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Cold Steel Torpedo

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jYm, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. jYm

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    any of you guys have any experience with the Cold Steel Torpedo?

    I have herd some good stuff about it and ordered one and im very impatient on the UPS guy lol...

    from reports you can throw this baby through 2x4s and crack cinder blocks...

    so whats the verdit with the torpedo??

    thanks

    :evil:
     
  2. Ol' Badger

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    I'll remember that the next time a crazed Cinder Block attacks me with a 2x4 :D
     
  3. jYm

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    LOL smarta$$ :cuss:
     
  4. Drjones

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    No experience, but please let us know how you like it when you get it.

    I might want one someday....

    Lots of rogue cinder blocks in my area.... :D
     
  5. Quartus

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    Excellent tool. No gun store commando should be without one.


    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Don Gwinn

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    Relax, guys. I suppose you don't own anything just for fun?

    The Torpedo is a lot of fun, by the way. I highly recommend it.
     
  7. Baba Louie

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    A fun toy.

    Can't imagine carrying one around looking to actually, you know, find a use for it, tho'.

    Can be thrown like a football with spin... not too stable after about 5 feet. (ya let it roll off your fingertips overhand or under, trying to keep it's axis aligned...hard to do for any distance)

    It can be flipped, like a knife, hoping that you get the distance/rotation down. Practice, practice, practice... if you're so inclined.

    It can be hand held and used as a wicked poking/slashing device.

    Goes right into old elm trees that you want to kill, once you get the distance rotation issue resolved.

    Like I said... a fun toy. I'd hate to have one used against me.
     
  8. CWL

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    Dangerous, yes. Probably better to learn/use than other 'throwing knives', yes.

    But still just a toy.
     
  9. George Hill

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    This has got to be one of the most over-rated pieces of junk out there.
    Any heavy hunk of metal thrown in such manner would have similar results.
    In fact, other items would be better as they have useable... er... uses when not thrown. Such as a roofer's hammer/cutter. Grab a Galls catalog and look at the firemans breeching tools/extraction tools.
    ANYTHING can be used as a weapon - but what sets it apart is what other things you can do with it.
    Take the "Combat Knife" for example. How often does it get used in actually COMBAT, and how often does it get used for everything else?
     
  10. jYm

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    wow the compresension of some people on here is amazing...

    i never once said anything about self defense... or any of the sorts as using it as a weapon, just a fun thrower to pass some time once in awhile when cabin fever kicks in...

    yea of course anything can be a weapon, and the next time im crusing the mean streets of Utah ill remember to bring my trusty hammer :neener:
     
  11. Soap

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    How is the durability of the tips? That thing would be fun to play with now that lawn darts are outlawed :D
     
  12. Joe Demko

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    It doesn't impress me. Throwing hunks of bar stock will accomplish the same end. Lynn "Tanto" Thompson never fails to amaze me with his ability to hype a rather nondescript item into the ne plus ultra of weapons. The torpedo is a particular masterpiece in that respect. At least some of the knives are decent (if overpriced) knives.
     
  13. nondescript

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    I'm sorry, but the Torpedo is not currently a nondescript item. But I do think that the Torpedo might be a fun toy, if the points are hard enough to last a while.
     
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    A good friend of mine had one. It was fun to play with. I remember throwing it through an old door he had lying around. If I remember the points held up to going through the door and into a tree, but it has been awhile.
     
  15. Wilhelm

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    My father in law bought one and all I can say is.......worthless. I understand the toy aspect of it but man that is the biggest scam I have ever seen. Buy a cheap bowling ball, I had much more fun with that.



    Wilhelm
     
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    Never bring a Torpedo to a gun fight, unless it is a Mark 48.

    http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/weapons/wep-torp.html

    Cold Steel stuff is interesting. They have some oak staffs, canes, ninja crap, cheap swords, etc. But except for some of their knives, they sell mostly curios. But that is okay, as long as you realize it is a curio.
     
  17. Don Gwinn

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    Well, sure, Golgo. And you can give a guy a pretty ugly cut on the cheek with a metal ruler--but it's still not a knife. You really see no difference at all between flat things and pointy things?

    I hope none of you own a baseball, a basketball, or a football. Worthless pieces of junk that can easily be replaced with apples and pumpkins. :rolleyes: Why, a football is a mere . . . toy! You can barely kill a man with it. What would you ever want one for?
     
  18. jYm

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    ya hit the nail right on the head Don!
     
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    Thats not what I meant at all Don. Even for something fun it just wasnt my cup of tea. It simply a hunk of metal sharpened at both ends. I could make that in 5 mins for 2 bucks.



    Wilhelm
     
  20. Drjones

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    Really?

    I'll take one!!!

    :D
     
  21. Quartus

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    That's his cost, Jones. Retail will be $89.95. Hey, but for you, wholesale at $32.50!


    Plus shipping and handling, of course.


    :D
     
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    It's a toy - but it works well for it's purpose.

    Is it a weapon? Not one I'd use. But like Lawn Darts, there's a use for every object.

    Kevin
     
  23. Wilhelm

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    Rosemead. Never heard of it have you?
    Hey man lawn darts were an awesome thing back in the day.



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  24. jYm

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    yea i just recieved the now infamous torpedo uesterday and yea its like a 2 pound lawn dart...that at about 12 feet we can throw through 3/4" plywood :evil:

    never ment for it to be HD, whats what the 870 is about....
    but for passing the time on the job site with the guys no sheetrock or plywood is safe....
     
  25. Don Gwinn

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    Mayyyyybe. I would have a hard time forging or grinding a piece of the appropriate steel, getting the heat treat done and the balance right in five minutes. I'm not much of a smith yet, though.

    I meant no offense. It's just that I hear a lot of people talk about how this product or that product is worthless because they charge more than it costs to make. That was always the knock on Glocks. My attitude is that the thought that goes into creating a valuable item has value of its own. If the Glock performs better than a comparable all-steel forged gun, it doesn't matter which one cost more to make. The Glock is worth more because it contains more value. I think the Torpedo is a neat little idea. No, it's not the space shuttle, but it's not quite as simple as most people think to balance something that way. You may be a machinist or a smith, but most people are not. That's why they pay us to do their machine work and smithing for them.

    I'll never forget how mad people got at TFL when Triton Cartridge announced that they weren't going to build a new Bren Ten. There was one guy in particular who was quite petulant. He kept insisting over and over that the Bren Ten was a money maker and they'd get rich, and they were just throwing it all away. Finally Fernando posted and offered to send him all the diagrams and plans on the Bren Ten with his compliments. Things became very quiet when it became a question of his risk, his time, and his money.
     
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