I am not interested at ALL in guns. Guns are trouble. Although I must say I once was very much attracted to a very elegant small gun one of my (audio equipment) suppliers was showing me, while I was visiting him. The stylish gun was made totally out of stainless steel, highly polished and highly attractive and felt good in my hand. We were discussing how to get the thing shipped over to The Netherlands potted in a transformer-cover to make it “invisible” for the local custom people. But, don’t worry, it was never shipped :-). It was just the ecstacy of the moment.
I was thinking about that while I was surfing the internet last weekend for examples of SOLID CARBON products. Why? Well simply because, while we had in the 80’s-90’s some samples made of products in Monocoque Carbon material. In the end we did not use it as we found PurpleHeart and BlackHeart (both very hard kinds of wood) sonically better than Carbon and less troublesome to handle. But nevertheless, it came up and I searched.
It’s very funny that most of what I found was related to … guns. The things I don’t like. Not the real ones and not the virtual ones used by “not-so-smart salesmen” who have always a virtual gun in their pocket: “If you do not order this now, you will not get such or so in January”. Or “We take this away from you now”… Terrible people.
So I found gun manufacturers using Monocoque Carbon in their products. Interesting. How about spearfishing with a monocoque carbon gun. How good that sounds? Maybe not for the poor fish. Special Audio accessories Made in Korea. Jewelry, like rings. Sunglasses. Should we make Monocoque Carbon bodies out of it like we did in the 80’s and 90’s? Kiseki Carbon :-). Who knows we get into this material again.