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You go that way. I'll look in here.
— Oswald, moments before activating the trap[src]

The Sliding Blade is a trap from the Saw franchise, appearing in Saw: The Video Game.

Design and Function

This trap consisted of two large blades, which were positioned to the right and the left of a door. They were connected to a tripwire, which was strung across the floor. When a victim stepped on the tripwire, the blades would rush towards each other and kill the person if they didn't manage to evade them. (Saw: The Video Game)

History

The Whitehurst Incident

OswaldDeath

Oswald's corpse

This trap was set up in a hallway of the abandoned Whitehurst Insane Asylum, where John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, had set up a big game, which primarily focused on David Tapp, a discharged detective who was obsessed with catching him. However, the traps didn't only pose a threat for him, but also for the numerous other victims trapped at the asylum. One of these prisoners was Oswald McGillicutty, a Globe Staff writer, who had been saved by Tapp from one of Jigsaw's traps. As they made their way through the next ward of the asylum and looked for Jigsaw's next clue, they came across a ladder and climbed up. Oswald suggested to separate as it would increase their chance to find the exit faster. He entered a hallway and thereby accidentally stepped on a tripwire and noticed two large blades to the right and the left of the door. However, before he could react, the blades rushed towards him and killed him right in front of Tapp's eyes. (Saw: The Video Game)

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