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Very Scary knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Uglyoldpoorman, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. Uglyoldpoorman

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    Yup, we've seen the crazy thing before. If I was diving and I thought I'd have to deal with some denizen of the deep with dinner on it's mind I might spring for such a thing as a backup. OTOH, you'd be much better off carrying one of the cheaper kill sticks.
     
  3. jparham

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    Get a bang stick- essentially a tube with a 12ga round in one end.
     
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    Wow. Wonder how Mr White would like a basketball at the base of his brain stem? That is, assuming I could reach it and get it off my leg quick enough to use it. Very different.
     
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    It is 'cool' and all that, but for real underwater defense, I'd prefer a bang stick because you have some distance and the bag stick will fire by solid contact. The fired cartridge does all of the penetration and damage.

    Just because you have one of those knives does not guarantee that you will be able to penetrate the cartilage skin & fire the gas into a moving shark that is in attack mode.
     
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    Could come in handy if you needed to inflate a life raft.
     
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    If you have that Knife when diving to protect against a shark you are as god as hes dinner DEAD! That knife would be useless against a shark attack.
     
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    I wonder if just spraying CO2 in a shark's face might make it decide to go away? That is, if it's just being inquisitive, and not in full-on "attack mode." Curious sharks are a lot like toddlers. If they see something interesting, they put it in their mouth. That's the cause for most shark "attacks."

    Next time you finish off a 2 liter bottle of pop (or soda if you have to call it that), try cutting a hole near the bottom, then sit down, put your mouth on the neck, and inhale as deep as you can.

    A lungfull of concentrated CO2 will really knock you off your feet! If it makes the shark feel the same way, that may be enough to make it look for easier prey, without hurting it. Sort of like bear spray.

    Of course, just like bear spray, you'd want something more effective for backup.

    And I don't really know if CO2 bubbles would dissolve in water fast enough to affect the shark. I don't want to be the one to test it.
     
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    Only if one intended on deflating it in the process. ;)
     
  10. Brian Dale

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    They're recommending it as well for military units, SWAT and Special Police (whoever that is) and security guards.
    Link Here.
    Ever heard of the Hague Convention?

    Beyond that, imagine the repercussions if a police officer or a private security person ever used one of these things.

    Gecko45, call your office. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow never seen anything remotley like that before IM intriqued
     
  12. Fred Fuller

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    Not a new idea at all, really. Some divers years ago used to carry what were called shark darts- they looked like overgrown ice picks with a CO2 cartridge in the handle, and they worked pretty much the same way as this knife. I used to know a bunch of folks on one of the 7th SFG's scuba teams, and shark darts were issue items for them.

    Here's a pic of a pole/sling spear version- http://www.discountdivers.com/fx/farallon.shark.dart.html

    lpl/nc
     
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