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The Texas legislature just voted this week to remove legal restrictions on carrying knuckles !
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Very good. To be honest, I did not realize brass knuckles were prohibited. For me, they are heavy and not my 1st choice.
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Most of the brass knuckles I've seen in stores are novelty items (intended to be paperweights) that are more likely to damage your hand than your opponent's head. Be careful if you decide to buy one.

States are also legalizing switchblades. Arizona legalized them maybe 5 to 7 years ago.
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Most of the brass knuckles I've seen in stores are novelty items (intended to be paperweights) that are more likely to damage your hand than your opponent's head. Be careful if you decide to buy one.

States are also legalizing switchblades. Arizona legalized them maybe 5 to 7 years ago.
I don't follow knife laws, but I noticed a year or two ago that a bill to legalize switchblades and assisted opening had gone through. Don't know if it was signed or not.

Really not my thing I'm happy with a good locking knife with a thumb stud. I oil them up and just keep working them till they flip for me.

I view them like bump stocks. Not my thing, but if you want one you should be able to have one.

Knuckles to me really are a novelty, probably because I have never seen a decent set that like stated wouldn't damage your hand more than the person you hit. Coin rolls seem to work great though from what I have seen.
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Most people don't know the correct way to use them so it won't be that big of a thing. TV and movies have ruined their image also and lead people thinking they are super deadly weapons.
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I don't follow knife laws, but I noticed a year or two ago that a bill to legalize switchblades and assisted opening had gone through. Don't know if it was signed or not.

Really not my thing I'm happy with a good locking knife with a thumb stud. I oil them up and just keep working them till they flip for me.
We have been legal for a long time here. My switch blades are a lot like assisted openers, just easier to open, without any special flick of the wrist. They lock open, and Blade HQ makes auto knives out of regular knives, so they arenít crap steel or anything.


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Most people don't know the correct way to use them so it won't be that big of a thing. TV and movies have ruined their image also and lead people thinking they are super deadly weapons.
They can be....but the same can be said of a stick.
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I don't follow knife laws, but I noticed a year or two ago that a bill to legalize switchblades and assisted opening had gone through. Don't know if it was signed or not.

Really not my thing I'm happy with a good locking knife with a thumb stud. I oil them up and just keep working them till they flip for me.

I view them like bump stocks. Not my thing, but if you want one you should be able to have one.

Knuckles to me really are a novelty, probably because I have never seen a decent set that like stated wouldn't damage your hand more than the person you hit. Coin rolls seem to work great though from what I have seen.
Agreed. None of this stuff is really my thing. I view them as simply freedoms that should be allowed.

And for what it's worth, a quality switch blade costs 10x the price of a nice folder or as much as a nice pistol...
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They're neat... There are so many choices for weapons, though, so you have to think about how much you need it and what the niche is.

That said, I'm just remembering that pepper spray people need something to back up their pepper spray. Sometimes, it may make a difference if a brass knuckles is less overt than an ASP.

I've never owned a brass knuckles, and I don't totally understand them. But I don't want to go as far as to say that they'd never be the right thing.

Also just wondering about what this trend has to do with demographics.

To begin with, I'd say that if they're going to change racial / national demographics so drastically on us, then self-defense law should start to give us more freedoms.

I just hope that the point of it isn't to give us a vain hope-- to get people to accept more and more affronts, and more and more demographic change that becomes an impossible problem to solve ("Well, at least they're letting me have my brass knuckles / whatever, thank God") -- or to prevent police and courts from locking up badguys. You know, to actually arm the badguys, and keep them on the streets, as the demographic situation changes for the worse.
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I have a old one made from aluminium that came out of a safe that belonged to a retired Co Sheriff, LOL I guess I'm no longer a felon for having it. Texas has been slowly taking things that might be considered weapons from the restricted list and changing the laws to reflect punishment by what is done with them instead, making people responsible for their actions which is the way it should be. Now we can legally walk down the street carrying a sword maybe it won't be to long before we can Constitutionally Carry.
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Brass knuckles can easily kill someone.

Why is this in the non lethal section?

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Knuck's are absolutely a serious weapon. You still have to connect in order to have the desired result but can easily inflict a fatal blow with a strike to the head. I believe the legislature got it right in decriminalizing the carry of them. If you use them illegally then you will face the charge of aggravated assault, a first or second degree felony.

The interesting part will be how they view the use of them under self defense. A less lethal option instead of drawing out a handgun or knife. It will take some time and a few cases to determine if you can use them in defense of self.
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I'd rather have the lead sap style gloves similar to these than knuckles, but that's just me.
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https://www.tbotech.com/sap-gloves.htm

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I used to sell the 2 finger brass knuckles, often called knuckle dusters now when I was in Jr. High along with stars & knives.

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if you really want to see the effectiveness of brass knucks? first punch yourself in the face as hard as you can with your bare hand, then do it with brass knucks.

what did you find out?

they can be sort of a equalizer. say your a 150lb man attacked by a 250lb man? 1 punch by you to the orbital socket,nose,front teeth or square on the chin can end it all.


if im attacked by a force greater than myself, then all bets are off. I really don't care what I use, you started it.
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Most of the brass knuckles I've seen in stores are novelty items (intended to be paperweights) that are more likely to damage your hand than your opponent's head. Be careful if you decide to buy one.

States are also legalizing switchblades. Arizona legalized them maybe 5 to 7 years ago.
Legal but can't be sold (shipped) across state lines. So unless you have brick and mortar stores or a internet retailer in your state that sell them, you are out of luck.
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A machinist where I used to work makes them in his garage machine shop. He takes measurements of your hand so they fit better.
I prefer a good slapjack so I don't have to worry about getting blood on my hands. Hepatitis, AIDS, the creepin' uglies, homosexual gayness, liberal thought, New York mind melt, and who knows what else can be transmitted in blood.
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A machinist where I used to work makes them in his garage machine shop. He takes measurements of your hand so they fit better.
I prefer a good slapjack so I don't have to worry about getting blood on my hands. Hepatitis, AIDS, the creepin' uglies, homosexual gayness, liberal thought, New York mind melt, and who knows what else can be transmitted in blood.
Slapjacks are amazing!

I've read stories of the old school dirty harry style law dogs who would carry one back when, as we used to say, "back when it was hard".

A slept on self defense tool that is a one hitter quitter if you nail it right on the button.



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Legal but can't be sold (shipped) across state lines. So unless you have brick and mortar stores or a internet retailer in your state that sell them, you are out of luck.
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I don't know when they changed the law, but I ordered them from several states over back in the 80's.

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Just as a historical interest, I read a article somewhere that the soldiers in our civil war made knuckles from lead. There was a few photos of examples. Darned if I can remember where I read that article.
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...I've never owned a brass knuckles, and I don't totally understand them. But I don't want to go as far as to say that they'd never be the right thing. ...
There's not much to understand regarding brass knuckles. I'll be 69 next month and my punch doesn't carry the pop it used to. Not every situation calls for using a firearm for self-defense, so to enhance my punching power I picked up a nice pair of brass knuckles at a gun show a year or so ago.

They sell them as "paper weights," but these are not novelties. They are self-defense weapons. Brass knuckles actually protect your hand when striking your attacker. You are gripping the brass knuckles so that when you hit something only the brass knuckles are going to make contact with the target and the impact is absorbed by the palm of the hand.

In addition to self-defense, these are great for breaking car window glass to save suffocating babies and pets left in autos in the summer by their idiot parents and owners.



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"...That circled portion of the knuckles sits against your palm, thus the impact, instead of the force being imparted on your knuckles, is applied directly to the heel of your palm, a very difficult area to damage. And the second aspect? Just look at them. There is a very distinct gap between each of the knuckles, lowering the surface area of the impact point meaning more pressure. And what about brass? Well it might not be as hard as other metals. But it's harder than bone."

"So this all translates to: brass knuckles inherently increase the amount of pressure per punch and serve as protection. Brass knuckles are also heavy, which increases the force per punch. This all means that brass knuckles will enable you to strike as hard as you want without worrying about breaks while increasing the total pressure and force. So what damage can they wreak? They can break bones with ease, tear open skin, cause internal injuries, kill while negating most risks of personal injuries. ...

CITE: https://www.quora.com/What-damage-ca...-punch-produce
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Slapjacks are amazing!

I've read stories of the old school dirty harry style law dogs who would carry one back when, as we used to say, "back when it was hard".

A slept on self defense tool that is a one hitter quitter if you nail it right on the button.



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When I was on the job in New York back in the '70s and '80s I first carried a "classic" blackjack. I quickly switched to the "slapper" which the more senior guys recommended in the first place.

One shot from the regular jack cracked open the skell's head and there was blood all over the place. The slapper didn't open them up and there was less explaining to do, let alone less mess.

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