by David Crane
DefRev has recently discovered an outfit that is currently offering a line of synthetic edged weapons for LE and military end users. According to the manufacturer, they are different from other "covert" weapons in that they do not look like a weapon, even on close inspection. They are designed specifically for clandestine, "last ditch" use, and so are made to look like…
ordinary, everyday items that an average person would normally carry. Thus, they can be carried pretty much anywhere without detection, and can provide that little added sense of security and protection to the carrier.
All items are 110-120 on the Rockwell M Scale. The card style products are the same size as a credit card and are sharpened on one short side and approximately 1/4 up the long side. There is also a pen style that is the same size as a "Bic Biro" pen and can puncture almost anything. Of course, neither product has any kind of magnetic signature.
The end user can customize the products to any extent they want. The card weapon can be disguised as an ID card, phone list, or photo backing. The pen weapon can pen made to look EXACTLY like a Bic Biro, if the user so chooses. The company that manufactures and markets these products currently has customers in Law Enforcement, Security Agencies, and Military units. They are also being used by a number of commercial airline pilots.
If you would like to inquire about the availability or price of any of the items described in this article, you can contact Anthony Taylor by phone at (203) 431-9237, or via email at [email protected].
DefRev may provide pictures of the items described above in a follow-up piece. Then again, we may not. We’ll have to think about this one.