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March 6, 2013 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Introducing the Tazer sword.
posted by Chocolate Pickle (30 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's either completely illegal or completely fake, right?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:22 AM on March 6, 2013


I think he probably is violating all kinds of laws with that thing.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:25 AM on March 6, 2013


That looks good for an extra d6 or so with a Fortitude save to avoid stunning.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:32 AM on March 6, 2013 [13 favorites]


Not fake. Here's a video of him using it on his friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZYsSRIXxU

It's a good way to escalate a violent situation and get yourself shot though.
posted by reformedjerk at 8:41 AM on March 6, 2013


Looks like the friend is holding the sword, and the inventor is being hit with it.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:43 AM on March 6, 2013


Why do I feel like Mick Dundee would approve of this!
posted by Fizz at 8:44 AM on March 6, 2013


Youtube comment delivers :

You have found the perfect weapon to protect your virginity.
posted by ill3 at 8:44 AM on March 6, 2013 [27 favorites]


In the video of him using it on his friend, all I could think of when they tried two swords was "and isn't your heart right in the middle there?"
posted by plinth at 8:50 AM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Not fake. Here's a video of him using it on his friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZYsSRIXxU

Is there some reason that couldn't be fake too?

Not that I'm saying it is fake, mind you; just that it'd be incredibly easy to fake with some phony lens flare and sound effects, is all.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:55 AM on March 6, 2013


There's a knife version sold as a training weapon. It's dull, but has two blades charged like this to be painful to touch.

The theory goes that it's safer than a sharp knife but painful enough to make you nervous, and that will make the training more like a real fight.

But it's all cool. I know what to do if someone comes at you with a knife.
posted by RobotHero at 9:04 AM on March 6, 2013 [8 favorites]


This is viable for modern combat.
posted by cschneid at 9:04 AM on March 6, 2013


He used it in Alaska with his Uncle hunting wolverines.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:15 AM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


The futurama is here. Awww, yeah.
posted by brain_drain at 9:18 AM on March 6, 2013


But it's all cool. I know what to do if someone comes at you with a knife.

I hate those self-defense videos where it's some idiot who pretends he knows what he's doing. There's no discussion here of the cookie defense, tickle attacks, or puppy distraction.
You want security, carry a lollipop.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:27 AM on March 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


At last something to light a stove burner that's pretty easy to find even in a messy kitchen. And you can make two slices of bread at a time.
posted by nicolin at 9:30 AM on March 6, 2013


An inelegant weapon for a less civilized age.
posted by chavenet at 9:36 AM on March 6, 2013 [11 favorites]


" And you can make two slices of bread toast at a time."

There, FTFY.
posted by HuronBob at 9:50 AM on March 6, 2013


RobotHero, I thought that link might point to this...
posted by dickasso at 10:08 AM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I wanna see Tazer Sword vs Chainsowrd.

"TWO GEEKS ENTER! ONE GEEK LEAVES!"
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:14 AM on March 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like that it has a recharging adapter built in and charges direct from the wall. That's a nice touch. I don't get the bare electrical tape - I would think that with the work gone into it so far getting it to this stage, that finishing the grip would be low-hanging fruit. But maybe he likes it that way?
posted by anonymisc at 10:15 AM on March 6, 2013


Chainsowrd.

That was beautiful to watch right after watching the Monty Python fruit self-defense bit:

"Last time, it performed rather poorly against the vegetables."
posted by yoink at 10:16 AM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


Eh, it's no sword-chucks.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:17 AM on March 6, 2013


That's awesome. It's creative and interesting. The blades are well made and spaced well for the effect he wants. The plug at the base of the hilt for charging is a nice touch.

But electrical tape? If he handles this sword at all, the tape is going to start to shift and the sticky stuff is going to smear all over and it'll look and feel like crap. Large gauge heat-shrink tubing would have been a very easy alternative. Something like machined plastic or wood would have been even better, and fitting given the thought he's already put into this thing. I hope he finishes his awesome project nicely.
posted by cman at 10:36 AM on March 6, 2013


But electrical tape?

It's the rule of fantasy/LARP weapons. Spend months designing and building an elegantly-crafted weapon, and then cover that fucker in 3 rolls of electrical tape.
posted by xedrik at 10:47 AM on March 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


This is brilliant! Now you don't even need to cook the turkey before you carve it.
posted by cortex at 11:03 AM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


There was an episode of Thundarr The Barbarian where a warlord made a superweapon by hooking a sword up to a car battery.
posted by sourwookie at 12:31 PM on March 6, 2013


This is brilliant! Now you don't even need to cook the turkey before you carve it.

You don't even need to kill it.
posted by Behemoth at 2:12 PM on March 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


A pair of these would be better than horns on the weaponized version of BigDog.
posted by homunculus at 3:21 PM on March 6, 2013


Isn't this a combo weapon in Dead Rising?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:04 PM on March 6, 2013


But electrical tape?

I'm a little late here, but anyways, I have a little experience with building homemade tools that can have a similar form. Electrical tape can make for a surprisingly comfortable grip. While I found many small tweaks to improve the experience, almost all of the grips of my implements used electrical tape as the main component. There was no insulation concerns, so I'm not really sure how my young teenage mind stumbled upon this wonderful stuff. It did fit in the minuscule budget allocated for the project.
posted by Folk at 9:33 PM on March 6, 2013


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