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The standard bullet proof vest is not stab proof, however there are some bullet proof vests that are. These stab-proof vests have a wire mesh on the outside, or a similar material.
A stab vest protects it user by having a reinforced piece of body armor worn that is designed to protect against knife attacks to the sides, back, and chest. The stab vest was designed as a response to the bullet proof vest having little to no resistance to sharp intrusive objects.
One can purchase a stab-proof vest from a military supply store or ammunition vendor. One can also buy stab-proof vests through police and law enforcement agencies.
Casimir Zeglen invented the bullet proof vest in the 1800's. More details can be found in the related link below.
First- nothing is PROOF- it is RESISTANT. A vest designed to protect against stabbing may provide SOME resistance to gunfire, and vice versa. How much protection depends on the individual vests, and their rating.
The answer you're looking for is, they were both invented by women, however, Stephanie Kwolek, a scientist, didn't actually invent "the bullet proof vest," but instead, she invented Kevlar, a material used in bullet proof vests.
No, most stab resistant vests are made of lexan panels. Some have the panels sewn into the vest, others have them in pockets.
I believe the answer you're looking for is, they were all invented by women, however, in the case of the bullet proof vest, a woman didn't actually invent the bullet proof vest. Stephanie Kwolek, a scientist for Dupont, devoloped Kevlar, a material used in bullet proof vests.
If you are a felon, you can not possess a bullet proof vest.
In NSW, yes. The Prohibited Weapons Act in this state prohibits the ownership and use of a ballistic (bullet) proof vests without a permit; however, stab vests do not come under the definition as described in that Act. Be mindfull that customs have ammended their import regulations to include vests that are designed to protect against a weapon, including a knife, so you would not be able to import a vest into Australia without the proper permits.
A vest is used for both- but not the same vest. A bullet proof vest, and a life vest.