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November 28, 2007

{     Paper AK-47     }    


Yep, we are all pretty much familiar with the good olde Kalashnikov. It reminds all of us of when we were baby soldiers playing around in the dirt esplanade where previously was the House Of Parliament, in our war ridden countries.

Ahhh, sweet memories! The tears, the sarcastic laughs, the cruelties and humiliations and that sweet first crush on a dirty baby soldier of the opposite sex cannot be forgotten... Anyway, since our mean, blue helmet UN rulers arrived and took our best toy away, goodbye AK47! (Unless you enlisted in the Legion Etranger and started a 5 years killer course in some remote forest, THEN you would surely have reconnected with your inner child a lot earlier.)

Until now! As of today, with only 20 euros you can get yourself a spanking new assembly kit for a real size, (almost) fully functioning Kalashnikov and you do not even have to order it from Kazakistan!


Ok, seriously now. Available from Die Gestalten Verlag, this is the descprition of their AK-47:

For a new art project, the designer Martin Postler has investigated the history, the aesthetics and the lethal seductiveness of the Kalashnikov. Redesigned as a paper model, at the end of the construction process each person can decide if they would like to hang their own AK-47 on the wall, paint it, customize it with stickers or simply burn it.

The AK-47, also called the Kalashnikov after its inventor, is one of the most successful industrial products of all time. Since its introduction in 1947, an estimated 80 million AK-47s have been built. Its success is based not only on its resourceful construction, but also its affordable production, dependability, functionality and high demand. The AK-47 is one of the icons of the twentieth century, but it is also a deadly weapon. If you're gonna play with guns, use paper ones!

Well, I would prefer this model to fire, you know, for old times sake. But if that's not possible, I guess a paper model is just good enough to freak out all the hideous fake Santas around these days I really feel like shooting.

     » AK-47 Paper Model from Die Gestalten Verlag



Great piece Tacita, and great find!

Posted by: Adam at November 28, 2007 8:29 PM

Very cool.

Posted by: A.J. at November 29, 2007 4:50 PM

Oh yeah.. Nothing like the real thing.

That slight rapid kick of round after round. The loud snap of the banana on the reload. The hot barrel on a cold winters day. Thats the good shit!

But this one I am pretty sure you can travel with to keep your ganster m.o.

Posted by: manuel at December 3, 2007 5:33 PM
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