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Old 10-21-2013, 09:44   #1
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Biology question for ya Mas

And I know you'll be able to answer this one.

How much 'armor' does the sternum provide? Can it be easily stabbed through with a knife? What about birdshot? I know it's not squat against even a .380, but I found myself wondering about knives and birdshot. Can you help my brother?

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:59   #2
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Dan, most folks' sternums won't stop much. In close, birdshot will go through. Knives go through it easily -- heck, there have been cases of knives being driven through heavy skull bone and even body armor. Knife blades occasionally get stuck in the human sternum, when the assailant tries to pull it back out. Unless the sternum is very thick, the thrust very weak, or the knife very dull and blunt, it's unlikely to stick on the way IN.

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:29   #3
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Thanks Mas, I knew you'd have a ready answer. Are you ready to come back to Waterloo for a MAG 20 (complete) class?
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:54   #4
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You betcha, less than a month from now, at Cedar Valley Outfitters in Cedar Rapids. http://massadayoobgroup.com .

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Old 10-27-2013, 21:18   #5
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Oh Jesus! That Ernie...LOL Ok, Ok, we'll wait for Waterloo/
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Old 10-27-2013, 21:24   #6
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Hows about we go toe Mas? dinner while youre in the Hawkeye State Mas? I can do Long John Silvers fish sticks with the best of em, and I might even do ya one better. LOL
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