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Zach Gordon




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Pretty awesome self defense night stand         Reply with quote

Designed to come apart into a club and buckler... a modern self defense night stand with medieval inspiration
http://www.thefunctionkey.com/2009/01/self-defense-nightstand/

Pretty awesome, I definitely want one!

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Feb, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brilliant, but they need a way to flatten out the handles on the buckler, because it's a little unsightly as a table.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 2:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a target, not a buckler. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I seen this the other day in a fowarded email and chuckled to myself. I'd like it a little better of instead of the cudgel, it came with a flanged head mace. The same design would work. This could be a pretty easy DIY project.

However, it would still fail if the intruder entering your home had a firearm. Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 3:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

...and once you're standing by your bed, fully armed but still barefoot, don't forget the big steel stud on the table base just behind your right/left foot (depending on what side of the bed you sleep) Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hilarious! I can see it now... "wait one moment burglar, I have to unscrew this nightstand so I can fight you with my cudgel and buckler. Hold on, one more screw...Oh, you don't want to wait?"
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Lison wrote:
Hilarious! I can see it now... "wait one moment burglar, I have to unscrew this nightstand so I can fight you with my cudgel and buckler. Hold on, one more screw...Oh, you don't want to wait?"

i don't think they're screws, just pegs - you simply lift the components apart.

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Rush in and die, dogs -- I was a man before I was a king.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
Tim Lison wrote:
Hilarious! I can see it now... "wait one moment burglar, I have to unscrew this nightstand so I can fight you with my cudgel and buckler. Hold on, one more screw...Oh, you don't want to wait?"

i don't think they're screws, just pegs - you simply lift the components apart.


I feel safer already! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is inventive but pretty useless. I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a self-defense weapon that's convenient (and legal) to carry.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simon G. wrote:
This is inventive but pretty useless. I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a self-defense weapon that's convenient (and legal) to carry.


It's called a walking stick.
preferably with a 600g macehead for a knob.
Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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It's called a walking stick.
preferably with a 600g macehead for a knob.

Yeah, that's what I'm coming to conclude, too. Too bad a walking stick is not really convenient to carry (and looks rather bizarre in a city).

Wonder about the legality of carrying these telescopic sticks/batons.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is perhaps the least attractive thing I've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simon G. wrote:
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It's called a walking stick.
preferably with a 600g macehead for a knob.

Yeah, that's what I'm coming to conclude, too. Too bad a walking stick is not really convenient to carry (and looks rather bizarre in a city).

Wonder about the legality of carrying these telescopic sticks/batons.


Depends on your state laws and local ordinances.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I live in a place where I can carry the "F" item concealed legally with out a permit, but a collapsing baton would be illegal.... WTF?!
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I live in a place where I can carry the "F" item concealed legally with out a permit, but a collapsing baton would be illegal....


Yeah, I reckon weapon laws are often like that. Here in France, most non-firearm weapons fall into the "6th category" of weapon laws. But inside that category there are weapons "by nature" (specifically listed in the law) and weapons "by destination" (can be any object used to violent and illegal ends regardless of its "main" nature, eg baseball bat). Whereas weapons "by nature" are strictly forbidden to carry (without "legitimate motive"), weapons "by destination" are not, so it's up to the police in this case to determine if one object represents a risk for public safety (eg if they see someone going to a football match with a baseball bat, I guess).

The funny thing is (this is according to an official document explaining the law), while the text of the law lists as "weapons by nature" all sorts of odd things such as bayonets, batons (guess this answers my previous question, had forgotten about that one), "japanese flails", crossbows, or "competition slings" (really?)... swords are not in that list. Quoth this official document:
Préfecture de Haute-Saône wrote:
Sabres, katanas, swords or daggers are not listed in the May the 6th, 1995 decree, so they are not weapons by nature. This type of object can however be easily categorized as weapons by destination if their transport or carrying does not fulfill the "legitimate motive" requirement


So, if you read French law very literally, one should get into more trouble carrying a "competition sling" , than carrying a Zweihänder. However, I doubt this would actually fly in a court of law, so don't try this Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Feb, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: What the...?         Reply with quote

Hahahahaha! Does it have a roller for toilet paper too?
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Simon G. wrote:
So, if you read French law very literally, one should get into more trouble carrying a "competition sling" , than carrying a Zweihänder.


Same thing in The Netherlands. Slings are explicitly mentioned in our law as an outlawed weapon. Swords are legal, but if you carry them out in pubic they need to be secured in such a way that they are not immediately usable (usually I tie the guard to the scabbard with the belt, and transport them in a closed gun suitcase).

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 5:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you could carry a cane instead of a walking stick. depending on who you are and how you carry it a cane might still look a little weird, but it doesn't have to. of course your friends may start asking you what you did to your leg, but in my case thats mostly because of the subtle limp that suddenly appears whenever i'm walking with my cane. funny thing is sometimes i don't even realize that i'm doing it. lol Laughing Out Loud
alternatively, you could go with an umbrella.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 6:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
That is perhaps the least attractive thing I've ever seen.

Yeah, no kidding. Somebody seriously needs to consult a designer. I've never done furniture, but even I could do better than that - just gimme a pencil and five minutes and I'll give you something that doesn't look like it was put together from random stuff somebody shoplifted from the hardware store.

PS. And it'll have far more comfortable grips than that "buckler", too...

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Feb, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A flashlight of suitable proportions and made of sturdy enough material should be legal pretty much anywhere, and serve as a ad hoc batton/dagger. If powerfull enough, the light itself can be useful 'weapon' too.
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