Randall Model 2-8

Saturday, November 19, 2016

When You Can't Get Wet - the Garrote

III Arms Company manufactures a garrote modeled on the original O.S.S. design, sent into action with O.S.S. agents and operators during WWII.  Garrote techniques were taught to general US Army soldiers as recently as 1971 (FM 21-150) and continues today in elite units across the US Armed Services and Intelligence Services.
CIA, US Navy SEALS and US Army Special Forces all directly trace their existence back to the men of O.S.S. - men like Bill Donovan, William Fairbairn, Rex Applegate and Aaron Bank.  Fairbairn & Applegate understood the utility of the wire garrote in certain circumstances over the knife, and they trained their students accordingly.  Here is a video of US Rangers training in various garrotes and techniques.
The garrote can be designed as either a strangulation weapon or a cutting weapon.  As a cutter the garrote must utilize bared wire, often a piano-grade wire.  Coated wire, rope, electrical cord, or even a leather belt will work as a strangulation weapon, especially in improvised circumstances.  Generally speaking, if an operator can afford to spill blood, a knife is often a better choice than a garrote.  However, if the operator must avoid getting wet, a garrote with a coated wire or a sturdy rope is ideal - silent and clean.
Most III Percent Patriots understand that the fight against hardcore Marxists in America - those Marxists who bring violence and particularly those who order violence while remaining safely in their offices and country clubs while surrounded by bodyguards - will require more than ARs and cammies and open conflict to defeat.
Like the O.S.S. Agents and Cold War Agents in our history, modern III Percent Patriots will often accomplish more tactical and strategic gain for Liberty by wearing the uniform of the repairman or waiter while employing a suppressed Walther or garrote, then slipping away silently as shocked Enemies of Liberty are left to bleed out on the floors of their offices, restaurants and homes as their Marxist friends shriek in horror and surprise.
Modern Patriots must embrace both the Militiaman and the Spy if Liberty is to triumph.
Make no mistake, Liberty and Tyranny are at war and every neighborhood in America is a battleground.  If your child attends public schools, you already know that Marxists and Useful Idiots in that school are pushing Marxist teachings upon your children.  There is no community in America that is immune from this fight.
Before this fight goes hot, it will be fought in the cold and the shadows by patriotic Cold Warriors.
Arm yourself with the highest quality and professionally built tools of the Militiaman and the Spy.  
Be ready to fight on any ground the Enemies of Liberty present.  
They mean to be Masters, as Daniel Webster warned us all.  Will you accept slavery upon bended knee - or will you fight?
Tools for the Professional Patriot, here.

Free the Hammonds

President Trump, we request that on Day One, Hour One of your Presidency, you Pardon and order the immediate release of Dwight and Steve Hammond.

Then we request you either pardon every American Patriot currently under indictment for the Bundy Ranch affair, or order your Attorney General to stand down the DoJ from prosecuting.

You can begin dismantling Bureau of Land Management and properly investigating the murder of LaVoy Finicum, on Day Two.

The III Percent Patriots of America

**This message has been submitted directly to the Trump Team.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Meaning of Three Percent Patriots

Those before me who were known by this title took the field against the King and fought to repel the tyranny of the Crown. We had the support of many in the Colonies, but only about three percent of us took to the fields of battle with the arms of the Militiaman.

It is my turn to stand against Evil.

3 Percent. III Percent. Threepers. III'pers.

I am the Militia. I am the defender of my republic against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Mine is the final recourse, the final appeal, the final line of defense of Liberty. I am there, when words have failed.

Collectivist politics and the deliberate perversion of the Constitution are murdering the country, practiced by both major political parties, our Courts, and sadly by many of our Countrymen.

Our Government is not the problem, it is men who use Government as a vehicle for their crimes against humanity that offends the republic.

Treason exists in every institution of our Government.

Our Founding Principles are mocked and destroyed by those who would be our Masters. Our Countrymen are murdered by the State for exercising their Rights. Families are taxed and regulated into starvation. Our national defenses are lowered, making us vulnerable to the predations of the tyrannies of the world. Our Citizens are treated like criminals, while criminals and murderous terrorists are given the Rights due Citizens. Our military is abused for political agendas. The most elite and sophisticated Criminal Class in the history of the world has been granted license to steal from my Countrymen and they are beyond the law. The moral fabric of Americans is under deliberate, systematic assault by those who benefit from an immoral and amoral society. We are all enslaved to the criminal Political Class who consider us as nothing more than laborers for their every whim.

This I can not abide.

I prefer political discourse and mechanisms as established by our Founders and Framers as the means to recover our national Soul. I will fight in the political realm, and I pray we are never forced to Second Amendment remedies for the ultimate defense of our country and our lives.

The life of the republic, my beloved America, is worth more than my own life. I will defend her at all costs.

I am an American. I am a Militiaman.

Where I stand, my Countrymen are safer by my presence.

Where I go, the enemies of my republic are in peril.

Traitors fear me, with cause.

For my republic, if I must, I will fight, kill and die.

By intellect, rifle, pistol, hatchet and knife and hands.

By any means necessary.

All men die.

How we die, matters.

I will save the republic.

For I am a III Percent Patriot.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Flexible Weapons: The Garrote

New garrote offered through III Gear, made in America.
The garrote is a silent killer for the Patriot who needs to take advantage of a sudden opportunity, or has an OSS-style targeted mission that requires stealth and tradecraft.

A few realities about the garrote as a weapon: You will get wet.  Lots of blood, especially if you are using wire - which I personally prefer.  Rope is a strangulation weapon.  Wire is a cutting weapon.  If you have never trained in flexible weapons, find a martial artist or old-school spy with the requisite background and ask for a special course program.

OSS Issue: Preferred T-Handle design
If you succeed in getting close enough to employ the garrote, and you are smart enough to use wire, please use T-handles on the ends.  Some people sell versions with rings for you to pull tight, but you are then having to concentrate all of your force on single points.  Much better to spread your strength along a 3 inch stick/steel rod.

Next - people who suddenly feel a garrote around their neck will whig the F out - especially if they are trained and they know what is coming.  If they are not trained, you'll have to deal with the startle response and panic. If they are trained, they are going to try to get fingers (best case for you) or something steel between the garrote and their neck (worst case for you), and counter-attack violently.  So, get that weapon looped FAST and cinched even FASTER.  Either way, pull that soon-to-be dead Enemy of Liberty away from anything he can kick against for leverage. They may also try to flip you over their head or execute a shoulder throw - be ready for it. Defenses against the garrote attack are limited, and by necessity, extremely vigorous and violent.

Next, assuming you get his neck clean, or even with a few fingers, pull with everything you've got.  Wire will start digging in and cutting meat. But make no mistake - you've got to use strength.
Less optimal ring design

Understand he is going to thrash, kick, reach for a pistol or knife.  Be ready to defeat these attempts.  First move, kick the back of his knee and take him to a manageable height.  If he is still reaching to pull that knife and gut you or pistol to shoot you, be in a position to block that hand with the bottom of your boot.  You won't have to hang on long - but it'll seem like forever the first time you have to do it.  If it is available to you (he's not reaching for a weapon, he's locked on the primal instinct trying to reach the garrote as it cuts) put a knee in his back and arch him backward - not so much that he falls - you want to stay on your feet for defensive reasons. 

If you have done everything right, as I have instructed above, you'll have an unconscious target in a few seconds - 3 to 8, usually.  He'll be dead in under a minute if he bleeds out.  He may have a few fingertips on the ground, because your garrote will cut through them easily.  You will have cut through his windpipe (no screams) and you will have cut through his carotids - hence the bloody mess, but the quick blackout.

If mission parameters call for it, drag him out of sight.  If mission parameters call for it (like you have to blend back into public after this caper) have spare clean clothes you can slip into to avoid the blood.  If mission parameters call for it, dump his seeping corpse in the middle of the street as Fair Warning to other Commies in your AO.

III Gear is now offering a well-built garrote (pictured above) with your choice of ABS or aluminum T-handles and a micro-braided 23" wire.  The III logo is engraved on each end of the T-handles.  A special training program is offered free with every garrote sold.  Of course, it is made in America and comes with a lifetime warranty.

For a limited time the III Percent Society is offering a free garrote to all new and renewing Members who sign-up for a single payment membership.  If it is time to renew your membership, get your garrote free!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fighting Blades

KA-BAR 1265 Tanto Points, laser engraved
by the great guys at CADD Graphics.
The KA-BARs are in the category of 'general purpose' knives for me, field knives.  You can use it to hammer tent stakes into the ground, chop brush, open cans of peaches, cut your steak, and certainly kill a Commie.  The KA-BAR has proven to be steel of sufficient mettle to last a lifetime of abuse and take an edge every time you decide to put one back on it.  We blade-snobs cringe at such thoughts with our secondary blades, and risk a fatal aneurism contemplating such tasks with our primary Fighting Blade.

Our primary Fighting Blade never, ever cuts anything but an enemy.  Period.  Full stop.

I needed a new primary Fighting Blade.  Cold Steel no longer produces the Magnum Tanto, my preferred primary.  My Cold Steel was taken from my life more than a decade ago, and I didn't replace it.  I surrounded myself with KA-BARs and cheaper Cold Steels, even a few Benchmades.

But life has changed, and the need for a new primary Fighting Blade is no longer an option.

I studied, I talked to guys who have had blades in battle.  I talked to professional fighters and knife makers alike.  Randall Knives out of Florida kept coming up in these discussions. I knew of Randall's reputation, rock solid.  I find several of their designs appealing to the eye.  Several are a good fit in the hand.  The Number 1 is a magnificent knife, brilliantly designed for defending life, which is why it has remained essentially unchanged for many generations.  I was strongly drawn to the Number 1.

Then I had to consider my anticipated future.  Where would I be and under what circumstances might I need to draw my steel and defend my life.  My work in the III is a serious consideration.  I am far more Jedburgh than Rambo.  The odds that I will ever be runnin' & gunnin' and potentially over-run by OpFor in the woods are practically nil.  The Randall Model 1 and the Randall Bowie designs are ideal for the soldier who may find himself in combat on a deer path or a ghetto alley.  I needed a blade designed to defend myself in different circumstances.

Then I looked at the Randall Model 2.  The design is essentially Fairbairn-Sykes, though far more elegant.  It is hand-made by genuine craftsmen.  The knife at the top of the page just beneath the page title is the Randall Model 2 with an 8" blade  This one has a brass handguard, leather hilt, aluminum pommel.  I have always held that 9" is the ideal minimum length of a primary blade.  I have now changed my mind, after more than 30 years of serious knife work.

I acquired a knife identical to the one above.  The balance, the craftsmanship, the feel in the hand, the edge - every single facet of this knife is simply brilliant.  I've worked with it for about a week now, and it moves through the hands with grace.  The fit is outstanding.  I have studied fine blades for more than 30 years, and I assure you this knife is the best built blade I have ever handled - and I have had several magnificent Japanese blades in my hands.

The Randall Model 2 with 8" blade is my primary knife.  When Harm's Way is imminent, we will be together.  This blade instills faith that it will not let me down when my life is on the line.

I have studied traditional Japanese arts since my teens.  There was a ceremony.  My wife was present.  The blade was given a proper name.  Her purpose in this world was explained to her.  She began to collect the energy of my wife and of me.  Whether you think such rituals are hooey is irrelevant.  Perhaps one day I will share the meaning of the ritual, the true meaning of Honor.

But for now I simply can commend to you Randall Knives at RandallKnives.com.

If you ever anticipate that you may need to defend your life with your Fighting Blade, I am convinced you'll have a hard time finding a better knife than a Randall.  And where life is leading me, where I anticipate I may be forced into shadows on behalf of Liberty, my Randall Model 2 will be with me.