Emily (mysticpenguin) wrote in little_details,
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How to break a bottle

I'm wondering: What's the right way to hold a bottle so that you don't get glass in your hands when you smash it on something? About all I've been able to find on the subject are statements that yeah, it looks kind of cool on film, but if you do it the wrong way, you end up with a hand full of shards. One of my characters is kind of a brawler and he'd probably know this sort of thing, but googling "right way to break a bottle" didn't come up with much useful. It doesn't seem to me that there are many places to hold a bottle other than around the neck, if you're going to try a stunt like that. The other option that seemed obvious to me was to have something between your skin and the glass, but that can't be right either. Wearing gloves or something seems like it would increase the likelihood of your grip slipping. Is there a safe way to smash a bottle barehanded?
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