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Designer makes bullet-proof hanky

Oct. 22, 2008 at 6:34 PM   |   Comments

REYKJAVíK, Iceland, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A clothing designer in Iceland has unveiled a $154 accessory billed as the world's first bullet-proof breast pocket handkerchief.

Designer Sluli Recht said the Kevlar hankies are designed to be folded into breast pockets of formal clothing to "protect the heart of men," The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

However, Recht said he takes "no responsibility for schmucks and wooden-heads who feel compelled to test the endurance or resistance of the textile in any way."

Kevlar, which is five times stronger than steel, is designed to stop bullets and withstand temperatures of about 752 degrees.

Recht said he currently has only 10 of the handkerchiefs available for sale, but he has plans to expand his line of Kevlar-based clothing products, which also currently includes a coat.

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