From the Deepest Depths of Uselessness: M16 Knife Launcher

One of the great joys of living in a free and prosperous society: you get to do stuff with no practical value whatsoever. You get to have fun. In really free societies you get to that with stuff that goes BANG. And pointy stuff. Not to mention rubber bands. Put it all together and . . . move over lawn darts! And here he is: the rubber band man, firing knives from underneath the barrel of an M16. How great is that? As they say in these parts, wikkid pissa.


  1. avatar PhoenixNFA says:


    Dude is serious when it comes to his slingshots. His laugh is also awesome.

  2. avatar William Burke says:

    Well, this IS a change that’s timely for the ammo shortage. Is that another fake accent?

    (FULL DISCLOSURE): I have no issue with fake accents, except a girl that was in my high school that adopted a fake British accent. She looked exactly like Miss Jane Hathaway on THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.

    1. avatar JoshinGA says:

      I believe his is authentic.

    2. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Well, this IS a change that’s timely for the ammo shortage. Is that another fake accent?

      Joerg Sprave lives in Kronach, Germany. Not even close to being a fake accent.

  3. avatar A. Nuran says:

    Mad Science at its best

  4. avatar g says:

    I’m pretty sure this guy’s accent is real. His laugh is awesome.

    And sure, launching knives might seem useless… then again, given current ammo prices, and the fact you can launch those knives over… and over… and over…

  5. avatar Chris Mallory says:

    Forget launching knives, this dude built a launcher for a chainsaw type limb trimmer.

    1. avatar Leo says:

      one guy ready for the Zombies 🙂

  6. avatar DrVino says:

    I still prefer his automatic mini-crossbow with weaponized Balck&Decker drill.

  7. avatar Jesus says:

    Knife launcher?

    Oddly enough something I can’t have in Florida.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    Illegal in the Comintern of Massachusetts. Sigh.

  9. avatar Oddux says:

    Sadly I can see someone at Activision going “hrmmm… underbarrel knife launcher, have we shoehorned that into Call of Duty yet?”.

    1. avatar Gyufygy says:

      Pistol and the ballistic knife?

      Then again, one of my friends always referred to rifles as “attachments to my grenade launcher”. Freaking noob tube…

  10. avatar tfunk says:

    Even more useless than you think with an upside down magazine…

  11. avatar Ben Eli says:

    This is terrifying and a very whimsical way. If that makes sense.

  12. avatar Coloradan says:

    I love this guy. He’s more entertaining then his contraptions. I’d like to have a beer with him.

  13. avatar Bobiojimbo says:

    This guys is the Hickock45 of slingshots. When fighting with a bayonet just isn’t your style, get the knife launcher.

  14. avatar jwm says:

    What’s with the hate on watermelons? Every body wants to vaporise watermelons. Why not egg plant or squash or something equally useless?

    This guy lives in Germany? Wonder how many hoops he had to jump thru to get that AR?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Eggplant parmigiana? Yum. Squash and watermelon? Shoot ’em. And shoot the squash twice. With a 12 gauge.

    2. avatar Bill says:

      likely has the barrel welded shut

  15. avatar Mediocrates says:

    So… Can I bring a knife to a gun fight now? Nah..

  16. avatar John Fritz says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Joerg for not spending the first 90+ seconds of the video tediously demonstrating that your rifle is unloaded.

  17. avatar Matt in FL says:

    You say useless, I say genius.

  18. I hear the Russians LOVE stuff like this…

  19. BTW, thanks for muzzle sweeping the camera guy at 2:00

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