Discussion in 'Weapons' started by killbill, Apr 20, 2004.
I wonder just how stab proof those hoodies are... .slash proof is one thing, but stab proof?
sorry to divert a bit but a bullet proof suitcase? WTF?
I agree...and that's never going to happen!!
The stuff they tend to make stab proof material out of - kevlar, forms of dyneema - all pretty much works on the basis of very very tightly woven super strong fibres. For example derivatives of Dyneema are used for modern archery strings - you can get breaking strengths of 60 - 200Lb per strand if even that low, realistically.
This means that a bullet cannot necessarily penetrate until it unravels these fibres and parts the weave, same with a knife. This is why needle proof vests are so much more expensive - a needle is far more adept at getting through the tiny gaps.
A high standard ballistic vest usually has about 14 layers of kevlar in it as well as padding - this at the IIA/B standard is guaranteed to stop a .44 magnum bullet. Beyond that level you are talking about ceramic plating. The way they test against knives is to fire them with about 5 times the force of a very heavy angry person into the vest and see if it goes through.
Anyway, specifically for a stab proof hoody - whilst one layer may not be 100% stab proof 100% of the time the areas that are covered are much much less likely to be penetrated with a knife and certainly whilst there would be trauma the chance of you dying or even being bled would drop quite considerably.
Yeh it seems like an odd one - but I guess if you were in a situation with someone taking potshots at you it would guard your torso pretty well.
I find that I can create life with 9 inches :/
i was waiting for something like that
Don't be a slag. Hold out for dinner first:evil:
dinner? a nice smile and im already stripping mate. I think i was once called a "hooker" by my girlfriend.
Would that be a left hooker?
its all about the wordplay tonight huh?
Luckily, the amount that I'm drinking this evening pretty much guarantees that I'm firing blanks.
hahaha well its topical i suppose
So it takes you three tries on average?
Sorry to hear that
Your a hooker? Props to you. To do the job you need a really good End.
Yes, I played rugby. How did you know?
nah i played on the wing. go round the back and get in ASAP
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