Whoa. That's just nasty.
I always saw their ads in military, LEO, and diving rags, but they never showed how it worked. I'll take two. One for bears and one for sharks.
...just the fugative ones.WASP Injection Systems, Inc. does not condone the killing of innocent creatures.
I imagine the effect of this going off inside of a human torso/trunk would not be overly pleasant to witness...should have some similarities to a sucking chest wound in the upper torso without the wait for nature to take its course.
I am sure this knife would never fly backwards and smash the user in the face.
"My foot is tangled in this discarded fishing net! Good thing I brought a knife with me. BAM!"
And of course in San Francisco, after they flagellate themselves after reading about this because of the evils of humanity, United States and the English speaking world, they will pass a law making possession of one within four thousand miles of California punishable by fifteen years of being beaten and raped. Because the knife is wrong. There will be tree sittings, a candle-light vigil, and they will make the world's biggest dreamcatcher in an effort to improve human nature. Ron, I'll pm you a schedule.
And in Britain if you are caught even reading the article you will get manditory five years sentence. Two for suspicion of reading the article.
Texas you can't get into school without a receipt for one.
And Ilya, for whatever reason, is confusing manliness and deadliness.
Well, the two are often equated (rightly or not).
I'm sure you can fire a gun properly, but I've seen a police officer with semi-circle cut in his head from a scope because he wasn't holding a rifle properly. Another person I knew caught a possum in a trap and decided the best way to transport it so it wouldn't bite him would be to carry it by its tail. Not a bright idea when they climb with their tails like monkeys. People have accidently killed themselves with bread and butter knives. Human beings are far from perfect and capable of doing many stupid things. Pointing out a potential danger of a gas injecting knife for people who don't know what they are doing or who mistake it for a normal knife or who act stupidly, does not mean that someone who knows what they are doing couldn't use it without hurting themselves.Probably the same reason my pellet gun doesn't go flying backwards out of my hands when I pull the trigger.
I thought the idea of a knife unexpectedly flying back in someone's face was kind of funny in a dark way.
Actually, you are correct. Sorry for the grumpyness. My inner Moe Howard must have stepped out to take a leak or something.
I'd do it myself, except my toast just got stuck in the toaster and I need to get it out. <Reaches for metal knife>
Why look, somebody had the same idea as me!
Crimony! I wonder how much damage that beast would do if it were a D&D weapon. Any clues?
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Edit: Happy 1k posts, Maha
I don't know, but don't get too carried away. The gas dagger might make a cavity as big as a basketball, but remember that a battle axe makes a cavity as big as a battle axe head.Crimony! I wonder how much damage that beast would do if it were a D&D weapon. Any clues?
WASP - Wicked-A**** Survival Protocol.
"Here, sharkey, sharkey..."
Seriously, most divers meet Davey Jones because of human (their own) error.
My scuba instructor (25 years ago) was a retired UDT/commando type. His rules:
1. Never trust your air.
2. Rule of 10:
a. Ten normal breaths from your tank before diving. Any taste whatsoever outside of normal, or any lightheadedness or other sensations, reject the tank.
b. Beat the dive tables by 10%. If they say you can stay down at that depth for 30 minutes, remain no longer than 27 minutes.
3. Never ascend faster than your bubbles. Always breath. The "B" in SCUBA isn't for breatholding. It's for breathing. If you don't breath, you die, so breath, especially on ascent.
4. Whether it moves or not, if it's not man-made, don't touch it.
5. Never leave your dive buddy. If he leaves you, feel free to kick his ***.
6. If you're uncomfortable for any reason (too tight, too cold) RTB (return to boat) immediately.
6b: ...with your dive buddy.
7. Never "overdive." If you planned your dive for 70 feet, never descend to 71 ft, even for a second.
8. Choose your diving tender well. Is there someone aboard who can reach you at a depth of, say, 30 ft, which just mask and fins?
9. Haves and have-nots:
a. Are enough tanks for them to dive to your depth and spend an hour extricating you?
b. And provide for an extra hour's worth of air for you?
c. And provide for their dempression stops?
d. And yours?
e. At your extended bottom-time due to whatever situation kept you down there?
f: Plus 50% for good measure, or for a second diver to help out with some heavy lifting?
Diving is fun. It's also inherently dangerous, but those dangers can be largely mitigated by careful planning, detailed training, and exercising sound judgement while on a dive.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain
I have no enemies. Therefore I have no weapons. Therefore my weapons are infinitely small. Therefore I am infinitely manly. Which isn't a good thing. I went bald at the age of eight and incapable of asking for directions.You don't become more manly by using a deadlier weapon, you do so by being deadly with a smaller one.
I guess that makes me so unmanly that I'm practically a chick.
When I need to kill someone, I hit 'em with my car!
Hypothetically, of course. I've never actually done anything like that. Of course.
The charges were dropped.
Last edited by Stuart van Onselen; 2008-Jul-26 at 07:35 PM. Reason: spelling is hard when there's a cat on ypour keyboard.
Actually the easiest and deadliest improvment you can make to any knife, and this one is no exception, is to give it a five to eight foot long handle, depending on probable application.
The perfect weapon for homicidal maniacs who can't pass a background check to get a gun.