A mutant set of wolverine-like claws…

Those of you who are fans of the X-Men will undoubtedly know of Wolverine and his infamous adamantium claws. Now I came across a weird set of blades, and the first thing I thought to my self was, if wolverine ever underwent some kind of crazy, out-of-control, mutation, this is probably what his claws would turn into:

Razor Warrior

Razor Warrior
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And No, in case you are wondering, I don’t think this was intended to be some kind of uber wolverine claw replica. At least it doesn’t seem that way. But then again… Either way, it is an interesting take on the whole hand held claw weapon thing.

As with all the other Wolvie style dealios, we have three primary blades, but that is pretty much where the similarities stop. The blades on these are actually dual tiered, with the bottom blades conforming somewhat to the original Wolvie design, with a few modifications, such as slots cut into the blade, as well as a wider ovoid grip.

The grip is an interesting departure from the norm, since it also includes two polished end pieces that allow for an extended grip that give each finger a grip area, as opposed to most of the others, where only the middle three fingers are used, or you have a knuckle-duster like design. In addition to providing additional side protection for your valuable little piglets, I’d imagine this would be a much more comfortable arrangement.

Speaking of which, the second tier of the weapon features a set of short smaller sub blades with an interesting twist. The rear of the top blades are connected by a bar that looks like it is intended to rest over the back of your hand when being wielded. Now this is an immense improvement over the other designs, which either featured no anti-rotational design aspects, or incorporated nubs that just as likely wear holes into the skin between your knuckles.

All in all, though this makes no claim to being a Wolvie claw, it seems to have been the most ergonomically designed variant I have yet seen, and would have been more justified than most to be given the honorary “Wolvie claw” title…

Awww, who am I kidding. I would probably have complained that this looked nothing at all like Wolverine claws, if they had named it such. I guess there is no pleasing fanatics. But it still gets props for being the one wolvie-like claw weapon most likely to be used by yours truly, were I ever given a choice between the lot.

However the designer still gets demerits for being unable to come up with any display stand design that would have been an improvement on the freakin’ farm tractor deal they’ve got going on here… Srsly… 😛

Razor Warrior – [Collectors Edge]

9 Responses to “A mutant set of wolverine-like claws…”

  1. March 24, 2008 at 10:03 am

    NEW AND IMPROVED!!! Now built even better for breaking your wrist in half!!!

    Damn….do I have to redesign these too????

  2. March 24, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    LOL I’d say… Yes. LOL I’m betting your redesign will be a considerable improvement… LOL 😉

  3. 3 ladyofspiders
    March 25, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Those are pretty cool

  4. March 25, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Indeed! A little over the top methinks, but definitely close to the ideal “lots of large, menacing blades” weapon type that I like… Normally, with these types of hand blades, the more blades there are, the more functionally and aesthetically incoherent they tend become. But at least with this it actually looks like a very focused design… And that is one thing I like that about this weapon…

  5. March 29, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Add a simple wrist brace…like the kind wristrocket slingshots have. A metal rod bent into a U shape to fit the forarm, then a L bend and attach the ends to the claws on each side. Problem solved. Any upward force of the claws during a stike will be absorbed into the armbrace. Your hand is the pivot point. Simple. Done. Make it O shaped and it will brace for up and down strikes.

  6. March 29, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    And there you have it Ladies and Germs! Better Wolverine Claw ergonomics by Sinza! A set of Mutant Claws that won’t turn your wrist into spaghetti… 🙂

  7. 7 monolith
    July 2, 2008 at 8:58 am

    cool can you buy one of those somewhere if so where?

  8. August 18, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I’m a big fan of Wolverine.

    Nice, cool design!

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