doctorow at December 12th, 2013 02:19 — #1
thecorrectline at December 12th, 2013 02:33 — #2
"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.
ashen_victor at December 12th, 2013 03:51 — #3
I can only describe it with one word:
With emphasis in the quotation marks.
snig at December 12th, 2013 06:09 — #6
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.
fuzzyfungus at December 12th, 2013 06:43 — #7
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.
anton_p_gully at December 12th, 2013 07:38 — #9
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.
halloween_jack_ at December 12th, 2013 07:43 — #10
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.
capnmarrrrk at December 12th, 2013 08:23 — #11
mujokan at December 12th, 2013 08:31 — #12
Hey, no-one comes to Boing Boing for product recommendations that are in good taste!
snig at December 12th, 2013 08:47 — #13
Ours was usually too busy discussing the current events described in The Weekly World News.
davidrfrench at December 12th, 2013 08:52 — #14
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?
mujokan at December 12th, 2013 09:03 — #15
You can be in favor of gun control while still thinking that guns are kind of cool!
anonymouse at December 12th, 2013 09:04 — #16
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!'
mister44 at December 12th, 2013 09:16 — #17
Unfortunately everyone who wants one these won't be allowed to buy one while living under their mom's roof.
talia at December 12th, 2013 09:57 — #18
It makes me think of Centipede's fancy armgear in 'Agents of Shield.' I don't suppose it grants the users super strength..
coleman_john at December 12th, 2013 09:57 — #19
Totally getting two of these when I switch specs from elemental to enhancement.
awfulhorrid at December 12th, 2013 10:56 — #20
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.
sean_mckibbon at December 12th, 2013 11:47 — #21
Is this what they call a cestus in D&D?
caseyd at December 12th, 2013 12:22 — #22
DHALGREN people. paging Samuel .R. Delaney.
noeasyway at December 12th, 2013 13:37 — #23
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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