Posts Tagged ‘Pipe’

The DIY Dagger…

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Alright, so this dagger is decidedly *not* a DIY job, but it very well could be:

Pipe Knife Dagger

Pipe Knife Dagger

Technically, this is not a knife, but purely a dagger, as the design is one that is best suited for thrusting, and not much else. However if you had the right tools, this kind of weapon would be dirt cheap to make. You start if with a few basic ingredients, a section of steel pipe, a couple of nuts and bolts, a replacement rubber walking stick foot, a hacksaw, a drill, and a sharpening stone or grinder, mix them all together thoroughly, throw in  a healthy quantity of  elbow grease, and voila! you have a pipe dagger.

OK… that didn’t sound as simple as I thought it would. So don’t go trying this at home. But you get the idea. Actually when I first laid eyes on it I thought it was some sort of cheap, mass produced bayonet. Hey, don’t laugh…  Wouldn’t be the first time some poor infantry unit got cheap equipment… :/

Pipe Knife Dagger – [eBladeStore]

Sweet New Razor fingered Nightmare Gloves!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Ok, so a long while back some of the guys over at the Exotic Automatic forums happened to run into a site that specializes in a very special set of bladed gloves.

Nightmare Gloves - On Fire

Nightmare Gloves - On Fire

None other than the razor tipped gloves of Freddy Krueger from “A nightmare on Elm St.”. To be honest, I had planned to make a post about them a long time ago, but just hadn’t gotten around to it. But now, I present you with one of the first and most feared horror movie claws of all time. Freddy Kruegers Razor Gloves:

Nightmare Gloves - Display

Nightmare Gloves - Display

Seeing the copper tubing brace on my last post reminded me of this one, because Freddy’s claws were, in fact, made of cut down razor blades, ground into talons, brazed to copper tubing, and attached to leather work gloves. You can see this in the pic below. Yeah… Pretty cool actually. Notwithstanding the fact that a set of large, finger tip mounted blades are highly impractical, due to the fact that you would really have to be careful not to hurt yourself when using it, no one could really accuse Freddy of not being resourceful.

Nightmare Gloves - Assembly Line

Nightmare Gloves - Assembly Line

Anyway, the site, Nightmare Gloves pretty much specialize in what I’ll be calling “Freddy claws” for lack of a better description, and did a fine job of capturing every nuance of the original in their replicas. Anyway, if you are interested in Freddy’s legacy, you can head on over to Nightmare Gloves to see what they are up to these days…

Nightmare Gloves - Blood Red

Nightmare Gloves - Blood Red

Just a word of warning… Don’t go to sleep afterwards… 😀

Freddy’s claws – [Nightmare Gloves]

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