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I've always been faintly disappointed with
conventional switchblades. Not only are
they mostly flimsy impliments unsuited
for any but the one-handed, (and mostly
illegal in the States for reasons I don't
really understand), but not much
technical work seems to have been done
in the last
fifty years on making a
multipart blade that telescopes or
ladders out into a longer cutting edge.
You'd think with all the new materials
science we could, since we put
spam in a can and man on the moon,
invent a decent improved switchblade
with a doubled-over or tripled-over
||So this is more of a "please invent this" than a new idea?
||Beats me, Dr. C. I was kind of hoping
someone would post a link. I think it
<i>can't<i> be a new idea, don't you?
Never seen the like, however. I am kind
of plaintive here, though, ain't I? I
obviously can't think of anything cutting
to say in reply...hee hee.
||Who cares if it works as a weapon? The expression on their face when you open it will be enough.
||</Bad Aussie accent> "You call that a knife...? Now *thees* ees a knife."</>
||thats not a knife adze thats a spoon. By
the way fqhwgads love the name.
Interesting idea cloudface but ya swords
and knives are a thing of the past for
the most part, especially swords (except
for decoration). I do think a
switchsword would be more to impress
than actually use - certainly beats a
switchblade knife. Think of an LA gang
or the cast from The West Side Story
with switchswords instead of knives
||But a gun is such a clumsy weapon, that doesn't match the elegance of a sword - nor the effectiveness when used by the right person (yoda for instance).
||Well, I carry my broad sword every
where I go.
||Yeah, I like asking people the question: if you had a choice, would you have had guns invented? It brings out the ass in people. Either way, you're going to have to promote some form of murder.
||Comparing a sword with a gun is like comparing Le Cirque with a McDonalds.
||Yeah - MacDonalds is much more lethal...
||<poking gentle fun> Is which bit just you? The weird bit, or the outdated bit?</pgf>