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What non-firearm weapons do you have?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by craftsman, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. craftsman

    craftsman Member

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    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
     
  2. Nighteyes

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    Does this count?

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    [< Grin! >]
     
  3. Mike1234567

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    a walking stick

    a cra-ppy demeanor
     
  4. Sam Cade

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    I wouldn't even know where to begin.

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

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    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.
     
  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Like Sam.

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

    John
     
  7. Sam Cade

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    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.
     
  8. Mike1234567

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    Why do some guys need whips and phalanx symbols? :evil:
     
  9. rcmodel

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    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
     
  10. Armored farmer

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    A throwing 'hawk?

    I bought mrs kb some pepper spray.
     
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  12. Tejicano Loco

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    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.
     
  13. Centurian22

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    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.
     
  14. DDeegs

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    Does a potato cannon count as a NFW ?
    Slow to load but packs a punch.

    Dan
     
  15. Shanghai McCoy

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    Bows and arrows.

    Lots of bows and arrows...:D

    And some tomahawks, machetes and knives.

    Lots of knives...:D
     
  16. Mp7

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    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 :)
     
  17. Officers'Wife

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    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.
     
  18. Deltaboy

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    It is easier to list what I don't have.

    Spears, blowguns, and cross bows.
     
  19. Corpral_Agarn

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    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.
     
  20. Nighteyes

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    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
     
  21. Zeeemu

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    What non-firearm weapons do I have?

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

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    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!!!
     
  23. craftsman

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    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.
     
  24. Double_J

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    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.
     
  25. CWL

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    You mean like this?

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