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Fake Barbed Wire...How?

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:39
by rgb
Anybody got any good tips for making realistic but safe barbed wire?


Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:55
by Ben
There were a number of examples at Beltring this year. I think that one of the most popular (although I sense most time-consuming too) was to get some grey-coated single strand wire, and to literally wrap barbs onto it.

Don't whether there is actually a source for the stuff here in the UK, but perhaps someone else on the forum will be able to offer some more information.

Thanks, and hope that helps,

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 14:15
by WC_54

I have had the same issue with displays at our Living History Events. I was able to purchase fake barb wire from a Halloween (That is a holiday where us Yanks dress up as Monsters and look for Candy...much like everyday life) supply house. It was very inexpensive at $4 USD for 20 feet.

It consists of a semi-hardened string painted a rust color with silver streaks. Again this looks real from 1 meter. I don't have any real good pictures of it but you can see it here in front of an M-20.


It passes the 1 meter test in appearance. Many have come up to warn us about using real barb wire only to find that it is fake. It is much more plyable than wire so it can be formed easily around objects. But most of all it is safe for the public

I highly recommend it. Don't have the URL right here. I will post a reply with it within 24 hours.


Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:44
by rgb
Thanks for the replys, looking forward to that link... :D


Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 01:29
by WC_54
Web address for the Barb wire

It is listed as item #8834 20 feet of Barb Wire.

I don't see it on the site. You may want to email them with the item number.


Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 14:02
by TenthA86