March 24, 2008
Meshy T-shirt from Japan protects you from Knife attacks but not Shurikens
Apparently there’s a T-shirt available form Nihon Uni of Japan and it can protect you from Knife slashes. The mesh design apparently protects against slash attacks but should some one plunge a knife; the material won’t be able to handle the attack. The company has developed this T-Shirt following an increasing number of malicious crimes that have victimized children and late-night convenience store clerks. The company used a slightly thick fiber that is three times stronger as cotton for the T-shirt. The strength of the T-shirt made from ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber is equal to that of aramid fiber used in body armor. The lightweight T-shirt is machine-washable and provides superior protection from slashing attacks
The short-sleeved version of the T-shirt costs 19,000-52,000 yen ($190-522), while the long-sleeved variety ranges from 22,000-59,000 yen ($220-590) and will be available in Japan from June.