Saturday, August 19, 2017

The "Knife-Resistant" Vest

Thursday Writers aka the South Bay Writers finished critique and we had time leftover.  The discussion turned to the news, none of which, of course, was good.  One member said, "I always feel so sorry for the British police - they aren't allowed guns!"

Another member said, "It's very difficult to get a gun in Europe ..but those jackets are knife-proof." 

You would have to conclude, as I did, that nothing had been resolved. 

Still, those fluorescent yellow vests were rather smart; I wondered if an American citizen could buy one for Home Country use?

Indeed.  Pages of vendors, but the one that caught my eye had this blurb ",,, to individuals who require reliable protection from edged weapons in their chosen vocation."  Was that gracefully phrased?  Was it typical British understatement?  You betcha!  That sentence alone would make me buy from that supplier.

Take a look - they have a British Bobby Yellow version in sizes XS to 4XL.

Previously covered in my book "And the Best Blog Is:  Word of Mouth" was one Miguel Caballero who manufactures bullet-proof designer clothing in disguise.  Looks like your sister is wearing a wife beater undershirt?  Uh huh.  Vest.  Lovely suede men's jacket?  Ditto.   Bonus points:  anti-bacterial.  Men's jacket 4,401 Euros; woman's undershirt 2,023 Euros. 

But I side with the woman who feared for the unarmed bobbies.  At least they are guarded against knife thrusts. 

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