Prison Knife

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Introduction: Prison Knife

Prison is serious business. Serious business requires serious tools. When the law has you up in a 9x9 with 7 mf'ers just as scared as you and looking to to do anything they can to survive... you gonna need a tool. I don't just mean a tool for killing, but a tool for shanking, shiving and also stabbing. This is the Prison Knife.

This Instructable will initiate the group that you need to read. The group that will get you through the times when all the other websites turn a cold shoulder. This is the first in what I hope will become definitive guide to living in a place where living off of your wits is paramount and where transforming your meager resources into fantastic invention is your ticket home.

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Step 1: Get a Toothbrush

Like they always say n the cell block, "the better the toothbrush, the deeper the wound." You may need to score some points for good behavior to get the highest quality brush.

Step 2: Sharpen on the Ground

Make it sharp by rubbing it on the cell floor. Some fancy prisons varnish the concrete floors. If this is the case for you, well, you have plenty of time, so get to work.

Step 3: Test the Point

If you bleed, your in the red!

Step 4: Make the Handle

Try ripping a piece of of your wife beater--by the way, why are you still wearing that wife beater? Didn't you learn your lesson? Isn't that why you're in prison?

Step 5: Go Out and Test

You the man now, dog!

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    20 Discussions

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    SeeJaneCraft
    SeeJaneCraft

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Geez, lighten up everyone! I personally have never been to prison and don't tend on making the trek anytime soon. But I have seen enough prison documentaries (as well as OZ) to wonder how the prison shank is crafted.

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    fd93
    fd93

    12 years ago on Step 4

    some girls i know yelled at me for calling it a "wife beater" try a "Domestic abuse shirt" but it is a great knife takes a wile so i just used a file

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    silentdeath
    silentdeath

    12 years ago on Introduction

    wtf this is the most ingenious but stupid idea ive ever seen. P.S. stay OUT of PRISON!!

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    stevoIution
    stevoIution

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I thought this was stupid until I realized something - If you are dumb enough to go to prison you are probably too dumb to work out how to sharpen a toothbrush by yourself.

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    Coati
    Coati

    12 years ago on Introduction

    But what do you use to get the taste out of your mouth after Bubba takes that from you and makes you toss his salad?Brush your teeth,get a life and stay out of jail.But save the dental floss if it gets to bad you can hang yourself with it.

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    oinkoinkzoopals

    dude this is so messed up first of all do you think your cool and also i dont think you have any idea what your talking about because effective shanks have a notch so you can break it off so it stays inside your victum

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    csw64mm
    csw64mm

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Isn't the notched blade only on the "east coast" variant of the shank?

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    postapoc
    postapoc

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes. because prisons on the east coast are hard.

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    Silas
    Silas

    12 years ago on Introduction

    WTF! Do you think your cool? You've probebly never even been to prison, and your just trying to act cool.. Prison is not cool, you moron!

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    toogood
    toogood

    12 years ago on Introduction

    were did you get this idear? wat it from a book called maximum security?

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    LasVegas
    LasVegas

    12 years ago on Introduction

    It seems that making the handle of the shiv would be a step prior to sharpening. If it's properly sharpened, it would cut the hand while wrapping the handle otherwise. BTW: This would more effectively get you solitary time than anything else.

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    fran_halsbourg

    This is very helpful, thank you. You might also be interested in this one: www.instructables.com/id/E1DBQU AF54HOGNR/

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    postapoc
    postapoc

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    hmm. I tried to add that to the prison life group. now it's gone, maybe it was to much for some users.

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    !Andrew_Modder!

    wtf? why are you making prison stuff. Do you tend to spend your life there or what??!??

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    rose_red
    rose_red

    12 years ago on Introduction

    just wondering but why would you want ppl in prison to make knives...not that its to hard to figure out.