EPIC shooting day

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Yunus, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Today was a good day. I finally got to try my test of the Mil-Tac knife. I also had the chance to shoot some ballistics gel for the first time. It was a good day.

    First lets start with the test on the knife. I had seen plenty, yes it is a strong knife, yes it can even take a .22 head on. But how strong is this thing, is it indestructible? I say no, it is not and I attempt to prove this.
    In the Mil-Tac thread I declared I had some ideas but that was months ago, well I say today I delivered.

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    After shot of the wood holding the knife
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    Yes that is an imprint of the knife on the wood.

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    After shot of the knife placed back on the wood block.
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    Sadly the blade could not be found. We looked but really we could not find it anywhere.
     
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  2. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    You can see from this picture the knife landed about 10' away from where it started. The knife is the black portion at the bottom of the image.
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    There were 2 holes in these targets before we blew up the Tannerite/knife
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  3. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    Close up of where the steel broke.
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    This was just good fun! I will post the ballistics gel pics in another thread.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    you blew up a $170+ dollar knife. Dude if you didn't want it that bad I would have sent your $50 for shipping to me.
     
  5. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Yunus,

    Dude, I don’t think the manufacture when they say “practically indestructible” they mean explosives. I think they mean cutting, prying, hacking and such.. Explosives?? Not an everyday occurrence. I think you went a little bit overboard.

    I mean I'd love to see a photo of the explosion but.... man.
     
  6. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    I would love to see video of that....
     
  7. Yunus

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    Well, I already promised the left overs to Bear, although I was hoping that the knife would remain in tact :)

    The video will be posted as soon as I find a good way. Youtube did not like my first attempt.
    The owner of the land, good guy who let's us shoot, grandfather of my friend, he looked at the knife and was impressed, specifically about the sharpness of it. He thought we were crazy for doing what we did but hey, they did say "practically indestructible" didn't they :) It was a good time had by all present. Was it needed, no. Was it fun, yes. I was seriously impressed that the knife did as well as it did. The carbon fiber body held up pretty well.
    The imprint of the knife on the wood, that was just freaking awesome. :)
     
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  8. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu55AVyWK_M"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu55AVyWK_M[/ame]

    Skip to about the 1 minute mark to see the explosion. It's not as cool on video as in real life.
     
  9. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    pretty cool, I do love me some Tanerite.
     
  10. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    I am amazed! I didn't hear one "Holy sh!t" after the explosion. You guys did great! Well done Yunus!
     
  11. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I can't bring myself to watch the video. I'm against internet knife abuse. :(
     
  12. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Yeah, but now we know what it WON'T do.....:eek:
     
  13. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    The epitomy of epicness. Very well done. :cool:
     
  14. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I'm humbled......
     
  15. Leatherneck1775

    Leatherneck1775 New Member

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    Awesome!! I love a good explosion and one that can answer questions is a well needed explosion.
     
  16. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    A burning question comes to my mind reading this thread...

    WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING???? :mad:
     
  17. Bubba4477

    Bubba4477 New Member

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    Epic indeed



    I think a better question is... WHY NOT? :cool:
     
  18. orangello

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  19. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    That qualifies as an epic day to me. But boy I sure would hate to lose a knife like that. :eek:

    tell us a little about the ballistics gel. What did you do with that? Did you find any useful info about bullet penetration, etc?