Look Sharp

I recently went off the reservation my diet, and received a lovely parting gift for doing so.

I took my title from an old Gillette TV commercial – Look Sharp – Feel Sharp – Be Sharp.  I used to see them as a kid, when we watched boxing, wrestling or hockey.  I don’t know how old the ad in the YouTube video is, but they’re offering 20 tempered steel razor blades for 98¢, in a metal safety dispenser, with a built-in disposal compartment.  And if you buy right now, they’ll throw in a 35¢ tube of shave cream for free.

When I used to take the wife and daughter to the podiatrist, I got to sit in the waiting room, read a newspaper, solve a crossword puzzle.  Mr. COVID 19 won’t let me do that now.  I drop them off, and have a half-an-hour to wait.  I reward myself by driving a mile to a French fry wagon.  Two visits ago, I had their Nacho fries.  Last visit, I had poutine (above).  This last time I ordered their plain, crispy fries.

On a shelf below the order window, I noticed, what appeared to be a military dog-tag.  I picked it up and turned it over, to discover that it was a tiny folding pocket knife.  I published a post about the Leftovers knives that I possess, and later, made Hash with the ones that remained.  This is how I got some of them – I LOOK – SHARP!

When I showed it to the son, he dismissed it, saying that he could buy a package of three for $5.00.  The maker’s name, Bőker, is etched on the blade.  When I went to their website, I discovered that they call it (surprisingly) a dog-tag knife.  It is high-quality, and the retail price is $56.00 US, delivery extra.  I felt sorry for whoever had inadvertently left it behind, and almost left it there myself, before realizing that, if I didn’t pick it up, eventually, someone other than the owner would.

So, I have this lovely ladies’ purse knife, suitable as a seatbelt cutter, letter or package-opener.  What am I bid??  Offers must include the cost of shipping…. Or – I could use it as a prize in an online contest.  Guess how many marbles Archon has lost this month.   😕  😯

If you look sharp, there’ll be more of this edgy prose soon.  Slice through all those distractions, and come for a visit.  😀

12 thoughts on “Look Sharp

  1. shimoniac says:

    That’s some cutting edge reporting right there. 😀

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  2. Newbloggycat says:

    A dog tag knife??? Cool! Don’t think it exist anymore in this part of the world. I think it’s good to keep one in my handbag 🤪 Stay sharp! 😅🌈

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  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    Allowed on airplanes now? Doubt it, although security might not recognize it for what it is. Years ago now, shortly after 9/11, I had to forfeit my little Swiss army pocket knife to the TSA. It was so handy I quickly bought another. It was about $20. Little scissors, nail file, tweezers, blade.

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  4. Never heard of a dog-tag knife. Nice to see you have not lost your edge.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      As usual, it’s nice to have you drop in. 😀
      You haven’t been blown away recently, have you? An author the son and I read moved from Atlanta to Austen last year, and just spent two weeks vacation at South Padre. 😯 Great timing!

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  5. Your Canadian french fries look low calorie and heart healthy too.

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