This new video is actually more like a general update on things here at the Slingshot Channel.
See the pencil launcher with doubled up rubber and new, specifically made arrows, see the Cold Steel blowgun and a “rivalling” homemade rubber based “Hawaiian Speargun”, watch how the Cold Steel “Voyager” does against a Zombie Head simulating coconut, plus a “meat shoe”, and last not least look at the performance of the Cold Steel Shillelagh against coconuts in super slow motion.
The IWA is probably Europe’s most important annual weapons show. No hobbyists are allowed, except with a personal invitation by one of the exhibitors.
Cold Steel was kind enough to invite The Slingshot Channel to the show! Meet Lynn Thompson, founder and president of Cold Steel, see him receiving his Jörg Sprave Hammerhead slingshot in cast aluminum. Lynn then gives a personal demonstration of his fighting skills with two huge Bowie knifes.
All of the Zombie killing Cold Steel products are checked out at the booth.
Then, Jörg Sprave walks the showfloor, looking for other cool stuff. Large knifes, awesome crossbows and even a brand new arrow shooting air rifle from Sweden are presented in this slightly off topic video.
“Invisible” here means: Weapons that can’t be detected with a metal detector, used in airports and government buildings. How dangerous are non metal weapons, really? This video wants to find out.
Airport security is still much more tight than before 9-11. But is it tight enough? Mohammed Atta and his fellow terrorists used box cutters to hijack the planes. Those can’t be brought aboard airplanes anymore, the detectors are (hopefully) too sensitive. But there are still many weapons that
a) are small enough to fit in a pocket without too much bulging
b) won’t be seen by a metal detector
Jörg Sprave tests four non metal knifes (flint, wood, plastic, and ceramics) against a block of ballistic gelatin, “Mythbusters” style. Then, a carbon fibre slingshot is used to fire pebbles into the gelatin.
The end result is clear: More security is needed. All of the tested weapons can seriously harm, even kill, a human beeing. Therefore suitable body scanners and mandatory frisking is a must.
As a bonus, steel and lead balls are also shot at the gelatin, and a samurai sword finishes it off.