Shark Guns

High capacity fear:





Via Supercompressor.

From the artist Christopher Schulz:

They become an attractor of curiosity, one that brings us closer to our fears by showing these items in an elegant, beautiful way.

From the gallery owner:

They sell for between $4,000 and $42,000 depending on the edition, and have been purchased by clients all over the world. “It’s fascinating seeing the different types of people who are drawn to them and for what reason,” she said. “I can say with certainty that no other works in my gallery have attracted more attention and enthusiasm.”

Well that doesn’t sound like the project is done because of anti-gun beliefs… quite the opposite actually.  The guy appreciates both guns and sharks.  I feel that.  I saw jaws… watched a couple news reports and was all “BAN ASSAULT SHARKS” until I realized it’s not the Shark’s fault he’s just doing what he’s meant to do and we’re encroaching.

Oh there’s also a ray, because they are misunderstood and “scary” too:


Seeing a ray, I’m not instantly like “OH SHIT SON!”, but I’d have to say I am kind of sketched out when I’m at beaches and there are signs warning of them.  Gotta keep a close eye on the sand, so you don’t get got when a ray catches you slippin.

You can check out Christopher Schulz website for more interesting pieces.

Thoughts?  It’s too bad these aren’t functional right?  PEW PEW PEW out the shark’s mouth.


18 responses to “Shark Guns”

  1. Jim Jones Avatar
    Jim Jones

    Jumping the shark a little more literally.

  2. “Come on in, Arthur! The water’s a little sharky today!”

  3. LongBeach Avatar

    Getting hit by a stingray sucks ass. I get stung at least once a year, and it’s a day-ruiner. Always seems to happen when my truck is at least a mile away from where I surf, which makes for a really fun walk back. Stingrays=dickheads. Sharks are cool though, if I had the scratch I’d definitely pick one of these things up.

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar

      Ugh that sounds like the worst, now you have me even more paranoid haha!

    2. Are you sure you are getting hit by a stingray, cause they ruin more than a day, most times require some stitches.

  4. Royal Nonesuch should build one that shoots.

  5. Irony, all non-deadly species of shark! I’ve handled a few of them personally (both the guns and the sharks).

    The stingray did kill Steve Erwin, but that was a totally freak incident…

  6. Anonymoose Avatar

    Just like sharks, guns kill very few people compared to other things that the general populace doesn’t find “scary.”

  7. AK-Shark, when you want to Sharknado every motherfisher in the room, accept no substitutes

  8. But what the fuck makes it worth $42,000?

    1. derpmaster Avatar

      It’s art, aka condo decorations for extremely rich people.

      I would totally buy one of these if I had near infinite money. It would look sweet on a fireplace mantle or shelf.

  9. John Fritz Avatar
    John Fritz

    They aren’t functional!?!

    Oh, right. ’cause if they were then that would mean 94% of the fucking world wouldn’t be allowed to buy one.

    1. SittingDown Avatar

      Puts some LEDs in the eyes. Could be a deterrent. LOL

  10. So, the “Ray-gun” is officially invented.

  11. BOOOOOO!!!!

  12. Sheepdog6 Avatar

    How different would the end of jaws been if the M-1 Garand had been banned?

  13. Belt-fed Great White please.

  14. IllTemperedCur Avatar

    So where are the laser sights supposed to go?