UK Officials on alert for Wasp Knife in Prisons

As reported in the Telegraph recently, British officials are now on the alert for the existence of a plot to smuggle the “Wasp” knife into their prison system. 

The Prison Service said: “Security procedures are dynamic and intelligence-led, and every establishment is made aware of the potential risk to security.”

As introduced in various monthly knife magazines earlier this year , The WASP Injection Knife injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, about the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly.

This is an American-made knife and the company’s website states: “The effects of the compressed gas freezes all tissues and organs surrounding the point of injection.”

For you who haven’t seen the Watermelon vs. The Wasp video on youtube, here it is.  

Model shown: WASP A/12-N w/ Max Adapter Kit and a Tapered Red Disposable Handle 

Personally, I would rather just be shot than frozen and exploded with this knife, but from a collector’s point of view the handles do come in different colors.

In case you are wondering, this knife is marketed to Special Op’s Troops (Land and Sea), Downed Pilots, Survival kits, SWAT members and Security Guards.

Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 8:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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