IWA 2012 - Cold Steel, big knifes, arrow shooting air guns!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JoergS, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    The IWA is probably Europe's most important annual weapons show. No hobbyists are allowed, except with a personal invitation by one of the exhibitors.<br><br>Cold Steel was kind enough to invite me to the show! Meet Lynn Thompson, founder and president of Cold Steel, see him receiving his Jörg Sprave Hammerhead slingshot in cast aluminum. Lynn then gives a personal demonstration of his fighting skills with two huge Bowie knifes.<br><br>I personally checked out some of the most impressive Cold Steel products. I left their booth with a huge amount of presents in exchange for my slingshots. Generous guys for sure!<br><br>Then, I walked the showfloor, looking for other cool stuff. Large knifes, awesome crossbows and even a brand new arrow shooting air rifle from Sweden are presented in this slightly off topic video - to me, the true highlight. Built in pump, three strokes for 300 fps! They even have a model that is detachable, breech loaded and fires up to 600 fps - the fastest arrow shooter in the world?<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8dFU-KvNSMM" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
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    Cool! I look forward to seeing the weapon testing. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. Sonic

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    damn lucky man ! i bet you were like a kid in a candy store haha :p
     
  4. SkauneJohan

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    I'm so envious this is AWESOME <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    tooooo cool<br>is that the place where i go when i die?<br>(PS. i bet you can make a better arrow gun)<br>looking forward to the tests.
     
  6. PDK73

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    Great video Joerg (I'm super jealous). I'd say more but I've got to go out to the garage and see what size of tubing fits inside an arrow shaft <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  7. e_monster55

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    ARROW SHOOTING AIR GUNS?! That makes me feel sad for some reason. But man, those Knives, OH MY GOD, THOSE KNIVES. Cold Steel makes the BEST knives, That place looked fun, REALLY fun.
     
  8. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Joerg you are the fucking man, you know that right? FUCK! is it ok to worship you? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  9. CaptainBacon

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    I would love to have one of their Espada knives (The large folder Joerg pulls from his pocket). They've begun to make them with a g10 handle that significantly reduces the price, making the smaller sized one only $77. I'm holding out for a benchmade bedlam, though.
     
  10. tokSick

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    Woaaw.<br>It' s like heaven there
     
  11. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Great vid, Joerg. As I said in my intro, this was the vid that got me back into slingshots. As an avid Cold Steel fan, I have to ask, what was Lynn like in person?
     
  12. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    Free advertising for Cold Steel lol, honestly Joerg you actually made me purchase a Rajah <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9">
     
  13. JoergS

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">what was Lynn like in person?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>He is friendly, straight forwards and obviously clever. I like him.</span>
     
  14. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Thanks, Joerg. Lynn is a controversial figure in the knife community and everyone seems to have an opinion of him, almost always without ever having met him. He's always struck me as a cool guy, though I've never met him either. Good to hear from someone who has actually spent some time with him. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br><br>Congrats also on being invited to IWA by Cold Steel. Must have been lots of fun. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">