When you think about weapons they normally fall into one of a few different categories like knives, guns, batons etc, but there’s very few that tick all the boxes and even fewer that can fit into the palm of your hand.
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This is why I’m so impressed with this little badboy from the 1900s named the Apache Knuckleduster. Not only is it a gun and a pistol, but it’s also a set of brass knuckles which means you’ve got three ways to beat the crap out of/injure/kill whoever you’re coming up against.
The Apache Knuckleduster was used by French gangs around the turn of the 19th century and I’m not really sure why it died out to be honest as it seems like a useful weapon to have access to in close combat fighting. The gun wasn’t actually that useful except at close range because it only had room for one bullet in the chamber and didn’t have any sights on it, but I still reckon I would feel more secure carrying it around with me if I was a shadowy underworld figure. Just saying.
Anyway, here’s some guy playing around with it and testing it out now:
Man I’m not sure if that guy could be more boring talking about something so cool, but I guess we at least now know how it all works, right? Pretty cool that the brass knuckles make a really great handle though, I don’t think ever would have assumed that.
Anyway, I think someone should probably start manufacturing them again so I can walk around pretending I’m in the new generation of Peaky Blinders or something. You know there would be a market for that kind of stuff right now.
For more of the same, check out these new guns that are made out of meteorites. Guess how much they’re gonna set you back?