What non-firearm weapons do you have?


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craftsman
November 6, 2013, 06:31 PM
For me, quite an eccletic collection ...
(Just seeing this stuff written down - I even scare myself! ROFL !)

Atlatl and 6 five ft. darts with field points
Walnut boomerang
Sling bow (modified slingshot)
80 lb. pull pistol crossbow - standard 6-3/4 in. aluminum and plastic darts, home made field point and broadhard darts
35 lb. pull recurve bow with field tip and broadhead arrows
Shepherd's slings
blowguns (about a dozen - various calibers and lengths and a plethora of darts)
airguns (.177 Browning pistol and 2 rifles; 1 combo Beeman springer, and a .22 Benji Marauder)
4 sets of competition grade throwing knives (I do AKTA throws)
7 canes (1 metal, 1 carbon fiber, 5 wood of various types and thicknesses)
a dozen or more bandana handkerchiefs
1 lunge whip

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Nighteyes
November 6, 2013, 06:40 PM
Does this count?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a124/danielnighteyes/CAS%20Pictures/NighteyeswithKiowaLance4.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/danielnighteyes/media/CAS%20Pictures/NighteyeswithKiowaLance4.jpg.html)

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Mike1234567
November 6, 2013, 06:40 PM
a walking stick

a cra-ppy demeanor

Sam Cade
November 6, 2013, 06:48 PM
I wouldn't even know where to begin.

If we count tools that can be pressed into service as weapons, a truckload of stuff.

Double_J
November 6, 2013, 06:59 PM
more knives than the law should allow if you count the kitchen knives, broken axe handle, baseball bat, flounder gig (think broomhandle with a nail in the base, used for sticking fish at low tide), axe, half-completed walking stick, plus the other "press into service" tools in the garage/house.

JShirley
November 6, 2013, 07:14 PM
Like Sam.

I DON'T have any whips or bows, though.

John

Sam Cade
November 6, 2013, 07:40 PM
What I don't have, but I have minor desire for, is a spear suitable for use in a phalanx .

I'm pretty light on pole-arms in general now that I think about it.

Mike1234567
November 6, 2013, 07:54 PM
Why do some guys need whips and phalanx symbols? :evil:

rcmodel
November 6, 2013, 08:10 PM
I can think of several ways to kill someone with a bandana.

Or put them in the hospital.

Still and all, calling a bandana or a whip a 'weapon' is kinda a stretch, IMO.

I had enough experience with bull-whips and stock whips as a boy on the farm to be dangerous.

Too myself.

rc

kbbailey
November 6, 2013, 08:39 PM
A throwing 'hawk?

I bought mrs kb some pepper spray.

hso
November 6, 2013, 09:10 PM
If you want to be educated on the bandana subject just search craftsman's other threads or Google "bandana fighting" or "defensive bandana". It's best if we don't start a whole new topic in the middle of this one.

Tejicano Loco
November 6, 2013, 09:13 PM
I have dozens of knives but my definition of a weapon would be something I would feel comfortable as at least my secondary arm in combat. To me even a razor sharp Marine K-Bar is a tertiary weapon.

My list :

Cold Steel Chisa Katana
Cold Steel Laredo Bowie
A couple tomahawks with 20"+ hafts
Maybe my Chris Reeve clone on a field expedient spear haft?

I do have a Javan Kris made in the 1750's but that is more a work of art than any kind of weapon. My Cold Steel Special Forces shovel is close but more of a tool than a pure weapon.

Centurian22
November 6, 2013, 09:25 PM
All kinds, more than I care to list here but my most recent addition is a PVC and fiberglass rod bow. Cost less than $10 to make and shoots quite well. It's only 5ft long and over 60lbs at 28" so I plan to make some modifications. I want it longer and a lower pull weight so I can work on my form a little better.

DDeegs
November 6, 2013, 09:27 PM
Does a potato cannon count as a NFW ?
Slow to load but packs a punch.

Dan

Shanghai McCoy
November 6, 2013, 10:59 PM
Bows and arrows.

Lots of bows and arrows...:D

And some tomahawks, machetes and knives.

Lots of knives...:D

Mp7
November 7, 2013, 06:07 AM
2 Assegai style spears,
an assortment of hatchets,
a Massai sword,
a khyber-pass sword,
a machete,

airgun, airpistol, co2pistol,

.... and if i ever get to
sort out the basement,
there might me other things i forgot i picked up oon the way :-)

Officers'Wife
November 7, 2013, 07:44 AM
Hmmm, A distant ancestor's cavalry saber, two foils and an epee.

Half a dozen knives that my uncle made of various types and lengths. Including an 18 inch "Arkansas toothpick" that I don't allow out of the house.

Two homemade bows built in the Sioux fashion and matching arrows with bone tips. (Never did get the flint working thing down.) As well as a "war club" which is simply a tree branch segment with a stone attached with rawhide strips.

Then there is the deadliest weapon ever devised by our creator. The few cubic centimeters inside my skull.

Deltaboy
November 7, 2013, 10:34 PM
It is easier to list what I don't have.

Spears, blowguns, and cross bows.

Corpral_Agarn
November 8, 2013, 01:48 PM
hmmm...
Couple of heavy books, crescent wrench, ink pen, kitchen pots and knives... lots of stuff!

I do have a 2 bows (compound and re-curve) both #55 at 28", Knives (of course!), and a 7' stock whip.

Btw whips don't make very good weapons. Sure, they can cut flesh like a knife (the tip is moving around 1400 fps when it cracks), but that is at a pretty specific distance.
Once the adversary is inside that distance you have, at best, a club and rope that are attached to each other.

Best use for a whip is moving cattle or running off dogs. At least that's what I use mine for.

Nighteyes
November 8, 2013, 02:42 PM
Bows and arrows.

Lots of bows and arrows...:D

And some tomahawks, machetes and knives.

Lots of knives...:D

Two bows, lotsa arrows, two 'hawks, several gagoodles of knives (I collect 'em), two 10-inch Kukuri-like bush knives and three machetes, plus a Wrist-Rocket slingshot and a leather pouch filled with 250 quarter-inch ball bearings. There are some axes & hatchets, and a couple of digging tools that would suffice in a pinch. Also, a 6-foot "buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff" (with thanks to Daffy Duck as Robin Hood) that I used as a backcountry hiking stick for quite a few years.

Oh, and don't forget the ceremonial lance that I showed y'all earlier! Heh-heh-heh!

-- Nighteyes

Zeeemu
November 8, 2013, 04:01 PM
What non-firearm weapons do I have?

My knowledge, training and a brain that knows how to make use of it.

PJSprog
November 8, 2013, 04:02 PM
Lots of knives
So many Japanese swords that my wife had to buy me a 10-sword wall stand for them
Enough bokken to fill an 8-sword wall stand
An older 35# recurve bow
Several pair of nunchaku
Several tonfa
Bunches of shuriken
Assorted chain weapons
Three air rifles and two pistols
Blowgun

... sure I'm forgetting something ...

Oh, yeah ... KNOWLEDGE!!!

craftsman
November 8, 2013, 05:05 PM
Nighteyes, LOVE the coup stick!

Sam Cade, Check out BudK online - there's a spear I've had my eyes on for a while (but paying off my Airguns will take several months - long story, short budget! ROFL! )

rcmodel, Don't sell the bandana short. Birang Silat: The Handkerchief Dance
http://www.cafepress.com/meijin4.767729350

Centaurian22, Any chance that you can post the plans for that bow? Here, or in Instructables. Sounds amazing.

You all reminded me ... a nun-chuck (got it as a gift this past summer, haven't used it yet) - and three throwing 'hawks (AKTA - have not thrown them yet, also new this past summer).

Corporal Agarn, I wouldn;t say that (" ... Btw whips don't make very good weapons. Sure, they can cut flesh like a knife (the tip is moving around 1400 fps when it cracks), but that is at a pretty specific distance. Once the adversary is inside that distance you have, at best, a club and rope that are attached to each other. ") to Joe "Brokenfeather" Darrah, Ken "CheChe WhiteCloud" Pearce, Guro Amante P. Marinas, Sr., Michael Gross, Ed Imperatore, or several of the other folks that I've had the honor and pleaure to meet at the AKTA regional throws. I am very sure that they would tend to disagree with that statement, and demonstrate other uses we haven't even thought of. LOL.

Double_J
November 8, 2013, 05:27 PM
I have seen the power of a bandana first hand. I was in a pool hall when a fight broke out, one guy pulled the bandana out of his pocket, grabbed a billiard ball and made an improvised weapon. The guy who got hit went to the hospital with a huge gash, crushed skull, and a concussion. I learned real quick that anything can be a weapon if you have the desire and knowledge. It is SCARY what can be pressed into service to hurt someone.

CWL
November 8, 2013, 06:16 PM
What I don't have, but I have minor desire for, is a spear suitable for use in a phalanx .

You mean like this?

http://scottthong.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/sarissa1.jpg

Sam Cade
November 8, 2013, 06:26 PM
You mean like this?


Yup. Sarissa length.

...and several dozen buddies to work out with.

Madcap_Magician
November 8, 2013, 06:33 PM
I have a custom fencing sabre (not Olympic sport fencing, similar style, live blade) by Tinker Pearce. Only thing it's cut is my wedding cake five years ago.

A Canemasters Cane and an Unbreakable Umbrella are floating around somewhere. A kukri and a machete in with the garden tools.

csa77
November 8, 2013, 06:40 PM
several bayonets including 2 odd Japanese pole bayonets
Japanese ww2 type 32 KO Cavalry sword
Emerson & Silver nco dress sword 1864
modern kris cutlery katana
very old stone hatchet head
arrow head I found on my families property

also many small cheapo knifes.

oldbear
November 9, 2013, 08:53 PM
I have several tactical style folders, that in the hands of someone who knew what they were doing, ( I don't) would be lethal weapons. I have a cane that I feel comfortable having for an improv. weapon, assorted flashlights that I carried on the job, and a Convoy style blackjack that I learned how to use very effectively years ago. Yet at 60 something with a dislocated shoulder that was never properly treated and a BAD left knee I mainly depend on a handgun.

Nighteyes
November 9, 2013, 09:23 PM
Nighteyes, LOVE the coup stick!

Thanks! Its a "ceremonial lance", complete with three (fake) scalp-locks.

Piratesailor
November 9, 2013, 09:26 PM
My wife.. Does that count?

I've a ouple of hatchets and a boomerang that I sort of know how to use. Years ago I was shown how to kill or at minimum disable someone with a folded newspaper. At the time it was the NY times. Appropriate.

Guess I forgot the gurka knife...

rcmodel
November 9, 2013, 09:30 PM
Always close at hand near the garage door.

Does this count?? :D

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Tools_zpsc5deef1d.jpg

rc

Gordon
November 9, 2013, 09:33 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/021-3.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/022-1.jpg
Duh , a prowler Fouyler I guess!

Bobson
November 9, 2013, 09:36 PM
I can think of several ways to kill someone with a bandana.

Or put them in the hospital.
You must have a superb imagination. I can think of two ways. One of them requires a willing victim.

rcmodel
November 9, 2013, 09:41 PM
You must have a superb imagination.You must have had no combat training in 1962.

I could make a lethal weapon out a green army sock then.
And they didn't have to tell me how to do it several different ways.

rc

Bobson
November 9, 2013, 10:00 PM
1962 must have been quite a year, but I'll have to take your word for it. Guess they don't trust us as much as they did back then, because they've stopped sharing MacGyver's combat secrets with the troops. Maybe we're supposed to show some initiative and watch the reruns without being asked.

rcmodel
November 9, 2013, 10:08 PM
Whatever you think Bobson, is fine with me!

I had a senior NCO bayonet & hand to hand combat instructor in AIT that had survived two human wave attacks in Korea.
He looked like he went three rounds in the Texas chain-saw massacre and lost.
But he survived!

He taught us things I doubt anyone can teach in the modern army about improvised weapons in hand-to-hand combat.

And if you didn't pay attention, he would knock you out of your combat boots with his fatigue cap full of empty brass or pocket change.

A big bandana would have served him as well or better.
And you better hope he didn't get it looped around your arm or neck!

Cause if he so decided, you would be dead before you knew what happened.

rc

DM~
November 10, 2013, 12:24 AM
I have a few, includeing this "Samurai",

http://www.fototime.com/2008AA12D0557D6/standard.jpg

DM

jeepnik
November 10, 2013, 02:25 AM
Pretty much whatever is at hand. Then again, the hands as well. One is never unarmed as long as one has a brain and the ability to use it.

stressed
November 10, 2013, 02:43 AM
You know, just the standard stuff. Mace, flail, nunchuks, maul, throwing stars, etc.

In reality, only things I have are a few Bayonets I got from overseas.

I did see a guy use a large chain as a weapon in a fight outside a bar, and he basically KO'd three wannabe "G's" before the police got there.

Sam Cade
November 12, 2013, 01:21 PM
Here is something you don't see everyday.

A Curt Koehler RazorSword, formerly part of the John Shirley collection.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191115&stc=1&d=1384275979

Hey, that sure is a funny lookin' belt.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191114&stc=1&d=1384275979


So not only does this work, it works perfectly. Despite looking like something that you would find in a carnival booth, the RazorSword is completely legit as a weapon. It may be the most cutting power that it is possible to conceal in the absence of Duncan MacLeod's overcoat.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191113&stc=1&d=1384275979
When JShirley tested it a few years ago I believe he was getting near 70% of the performance of a katana when cutting into hard media.

Corpral_Agarn
November 12, 2013, 02:36 PM
Corporal Agarn, I wouldn;t say that (" ... Btw whips don't make very good weapons. Sure, they can cut flesh like a knife (the tip is moving around 1400 fps when it cracks), but that is at a pretty specific distance. Once the adversary is inside that distance you have, at best, a club and rope that are attached to each other. ") to Joe "Brokenfeather" Darrah, Ken "CheChe WhiteCloud" Pearce, Guro Amante P. Marinas, Sr., Michael Gross, Ed Imperatore, or several of the other folks that I've had the honor and pleaure to meet at the AKTA regional throws. I am very sure that they would tend to disagree with that statement, and demonstrate other uses we haven't even thought of. LOL.

I am sure Anthony De Longis would disagree with me, too, but if you watch those guys closely, a good portion of the techniques they utilize are arm wraps with the thong and strikes with the handle at close distances. De Longis is really impressive to watch with a whip but as a regular guy who is just a decent whip user (not a master martial artist) I believe I would be better served with a frying pan/rock/brick/kitchen knife/book thrown as hard has possible for the same distance while I look for something else to use.

YMMV
BTW what kind of whip do you have?

Corpral_Agarn
November 12, 2013, 02:38 PM
Here is something you don't see everyday.

A Curt Koehler RazorSword, formerly part of the John Shirley collection.

Hey, that sure is a funny lookin' belt.

So not only does this work, it works perfectly. Despite looking like something that you would find in a carnival booth, the RazorSword is completely legit as a weapon. It may be the most cutting power that it is possible to conceal in the absence of Duncan MacLeod's overcoat.

When JShirley tested it a few years ago I believe he was getting near 70% of the performance of a katana when cutting into hard media.

Hey Sam,
That is something you don't see everyday! How fast does something like that deploy? That much fun has to be illegal... :)

Sam Cade
November 12, 2013, 06:32 PM
How fast does something like that deploy?

If you have both hands free you could deploy and cut in less than a second with practice.


That much fun has to be illegal... :)

Not in KY :D

Double_J
November 12, 2013, 07:40 PM
I can see me getting in a lot of trouble wearing a "sword belt." Plus I don't think it would fit too well with my current gun belt, and I don't want to get another one as I am just now getting this one broke in good.

rcmodel
November 12, 2013, 09:11 PM
If you have both hands free you could deploy and cut in less than a second with practice.
The only thing is??

You just really have to pay attention when you drop your pants in the out-house while still half asleep!!

rc

Valkman
November 12, 2013, 09:20 PM
LOL rc

LT.Diver
November 12, 2013, 09:29 PM
My 20 ounce Estwing straight claw hammer in one hand and a steel framing square in the other. Bring it!

Sol
November 12, 2013, 10:39 PM
Blow gun, slingshot, various knives and bladed objects, flail, throwing stars and MY BARE HANDS.

theotherwaldo
November 13, 2013, 12:19 PM
You mean that there is something that can't be used as a weapon?

exospex
November 13, 2013, 01:25 PM
LT.Diver My 20 ounce Estwing straight claw hammer in one hand and a steel framing square in the other. Bring it!

Makes me think of that little troll kid with the steel boomerang in Mad Max 2 :D

crazyjennyblack
November 13, 2013, 02:10 PM
Never much thought about it, but lets see....

Heavy cavalry saber, 1840 pattern NCO sword, smallsword, italian stiletto dagger. Cold steel gladius machete, 4 regular machetes. 2 Roman pilum spears. Ka-bar knife, M9 bayonet, two edged dagger, and a box full of all kinds of other knives. 8 cans of pepper spray.

Blade collection - $1k - $2k
Other stuff - $500
Sour attitude and the face to match - Priceless

mdauben
November 13, 2013, 02:48 PM
A baaaaaad attitude! :fire:

Aside from that, if we only consider things designed as weapons, I've got:

2 x Yawara Sticks (wood and aluminum)
1 x Sap
1 x Japanese Jo (4 foot wooden staff)
1 x Japanese Bo (6 foot wooden staff)
1 x CAS "Practical" Wakizashi
1 x Ka-Bar Aluminum Cane
1 x Cold Steel Heavy Duty Sword Cane
12 x Daggers and Fighting Knives
2 x Tactcial Hawks (CRKT and VTAC)

Stacer
November 14, 2013, 10:47 AM
Let's see
1917 naval cutlass
mexican war sabre
handmade cutlass circa civil war
short sword
replica french smallsword
sap
Kukri
SOG fasthawk
traditions Bowie Knife
Glock Field knife
Kabar TDI ankle knife
Kabar TDI belt knife
more pocket and small belt knives than I can count

Sam Cade
November 14, 2013, 02:18 PM
Rock maple warclub.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191185&stc=1&d=1384453062



Wielded on a couple occasions during my brief career as a publican.

Tom609
November 15, 2013, 04:09 PM
Yikes, if you didn't know what you were doing with razorsword you could pretty much disembowel yourself!

craftsman
November 19, 2013, 05:07 PM
Forgot another one ... Sjambok! 42 in.

Madcap Magician,

I've been thinking about getting one of those umbrellas - which model do you have, and how do you like it?

Corpral Agarn,

I went to our local "Tractor Supply Co" and got a "lunge whip". About a 6 ft fiberglass pole wrapped with braid, then another 6 ft. or so of loose braided whip. It's intended use is for for horse training.

clearcut
November 20, 2013, 12:29 AM
d) all of the above . and my hands & feet.O and a F250 LOL
CC

JShirley
November 21, 2013, 08:43 AM
The Razor Sword is worn edge down- but, yes, a sharpened one, worn edge up, would be dangerous to the big bellied.

John

j1
November 21, 2013, 09:16 AM
Sticks, stones, bows, knives, a machete for the zombies, an entrenching tool and two cars. Bottles cans of vegetables, and this year lots if apples. :)

Madcap_Magician
November 21, 2013, 11:41 AM
I've been thinking about getting one of those umbrellas - which model do you have, and how do you like it?

I have the premium full-length one with the crook handle. It was expensive, but they do sales fairly often and they're a great company to deal with. The umbrella is extremely well made. I have not abused it like they do in their testing videos, but it will flex and return to true readily without damage.

I have only a little training in cane techniques, so if I ever used it, I would primarily rely on the bayoneted rifle grip and techniques I learned in the Army. The end is steel-tipped, rounded, and blunt. It won't cut anything, but as a jabbing impact weapon, it's pretty good. The crook is wide and has a reverse chisel tip that is not sharp and doesn't catch the eye. This is well-designed for limb and neck control techniques for people who have more training or experience than I do.

Did I mention it was well made?

I don't regret the purchase, although the biggest reason that's the case is because it's a really high quality umbrella. I wouldn't say it's windproof, but it's more so than any cheap umbrella you'd get or any expensive umbrella not expressly designed to be windproof. Canopy coverage is wide, somewhere between a regular umbrella and a golf umbrella. My wife kind of rolled her eyes a bit when I spent $200 on an umbrella, but it truly will last a lifetime and left a lot of broken cheapo umbrellas in its wake.

As a defensive tool it is too large and bulky to carry unless you have no other choice, and of course it sticks out if it's not raining. In an airport it's a good choice because umbrellas stick out less there (it could be raining anywhere you came from or are going to, after all), and because of the limits on other viable self-defense tools. And because unlike a cane, it's an umbrella. :D

I would rate a good cane as a slightly better striking weapon, since the canopy and canopy frame provide some slight 'padding' with cutting strikes with the shaft, but the umbrella's steel tip is a better jabbing weapon than the rubber walking tip on most canes.

Single-handed striking with the umbrella is a little more difficult as well, because the balance point is forward of the crook handle, so you're grasping it around the collapsed canopy and canopy frame, which has some slight rotational give around the main shaft and does not provide the solid grip you would have on a cane.

kBob
November 21, 2013, 02:01 PM
A things use determines if it is a weapon or not.

I suppose the closest thing to a Non firearm "weapon" I keep close to hand at home is a 30 some year old Gerber fighting knife. For got the model number and just looked and it does not seem to be marked. Not the wasp waist model but the later one with the M4 type blade with the false edge scalloped. I bought it hurriedly just be fore going over seas as my other knives had been stolen.

Sam......
Please do not arm the Garden Gnomes! I think they may be after me....... in 1981 when I was doing pre planned fire planning for 3rd Armored DivArty I penciled in a pre plan battery 6 mixed Quick and fuse delay on what appeared to be a road junction on the map. I was queried over why I would pre plot that junction with the speculation that I was trying to deny Soviet access to the positions we would have just abandoned on the feeder road when the mission was scheduled. Nope, I explained to the Colonel that if he looked right on our way into our main battle position at that last turn on our next trip to the boarder he would see the largest non Commercial Gnome Garden collection I have ever seen, right where the target cross and dot were centered.

He agreed that it was in the best interest of man kind that those little devils not fall into the hands of the Soviets.........

-kBob

USAF_Vet
November 21, 2013, 03:16 PM
Knives, both folding and fixed, single edge and double.
Cold Steel Grosse Messer sword
Norse hand axe
SOG 'hawk
Blow gun
Compound bow
Wooden staff
Wooden and HDPE walking sticks/ canes.
Steam Punk inspired wood, steel and brass cane
Machetes
Old aluminum base ball bat.
BB rifles and pistols.

Lots of other tools and items that could be pressed into service as weapons

wleggart
November 21, 2013, 03:35 PM
I have 500+ lumen lights with sharp bezels near at hand, and a farmer type cane pretty close most of the time. The .45 is locked and cocked an near at hand most of the time, but I feel that most situations can be avoided by vigalence!

craftsman
November 21, 2013, 03:59 PM
Madcap Magician,

WOW! Thanks. I just checked the latest prices - the crook-handle standard is down to $130. http://real-self-defense.com/unbreakable-walking-stick-umbrella-standard/ Premium Walking stick (Ball end or crook) is $230, 18" collapsible $250. (I know which one I'll be saving up for! ... crook handle! LOL) Replacement covers sell for $26.

hso
November 21, 2013, 09:06 PM
Madcap_Magician,

You make 3 of us at least that have this umbrella. I've carried mine any number of places you can carry anything else.

Madcap_Magician
November 22, 2013, 12:16 PM
I don't think the premium vs. standard model matters too much, except the umbrella furniture on the premium is metal instead of plastic. The core shaft and handle are the same.

I actually may have had something to do with the collapsible one coming out, I e-mailed the company saying I would buy a smaller one 18-21" long in a heartbeat, and they should consider making one for escrima/baton techniques, and the company president wrote back saying he thought it was a good idea. About three months later I got an e-mail advertising their collapsible. :D

Still saving for that one. It looks really good.

hso
November 22, 2013, 01:08 PM
I would have liked to have seen it done like the Asp in steel or Al instead of fiberglass.

blindhari
November 22, 2013, 06:49 PM
Up in the rafters over the garage is a six ft long bang stick that holds a 12 gauge shell.
If it works on a 7' tiger shark, it should work on 5'+ mugger

blindhari

JShirley
November 23, 2013, 05:28 PM
Pretty sure that is by definition a firearm.

Dirty Bob
November 23, 2013, 09:37 PM
Too many items to list here; they multiply when you start acquiring them. A few favorites:

Cold Steel mace
Estwing Camper's Axe
Swiss bayonet
OLD Puma Bowie that was a "rescue": a friend had in his kitchen as an icepick, after buying at a yard sale for a buck! :eek:
Fixed blade that I made from a Deba Bocho knife
Homemade "pilum" heavy javelin
Kitchen chopper made from an Ontario machete (after I removed the awful D-handle)

Sam: I love the belt sword, but those ain't legal for carry in Texas. Bummer!

All my best,
Dirty Bob

TRX
November 24, 2013, 10:31 AM
Wrist Rocket slingshot
several bayonets
small ceramic belt knife

The Leathermen and various folding knives are tools, and don't count. If they do, I have an impressive collection of "weapons" in the workshop...

I had a crossbow once, but the sear mechanism was junk and unfixable without machining new parts. It was also astonishingly loud. I traded it off for something-or-other. I also had a nice compound bow, which I gave to a friend as a present when arthritis took all the joy out of shooting it.

TParrish
November 24, 2013, 11:05 AM
For thirty-seven years I have studied martial arts from people who believe and teach that toy swords make toy swordsmen. So, all of the below are full steel combat-ready versions, with which I have trained combative technique. Single and double Chinese Plum Blossom Broad Swords. Gim . Chen Style Taji Broad Sword. Chinese war sword. Chinese spear. Seven and nine section steel whip. Iron Pipe (kind of an arcane weapon, even by my standards). iron fan. Double Ring Daggers. Butterfy Swords. 6-foot Staff. Three-section-staff. Kwan-Tao. Katana. (Studied Kenjitsu). To name a few. There are more. I have been busy.

Sam Cade
November 24, 2013, 06:56 PM
This is weird enough to be interesting.

vz58 bayonet with single piece moulded in place, machined in situ samcarta grip.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=191563&stc=1&d=1385333724

Bonus: Collaborative poetry with 8 year old. :D

hso
November 24, 2013, 07:02 PM
samcarta!

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