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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:39:57 AM EST
As stated in the title, WTF is The Order of the Black Shamrock? Mentioned on the Emerson Knives site.

Seems like a tee shirt vendor pretending to be a warrior's order. I could, and often am, wrong...so...

Just curious.



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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:41:01 AM EST
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:41:28 AM EST
Let me just say this: after I joined the Order of the Black Shamrock, those kids are no longer after me Lucky Charms.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:44:14 AM EST
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A way to milk funds from sheepdogs?
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:45:10 AM EST
So let me get this right...in order to be a Black Shamrock thing, you have to be a true warrior, adept at arms, with a warrior's mind and the body of a tiger...

...but the shirts are available up to size XXXL.

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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:47:47 AM EST
Sweet, once I join they will let me use the crest and logo for my warrior stamp!!
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:52:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By joker581:
Lots of guys elsewhere seem to take it pretty seriously. Seems a bit silly to me.


sounds a lot like the "clubs" we made up when we were ten years old....no real purpose, they don't really do anything....but it can be a reason for people to get together and have a fellowship of sorts...

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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:53:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By Silence:
A way to milk funds from sheepdogs?


I'm not pissed that they are selling this nonsense to wannabe white knights; I'm pissed I didn't think of it first.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:54:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By TexasOutdoorsman:
Originally Posted By joker581:
Lots of guys elsewhere seem to take it pretty seriously. Seems a bit silly to me.


sounds a lot like the "clubs" we made up when we were ten years old....no real purpose, they don't really do anything....but it can be a reason for people to get together and have a fellowship of sorts...


And buy merchandise.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:55:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By RonnieJamesDioFan:
So let me get this right...in order to be a Black Shamrock thing, you have to be a true warrior, adept at arms, with a warrior's mind and the body of a tiger...

...but the shirts are available up to size XXXL.


Hey you ever try getting a medium shirt on a Tiger? It ain't easy.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:55:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By rca2222:

Originally Posted By TexasOutdoorsman:
Originally Posted By joker581:
Lots of guys elsewhere seem to take it pretty seriously. Seems a bit silly to me.


sounds a lot like the "clubs" we made up when we were ten years old....no real purpose, they don't really do anything....but it can be a reason for people to get together and have a fellowship of sorts...


And buy merchandise.


But but but you get a t-shirt and a membership card and the rules suitable for framing.

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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:57:01 AM EST
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:57:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By RonnieJamesDioFan:
Originally Posted By Silence:
A way to milk funds from sheepdogs?


I'm not pissed that they are selling this nonsense to wannabe white knights; I'm pissed I didn't think of it first.


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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:58:51 AM EST
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Posted: 7/26/2012 7:59:28 AM EST
Oh yeah, well I'm a member of the Order of the Slightly Darker Black Shamrock.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 8:00:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By neophyte:
Originally Posted By RonnieJamesDioFan:
Originally Posted By Silence:
A way to milk funds from sheepdogs?


I'm not pissed that they are selling this nonsense to wannabe white knights; I'm pissed I didn't think of it first.


+1 Word


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I'd like to point out that I'm really disappointed in the title of their warrior's den. With a name like the Order of the Black Shamrock, I was really expecting a Phil Lynott fan club.
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There seems to be a desperate need within the firearms/weapons/training community to belong to something.


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Posted: 7/26/2012 8:05:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spade:
Oh yeah, well I'm a member of the Order of the Slightly Darker Black Shamrock.

Tier 1?



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Originally Posted By rca2222:

Originally Posted By Spade:
Oh yeah, well I'm a member of the Order of the Slightly Darker Black Shamrock.

Tier 1?






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Posted: 7/26/2012 8:07:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By rca2222:

Originally Posted By Spade:
Oh yeah, well I'm a member of the Order of the Slightly Darker Black Shamrock.

Tier 1?





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No kidding....
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
There seems to be a desperate need to belong to something within the firearms/weapons/training community.


It's weakness.


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Posted: 7/26/2012 8:10:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By BadLuther:
No kidding....
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
There seems to be a desperate need to belong to something within the firearms/weapons/training community.


It's weakness.




I'd go so far as to say it's that need to belong to something regardless of the activity. Guns, music fans, quilting groups, just something to identify with. It's just with guns there's a fantasy about being in the right place at the right time to take down a terrorist group and get the girl to boot.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 8:18:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By joker581:
Lots of guys elsewhere seem to take it pretty seriously. Seems a bit silly to me.


Like warriortalk.com?
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Originally Posted By RonnieJamesDioFan:
So let me get this right...in order to be a Black Shamrock thing, you have to be a true warrior, adept at arms, with a warrior's mind and the body of a tiger...

...but the shirts are available up to size XXXL.



Finally something that will fit around my bulging....err biceps...yeah that's it. I kind of like what they are about. Seems like a reasonable code to live by.
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Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Originally Posted By PappyJohn:
Throw in a magic de-coder ring, and I'm there.


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I dont have a problem with it. Seems like some pretty good standards to live by.

The t-shirt that you have to buy separate looks better than the one that's included with membership.
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Posted: 7/26/2012 11:44:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By ch1966:
A black shamrock is a blue waffle that's left untreated.


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Posted: 7/26/2012 12:07:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By joker581:

Originally Posted By TexasOutdoorsman:
Originally Posted By joker581:
Lots of guys elsewhere seem to take it pretty seriously. Seems a bit silly to me.


sounds a lot like the "clubs" we made up when we were ten years old....no real purpose, they don't really do anything....but it can be a reason for people to get together and have a fellowship of sorts...


It doesn't really seem to be all that different from those kinds of clubs. The idea is evidently supposed to be to bring back or maintain the old Warrior's Code, chivalry, etc.. If everyone in the group takes that stuff seriously, then it's probably a pretty good group. However, a bunch of guys are likely to join just to get the memers only t-shirt, the special edition Emerson OBS knife, and a chance to attend whatever Emerson/OBS stuff they have at the Blade show and other knife shows and forum functions.

I'm skeptical of any organization that anyone can join if they'll just give their name, t-shirt size, and $45, even if I agree with what they stand for. You never know, though. One day I might regret not getting in on the ground floor of the OBS.


I won't, that shit is basically the corporate policies of sartinco industries.
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