History Main / SinisterShiv

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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[[folder:FanFiction]] * ''ComicBook/{{Kaijumax}}'' is set in a prison, so naturally ''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 an appearance—but it's a prison for {{Kaiju}}, so they're made shiv out of sharpened pieces anything and having a HammerSpace of a cargo ship's hull.improvised weapons that he might produce at any moment, including plastic forks. [[/folder]]
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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added example from Shameless (US) 5x09
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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".
14th May '15 6:22:19 PM TedlyAnderson
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14th May '15 6:22:01 PM TedlyAnderson
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[[folder:Comic Books]] * ''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.
25th Jan '15 10:06:46 PM Medinoc
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Not to be confused with HealingShiv.
12th Oct '14 7:08:28 PM Abbreva
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** Season 5 starts out with the prison survivors making use of this trope.
9th Oct '14 11:00:01 AM TwoGunAngel
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* In the fourth season of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Lucile runs afoul of a gang comprised of [[TheTriadsAndTongs Chinese]] women, and is threatened with a shiv made of a sharpened ramen noodle.
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* In the fourth season of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Lucile runs afoul of a gang comprised of [[TheTriadsAndTongs [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese]] women, and is threatened with a shiv made of a sharpened ramen noodle.
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