I’m always railing against manual safeties: mechanisms that people ignorantly trust to keep them out of harm’s way. Well here’s one I can stand behind.
Have you noticed that in the past ten years, generic safety pins have become completely useless? Their dull “point” won’t go through fabric. Their cheap alloy won’t hold a coil and therefore they come undone easily. The head comes immediately uncrimped, leaving the hazardous pin ineffective and open to cause injury. If you think about it, safety pins have been emasculated like so many other formerly useful tools of our society.
Well, I’ve located the ultimate safety pin. The veritable GLOCK of safety pins.
At Manhattan Wardrobe Supply, you can pick up an inexpensive gross (144) of any of four sizes of black oxide safety pins. They are sharp, they are strongly sprung, they are securely crimped and made of reliable materials. And they are BLACK. They are not painted, they are blued like a gun, which should provide nice resistance to the elements. It’s not Tenifer, but it’s the next best thing.
A fistful of safety pins should be with you at all times. At the range. In your bug-out bag. If you’re a father, it’s your solemn responsibility to repair swiftly any item broken or torn no matter where you are. These safety pins will help you maintain that ninja-like magic. I got the number 2 and number 3 sizes. Pass ‘em out among your friends and loved ones!
Because of their high quality, these are the only truly SAFE safety pins. There isn’t much more dangerous than a dull, weak and cheaply manufactured safety pin.
04 Apr 2012 04:40 am morgan 0 comments