Caption This: We’re going to need a bigger slingshot…

WWII Slingshot

We’re going to need a bigger slingshot…

This juxtaposition amused me when it passed across my Facebook feed. War History Online is one of my favorite daily reads. I have shared many of their posts, knife related and not, and they always seem to be well received.

The upper photo is a stern view of the battleship Bismark and the bottom is of Finnish soldiers using a super-sized slingshot to lob hand grenades at Russian troops. Jörg Sprave would approve.

If you look carefully at the small of the man holding the slingshot’s back, you can see the handle of his puukko. That makes this knife-related 🙂


Jump to 4:15 if you just want to see him shoot all 15.



  1. cmeat says:

    “everyone says your wife’s ‘lihapyorykoita’ could sink a battleship…”

    “i wonder why they’ve signalled for jelly doughnuts?”

    “it’s a parking ticket, he’s in my spot.”

  2. cmeat says:

    many of those slingshots have such low knuckle clearance that i would be hesitant. i’ve seen what a bow string can do to a forearm.
    my wrists are a lot happier with a brace, and the folders are our early teens we could take a train up north a few towns and they’d sell us pocket rockets if we had a note from our folks. ha.

  3. stuartb says:

    “Aahhhaaaahhaaahhaahaahah” (written in my best Jorg Sprave accent)

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