The Thermite Launcher

Mar 31, 2016

Category: Gear

Colin Furze is a mad genius. The 37 year old Englishman has made a name for himself by making everything from a scooter equipped with a flamethrower (for which he got arrested) to magnetic boots strong enough to allow him to walk upside down. His newest invention might be his most wild yet – a fully functional thermite cannon.

For the uninitiated, thermite is a mixture of red iron oxide and aluminum powder that – when lit – burns at a temperature of around 4,500 degrees fahrenheit. Colin had the bright idea to build a contraption to fire shells of this extremely hot stuff. He pulls the trigger on this thing while aiming it at cans of gas, piles of fireworks, and burns holes through wheelbarrows.

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Barebones’ Cowboy Firepit Is an All-in-One System Built for Any Cookout

The modular cooking station serves as a firepit, a grill, and an open flame.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni

Partner

Blade HQ's Exclusive Terzuola ATCF Lite Drop Point Knife Is Made for EDC

The jade handle variant comes with either a black or stonewashed blade.

Posted By Ethan Brehm

Partner
Featured Image

DARKFADE’s Innovative Flashlight Sports an Ergonomic 45-Degree Angle

This EDC beam also has an innovative brightness function.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2022

Featured Image

The 14 Best Beach Bags for Day Trips in 2022

Protect your seaside essentials adequately with these picks from our guide.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2022

Featured Image

Scoured: The Best Gear on Huckberry of August 2022

The retailer's best gear this month should gear you up for an early fall.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2022

Featured Image

Terzuola’s Iconic ATCF Knife Shrinks Down for Optimal EDC

Bob Terzuola invented the original tactical folding knife back in 1985.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2022