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M Tech 13-3/4" Rubber Grip Knife

M Tech 13-3/4" Rubber Grip Knife

Perfect for any adventure into the wild! This 13-3/4" Knife has a rubber coated grip and a black Teflon coated blade for easy cleaning!

  • 13 3/4" Overall
  • 8 1/2" Knife Blade
  • Black Teflon Coated 440 Stainless Steel Blade
  • Hard Textured Rubber Handle
  • Includes Heavy Duty Sheath

Price: 27.49

12 3/4 Inch Survival Knife with Sheath

Be prepared for all emergencies with this survival knife. This is a beautiful knife. The stainless steel blade is razor sharp and has serrations on the top for wood and rope cutting. The all metal handle is constructed with rubber spacers providing for a sure grip. The end of the aluminum handle unscrews to reveal a handy storage compartment for all the survival necessities.

  • Measures 12 3/4 in. overall
  • 7 3/8 in. blade
  • 5 3/8 in. handle/finger guard.
  • Sharpening stone attached to sheath.
  • Comes with custom heavy duty nylon sheath that has a hard polymer plastic insert.

Price: 21.99

Fancy Arabian Hunter Knife...Very Sharp!
This sword is meticulously crafted with an authentic Middle Eastern motif.

It is a very nice collector's piece.

The stainless steel blade has one sharp edge and a large radius shape.
It has very stylish cutouts.
The overall length is 17 inches.
The guard and pommel are brass.
The handle is coco bola.

This is one of our most popular items.

A custom leather sheath is included with this sword.
Price: 21.99

Serpent Dragon Eating Snake Knife
The dragon eating snake is featured on this knife. The body of this intricately designed knife is made from high strength poly resin spaceage plastic. The body seperates and a 440 stainless steel knife is exposed.

Don't miss out of this fantastic offering.

This is a very heavy knife and very well made.
Price: 18.69

Copper Magical Wizard Knife
Hang this fine piece of on the wall with the attached hanging hardware on the back of the head.

The overall length of the item with the hat on is 11 inches. The length of the 440 stainless steel blade is 5 inches. On the one face of the blade is etched with COMMANDING WIZARD.

The body of the art piece is produced from a colorized polyresin and is very durable. The eyes are painted dark green.

A very nice novelty piece to add to your collection.The dragon eating snake is featured on this knife. The body of this intricately designed knife is made from high strength poly resin spaceage plastic. The body seperates and a 440 stainless steel knife is exposed.

Don't miss out of this fantastic offering.

This is a very heavy knife and very well made.

Price: 17.59

11 3/4 Inch Survival Knife w/ Stone and Compass

Survival Knife

This 11-3/4 inch survival knife features a thick quality stainless steel blade with serrated top edge. Textured and ribbed solid metal handle with a compass inlayed in handle. Nylon sheath and lanyard

  • 11-3/4" overall
  • 6 1/2" 440 stainless steel blade
  • Rubber handle for secure grip
  • Reverse serrations
  • Sharpening stone and compass in handle
  • Includes nylon lanyard and leather sheath

Price: 27.49

Silver Viking Dagger with display
This beautiful display dagger is double edge and well made. The handle is solid cast metal with bronze and dark silver colors. The blade has etched designs in it as well.

The blade is produced from 440 stainless steel.

The blade is removeable from the display.
Price: 15.40

Adam & Eve Sword Set
Adam & Eve Sword Set

This set is a tribute to the creation of human life. With biblical overtones each sword contains a detailed mold of God's first creation of human life Adam and Eve.

The swords fit together near the handles so it appears Adam has his arm around Eve.

The custom floor wood stand is exquisite with a golden silkscreen on it naming the piece.

Overall Length: Adam Sword-22-5/8" Eve Sword-22"

Blade Length: 16 3/4" each

Blade Thickness: 3/32"

Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel double sided false-edged

Handle Material: silver colored steel cast.

Plaque: Finished Custom Wood design

List Price - $69.99

Please Note: The silk screen name print on the base has Adam mispelled as Adan and that is why this item is on SPECIAL. This is a very nice set and all sales are final on this product.
Price: 19.99

BAT DAGGER with Stand - Dangerous

This knife has an artistic design with menacing overtones.
Loose stainless steel ball bearings as eyes on both sides!
One Double Edged Sharp Blade protrudes from handle

Dagger Specs:
Overall Length: 7"
Blade Length: 3.75"
Blade Thickness: 3/32"
Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel
Handle Material: Cast Steel with a black and silver metal finish
Display: 6.5" x 4.5" x 5.625" wood with a black lacquered finish.
List Price - $49.99

Price: 16.49

8 1/2 inch Wild Outdoors Deer Knife
Surprise the collector in your life with this Wild OutdoorsT Deer knife with Display Box.

The Display Box measures 9-1/2" x 2-3/4" the inside top lid features the same graphic that is on the knife blade. The knife measures 8-1/2" overall and the blade is uniquely treated with graphic of a Buck & a few Does on both sides of the knife.
Price: 18.69

7-3/4 inch Wild Outdoors Deer Pocket Knife
Surprise the collector in your life with this Wild OutdoorsT Deer Folding Pocket knife with Display Box.

The Display Box measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" the inside top lid features the same graphic that is on the knife blade. The knife measures 7-3/4" overall and the blade(3-1/4") is uniquely treated with graphic of a Buck & a few Does on both sides of the knife.
Price: 16.49

Red Xtreme Hombre Folder

This Hombre folder features:

  • 3.75" 440C stainless steel blade

  • anodized aluminum handle

  • Belt clip

  • allen wrench to change rivet

  • Measures 5.25" closed.

Price: 18.69

Red Tom Anderson Kult Folder

Kult Folding knife. A fantasy folder that features a fantasy curved hawk blade.  Alum. handle scalloped handle with rubber inlays and a ribbed back inlay.

  • 6 1/4" overall
  • 4 1/4" blade

Price: 16.49

8 1/2 inch Wild Outdoors Soaring Eagle Knife
Surprise the collector in your life with this Wild OutdoorsT Soaring Eagle knife with Display Box.

The Display Box measures 9-1/2" x 2-3/4" the inside top lid features the same graphic that is on the knife blade. The knife measures 8-1/2" overall and the blade is uniquely treated with graphic of a Soaring Eagle on both sides of the knife.
Price: 16.49

7-3/4" Wild OutdoorsT Soaring Eagle Folding Knife
Surprise the collector in your life with this Wild OutdoorsT Soaring Eagle Folding Pocket Knife with Display Box.

The Display Box measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" the inside top lid features the same graphic that is on the knife blade. The knife measures 7-3/4" overall and the blade(3-1/4") is uniquely treated with graphic of a Soaring Eagle on both sides of the knife.
Price: 16.49

Black Micarta Folder by Ford

Black Micarta Ford Folder

Ford has been an American icon for over 100 years. Ford is a part of the fiber of America capturing the very essence of the American spirit. The Ford Knife Series by United Cutlery is a collection of knives that commemorates Ford's commitment to providing affordable automobiles to the American Public. The Ford Motor Company has seen America through times of prosperity times of hardship during peacetime and through war efforts. United Cutlery has licensed the Ford brand for collectible and every day use knives.Each of the Ford Knives by United Cutlery is highlighted by the Ford logo.

This knife features black micarta handle stainless steel pocket clip bolsters and frame. Blade is made of 440 stainless steel. Includes nylon sheath with velcro closure.

Total Length:4 5/8" closed.

Blade Length: 3 1/2" blade

Blade Material: 440 Stainless Steel

Handle Material: black micarta

Includes: Black Nylon Sheath with Velcro closure

Price: 27.49

Fire Fighter Pocket Knife (Red)
This civil service memento is very nice but also very sharp. It is fully functional as well as a collector item.

The blade is Stainless Steel and the housing is hard acrylic.

It is 7 1/4" in length when open.

This is one of the best pocket knives we have ever sold. Guaranteed or your money back!
Price: 6.59

Harley-Davidson Road King Classic Knife
Harley-Davidson Road King Classic Knife

Cast metal handle measures 3 3/4" makes this intricately detailed knife capture every aspect of the actual motorcycle. This liner lock is easy open with a plain blade edge. The blade is made of 420 stainless measuring 2 1/4" in length. This gorgeous knife comes in a hard-shell Display / Storage Case with an embossed foil logo molded flock insert and collector's fact card.

Price: 32.99



War is the reciprocal and violent application of force between hostile political entities aimed at bringing about a desired political end-state via armed conflict. In his seminal work, On War, Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means."[1] War is an interaction in which two or more militaries have a “struggle of wills”.[2] When qualified as a civil war, it is a dispute inherent to a given society, and its nature is in the conflict over modes of governance rather than sovereignty. War is not considered to be the same as mere occupation, murder or genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the violent struggle, and the organized nature of the units involved.

War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is not linked to any single type of political organisation or society. Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his “History Of Warfare”, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. [3] The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal tribal warfare that began well before recorded human history, to wars between city states, nations, or empires. A group of combatants and their support is called an army on land, a navy at sea, and air force in the air. Wars may be prosecuted simultaneously in one or more different theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or more consecutive military campaigns. A military campaign includes not only fighting but also intelligence, troop movements, supplies, propaganda, and other components. Continuous conflict is traditionally called a battle, although this terminology is not always fed to conflicts involving aircraft, missiles or bombs alone, in the absence of ground troops or naval forces.

War is not limited to the human species, as ants engage in massive intra-species conflicts which might be termed warfare. It is theorized that other species also engage in similar behavior, although this is not well documented. [4][5][6]



[edit] History of war

Main article: History of war

Some believe war has always been with us; others stress the lack of clear evidence that war is not in our prehistoric past, and the fact that many peaceful, non-military societies have and still do exist.

Originally, war likely consisted of small-scale raiding. Since the rise of the state some 5000 years ago, military activity has occurred over much of the globe. The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of technological advances led to modern warfare.

Since the close of the Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) have come to thoroughly permeate American military writing, doctrinal, theoretical, and historical. His book On War, first published (as Vom Kriege) in 1832, was adopted as a key text at the Naval War College in 1976, the Air War College in 1978, the Army War College in 1981. It has always been central at the U.S. Army's School for Advanced Military Studies at Leavenworth (founded in 1983). The U.S. Marine Corps's brilliant little philosophical field manual FMFM 1: Warfighting (1989) is essentially a distillation of On War, and the newer Marine Corps Doctrinal Publications (MCDPs, c.1997) are equally reflective of Clausewitz's basic concepts.*1

This is not the first time Clausewitz has been in fashion. Indeed, On War has been the bible of many thoughtful soldiers ever since Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke attributed to its guidance his stunning victories in the wars of German unification (1864, 1866, 1870-71). Nor is it the first time that individual American soldiers and military thinkers have been attracted by his ideas: George Patton, Albert Wedemeyer, and—especially—Dwight Eisenhower were intensely interested in what he had to say.

It is, however, the first time that the American armed forces as institutions have turned to Clausewitz. While the philosopher had insisted that war was "simply the expression of politics by other means," the traditional attitude of American soldiers had been that "politics and strategy are radically and fundamentally things apart. Strategy begins where politics end. All that soldiers ask is that once the policy is settled, strategy and command shall be regarded as being in a sphere apart from politics."*2 The sudden acceptability of Clausewitz in the wake of Vietnam is not difficult to account for, for among the major military theorists only Clausewitz seriously struggled with the sort of dilemma that American military leaders faced in the aftermath of their defeat. Clearly, in what had come to be called in scathing terms a "political war," the political and military components of the American war effort had come unstuck. It ran against the grain of America's military men to criticize elected civilian leaders, but it was just as difficult to take the blame upon themselves. Clausewitz's analysis could not have been more relevant:

The more powerful and inspiring the motives for war,... the more closely will the military aims and the political objects of war coincide, and the more military and less political will war appear to be. On the other hand, the less intense the motives, the less will the military element's natural tendency to violence coincide with political directives. As a result, war will be driven further from its natural course, the political object will be more and more at variance with the aim of ideal war, and the conflict will seem increasingly political in character.*3

When people talk, as they often do, about harmful political influence on the management of war, they are not really saying what they mean. Their quarrel should be with the policy itself, not with its influence.

Vom Kriege (IPA[fɔm ˈkʁiːgə]) is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife in 1832. It has been translated into English several times as On War. On War is actually an unfinished work; Clausewitz had set about revising his accumulated manuscripts in 1827, but did not live to finish the task. His wife eventually compiled all the work and the final two chapters Clausewitz never finished.

On War is one of the first books on modern military strategy. This is mainly due to Clausewitz' integration of politics and social and economic issues as some of the most important factors in deciding the outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important treatises on strategy ever written, and is prescribed at various military academies to this day.



[edit] History

Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian officer among those baffled by how the armies of the French Revolution and Napoleon had changed the nature of war through their ability to motivate the populace and thus unleash war on a greater scale than had previously been the case in Europe. Clausewitz was well educated and had a strong interest in art, science, and education, but he was a professional soldier who spent a considerable part of his life fighting against Napoleon. There is no doubt that the insights he gained from his experiences, combined with a solid grasp of European history, provided much of the raw material for the book. On War represents the compilation of his most cogent observations.

Note: Clausewitz states that Napoleon's tactics were not revolutionary at all and that Napoleonic Warfare did not change anything greatly in military history. The technology of weaponry for the most part remained static, and new strategies weren't developed, but rather Napoleon refurbished old ones, mixing them into one grand strategy.

[edit] Synopsis

The book contains a wealth of historical examples used to illustrate its various concepts. Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures prominently for having made very efficient use of the limited forces at his disposal. Napoleon also is a central figure.

Among many strands of thought, three stand out as essential to Clausewitz' concept:

  • War must never be seen as a purpose to itself, but as a means of physically forcing one's will on an opponent ("War is not merely a political act, but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means."[1]).
  • The military objectives in war that support one's political objectives fall into two broad types: "war to achieve limited aims" and war to "disarm” the enemy: “to render [him] politically helpless or militarily impotent."
  • The course of war will tend to favor the party employing more force and resources (a notion extended by Germany's leaders in World War One into "total war"—the pursuit of complete military victory regardless of the political consequences).

Military strategy is a national defence policy implemented by military organisations to pursue desired strategic goals.[1] Derived from the Greek strategos, strategy when it appeared in use during the 18th century[2], was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general"[3], 'the art of arrangement' of troops.[4] Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy. The father of modern strategic study, Carl von Clausewitz, defined military strategy as "the employment of battles to gain the end of war." Liddell Hart's definition put less emphasis on battles, defining strategy as "the art of distributing and applying military means to fulfil the ends of policy" Hence, both gave the pre-eminence to political aims over military goals, ensuring civilian control of the military.



[edit] Fundamentals

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war." Napoleon Bonaparte

Military strategy is the plan and execution of the contest between very large groups of armed adversaries. It involves each opponent's diplomatic, informational, military, and economic resources wielded against the other's resources to gain supremacy or reduce the opponent's will to fight. It is a principle tool to secure the national interest. A contemporary military strategy is developed via military science. [5] It is as old as society itself. It is a subdiscipline of warfare and of foreign policy. In comparison, grand strategy is that strategy of the largest of organizations which are currently the nation state, confederation, or international alliances. Military strategy has its origins before the Battle of the Ten Kings and will endure through the space age. It is larger in perspective than military tactics which is the disposition and maneuver of units on a particular sea or battlefield.[6]

[edit] Background

Military strategy in the 19th century was still viewed as one of a trivium of "arts" or "sciences" that govern the conduct of warfare; the others being tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of forces in battle, and logistics, the maintenance of an army. The view had prevailed since the Roman times, and the borderline between strategy and tactics at this time was blurred, and sometimes categorization of a decision is a matter of almost personal opinion. Carnot, during the French Revolutionary Wars thought it simply involved concentration of troops.[7]

The Battle of Siffin, illustration from a 19th century manuscript by Muhammad Rafi Bazil.

Strategy and tactics are closely related and exist on the same continuum.



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