dead after attack on China train station

Shock, fear, helplessness, grief and despair grips this woman who was one of the survivors of the deadly China rail knife attack. (Retrieved from ph.news.yahoo.com)

You just can’t tell when it will happen or if it can happen to you.

If it does and you are caught right in the middle of it with no chance of escape then it may come down to a question of surviving… Will it be or should it be the attacker or you?

Like what just happened in a China train station deadly “terrorist” attack which was carried out by Xinjiang separatists according to ph.news.yahoo.com.

The report said that the unprecedented knife attack left 29 innocent civilians dead and more than 130 wounded.

Knife-wielding assailants just “Stabbed whoever they saw” said Yang Haifei, one of the victims of the deadly mass stabbing.

You got a family to go home to… Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones from senseless violence and who knows, maybe you’ll even save other people’s lives.

Learn Self-defense and “Don’t be caught without it”.

Happy Fiesta Iligan City!


Happy Fiesta Iligan City!

September 29

Viva Senior San Miguel!

Viva Senior San Miguel!

Saint Michael the Archangel (Senior San Miguel) – Iligan City’s Patron Saint – Viva!!!

 

Diyandi Festival sa Iligan 2013