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Doom Claws!

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posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 09:10 PM
i guess this is a bit random, but hey, its a conspiracy site so here we go:
how would you get yourself some arifical RETRACTABLE claws. I just find that notion SO cool
has anyone ever made something like this before, is there another thred on it? I MUST KNOW!

Been thinkin about this for a good long time, and i have some small plans i have drawn up. What do you guys think of this idea?

[edit on 20-4-2005 by Fiction of Truth]

posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 05:51 PM
Do you mean like "Wolverine's" claws? if that's what you mean it would take a serious amount surgery and mechanical gizmos to get them implanted in your arms, not to mention that you'd never get them on an airplane i can't even get my cigarette lighter on board. It would be cool for a little while though, until you accidentally set them off while you were sleeping one night and shredded your bed and your wife.

posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 06:19 PM
or shred something else off if u reach down to scratch something while you're sleepy. but this would be really kool, a lot of cyberpunk RP have different types of ways to get retractable claws, would be very kool to just have the Predator wrisk blades or something alike.

posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 06:03 PM
thats not realy what i was geting at, wolverine claws would suck, that would be a dam expensive surgery, and the arport thing. i meant claws on your fingers not extremely long (less than 10 inches), with somepthing like a midevil gauntlet ( very rough comparison ) that they would come in and out of. like a mechanical glove

EDIT: i know they would be dam heavy, but that could be worked around

[edit on 23-4-2005 by Fiction of Truth]

posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 06:12 PM
A glove type device would be cool, but to be stable on your hand you'd probably have to have the glove go up to your elbow. Also if they retracted you would probably experience loss of dexterity in the fingers and palms, unless it wasn't physically attached to the fingers and just kind of stayed stationary over them. Now that i think about it there is probably something out there already that resembles this, the technology to build this wouldn't be to advanced sort of like a pistol holster that goes up your sleeve and springs them out into your hands. As far as weight is concerned, if you used a sort of perferated (by this i mean has holes drilled in it) titanium the weight should be kept to a minnimum.

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 12:41 AM
Would these weapons have any practical uses though? Except maybe for some crazy street gangs, I can't see them being used in war.

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 12:59 AM
No no no-you see, it's so that when you say " meeeoowwwwwwwwwwww" you can wave your hand along with it!!!

ok sorry people i'm bored.........

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 02:12 AM
Okay, here's my take on this.

I believe that if you can find a way to make them lightweight enough, they might work well for personal protection, not particularly useful for a military application. I'd have to agree that a full elbow-high gauntlet/bracer would be your best bet for this equipment. I believe it would be better for the blades to be retracted into housings on the forearms, as well, allowing for full range of motion and dexterity for the hands and fingers.

Keep in mind that you'd be carrying a concealed and illegal weapon. Any use of said weapons, even in self-defense, would likely have legal consequences.

That having been said, yeah, I'd be interested if they were reliable and practical for defensive purposes.

But why do you call them Doom Claws?

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 11:46 AM
DemonHunter, kinda ironical that your avatar has "doom cllaws" in another movie............

posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 08:34 AM
tazer gloves would work better.....

they made some a bit back where the power supply was on the belt and it looked like normal gloves but when you grabed some one when it was armed buzzzzack......

make a medival style gloves then mount spikes on them that can be the + and - terminals so the tips of the gloves are claws metal ever other finger + -. Then have some on the back of the hand and knuckles. If you go for a bracer would add some there also.... just have a arm swich on your belt or wrist. Have pressure switches under the spike/studs so that it only discharges on the terminals that hit some one. so you punch and only the stunds on your figers discharge into the attacker.. same goes with the back of the hand or bracer. Same goes with the claws. Make the gloves insolated leather where ever the terminals are and have the hard parts made out of carbon fiber with kevlar backing with gloss acrilic coat. So more or less you get into a fight with out guns you will win one hit and they are down. You could also use the gloves as a kind of armor to deflect melee weapon attacks.

posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 10:12 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!! i was already pretty sure about the gauntelt thing (how else would it stay on??) but everything else was very helpfull. shock idea is ingenious, and it would solve many problems (and only raze one ) if the claws retracted all the way into the forearm.

i dident ever think this would be a good military wepon, but for self defense or close combat it would work well, especaly with the stun addition. making this out of titanium would be a bit tricky, (read: expensive) but it would help. some parts tho would nesesarily be steel, or they would not stand the stress of using them to rake into something, or climb up a wall.

EDIT: plus, this thing is going to be somewhat bulky nomater what its made off, so its debateable whether it would be considerd "conceled"

[edit on 25-4-2005 by Fiction of Truth]

posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 10:42 PM
I honestly dont think the human hand is strong enough to use any "finger" claws. One idea might be a "Dewclaw" that is placed on the heel of your hand. it would still allow you hand dexterity but you would have a "striking weapon" when you strike someone with the palm of your hand.

posted on Apr, 27 2005 @ 11:22 PM
if people five hundred years ago could move their hands in full steel plate armor AND gauntlets, and weild 10-20 lb weapons in said hands, i would be suprised if it would be imposible to wear mostly titanium and kevlar 'armoring' covering only 1 or 2 of your arms AT VERY MOST

i realy should finalize my blueprints....... got anymore ideas before i do?

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 12:16 AM
fiction or truth, you might want to think when a soldier or medival knight wearing platemail where the load was centered. Then think about how a person holding a 10-20 pound weapon has to do in order to maintin his balance, or even be able to hold his arms up for extended periods of time.

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 10:18 AM

Originally posted by Kushi_Master
DemonHunter, kinda ironical that your avatar has "doom cllaws" in another movie............

That's why I was able to answer. I've given the idea some thought in the past, where construction is concerned. One idea I had was to mount two or three thin-bladed gravity knives (or something along those lines) onto forearm guards or bracers.

It still seems like a plausible concept for my uses.

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 11:06 AM
gravity knifes would be much easyer then pred style where they slide strate out just hit the release with your arms at your sides and they would snap/fall open and lock. would be easy to fabricate a lock system with easy release from the wrist or side of the arms to let them retract. Then add the shock part to the arms fist and blades.. if you had the voltage high enough you would have lighting jumping from one blade to the other or from studs on the arms or from the tips of your fingers to other fingers would look very bad ass.

posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 09:08 PM
gravity knives are all good, but i was thinking more along the lines of spring loaded with a buton relese. and retraction. that helped tho. the shock aspect is definelty good idea, you could turn those things up and hold up your hand, most anyone not armed with a gun (and probobly some people who are) would run away with a wet stain on their pants

i know what you mean, with the heavness, it would just mean you would have to get used to carying this around. i was also thinking, opinions wanted, what you would think of integrating some kind of foldable sheld (cirular interlocking fan, made of the same material that swat uses) and/or a mounted firearm, with clips inserted into the back? if it was a sheild, then the meterial (other than claws) could be much lighter, less kevlar would be needed, and if it was a firearm, you would have a backup wepon incase you could not get close.

which is beter?????????

EDIT: by the ways, thanks for posting on my thred. first one too!

[edit on 28-4-2005 by Fiction of Truth]

posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 12:59 PM
You guys are getting a bit carried away with the electricity IMO. This isn't the kind of thing you use for mass combat. Personal defense or close in-fighting is what these would be designed for, I'd think.

Keeping that in mind, you have to make sure the weapons aren't overly complicated or too easily exposed to damage. Damage to the kind of electrical system you're talking about would be more then a bit detrimental to the user, so I'd have to say it's a bad idea in a fight.

The best idea for something one of us would design and build is the old rule of KISS -- Keep It Simple Stupid. No need to get too fancy with this to make it work properly. Just need to get a little creative. Adding the hardware to "juice" the blades would only add extra and unnecessary weight.

Keep it light. Keep it easy to work with. Keep it safe for you to use. You'll be both more successful with the weapon and less likely to have an accidental injury when using them.

posted on Apr, 29 2005 @ 01:19 PM
you do have a point on keeping it simple...

posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 12:19 PM
first of all i KNOW this could never be used in mass combat. no way.

i supose i got a little caryd away (sory i cant spell that word, it hates me) but then, whats an invention without bells and whisles!?
i WOULD be protecting the electrical systems, i mean, it would be made of mostly titanium and kevlar, you cant get much more protected than that. im still thinking about one or the other of the systems i mentioned earlyer, but im just 'thinking' about it. trying to solidify the original design first, but this is mostly theoredical ideas for 'what would make this better after im done' sortof thing

+its so fun storming ideas
even if they never work

EDIT: i guess il try to keep it more simple tho

[edit on 30-4-2005 by Fiction of Truth]

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