This ‘Fast Food’ Knife Is Forged In Beer And Bacon Because Why Not

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If you aren’t already familiar with Green Beetle, you’re in for a treat. While the Tulsa, Arizona-based hunting and sporting goods store offers up a fine selection of outdoor equipment, the real appeal of Green Beetle comes from its YouTube channel, where 125,000 subscribers eagerly await mind-blowing, knife-making tutorials, uploaded every few weeks, that “explore the science and art of bladesmithing.”


Yeah, crafting durable, functional blades from scalpels and birdshot is mighty cool, but nothing screams chest-beating, fist-pumping manliness like forging a knife in beer and bacon.

They call it the “Fast Food” knife:

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The steel blade, made from wrought iron, carburized with Tums (you know, for the heartburn) and forge-welded together, is just the tip of this delicious spear. The red-hot blade, shaped by fire and hammer, is quenched in a pitcher of beer and affixed with a bacon handle coated in resin. (The handle maybe isn’t the sturdiest compared to, say, a fine mahogany, but it’s definitely tastier.)

Let's see that in slow motion, courtesy of Popular Mechanics:

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This “Fast Food” knife probably won’t cut like a butcher’s blade, but it’s definitely good enough for all your kitchen work. Just don’t forget what you’re supposed to be cooking.

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The Marine Corps has tapped a new Silicon Valley defense firm to develop a "digital fortress" of networked surveillance systems in order to enhance the situational awareness of security forces at installations around the world.

Marine Corps Installations Command on July 15 announced a $13.5 million sole source contract award to Anduril Industries — the two-year-old defense technology company and Project Maven contractor founded by Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey and several former Palantir Technologies executives — for a new Autonomous Surveillance Counter Intrusion Capability (ASCIC) designed to help secure installations against "all manners of intrusion" without additional manpower.

This is no standard intrusion system. Through its AI-driven Lattice Platform network and 32-foot-tall autonomous Sentry Towers, Anduril purports to combine the virtual reality systems that Luckey pioneered at Oculus with Pentagon's most advanced sensors into a simple mobile platform, enhancing an installation's surveillance capabilities with what Wired recently dubbed "a web of all-seeing eyes, with intelligence to know what it sees."

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The Marine Corps' dune buggy drone jammer may have downed two Iranian drones in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. military have officials announced.

The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on July 18 when two Iranian drones came dangerously close, according to U.S. Central Command.

"This was a defensive action by the USS Boxer in response to aggressive interactions by two Iranian UAS [unmanned aerial systems] platforms in international waters," CENTCOM spokesman Army Lt. Col. Earl Brown said in a statement. "The Boxer took defensive action and engaged both of these platforms."

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On July 17, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal briefly met with President Donald Trump at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina to discuss the eponymous legislation that would finally allow victims of military medical malpractice to sue the U.S. government.

A Green Beret with terminal lung cancer, Stayskal has spent the last year fighting to change the Feres Doctrine, a 1950 Supreme Court precedent that bars service members like him from suing the government for negligence or wrongdoing.

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The Pentagon is no longer topless. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Mark Esper as the United States' first permanent defense secretary in more than seven months.

Esper is expected to be sworn in as defense secretary later on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters.

"We are grateful for the Senate leadership and the Senate Armed Services Committee's willingness to quickly move through this process," Hoffman said.

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The new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick that dropped last week was indisputably the white-knuckle thrill ride of the summer, a blur of aerial acrobatics and beach volleyball that made us wonder how we ever lost that lovin' feeling in the decades since we first met Pete "Maverick" Mitchell back in 1986.

But it also made us wonder something else: Why is Maverick still flying combat missions in an F/A-18 Super Hornet as a 57-year-old captain after more than 30 years of service?

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