Nihon Uni shirts resist stabbing, make you feel like a superhero

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Engadget.

    Sure this isn't especially new as such, there have been stab proof garments around for a while. This one is pretty cheap though and machine washable, pretty neat.

    Thankfully I don't need one myself...just yet.


    * My posting of this story has absolutely nothing to do with the cute blonde used to demo said garment :p
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    You might need it if you post any more pictures of said blonde...
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    She appears to be getting a lot of pleasure from wearing that shirt.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Useful quality to have in a stab-proof vest.
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the market for an easy-to-use stab-proof stupid-looking t-shirt.
    I feel the t-shirt would be better demonstrated if we could see the model taking said garment on and off. Preferably off...
     
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    I want a short-sleeve running t-shirt that says "I'm Running Faster Than You" on the back.

    You can't have it all.....
     
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    I think the shirt really should be called slash proof, as the aforementioned statement would indicated it is not entirely stab proof. :cool:

    Part of me can't help but wonder if some idiot will try to test the limits of protection this shirt offers; and will of course sue when the chainsaw, machete, or some other deadly sharp instrument manages to breach the shirt... Still I want one, does it come in black?
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    That's pretty interesting.

    Too bad I don't really need it.
     
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    I could see a chainsaw getting through, but I don't think a machete would. It would probably leave one NASTY bruise though.
     
  11. Antares macrumors 68000

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    No thanks. I think I'll stick with my mythril undershirt.

    Why? You never go outside? Nobody ever plans to get stabbed or slashed....
     
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    No, I just think that with the kind of lifestyle I lead (a 'normal' north-american one), the chances of me getting stabbed are pretty slim.

    In fact, I don't think that most people would be able to use this shirt. For it to be actually effective, you would have to wear it at all times, which means either buying a large amount of them or never washing it. And if you were ever in that situation, you would either be seriously endangered, or plain out paranoid.
     
  13. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    It looks like Bilbo/Frodo's mithrel vest!!!

    Geez, I'm such a nerd:D
     
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    I'd definitely wear that out clubbing. The risk of getting stabbed there is probably 10x higher than when you're out in public, doing normal things like grocery shopping.

    Maybe it'll be effective against the rise in the incidence of chopstick and spoon stabbings in Japan.
     
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    :rolleyes: yeah, she's a real minger. I'm sure you've had much much better, eh?

    yet. :p
     
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    Agreed! Even if this shirt protects against cutting there's not much protection versus blunt trauma. Eventually there will be some shirt owner out there who doesn't think of this, gets hurt in the process and blames the company.

    Carefull of those chopsticks! 'Weaponized' metal versions are called Bo-Shuriken... you might want to think twice about insulting any ninja chefs when you go out! ;)

    True, but other than the personal safety (o.k. lets face it 'cool') factor, this material may have practical implications to security/law enforcement/military uniforms that could add an additional level of protection.
     
  18. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I want one. The ineffectiveness against "sharp points" is worrying though...isn't a knife a "sharp point"?
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    why not just wear some kevlar? :p

    i do wonder just how 'resistant' the material is though.
     
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    It's also important to remember that, while this shirt might prevent a more serious wound, being stabbed would still hurt like hell, produce a nasty bruise and probably break the skin.
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    hell with that, you could annoy them to death with simple toothpicks!
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i would've thought thats a given. but then again with things like this people will think that they're invulnerable.
     
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    I agree... that seems like sort of a glaring problem...
     
  24. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but dinner party etiquette stipulates that you must use the decorative ones with the bits of coloured cellophane on the end. :D
     

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