"All this is is a five inches of death"
--Tommy Bannonno, Mafia expert.
The Ice Pick is a household tool which could serve as a stabbing weapon. It was the Special Weapon of the Mafia.
Description[edit | edit source]
An ice pick is simply a metal spike attached to a short wooden handle.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Special weapon
- 6 inches
- 8 oz
- Wood handle, steel pike
Use[edit | edit source]
Because it concentrates the force of a strike onto a very fine point, the ice pick is a very effective stabbing tool, capable of piercing the skull with little effort. Unlike a traditional dagger; the ice pick is a very common and cheap kitchen utensil that does not require a permit of any kind.
Other tools like screwdrivers have also been used as improvised shanks. In prison; broken glass or sharpened objects (spoons, forks, pipes or toothbrushes) are commonly used to assault other inmates.
Historical Uses[edit | edit source]
Possibly the most feared hitman of Murder Inc. (a collaboration of Mafia hitmen during the 1930s & 1940s) was Abraham "Kid Twist" Reles. Abe frequently used the Ice Pick as his signature weapon; normally stabbing victims through their ear.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Stiletto is used for the majority of the fight in the Deadliest Warrior episode, despite not being listed as a weapon and the Ice Pick being the listed dagger.
- Other ice tools have been used as murder weapons. Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an Ice Axe.