Sailing Knives and Rigging Knives

Considering that the souvenirs I acquired from him included a WWII bayonet, an engineer’s set of mapping and survey instruments, a radiation detector and a complete set of government-issue surgical instruments labeled “Venereal Disease Kit,” — all of these things having apparently seen a lot of hard use — it seems he might have been involved in something more than the Missouri mule export-import business.

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