New Buck folder! #110 Folding Hunter

Buck #110 Folding Hunter

For the first time in many years, I can feel the reassuring heft of a knife on my belt, riding at my right hip: it is a Buck knife, a #110 Folding Hunter, in a black leather sheath.

Just purchased it this afternoon – appropriately, on the Feast of St. Hubert. It is part of Buck’s “Classic” line, made here in the USA: I am doing my best to limit my knife purchases to ones made in America! And sure enough, here’s “A Message from the Buck Family,” on the reverse side of the “Forever Warranty” card included with each knife:

As my father Chuck Buck would say, if this is your first Buck knife, “welcome aboard.” You are now part of a very large family. We think of each one of our users as a member of the Buck Knives family, and we take care of our own.

Now that you are family, you might want to know a little more about us. Dad said it best when he said, “The fantastic growth of Buck Knives, Inc. was no accident. From the beginning, we determined to make God the Senior Partner. In a crisis, the problem was turned over to Him, and He hasn’t failed to help us with the answer. Each knife must reflect the integrity of management. If some¬times we fail on our end, because we are human, we find it imperative to do our utmost to make it right. If any of you are troubled or perplexed and looking for answers, may we invite you to look to Him, for God loves you.”

CJ Buck, CEO, Chairman of Buck Knives

For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son; so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” — John 3:16

Not only an American-made knife, by a family-owned American company, but made by a Christian family-owned American company! Feels good to have it on my hip. Continue reading “New Buck folder! #110 Folding Hunter”

Woman admits she didn’t write anonymous sexual-assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh | Business Insider

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh, right, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, left, arrives to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 4, 2018. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

“The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know,” Grassley said. “But when individuals intentionally mislead the Committee, they divert Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations and materially impede our work.”

Source: Woman admits she didn’t write anonymous sexual-assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh – Business Insider

This is why one cannot simply and uncritically “believe the woman” (or anyone else, for that matter), as activists stridently chanted during the Kavanaugh hearings. Even good-faith allegations may still be in error – incorrectly remembered or simply mistaken. And then you get this sort of thing!

This should also be a cautionary tale about the idea that “if there’s enough smoke, there must be fire somewhere”: additional uncorroborated allegations do not corroborate the initial uncorroborated allegation. #metoo…? Well, this woman said “me, too” – and she lied. And unfortunately, like the proverbial “boy who cried wolf,” such false accusations actually harm women who have genuinely been assaulted, by calling into question the veracity of their accusations. Continue reading “Woman admits she didn’t write anonymous sexual-assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh | Business Insider”