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Called the "Lady Liberty" Full Damascus Cisco, this 1911 is forged by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers and “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” fame. The handgun is valued at $85,000, and for good reason: Crafting the “Lady Liberty” took a full year and nearly 500 hours of labor, according to Forbes, which spoke with James about this star-spangled handgun.
The material is from a piece of the handrail around the Statue of Liberty’s torch, and it came to James through a source involved in the restoration.
“It was just laying there, so he grabbed it, and it ended up in my hands.” James told Forbes.
Only three firearms were made with the statue material, and as of James’ interview with Forbes in February, two have already been sold. The pistol is just one of many recent creations to come out of James’ Texas-based company Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, which he launched in 2013.
The pistol is forged with “the DNA of America's biggest symbol of freedom,” James told Forbes. Freedom isn’t free — and it sure isn’t cheap, either.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A Chinese tank rolls at the training ground "Tsugol", about 250 kilometers (156 miles ) south-east of the city of Chita during the military exercises Vostok 2018 in Eastern Siberia, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 (Associated Press/Sergei Grits)
China is developing a lot of new and advanced weaponry, but a recent state media report suggests the Chinese military may not be entirely sure what to do with these new combat systems.
The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard called the ongoing partial government shutdown "unacceptable" following reports that some Coast Guardsmen are relying on donations from food pantries while their regular paychecks remain on hold.
"We're five-plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay," Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video message to service members. "You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden."
The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new
aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is finally ready for use, an achievement the Navy called a "major milestone" for the program and other Ford-class carriers to be built in the future.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said earlier this month that he had bet his job on getting all the Ford's elevators to work, telling President Donald Trump that the project would be done by this summer "or you can fire me."