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28th Mar '18 11:09:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Darksaber'', one of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels, has an Imperial warlord attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe kill Admiral Daala]] with a knife after [[BoardToDeath she poisoned an entire gathering of other such warlords with neurotoxic gas]]. Impressive, not only for having the knife be made up of several of his "decorative" medals, but for him having the presence of mind to ''immediately start assembling it as soon as he realizes he, and everyone but Daala and her assistant, have been gassed''. She even gives him an appreciative look of respect as he approaches. He manages to make it to within a single step of her, but by that point it is too late.

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* ''Darksaber'', ''[[Literature/TheCallistaTrilogy Darksaber]]'', one of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' novels, has an Imperial warlord attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe kill Admiral Daala]] with a knife after [[BoardToDeath she poisoned an entire gathering of other such warlords with neurotoxic gas]]. Impressive, not only for having the knife be made up of several of his "decorative" medals, but for him having the presence of mind to ''immediately start assembling it as soon as he realizes he, and everyone but Daala and her assistant, have been gassed''. She even gives him an appreciative look of respect as he approaches. He manages to make it to within a single step of her, but by that point it is too late.
19th Jan '18 1:29:33 PM GeekProphet
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* In ''Film/InTheLineOfFire'', Mitch Leary smuggles a gun made out of plastic to a dinner speech by the president. The only metal parts are the two bullets that he hides in a rabbit's foot keychain and the two springs hidden in a pen. He trains himself to put it together without looking too, so he can appear even more non-threatening as he assembles it under the table. In an interesting twist, in real life, the ATF had the actual (fully functional) weapon destroyed, because it violated the Undetectable Firearms Act (this law is why the modern Liberator pistol contains a 3 ounce chunk of metal that serves no actual function). The prop one was left intact, and IIRC is on display.

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* In ''Film/InTheLineOfFire'', Mitch Leary smuggles a gun made out of plastic to a dinner speech by the president. The only metal parts are the two bullets that he hides in a rabbit's foot keychain and the two springs hidden in barrels disguised as a pen.pen and pencil set. He trains himself to put it together without looking too, so he can appear even more non-threatening as he assembles it under the table. In an interesting twist, in real life, the ATF had the actual (fully functional) weapon destroyed, because it violated the Undetectable Firearms Act (this law is why the modern Liberator pistol contains a 3 ounce chunk of metal that serves no actual function). The prop one was left intact, and IIRC is on display.
5th Jan '18 5:54:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/QuadrailSeries'' features a set of three very valuable ancient sculptures. When assembled, they form [[spoiler: a gun that's undetectable as a weapon by the sensors of the titular transport system]].
** The first book has this in reverse: non-functional decorative plastic guns (used as a mark of status for a certain species)are disassembled and revealed to hide the pieces for highly effective melee weapons.

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* Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/QuadrailSeries'' features a set of three very valuable ancient sculptures. When assembled, they form [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a gun that's undetectable as a weapon by the sensors of the titular transport system]].
** The first book has this in reverse: non-functional decorative plastic guns (used as a stand-in for the real ones which are a mark of status for a certain species)are species)[[note]]Real weaponry is generally prohibited in passenger accessable areas, but the race uses various actual weapons as status 'badges'.[[/note]] are disassembled and revealed to hide the pieces for highly effective melee weapons.
16th Jul '17 12:01:38 PM nombretomado
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* During WW2, M.I.9 (the intelligence directorate charged with supporting agent operations in Europe and assisting British POW's make home runs out of captivity) devised weapons including a fountain pen that could fire spring-loaded darts. These were used as nuisance weapons against German soldiers operating in occupied France, although the possibility that the darts could be poison-tipped was also there. And the pens could also be used to write with, helping them to pass superficial examination if the carrier was detained and searched. Other weapons included incendiary bombs concealed inside rat and rabbit corpses, things fastidious Germans would pass by and shudder at. The warped genius in charge of M.I.9's weapons division was later written whole and unaltered into the Literature/JamesBond novels as Q-Branch, and [[Film/JamesBond later]], Q himself.

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* During WW2, [=WW2=], M.I.9 (the intelligence directorate charged with supporting agent operations in Europe and assisting British POW's make home runs out of captivity) devised weapons including a fountain pen that could fire spring-loaded darts. These were used as nuisance weapons against German soldiers operating in occupied France, although the possibility that the darts could be poison-tipped was also there. And the pens could also be used to write with, helping them to pass superficial examination if the carrier was detained and searched. Other weapons included incendiary bombs concealed inside rat and rabbit corpses, things fastidious Germans would pass by and shudder at. The warped genius in charge of M.I.9's weapons division was later written whole and unaltered into the Literature/JamesBond novels as Q-Branch, and [[Film/JamesBond later]], Q himself.
1st Jun '17 1:11:09 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalkedThroughWalls'' has the storyteller, Richard, carrying a cane that has a secret knifeblade which can be released to use as a long dagger.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalkedThroughWalls'' ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'' has the storyteller, Richard, carrying a cane that has a secret knifeblade which can be released to use as a long dagger.
1st Jun '17 1:10:10 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Cat Who Walked Through Walls'' has the storyteller, Richard, carrying a cane that has a secret knifeblade which can be released to use as a long dagger.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Cat Who Walked Through Walls'' ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalkedThroughWalls'' has the storyteller, Richard, carrying a cane that has a secret knifeblade which can be released to use as a long dagger.
17th May '17 12:51:20 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The SwordCane. The sword and sheath are combined to make a cane. There were also cane-guns.

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* The SwordCane. The sword and sheath are combined to make a cane. There were also cane-guns.
25th Mar '17 5:49:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The [[https://www.idealconceal.com/ Ideal Conceal]] is a collapsible self-defense pistol whose profile resembles a smartphone when folded up in a pocket, making it very easy to conceal. Beyond the predictable freaking out from journalists and politicians, even the gun-savvy have pointed out that as nifty as it is, the slower deployment from having to unfold the weapon is a pretty big drawback that cancels out the ease of concealment.
27th Feb '17 8:21:14 PM AndyLA
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* The Laptop Gun from ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' can turn into [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a laptop.]] However, it can also turn into a wall sentry. ''Very'' useful in multiplayer games.

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* The Laptop Gun from ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' can turn into [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a laptop.]] However, it can also turn into a wall sentry. ''Very'' useful in multiplayer games.games [[spoiler:(and the target tests at the Carrington Institute's firing range)]].
16th Oct '16 2:19:50 PM eroock
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* Mr. Igoe in ''Film/{{Innerspace}}'' has a single-shot suppressed gun disguised as a prosthetic hand. It's a real prosthetic in the sense Igoe is actually missing his hand, but it's designed with a pointing finger which is the gun barrel.
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