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10th Aug '17 12:15:05 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', one of the early uplift experiments (who had to be kept locked up because they're all psychotically violent) mentions carving one by sharpening a plastic spoon. Seeing his fellow uplifts get themselves killed from "testosterone poisoning", he used the shiv to castrate himself.
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20th Jun '17 5:45:52 PM Jacob175
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* After going coo-coo from his time travel experiences, Xander Paine from ''ComicBook/MegaMan'' began whittling visions of what he saw in his cell walls in one of these.


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* ''WesternAnimatin/TUFFPuppy'': Quacky the Duck apparently used one to carve his plans for revenge on Dudley into the walls of his jail cell.
2nd May '17 8:28:04 PM BattleMaster
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* in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', inmates at the Kyln threaten Gamora with a variety of shivs. Since the place is a HellholePrison where the guards don't care what the prisoners do to each other as long as they don't make messes, the shivs range from as big as daggers to as big as machetes and some show quite a bit of craftsmanship.
23rd Apr '17 4:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AnInnocentMan'': Shanking happens a lot in the movie, once witnessed by TomSelleck's character Jimmie and once carried out by Jimmie.

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* ''Film/AnInnocentMan'': Shanking happens a lot in the movie, once witnessed by TomSelleck's Creator/TomSelleck's character Jimmie and once carried out by Jimmie.
4th Apr '17 7:09:36 PM PaulA
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* One sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' showed [[Literature/TheWizardOfOz the Scarecrow]] getting [[Series/{{Oz}} shivved in the cafeteria]].

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* One sketch on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' showed [[Literature/TheWizardOfOz [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Scarecrow]] getting [[Series/{{Oz}} shivved in the cafeteria]].
17th Mar '17 4:41:41 PM Owlorange1995
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->''"This shank is a classic. The bottom end of a toothbrush is carved down to its sharpest point, almost like an arrowhead. But the best part is, the weapon doesn't have to be concealed. It can be placed in a pocket, bristles showing. Ready to be grabbed for action!"''
-->-- '''Augustus Hill''', ''Series/{{Oz}}''
25th Nov '16 3:36:19 AM JackG
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* A regular occurrence (almost to the point of being OnceAnEpisode) on ''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.

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* A regular occurrence (almost to the point of being OnceAnEpisode) on ''Series/{{Oz}}''. In "Cuts Like A Knife", TheNarrator [[TheNarrator Augustus Hill Hill]] delivers some exposition on the various types:
** The Gillette Bayonet is created by extracting the blade from a disposable razor (hense (hence 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.
21st Nov '16 11:30:33 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie'' lets you craft a shiv out of a piece of bone. While it ''can'' be used as a weapon, its crude nature means it deals very little damage, and it's better off used as a carcass-dressing tool to process animals and zombie corpses.
3rd Oct '16 10:07:23 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The Lost Heir Job", Eliot plants a shiv on a prisoner to frame him as being a member of the Aryan Brotherhood.
12th Sep '16 12:20:54 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/TheEscapists'': Shivs of various descriptions can be made or found, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Toothbrush and Comb Shivs are easily created (toothbrushes and combs are common items and can be sharpened on any wall), but have pitiful damage. Glass shards can be fashioned into very effective shanks, but are much harder to amass the materials for, as duct tape and glass are contraband.

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* ''VideoGame/TheEscapists'': Shivs of various descriptions can be made or found, with varying degrees of effectiveness. Toothbrush and Comb Shivs are easily created (toothbrushes and combs are common items and can be sharpened on any wall), but have pitiful damage.damage and are better used as favor-earning tokens for other prisoners. Glass shards can be fashioned into very effective shanks, but are much harder to amass the materials for, as duct tape and glass are contraband.
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