Do you remember what that sick-looking bone pistol from eXistenZ looked like? Does the name David Cronenberg’s strike a familiar cord? If you still haven’t got a whiff of what I am talking about, check out the pictures. Yes, that disgusting looking pistol has its sister or brother in the market (and for good?)
On the lines of that pistol that was talked about at length, New Zealand artist Bruce Mahalski and jeweller Vaune Mason have come up with a duo of bone pistols. The pistols come at a cost of $1500 New Zealand Dollars, which is just above $1200 American Dollars.
When you go to buy these pistols, you should expect something like this- Encased in a custom-altered case, these bone duelling pistols have been put in with spare bullets. The case is counter-sunk into a specially made rimu table that is good to look at. The pistols have been crafted out of bones that are found locally, so you can imagine where all they come from. The bottom gun has a head from the ferret while the top one has notched it from a black-backed gull. If you aren’t disgusted yet, then let me add that the barrels have been made out of a cat’s vertebrae.
Not wanting to give wings to your imagination, these pistols don’t fire gerbil bullets but are more so on the level of what a firearm would do. It is enough to make any cat or gull lover (since it is made out of them, pun intended) to lose focus, if only momentarily!