the worker bee (d_r_o_n_e) wrote in outlawculture,
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Dangerous Beauty: The Art of the Shiv

http://www.designobserver.com/archives/016492.html#

A shiv is a weapon crafted from the limited resources of a prisoner’s closed world. Crudely constructed from such things as spoons, shoelaces and upholstery tacks, shivs lie somewhere between the graceful and the grotesque...

The link has a discussion of shivs from a design/ingenuity perspective, and a link to a slideshow of 12 different shivs confiscated from a maximum security prison in Jersey.
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