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Dog attack.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Hot brass, Jan 13, 2008.

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  1. Hot brass

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    I ordered three sjamboks for myself and two friends.
    When the wife and I walk at night I carry the sjambok. Have not had to use it, thank GOD.

    Friend that has one was working doing service calls and a dog charged him. He ran to his truck and reached inside to get the sjambok. Said the dog was 10ft away and closing, turned with the sjambok and laid one on the dogs shoulder, and the dog howled, locked up the brakes and started back peddling. The dog is now aout 6ft away and he delivers another blow to its side. The dog has its tail between its legs and makes a quick exit.


    Cop shows up (dog owner called). Owners are screaming, rope is around the dogs neck. Friend tells the cop look at the dog, it has no collar, if it was you that it tried to attack you would have shot it. Cop agreed, told the owners to go home and keep the dog locked up.

    Cop asked my friend what the sjambok was?
     
  2. ArfinGreebly

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    Sjamboks

    And his answer to that question was . . . ?
     
  3. Javelin

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    Ok.... I'm not following either.

    :)
     
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    Me and three shooting buddies have a Christmas tradition. We meet for lunch at a local Bavarian restaurant for lunch. What a great time, great German beer, Rotkraut, all kinds of Wurst, Jagerschnitzel, kartofelpfankuken, etc. This year, before we left for the restaurant, he present each of us with a sjambok and a Sharkie. I fly with the Sharkie, and I walk with the sjambok (and a Glock 26).
     
  6. tydephan

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  7. gym

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    Is this some new code, or did I miss the meeting? lol
     
  8. biscuitninja

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    Ok ... here is low down...

    "The sjambok or litupa is the traditional heavy leather whip of South Africa, sometimes seen as synonymous with apartheid but actually much older and still used outside the official judiciary. It is made from an adult hippopotamus (or rhinoceros) hide, or possibly from the penis of either species.

    whipping indeed. :evil:

    -bix
     
  9. ArfinGreebly

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    Punch Line?

    I was thinking Hot Brass had some kind of punch line he was holding in expectation of responses.

    So . . . is there a punch line, or is that it?
     
  10. tydephan

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    I think that's it. No punch line.

    He was just demonstrating the scsxjamsblock is a good non-firearm weapon. And that is friend used it to repel a dog attack. And the officer approved of its use.

    I think I hit all the highlights. :D
     
  11. Biker

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    I'm not at all sure that I'd feel comfortable whuppin' someone with a rhino johnson. Not at all...

    Biker
     
  12. CWL

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    Cold Steel sells sjamboks made from extruded PE plastic. I think that these are the ones under discussion.

    I do have one made from hippo hide, these are significantly harder and stiff enough to do eye jabs with. These are comparable to solid rawhide and hit harder than the plastic versions due to their density.
     
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    Rhino penis

    I guess the lesson is that even non-firing weapons have the danger of a negligent discharge! :uhoh:
     
  15. Coronach

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    I would imagine that a sjambok would work very well for dog dispersal. If used properly, it can flay skin.

    Mike
     
  16. ArfinGreebly

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    Guys, could we refrain from the locker-room style humor?

    Yes, we all get it.

    Yes, it's tempting to run the whole gamut of double-entendre remarks.

    Let's not, shall we?
     
  17. macFarlaine

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    I can tell this story at the pub,thanks guys...
     
  18. Tokugawa

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    Biker, you always bring a smile to my face!
     
  19. Biker

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    :)

    Biker
     
  20. Pax Jordana

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    I think the point to the post was that weapons can be great gifts. I agree heartily.

    I was going to pontificate on the morality of having a loosed dog, except I can't help but wonder if your friend works phone/power and had to be on private land to make his service call? That's the line between bad form and criminal negligence, as far as the dog owners are concerned.

    Oh, and wikipedia's the only source I could find referencing the sjambok as possibly being made from genitals :scrutiny:
     
  21. ArfinGreebly

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    Only Source?

    Uh, PJ, yer Google Fu seems to be a tad weak.

    I mean, even a cursory search turned up this site.

    And a bunch of others.

    It seems that both Rhino and Hippo were involved. Another version mentioned is from a bull (I've also seen a varnished version done as a cane).

    Anyway.

    The only sjamboks I've personally met were the Cold Steel product.
     
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    So, I take it that the hippo is a stronger material than ColdSteels Polymer?
     
  24. CWL

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    Doubt it, I don't think extruded PE will rot or decay, certainly wont cut or break easily.

    Real hippo hide is just 'cooler'.

    I do have an original (red grip) CS sjambok and when comparing the two, the hippo hits harder because it is harder & denser. The hippo hide can also be used for eye thrusts while the CS will tend to flex.
     
  25. carpettbaggerr

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    Myself, I'd ask

    If he could reach in the truck while the dog was 10 feet away, why not climb inside to avoid the attack?

    What was his plan if the dog didn't break off? The sjambok depends on pain compliance, it hurts to be struck with it, but doesn't really do much damage.

    Why the second blow if the dog was already backpeddling?
     
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