Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The Sword of Dirty Tricks

Hinge a sword and catch blades with it.
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This relatively normal-looking sword would be designed to take the honor out of honorable combat. The pommel would have a three round gyrojet. The blade would be spring-loaded to suddenly extend out by an extra foot. The blade would also be rigged to deliver a powerful shock. The guard would include a firing tazer on one side and pepper spray on the other. Just add some poison and you'll have one of the most deadly, underestimate-able swords imaginable.
Voice, Oct 16 2017



       The original "electric pile" consisted of a stack of alternating copper and silver discs separated by moist paper. Such a stack can generate a voltage proportional to the number of discs. I wonder if a sword could be fashioned from a stack of blade-cross-section pieces of bronze and silver, such as to generate a high voltage intrinsically.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 16 2017

       Possibly, but it would rust out in the process.
RayfordSteele, Oct 16 2017

       I am not left handed either.
normzone, Oct 16 2017

       “You seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you." “You seem a decent fellow, I hate to die.”
RayfordSteele, Oct 16 2017

       I thought it was copper and zinc?   

       Regardless - the electrolyte (moist paper) is essential to making a working battery. Your stack won't make for a particularly strong sword if they're all separated by bits of moist paper.
Wrongfellow, Oct 17 2017


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