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Death By Coathanger

weaponised coathanger
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Death By Coathanger is a folding coathanger with one big difference; it doubles up as a lethal weapon.

Here's how it works:
The hanger has a pivot at the central point, positioned under hook. This enables the two wings to be folded together, except in this hanger there is a powerful expansion spring that maintains them in their extended position.

These two wings are also attached along the bottom by a removable hollow tube, so that the entire arrangement forms the familiar triangular shape of a traditional hanger.

Running along the underside of the two wings is a cord that's concealed inside a recessed groove with grippers at both ends.

Everything functions as a normal coat hanger until some mad emergency presents itself requiring the single use of a powerful weapon. In this case, the bottom hollow tube is detached and placed to the one side. The two wings are pressed towards each other against the resistance of the spring, and the cord running underneath is released, then pulled tight, with both ends being secured via the locking grippers at either side.

If you have been visualising correctly you will now recognise the transformation of the previously benign hanger into that of a powerful arrow shooting bow.

The arrow, in the form of a pointed bolt, is of course contained within the previously removed tube. Its feathers unfurl once it has been slid free of the tubular container.

All that remains to complete the arrangement is to rotate the supporting hook so that it becomes a sight, enabling a degree of accuracy for despatching the deadly arrow.

xenzag, Sep 15 2019

The best villain in any Indiana Jones movie https://youtu.be/8gSKIQEU8qc
Not an arrow, but... [RayfordSteele, Sep 15 2019]

Man_20In_20A_20Suitcase [xenzag, Sep 18 2019]

Man in the Empty Suit https://www.amazon....616953012/ref=nodl_
Time travel, mixer mystery, comedic. Worth a read. [RayfordSteele, Sep 19 2019]


       Projectile weapon. [+]   

       Ill-considered, dangerous, may cause serious injury or death if used correctly. [+]   

       Should include a warning about careless or incautious use in the vicinity of aquaria.
8th of 7, Sep 15 2019

       "Oh no! He's going to shoot me with his gun! Wait a second..."
<rummages in wardrobe>
[click … clunk … sproing! … click]
"… wait … nearly there …"
[click … clack]
"Right, ready now - Look! I have a bow and arrow!"
hippo, Sep 18 2019

       It's meant to be for sneaky assassin types, but it is true that a degree of assembly is required.
xenzag, Sep 18 2019

       It's just a pity that "The Man With The Golden Coathanger" never made it past the storyboard stage.
8th of 7, Sep 18 2019

       See Man In A Suitcase in link for complimentary idea.
xenzag, Sep 18 2019

       //It's just a pity that "The Man With The Golden Coathanger....// Work is at an advanced stage on "Man With The Armageddon Travel Kettle"
xenzag, Sep 18 2019

       I'd go and see "The Man With The Golden Corby Trouser-Press"
hippo, Sep 18 2019

       You have amazingly low standards ...
8th of 7, Sep 18 2019

       "Do you expect me to talk?"
"No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!" […clickclickclick… (noises of CTP dial being turned up to 11) - …fshhhhh… - (noises of steam escaping, etc.)]
hippo, Sep 18 2019

       I'm quite keen on the conversion of ordinary domestic items into lethal weapons, or for other dubious purposes.
xenzag, Sep 18 2019

       It seems we actually have something in common, which is not only unexpected but quite disturbing.   

       // "Do you expect me to talk?" //   

       "I must press you for an answer, Mr. Bond ..."
8th of 7, Sep 18 2019

       See Man in the Empty Suit for an interesting audiobook.
RayfordSteele, Sep 19 2019

       // I'm quite keen on the conversion of ordinary domestic items into lethal weapons, or for other dubious purposes. //   

       You'd probably like Evan Booth's Terminal Cornucopia, then, in which he builds weapons out of things buyable after security at an airport. (Too bad Trump isn't to blame for the TSA.)
notexactly, Sep 26 2019


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