Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An 'Explosive' New Dive Knife

We're not sure if we should be stoked or scared of the latest dive knife from WASP Injection Systems.

No, the Wasp Injector Knife is not a weapon for dispatching Vanderbilts and Roosevelts (although doubtless it could be pressed into this service). It is a surgical stainless steel knife with a gas canister in the handle. When you stab a victim, the knife "injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly."

It is primarily for use by divers, where the sudden injection of gas will cause Jaws (or any other leviathan) to speed toward the surface before they burst, effectively removing them from the fight and also safely carrying their shark-baiting blood along with them. There are also hunting versions, and the site lists "tactical uses" amongst the features. However, this is only meant for self defense or justifiable revenge: The blurb also tells us that "WASP Injection Systems, Inc. does not condone the killing of innocent creatures."

Check out this test run of the knife's capability when pitted against the formidable foe known to us land-dwelling creatures as... the watermelon.


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