Fantasy knife: a skull-faced, many-bladed forearm scorpion


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#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.


#3

I can only describe it with one word:

"Classy"

With emphasis in the quotation marks.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#11

Paging Richard Kadrey...


#12

Hey, no-one comes to Boing Boing for product recommendations that are in good taste!


#13

Ours was usually too busy discussing the current events described in The Weekly World News.


#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?


#15

You can be in favor of gun control while still thinking that guns are kind of cool!


#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!'


#17

Unfortunately everyone who wants one these won't be allowed to buy one while living under their mom's roof.


#18

It makes me think of Centipede's fancy armgear in 'Agents of Shield.' I don't suppose it grants the users super strength.. smile


#19

Totally getting two of these when I switch specs from elemental to enhancement.


#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.


#21

Is this what they call a cestus in D&D?


#22

DHALGREN people. paging Samuel .R. Delaney.


#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.