#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 12th, 2013 02:19
#2 By: Thecorrectline, December 12th, 2013 02:33
"full tang" - Product description
Errr, besides this being a ridiculous costume piece for teenage boys, I don't think they even know what a tang is outside of the nasty orange drink.
#3 By: Víctor, December 12th, 2013 03:51
I can only describe it with one word:
With emphasis in the quotation marks.
#6 By: snig, December 12th, 2013 06:09
Historians will be perplexed, as this clearly belongs to the armament of the fabled Mall Ninja, but they'll recognize that it was made at a time when the Amazon Empire had largely decimated their natural habitat. It looks like you might be able to use it as a churchkey bottle opener, though it's a bit pricey. And it probably shouldn't be used if you're drinking anything alcoholic, as it doesn't look that safe to use while sober.
#7 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, December 12th, 2013 06:43
The best part of this knife is the hilarious press shots that will inevitably result when some stody UK police functionary is photographed posing with one seized during a knife-crime crackdown. I'm not sure that it would top the infamous bat'leth incident; but same vein.
#9 By: Anton Gully, December 12th, 2013 07:38
Kinda arguable, the "tang" extends right down the length of the forearm piece, but yeah it looks like a bunch of cheap stamped metal and cast pieces that'd fall apart if you looked at it hard.
#10 By: Halloween Jack, December 12th, 2013 07:43
A good indication that a particular RPG group is one that you want to stay away from is when group members are passing around the BUDK catalog, seriously discussing the merits of things like this.
#11 By: capnmarrrrk, December 12th, 2013 08:23
#12 By: Mujokan, December 12th, 2013 08:31
Hey, no-one comes to Boing Boing for product recommendations that are in good taste!
#13 By: snig, December 12th, 2013 08:47
Ours was usually too busy discussing the current events described in The Weekly World News.
#14 By: David, December 12th, 2013 08:52
Personally, I'd be taking it off when I used the bathroom.
Does anybody else find it slightly odd to read this article just after another on BB criticising liberal gun laws? Does it not glamourise a different type of potential weapon ever so slightly?
#15 By: Mujokan, December 12th, 2013 09:03
You can be in favor of gun control while still thinking that guns are kind of cool!
#16 By: Anony Mouse, December 12th, 2013 09:04
I certainly got an erection the moment I saw it; if writing doesn't pan out for Cory, I'm sure he could get a good gig doing ad copy for fantasy knife importers.
That is; no, I think the snark was strong in this one. It's about as glamourising as Nelson pointing and going 'HA-HA!'
#17 By: Mister44, December 12th, 2013 09:16
Unfortunately everyone who wants one these won't be allowed to buy one while living under their mom's roof.
#18 By: Talia, December 12th, 2013 09:57
It makes me think of Centipede's fancy armgear in 'Agents of Shield.' I don't suppose it grants the users super strength..
#19 By: John Coleman, December 12th, 2013 09:57
Totally getting two of these when I switch specs from elemental to enhancement.
#20 By: Fred Mc Donald, December 12th, 2013 10:56
I've gotten the occasional BUDK catalog, although not in several years. I'm not actually sure how I got on their mailing list, considering I've never bought anything from them. Those things are hilarious! For the longest time, I was almost convinced the catalogs were some sort of Onion-like parody.
#21 By: Sean Mc Kibbon, December 12th, 2013 11:47
Is this what they call a cestus in D&D?
#22 By: Casey Dunn, December 12th, 2013 12:22
DHALGREN people. paging Samuel .R. Delaney.
#23 By: John, December 12th, 2013 13:37
I can't wait to see the Daily Mail collectively pooping itself when one of these turns up in one of those hilariously pointless annual "weapons amnesty" turn-ins they like to have in Britain.
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