POTD: Dead Man’s Hand

    Photo Of The Day, with a history lesson from the Wild West: Microtech Ultratech Knives and the revolver is a Colt Single Action Army .45.

    The left Ultratech knife has “Aces and Eights” and the right one has “Dead Man’s Hand” written on the side.

    I’m no card player, I like to keep my money, but “Dead man’s hand” is a nickname for a poker hand, typically with two-pair of black aces and black eights.

    This Poker hand is rumored to have been held by gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, from the American Old West, when he was murdered.

    According to Wikipedia:

    On August 1, 1876, Hickok was playing poker at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. When a seat opened up at the table, a drunk man named Jack McCall sat down to play. McCall lost heavily. Hickok encouraged McCall to quit the game until he could cover his losses and offered to give him money for breakfast. Although McCall accepted the money, he was apparently insulted.

    The next day, Hickok was playing poker again. He usually sat with his back to a wall so he could see the entrance, but the only seat available when he joined the game was a chair facing away from the door. He twice asked another man at the table, Charles Rich, to change seats with him, but Rich refused.

    McCall entered the saloon, walked up behind Hickok, drew his Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army .45-caliber revolver, and shouted, “Damn you! Take that!” before shooting Hickok in the back of the head at point-blank range. Hickok died instantly. …


    From Microtech Knives:

    Debuting at the USN Gathering in Las Vegas Nevada August 29-31

    Picture from https://microtechknives.com/

    I don’t play Poker and my boots are made out of rubber. The boots in the picture look really nice too, and I think Microtech managed to compose a really good photo.

    I may ruin the whole thing by telling you how much the set is, but PVK Vegas has a few for sale here if you dare to watch. They also have a few more photos of the sets, and watching is for free.

    What do you think of the photo and the knives?