protective vests

What's the best stab-proof vest I can get for a reasonable price? Pic rel is $500 AUD on Amazon.

Must ship to international and bonus points if it is bullet-resistant too.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >AUD
    Bodyarmour is illegal in Australia
    The gov wants you to be easy to kill

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about plate and mail for medieval reenactment?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think aussies ban body armor
        And that means all body armor
        They don't specify that it is ballistic armor that is banned
        I might be wrong

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That Shadiversity has a bunch of medieval style armor. I'd assume you can pick up some chainmail at the next renaissance faire without any legal issues. Chainmail isn't very comfortable to wear, although it would be kind of cool to sew some thin and light mail into the linings of something like a light bomber jacket so it's covered over, and could be worn in toasty weather without too much issue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Just DIY, man.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't Australia have a lot of nasty sharks? I'd assume chainmail would be legal simply because its useful in meat processing and also dive suits for handling sharks in.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Search for Steel mesh apron or steel mesh bib or butcher's supply cut resistant and you will find plenty of less expensive options.
    You can not have ballistic armor without a firearms license but the application process is straightforward and unless your last name is Kelly or Tarrant you will likely be approved

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That shit is for stopping you from slashing yourself with a butcher's knife. Who knows if it will stop a piercing thrust.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Who knows if it will stop a piercing thrust.
        I'm not the guy you're replying to, but I have a chainmail butcher's glove and there is no doubt in my mind it would stop a piercing thrust from a spear. The rings are individually welded together, it's very strong. If you wanted hard numbers you could always buy a small piece and test it yourself.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Test it. My stab proof armor just has a laminate material over the bulletproof kevlar. They use laminate and chain mail, but I thought the next vest I get I'm just going to actually test various laminate materials by stabbing them and then cut ti shape whatever works best.

        If you're not gonna test some Chinese shit from scamazon you're basically asking to not really be protected.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What armor do you have?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I could not live in a country that does not allow me to have body armor. I’d rather move to Africa and be a white warlord.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    buy cheap cast iron cookware from aldi or spotlight when they have deals ($10-$15 a pan), go full ned kelly, buy 3XL target business shirts to wear over the top

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Your only option is to go full Ned Kelly.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Stop being melodramatic. The gov just doesnt want criminals in body armor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Plenty of criminals in Australia can own body armor.
      Just being part of the government doesn't mean you're not a criminal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        "Ok"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post your gun with timestamp right now homosexual.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Stop being melodramatic. The gov just doesnt want criminals in body armor
      Australian government treats its people like shit and is famous world wide for it. Prison guards became a monarchy worshiping police state

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The problem as I see it is that it is not legal to own a stab-proof vest in NSW.

      Https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/firearms/permits/prohibited_weapon_permits/body_armour_vest

      I honestly don't see how being stab resistant is something that a law abiding citizen shouldn't be allowed to do. It's not like a stab vest can stop bullets or pepper spray. A criminal in a stab vest is no more a threat to police than anyone else.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I honestly don't see how being stab resistant is something that a law abiding citizen shouldn't be allowed to do.
        Think harder.

        Think real hard.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I did and drew a blank. Law enforcement doesn't use knives to stop criminals. There's no reason to stop citizens from protecting themselves against knife attacks.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, if you needed to take certain medicine to survive, and someone took it right out of your hands and held it out of your reach while watching you struggle, you would say that person wants you to.... what?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >if you needed to take certain medicine to survive

              you don't need a stab-resistant vest to survive, knife attacks are hilariously rare even in the most infested of europoor countries.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Some literal schizo just stabbed 6 people to death in Australia.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                yeah im well aware, thats why this thread exists. people get shot every day in america yet the idea of wearing a 3a vest every day is scoffed at by most gun enthusiasts.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well that lazy eye Mossood guy on youtube said soft body armor is pretty alright in the winter months. Keeps you warm and protects at the same time. 3a armor is overkill, besides. How many people are realistically going to shoot you with a 44 magnum? Level II is enough.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Well that lazy eye Mossood guy on youtube said soft body armor is pretty alright in the winter months

                the problem with soft armor is that it doesn't breathe so its really gonna suck no matter what.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Clearly, you've never gone skiing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the biggest non sequitur of the day

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The problem with you is that you've just never been in a cold and windy environment. Sometimes you want a wind breaker.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                anon i live in ohio im well aware of what cold is. my points is that you wouldn't want to wear a windbreaker as a base layer.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well then don't wear body armor as a first layer, Einstein. Wear a t-shirt first, put the armor on top and layer over that as necessary.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Well that lazy eye Mossood guy on youtube said soft body armor is pretty alright in the winter months

                the problem with soft armor is that it doesn't breathe so its really gonna suck no matter what.

                I remember troops putting on their flak jackets in the winter for extra heat, even when they weren't required to wear it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Reminder "III+" is not an official NIJ rating, and thus no one is liable when it fails to perform above level III.

                Reminder also that many level III plates will fail if struck with a 5.56 FMJ moving at over 3000FPS, which is completely doable with longer barrels.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you don't need a stab-resistant vest to survive
                Congratulations you've failed the "What if you didn't eat breakfast today" test.

                To suffer? The frick are you getting at, c**t?

                Think harder Black person.

                If someone doesn't want you to have a piece of protective equipment, they want whatever that equipment protects you from to be harder to protect yourself against.
                i.e., they either want you to be stabbed more, or be less able to defend yourself from being stabbed so as to be more dependent or otherwise shift your behavior.

                "You want me harmed or threatened" should have been your first thought when you heard the phrase "this protection is not allowed".

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Can we assume that you are against smoke alarms, trauma kits, fire extinguishers, locked doors and condoms as well?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              To suffer? The frick are you getting at, c**t?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        probably because they dont differentiate between bulletproof and stab proof.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The gov just doesnt want criminals in body armor
      And how does the law stop this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Mate you never had a knife inspection? A cop gives you the old one two stab in the side to check for armor. No armor and it's all good, go on have your dimmies. But if the knife doesn't stab you? Well hold on there buster, you got some explainin to do. Sometimes they yell out "Gimme yer wallet okay ya c**t mate!" to blend in so you don't always see them in advance and hide your body armor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.kultofathena.com/product-category/armor/mail-armor/hauberks-haubergeons/

    Dont get a butted one lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$100
      >made in india
      shiggy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Knife proof maile isnt exactly a high bar to pass. Anything riveted will be fine.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ballin on a budget, I tested using a couple polymer cutting boards and they seemed to stop M7 bayonets at full charge thrust pretty decently. Mileage may vary, but an option.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. I don’t care about legality right now, I’m just looking for a highly effective, covert stab-proof vest (and ballistic-resistant, ideally)

    I’ll tackle the legal bridge when I come to it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Okay. Go to a costume store and buy some plastic roman armor plates. They'll stop most casual stabs. Not sure about deathgrip hard stabs, but at the very least the knife will get stuck on the first thrust.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here were the krink parts I was talking about yesterday. Laid everything out today to make sure I wasn’t missing anything. I have some front latch parts somewhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Behold the average "krink" owner. A mangle of torch cut garbage that will never be assembled.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    amazon doesn't sell body armor or weapons or anything like that so you're looking at a chinese scam probably lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe not in your country, but they'll send battle axes and stab vests to my house.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what country

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          'murrica of course

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That is the most well priced knife I've ever seen. Those '42986592 steel' knives that cost $600 are so moronic.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Plate cuirass

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can you buy police style vests?

    In the UK you can buy the combination stab resistant and NIJ3A for about £50 as police surplus or about £300 if brand new.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No mention of NIJ certification for any UK listings.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Look, dickhead, there's a million DIY body armor videos on youtube. The most premade one I recall was a training weight vest. You can buy pic related IN AUSTRALIA for $250. It's called the rogue plate carrier and the heavy steel it uses can stop 9mm no problem.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >TV Film Theatre
      It's a costume

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If they're sold with the filler still in then they contain armor, lots of sellers add buzzwords like fancy dress/costume to basically all milsurp items.

        No mention of NIJ certification for any UK listings.

        If you can't find a liner with armor listed just buy an empty liner and buy whatever soft armor you want separately, only thing to check is if the liner is a one or two piece set, most cop vests have two soft panels while the army flak vests generally are one piece of ballistic nylon or Kevlar cut to fit a specific vest shape.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Welded
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_Ew0Bv9l

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    could everyone ITT please post their EDC vests? i assume you all own them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I made mine out of old butcher's aprons. The rings are welded and I couldnt stab through them with a kitchen knife.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mithreel

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Brisbane, eh?

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