Just How Resilient Is A Bulletproof Vest?

Just How Resilient Is A Bulletproof Vest?


Sprave tested a German police ballistic vest that’s rated to protect against bullets (handgun ammo) and knives with a small sampling of his past creations — and a samurai sword. Being hit by the projectiles from any of these weapons is certainly going to hurt, even while wearing this vest, but it was surprisingly only his throwing-knife slingshot that managed to pierce the armour and cause any serious injury. So the lesson to be learnt here is that if you ever come across a bald, angry German brandishing a throwing-knife slingshot, it’s best to head the other way no matter what you’re wearing. But that’s just common sense, right? [YouTube]