UncommonGoods.com currently offers an umbrella with a samurai sword handle. Unfortunately, it isn't in stock right now, but that is completely understandable. I mean, who wouldn't want to buy a Ninja Umbrella? After reading the product description, I can't help but think someone had some fun designing and marketing this product.
Implications - An umbrella isn't the most exciting accessory in the world; after all, decorative images can only do so much. So in an effort to make the boring more interesting, companies have transformed parasols into weaponry guaranteed to turn heads. Before anyone judges, it's not that consumers are more attracted to violent things, it's just a way to look more fashionable and interesting in a society that's in love with eye candy.
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