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Justajolt

Nerf Melee Bayonet

Inspired by the Nerf Modulus Close-Quarters Combat Kit, but unwilling to pay the price, I took some defunct Recon "laser" sights, a generic foam sword (reduced to under 1 because it was a little scuffed) and got busy with the duct tape!



The larger one has a recon light rail attachment bit duct-taped tactically to the handle. The yellow handle on the other one is the recon light unit with the light and batter compartment removed, and the foam literally stuffed in and held in place with duct tape. No more technical than that!



And finally, how they look on some blasters!





OldNoob

Great for bashing some unsuspecting fellow nerfers teeth out with.
Not a fan of any sort of blaster mounted melee beyond a technical exercise. The reason is obvious, if its on your blaster, firstly you shouldn't be that close to other players, it is particularly risky indoors and with kids, secondly they bend back leaving just the barrel to ram people.
They have no use in HvZ either as anything you can hit with them should have been darted or socked by the time its in arms reach and you extend the length of your blaster which is bad for handling and fatal in systems which allow gear tags.
The other reason I don't like them is I have seen what adults have been capable of with "safe" bayonets in filming. An extra got a length of carbon rod through his forearm when the foam split during a particularly enthusiastic bit of fake fighting and a couple of other people got bad bruising or had near misses from the barrels of brown bess muskets, when the "bayonet" missed or was lounged the wrong way.
Obviously we have much less mass behind our gear and are hopefully a bit more careful than over excited students and and wannabe actors, but I still won't allow them at any of my games.
Well done for making something, I can see you had fun with it, I put this up as a cautionary tale for people to consider before using "bayonets" in anger.
Justajolt

Teeth mean prizes though, right? Double if formerly in the mouth of a minor...

Of course, decorative only whilst blaster mounted!!! It doesn't take much imagination to see what could happen o_O I add a similar cautionary note to all readers: Nerf melee items are hand held and fully covered in foam, not mounted on anything rigid or hard. Common sense to be used!

And fun they were. I love the fact I was making something Nerf charge 20 odd for for less than a quid. It made me feel all thrifty and economic ^_^
old_man_nerf

Justajolt wrote:
Teeth mean prizes though, right? Double if formerly in the mouth of a minor...


Everyone knows the tooth fairy still pays a quid a tooth. It's a lucrative market....

Seriously. No melee at our games until we can control it. Which I suspect will be a while yet.
Justajolt

Unless we don't get enough donations. The tooth fairy can help us fund darts...
The Dark Kitten

Justajolt wrote:
Unless we don't get enough donations. The tooth fairy can help us fund darts...


Funding fot what? Fencing gear? Seriously tho I wil pop money in a dontation pot of it means we grow and improve

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