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... that should have been "inflicted". Curse this predictive text!
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I think at least in some of the cases there was something akin to a fileting knife used, and in some, something more substantial. Although I believe in Martha's case that 2 men were involved.... which explains the single, much larger wound, when compared with the pen knife wounds...I digress ...but I don't believe that its a certainty that a single killer did not have more than one weapon on him at the time. He may have been carrying work tools, or just a few choices.
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I think at least in some of the cases there was something akin to a fileting knife used, and in some, something more substantial. Although I believe in Martha's case that 2 men were involved.... which explains the single, much larger wound, when compared with the pen knife wounds...I digress ...but I don't believe that its a certainty that a single killer did not have more than one weapon on him at the time. He may have been carrying work tools, or just a few choices.
I had the feeling that the killer had at least two knives on his person,and perhaps later on one was ditched and the better of the two used. It might be impossible to determine what the knives were actually used for before becoming murder weapons as no accurate description or a positive ID was given-ie Yes the knife used was a kitchen knife from Selfridges and could be bought for 1 shilling in the homewares department. It is even possible that the Killer was able to forge his own knives.
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He should say that the instrument used at the throat and abdomen was the same. It must have been a very sharp knife with a thin narrow blade, and must have been at least 6 in. to 8 in. in length, probably longer. He should say that the injuries could not have been inflicted by a bayonet or a sword bayonet. They could have been done by such an instrument as a medical man used for post-mortem purposes, but the ordinary surgical cases might not contain such an instrument. Those used by the slaughtermen, well ground down, might have caused them. He thought the knives used by those in the leather trade would not be long enough in the blade.
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Have you not read #18 ?

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No not the song by the best rock band ever...

Not seen much chat about the weapon(s) used by Jack. Where multiple weapons identified or did he have a favourite blade?

Wonder what happened to them? I guess they would be a great find...

(Apologies if this has been discussed to death...)
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Where multiple weapons identified or did he have a favourite blade?

its always been my contention that the rippers first (or early first recorded attack) was on Millwood. a small bladed (clasp) knife was used.


having realized this wasnt enough,next time he brings a larger knife. The attack on Tabram may have been with two weapons-the majority with his clasp knife, which he went with in the heat of the moment and the knife he was accustomed to using, before finishing her off with the larger knife.


from there on he only used the longer knife.


It not only fits the evidence, but also the escalation and perfection of MO seen in serial killers.
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