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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.
12th Sep '16 7:56:34 AM 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 more effective shivs, but are much harder to find.

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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 more very effective shivs, shanks, but are much harder to find.amass the materials for, as duct tape and glass are contraband.
9th Sep '16 12:45:53 AM Codefreak5
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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 more effective shivs, but are much harder to find.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'': A toothbrush shiv called "Nova's Shank" is unlocked for use after one completes the Hoxton Breakout heist.
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.
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