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  Razor wire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although it is sharper than the barbs of barbed wire, it is not actually razor sharp; the name "razor wire" is a slang term derived from a manufacturer's brand name.
Unlike barbed wire, which usually is available only as plain steel or galvanised, barbed tape is also manufactured in stainless steel, to prevent the points from rusting to bluntness.
Typically the core wire is galvanised and the tape is stainless, although fully stainless barbed tape is used for expensive permanent installations or underwater usage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Razor_wire   (677 words)

 Encyclopedia: Barbed wire
Barbed wire is a type of fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s).
Wire fences were cheaper to erect than their alternatives and when they became widely available in the late 19th century in the United States they made it affordable to fence much bigger areas than before.
Barbed tape or razor wire is a mesh of metal strips with sharp edges whose purpose it is to prevent passage by human beings.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Barbed-wire   (1634 words)

 Concertina wire - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Concertina wire is a type of barbed wire or razor wire that is formed in large coils which can be expanded like a concertina.
In conjunction with plain barbed wire and steel pickets, it is used to form military wire obstacles.
Concertina wire packs flat for ease of transport, but can then be deployed as an obstacle much more quickly than ordinary barbed wire.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Concertina_wire   (200 words)

 Wire obstacle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire.
Depending on the requirements and available resources, wire obstacles may range from a simple barbed wire fence in front of a defensive position, to elaborate patterns of fences, concertinas, "dragon's teeth" and minefields hundreds of metres thick.
One example is the "low wire entanglement", which consists of irregularly placed stakes that have been driven into the ground with only some 15 cm (six inches) showing; the barbed wire is then wrapped and tightened on to these.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wire_obstacle   (302 words)

 Encyclopedia: Concertina wire
barbed wire or Barbed tape or razor wire is a mesh of metal strips with sharp edges whose purpose it is to prevent passage by human beings.
Although it is sharper than the barbs of barbed wire, it is not actually razor sharp; the name razor wire is a slang term derived from...
Concertinas typically have buttons on both ends and are distinguished from an accordion (piano or button) by...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Concertina-wire   (824 words)

 Lone Sentry: Barbed-Wire Obstacles, German (WWII U.S. Intelligence Bulletin, September 1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In conjunction with road blocks, a wire fence or entanglement is often erected on each side of the road, and the gap between is closed by movable gates of various types.
Often a coil of concertina wire is placed under a double apron fence, and sometimes another coil is placed along the top.
Wire obstacles in depth are usually installed in places where they will be screened as far as possible against observation by opposing forces.
www.lonesentry.com /articles/barbedwire   (1289 words)

 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Wiring Parties
Once the posts were in place reels of barbed wire - concertina wire - would be affixed to the post, unwound and attached to a second post (and often doubled back again to provide an additional layer of protection).
Wire would generally be laid at sufficient distance from the front line trench to prevent the possibility of enemy infantry lobbing grenades into the trench and fleeing.
Furthermore wire would commonly be laid in such a configuration as to draw advancing enemy troops into ideal range for enfilading machine gun fire.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/wiring.htm   (357 words)

 Concertina fencing entanglements
Wires forming the coils are clipped together at intervals so the concertina opens to a cylindrical shape 16.4 to 49.2 feet long (depending on structure and build of opening) and 3 feet in diameter.
The collapsed concertina is tied with plain-wire bindings attached to the quarter points of a coil at one end of the concertina.
When opening the concertina, remove these bindings and twist them around the carrying handle for use in retying the concertina when it is again collapsed.
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 Lone Sentry: How New Zealand Troops Penetrate Wire Obstacles (WWII U.S. Intelligence Bulletin, February 1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As the leading sections approach a triple fence of concertina wire, they deploy into a line and lie down about 10 to 15 yards from the wire.
If a strand of barbed wire runs through all the concertina loops, and is tied to the pickets, it may have to be cut.
The time in which a forward platoon gets through wire varies from 6 seconds, in the case of troops encountering triple concertinas, to less than a minute in the case of troops encountering the combined wire obstacles.
www.lonesentry.com /articles/nz_wire   (763 words)

 Cool Things, Barbed Wire, Kansas State Historical Society
Barbed wire was ideally suited to the wide-open spaces of Kansas lands.
Concertina wire is basically thick, heavy barbed wire.
Several varieties of barbed wire may be seen in the farming section in the main gallery of the Kansas Museum of History.
www.kshs.org /cool/coolbarb.htm   (514 words)

 Concertina Springs - Concertina.net Discussion Forums
The major disadvantage of mig wire for making springs is that it is usually mild steel, or something very similar and would probably not have enough springiness.
The usual spec is 1/2 hard drawn brass wire, 0.025 ins dia, or use one of the phosphor bronze wires.
My original posting was initially prompted by thinking that the MIG wire could be useful in an emergency since it is a fairly hard, copper-coated steel, but since it appeared to make a good spring I then wondered if anyone had used this wire to make springs as a permanent replacement.
www.concertina.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=1296   (1139 words)

 Knight Defender: Razor Wire Styles
This razor wire style is machine stamped from a 1" (2.5±cm) wide and 0.02±" (0.55±mm) thick.
Concertina can be easily stacked in same or different diameters to form an impenetrable wall-like barrier.
As the Helical style, this wire is machine stamped from a 1" (2.5±cm) wide and 0.02±" (0.55±mm) thick.
www.knightdefender.com /styles.php   (506 words)

The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas is the only museum in the world devoted solely to the history and legend of what is often referred to as the "Devil’s Rope".
Dioramas of early barbed wire use, a theatre featuring educational films, the Barbed Wire Hall of Fame, the museum archives room, and a research library all help to conjure up images of settling the midwest, range wars between homesteaders and cattlemen, and the transformation of the open prairie into America’s bread basket.
Although barbed wire had been originally invented as a deterant to livestock, it was quickly modified for use against humans.
www.rushcounty.org /BarbedWireMuseum   (1007 words)

 Concertinas And Security Concerns - Concertina.net Discussion Forums
The word "concertina" is on the list of banned items (it can mean "concertina wire," or coiled barbed wire, a weapon) and it will be confiscated.
The screener told me that it was the shadowy outline of the bellows (all wood and leather, not a metal part to be found) that piqued their interest.
A lady at Concertinas at Witney last year said that on one trip through customs she had to open up her concertina, and swabs were taken from the inside to check for any residue of illegal drugs!
www.concertina.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=1507   (1731 words)

 Chapter 4
Barbed-tape concertina (standard concertina barbed tape) is a commercially manufactured wire coil of high-strength-steel barbed wire that is clipped together at intervals to form a cylinder.
Barbed wire or tape may be used in appropriate situations to construct a tangle-foot obstruction either outside a single perimeter fence or in the area between double fences to provide an additional deterrent to intruders.
The wire or tape should be supported on short metal or wooden pickets spaced at irregular intervals of 3 to 10 feet and at heights between 6 and 12 inches.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/fm/3-19-30/ch4.htm   (4035 words)

 barbed wire,razor barbed wire,barbed tape wire,china barbed wire,barbed tape,mesh fence,razor wire,razor barbed tape ...
Located in Anping County, the famous Wire Mesh Land of China, Anping Barbed Wire Factory is engaged in producing and distributing barbed wire, razor barbed wire, as well as various wire mesh fences.
Barbed Wire offered by Anping Barbed Wire Factory falls into five varieties: electric galvanized barbed iron wire, hot-dip zinc-plating barbed iron wire, PVC coated barbed iron wire, PE barbed iron wire, stainless steel barbed wire.
Barbed Wire and Razor Barbed Wire are often used together with different fences to reinforce security for residences, buildings and places.
www.barbed-wire-china.com   (165 words)

 ::Laser Razor - Concertina Razor Wire - BTC
Concertina razor wire is the barbed tape combined with a high tensile core wire, to form continuous spirals of various diameters, which are then clipped together with heavy duty clips.
Once this clip has been fastened to the Concertina razor wire, it is virtually impossible to remove.
Concertina razor wire can be used in conjunction with an existing wall or fence, or even installed as a barrier on its own, to create an effective security perimeter.
www.laser-razor.co.za /concertina.html   (164 words)

 Rapid Deployment Concertina Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
During a simulated test the wire was deployed in about 2 minutes.
The wire was recovered in about 20 minutes using 2 men.
BTC, barbed tape concertina, is a coil of single-strand spring-steel line wire fitted with barbed tape.
www.soacorp.com /trailers/rapid_deployment_wire.php   (228 words)

 With Death at Their Door, Few Leave Iraqi City
The military strung nearly a mile of concertina wire along Bel Air, on the northern edge of the neighborhood, on Sunday to encourage people to migrate south, where it had established checkpoints to prevent insurgents from fleeing undetected.
The soldiers escorted the crowd back to the other side of the wire but found that at least 500 other people were waiting to come across.
Some residents said that their relatives were too sick or frail to travel south of the city or that their tribe was located in the north so they needed to go in that direction.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/06/AR2005090601633_pf.html   (1057 words)

 Arkansas Online : Iraq Blog
The razor-edged wire is the Army version of barbed wire and is being used to corral a small herd of “Geeps.”
They mingle happily in their concertina corral, chomping on green grass with a front-row seat to the motor pool.
One of them likes the grass that grows in the concertina and somehow makes her way into the coil to munch away, undisturbed.
blog.ardemgaz.com /blog/archives/000053.asp   (282 words)

 serendipity » Euphemism of the day: concertina wire
National Guard crews are setting up double rows of coiled razor wire in front of the tracks and will continue to do so until the fencing blocks the ravaged coast for 30 miles.
The razor wire will block the beach fronts in Long Beach, Pass Christian, Gulfport and Biloxi, which are devastated not only south of the tracks, but also well north of them.
He also said that the razor wire — he prefers to call it by its prettier name, concertina wire — protects what is left of residents’ belongings by thwarting potential looters.
serendipity.lascribe.net /ling-lang/2005/09/euphemism-of-the-day-concertina-wire   (565 words)

 Concertina wire -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Each coil actually consists of two oppositely wound (Click link for more info and facts about helices) helices which support each other against crushing whilst allowing easy longitudinal movement.
In conjunction with plain barbed wire and steel pickets, it is used to form (The military forces of a nation) military (Click link for more info and facts about wire obstacle) wire obstacles.
During (A war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918) World War I soldiers manufactured concertina wire themselves, using ordinary barbed wire.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Co/Concertina_wire.htm   (195 words)

 razor wire,barbed wire,barbed tape wire,razor barbed wire,Anping County Second Barbed Wire Factory
Barbed Iron Wire offered by us is suitable for industry, agriculture, animal husbandry, dwelling house, plantation or fencing.
Anping County Second Barbed Wire Factory is engaged in producing and distributing barbed wire and razor wire products.
This factory also supplies different wire mesh fences that are often used together to reinforce security for residences, buildings and places.
razor-wire-china.com   (128 words)

 Promenergoresource Ltd.   Concertina Razor Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Concertina Razor Wire “Egoza” produced by Promenergoresource Ltd. is a durable and effective barrier for perimeter protection of various units.
Promenergoresource LTD. is the leading producer of Concertina Razor Wire "Egoza" in Russia and manufactures “Egoza” according to the standards of Russian Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Internal Affairs, by which Concertina product is certified and recommended for usage.
All materials used in the process of the Egoza production (core wire (2.5 mm in diameter) and barbed tape) are made of hot dipped galvanized stainless steel that is why razor wire is fully corrosion resistant.
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 Ellis "Bill" Reed on D-Day
The following interview is with Bill Reed who was instrumental in clearing a hole through the concertina wire that allowed the breakout from the beach.
The result, if it worked, was a hole in the concertina wire.
I made sure the fuse lighter went off since we were told in our training that if it didn't go off we were to sacrifice our bodies and lay on the concertina wire as the men stepped on us.
thedropzone.org /europe/Normandy/reed.html   (675 words)

 Barbed Wire Information concertina barbed wire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 From day 1, soldiers are taught that their number one priority in any mission is security. The recent Army operation in ...
The Marines did not plan to remain in Cap-Haitien for long, so their defense plan was simple: a single strand of concertina wire combined with an overpowering show of force.
We decided that an existing road that separated the pier from the rest of the port facility would be the access boundary: Haitians would be permitted access to the pier, but they would be allowed to work within the BSA across the road only under the supervision of an armed guard.
To get the concertina to stay in place, we drove the pickets into an existing drainage-cover grate that ran the entire length of the road.
www.almc.army.mil /alog/issues/sepoct/ms993.htm   (1502 words)

 Material Components Barbed Tape
Barbed Tape Concertina wire 'BTC' has been developed to replace and complement standard barbed wire in its role to deter, obstruct and protect.
The more effective BTC wire consists of a steel strip reinforced with high tensile wire and having hook- or spear-like barbs at close intervals.
Comprises the 730mm dia coil suspended in a 980mm dia coil for denser barriers.
users.iafrica.com /a/al/alcape/mattape.htm   (350 words)

 Council's barbed wire ban [Free Republic]
Concertina razor wire is what I've got around my 1.5 acres.
After we got the fence up, we rolled the concertina away from the perimeter and planted a hedge of Texas red cedar trees six feet inside the fenceline.
With the concertina six feet inside the property line and surrounded by a six-foot barbed wire fence marked with "Keep Out" and "No Trespassing" signs every 10 feet, I don't think that there is a court in Texas that would find any problem with my arrangements.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b7166597cd0.htm   (946 words)

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