History Main / SinisterShiv

29th Jul '16 11:58:07 PM JackG
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* A regular occurence (almost to the point of being OnceAnEpisode) on ''Series/{{Oz}}''.

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* A regular occurence occurrence (almost to the point of being OnceAnEpisode) on ''Series/{{Oz}}''.''Series/{{Oz}}''. In "Cuts Like A Knife", TheNarrator Augustus Hill delivers some exposition on the various types:
** The Gillette Bayonet is created by extracting the blade from a disposable razor (hense the name), and placing the blade in the bottom of a pencil or pen. The problem with putting the shiv together, is that you will most likely cut yourself in the process.
** The Blunt: A shank made from a thick piece of metal.
** The Toothbrush Shank: A shank made from sharpening the bottom of a toothbrush.
** The [[PhallicWeapon Don Juan]]: A shiv made from sharpening the coils from the cell beds.
29th Apr '16 3:08:56 PM AgProv
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* In Film/{{Scum}}'', a variant improvised weapon involves one character taking his sock off, filling it with pool balls from the table in the recreation room, beating the crap out of the con who beat him up the previous night, then swiftly returning the balls to the table and putting his sock back on before the warders notice.
11th Mar '16 6:56:48 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/Jailbait2014'': They're largely sharpened toothbrushes and are wielded by the more villainous inmates.
24th Feb '16 4:55:26 PM Abbreva
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** Season 5 starts out with the prison survivors making use of this trope.

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** Season 5 starts out with the prison survivors making use of this trope.trope, either by sharpening the metal bits of their clothing, or salvaging broken pieces of wood from the train car they're being held in.
19th Feb '16 4:38:36 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps lets the player use a shiv in the level "Vorkuta" after using a rock to kill a guard.
* TheLastOfUs features shivs as a craftable item, made from duct tape and scissor blades.

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* VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' lets the player use a shiv in the level "Vorkuta" after using a rock to kill a guard.
* TheLastOfUs ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' features shivs as a craftable item, made from duct tape and scissor blades.
7th Jan '16 2:53:40 AM Chabal2
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* Averted in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' stories, since the FarWest had less of a prison gang environment. On one occasion, Averell made a fake gun out of soap and shoeshine. How? Well, he had a model: the guard's gun, which had been forgotten in the cell. After making Averell eat the soap gun, Joe and his brothers escape.
19th Dec '15 4:04:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' features lots and lots of shivs made of lots of things, from boring old razors, to broken dinner trays and hardened toilet paper. ShadowTheHedgehog in particular is portrayed as being able to make a shiv out of anything and having a HammerSpace of improvised weapons that he might produce at any moment, including plastic forks.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' features lots and lots of shivs made of lots of things, from boring old razors, to broken dinner trays and hardened toilet paper. ShadowTheHedgehog VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog in particular is portrayed as being able to make a shiv out of anything and having a HammerSpace of improvised weapons that he might produce at any moment, including plastic forks.
24th Jun '15 6:53:31 AM Tightwire
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Because of the restrictive nature of prisons, shivs tend to be made of just about anything, ranging from the simple (such as a sharpened toothbrush) to the elaborate (a 6-foot-long pole made from tightly wrapped paper equipped with a sharpened steel tip) to the truly disturbing (two razor blades taped side by side and capable of making grievous wounds that are notoriously hard to stitch up). The construction of shivs remains a constant tug of war between the prisons attempting to stop the behavior with newer and greater restrictions, and the ingenuity of prisoners finding ways around said restrictions to continue their deadly art. See MacGyvering.

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Because of the restrictive nature of prisons, shivs tend to be made of just about anything, ranging from the simple (such as a sharpened toothbrush) to the elaborate (a 6-foot-long pole made from tightly wrapped paper equipped with a sharpened steel tip) to the truly disturbing (two razor blades taped side by side and capable of making grievous wounds that are notoriously hard to stitch up).up) to the ingenious (papier maché made from newspapers that can later be flushed). The construction of shivs remains a constant tug of war between the prisons attempting to stop the behavior with newer and greater restrictions, and the ingenuity of prisoners finding ways around said restrictions to continue their deadly art. See MacGyvering.



* ''ComicBook/{{Kaijumax}}'' is set in a prison, so naturally shivs make an appearance—but it's a prison for {{Kaiju}}, so they're made out of sharpened pieces of a cargo ship's hull.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Kaijumax}}'' is set in a prison, so naturally shivs make an appearance—but appearance — but it's a prison for {{Kaiju}}, so they're made out of sharpened pieces of a cargo ship's hull.


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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' features lots and lots of shivs made of lots of things, from boring old razors, to broken dinner trays and hardened toilet paper. ShadowTheHedgehog in particular is portrayed as being able to make a shiv out of anything and having a HammerSpace of improvised weapons that he might produce at any moment, including plastic forks.
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11th Jun '15 3:24:41 AM Stealth
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* One ''Series/MythBusters'' episode features a trip to prison and a wall full of improvised prison weapons, mostly shivs or other primitive knife-like weapons. This includes the typical sharpened silverware or toothbrush, ground-down pieces of metal wrapped in tape, carefully knapped rocks similar to flint knives, and perhaps most impressive of all, a styrofoam coffee cup that could be used to stab someone. Later in the same episode, Adam and Jamie create crossbow bolts out of typical disposable plastic tableware (as well as improvised paper crossbows to fire them from, naturally) and manage to do enough damage to theoretically kill someone with them from about 10 feet distant.
27th May '15 2:28:54 PM Braazue
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* ''Series/{{Shameless}}'': In Season 5, [[spoiler: Sammy builds one out a pencil for her son Chucky]]:"Noone's gonna mess with you again".
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