A Shiv or Shank is a homemade knife, commonly used by prisoners for self-defense or simply to kill. There are a number of different shanks featured throughout Oz, here are just some of the shanks used in Oz.
List of Shanks featured in Oz Edit
- The Gillette Bayonet: A shiv made from the blade of a disposable razor.
- The Blunt: A shank made from a thick piece of metal.
- The Toothbrush Shank: A shank made from sharpening the bottom of a toothbrush.
- The Don Juan: A shiv made from sharpening the coils from the cell beds.
- The Standard: A shank which is used frequently throughtout the series, not given an actual name.