Tuesday, July 13, 2010

THRILLS AND ADVENTURES ON THE BARBARY COAST...

Perfect pocket size......
this great WW1 RCN sailor's knife features the practical spike that splits the toughest knots and some...

Whether you were "shipping out", on "liberty", or about to be "Shanghaied",these little "tools of the trade" might have come handy .A sailor's best friends i should say.

for those of you unfamiliar with the term Shanghaied,or Shanghaiing ,it refers to the practice of conscripting men as sailors,by using coercive techniques such as:trickery, intimidation, violence but also promises of "good times".the practice was originally used by the BRITISH ROYAL NAVY ,but Shanghaiing predominantly took place in the Northwest United States in SAN FRANCISCO ,PORTLAND and SEATTLE.Those engaged in this form of kidnapping were known as crimps. Until 1915, unfree labor was widely used aboard American merchant ships.

8 comments:

  1. always a pleasure reading your very informative and interesting posts Mr Segui!

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  2. THX A LOT ...SPREAD THE WORD MY FRIEND AS I NEED MORE FOLLOWERS TO MOTIVATE ME.......CHEERS

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  3. Toujours à la pointe du renseignement qui décoiffe...Bravo Monsieur

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  4. Hey Patrick.

    Great post and Blog. I actually found one of these knifes yesterday in the boot of my old car. Used the spike to crack some coconuts and had some rum. Good day. BAD morning. Keep up the great work!

    thom

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  5. thx for the post from down under ......cheers

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