I rarely comment on knives, axes etc, but this is a unique exception. Maybe I’ll do this as a summer side-project. Title has the linked source for a more detailed view and explanation. Builder mentioned the metal used is not blade-worthy considering it was a prototype.
Innovation Factory - Trucker’s Friend All Purpose Survival Tool
9mm Walking Stick…
A Lage Manufacturing MAX-11; a modified MAC-11. As you can see the owner felt that the standard magazine wasn’t enough. He welded three of them to make one so big that it would cause Diane Feinstein foam at the mouth in anger.
Capacity of 106 rounds. Practical? Not really but would be interesting to see at the range.
Flash… A fully automatic DShK in Poland with the massive muzzle flash commonly associated with this Soviet designed heavy machine gun. When my cousin was stationed in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan he recalls being shot at by one of these because the flash gave it away, even in broad daylight.
Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto is bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water or even chocolate.
Dressed in a Japanese army fatigues and armed with two cameras and a video camera — Japanese, of course — Fujimoto heads for whatever frontline he can every morning to document the ongoing destruction of Syria’s second city and one-time commercial capital.
Fujimoto, who doesn’t speak English, much less Arabic, has picked up a few words, such as “dangerous” and “front line.”
The only way to interview him was to make use of Google Translate.
“I always go by myself, because no tour guide wants to go to the front. It’s very exciting, and the adrenaline rush is like no other.
“It’s more dangerous in Syria to be a journalist than a tourist,” he said, describing how “each morning I walk 200 metres (yards) to reach the ‘front’, and I’m right there on the firing line with soldiers of the (rebel) Free Syria Army.”
“It fascinates me, and I enjoy it,” he says, as some FSA fighters stop him in one of the Old City’s streets to have their picture taken with him.
“Most people think I’m Chinese, and they greet me in Chinese,” he smiled.
He takes his time getting his shots right, as the rebels he hangs out with shout from both sides of the street: “Run! Run! There are snipers. Run!”
But he ignores them, finishes shooting and casually walks away with photos that he will later post on his Facebook page to share with his friends.
By the ton… A member of Colombian Army guards the shipment of 6,728 kilos of marijuana at a military base in Cali, Colombia, 22 August 2008. Colombian Army seized the drug shipment in an operations against the FARC guerrilla, in the village of Corinto, near Cali. Two people were detained and two cars were rendered immobilized. (6,728 kg = 14,832 lbs = 7 tons)
Szecsei/Fuchs Fine Guns Double-Barrel Bolt-Action Rifle
An exquisite and elaborate rifle built in Austria, it functions much like any other bolt-action rifle aside from the two barrels, triggers and double magazine. They are heavily engraved with gold inlay and these are actually sold as hunting and safari guns. The usual customers are Arab and Middle Eastern royal families and for good reason.
Cost? $85,000 for the one pictured.
Homemade Shotgun When this was originally posted on the source blog, the ATF actually went to the blogger’s home and confiscated the built product, blueprints and took down the blog’s site and video. ATF did not press charges on the builder/blogger and the content was allowed for upload again. A very simple, if not dangerous homemade build. I wouldn’t advise doing this but it is an interesting project out of common materials. I am posting the original blogger’s disclaimer. It isn’t fun having ATF actually pay you a visit. *WARNING AND DISCLAIMER: The contents of this blog should not be considered a safe and reliable source of information. This video/DIY/drawing is for illustration purposes only. Building a weapon of any kind is extremely dangerous and my be unlawful where you reside. Do your own research, and place your safety and the safety of others above all else. Video Source
Speaking of tanks, this Syrian Army one got lit up pretty bad. I’d hate to be the crew. If you notice at the end of the video someone runs out from behind the tank, probably the person who set a charge or bomb under the tank?
You’ll also see a crew member pop out of the top of the tank but looks like he dies shortly after cause he stops moving soon as he appears.
A lot of you are wondering if that Thai EOD/Bomb Disposal member survived that explosion.
He did, and apparently with no major injuries.
A car bomb explodes as a member of a Thai bomb squad was inspecting it in Narathiwat province, south of Bangkok July 1, 2011. A bomb by suspected insurgents wounded a member of a Thai bomb squad.
Hazard pay… I’m sure there is a “In Soviet Russia…” joke here somewhere. If you’re going to ring in the new year with a bang, I suppose this is one way to do it. I’m pretty sure closing your eyes, like the soldier in the middle is doing, won’t save you if that thing goes boom.