Brass Knuckles and a Cold Steel Espada: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Spence, the IT guy with brass knuckles in his pocket, sends this EDC titled “This is it.

The brass knuckles and the Cold Steel Espada knife are two we don’t see very often.

Throw in a GLOCK 27 Gen 4 in an inside-the-waistband rig (appendix carry?) and he’s got the gun aspect covered.  Along with the blade.  Not sure why the knucks though.  Seems they are long on the downside, and short on the upside when it comes to using them for personal defense.

Maybe “IT” is code for an enforcer of some sort.

Everything is pretty run of the mill except the designer “Multiple Wallet.”  A quick Google search shows that one worth between $500 and a cool grand.  A gift perhaps?

 

 

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  1. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    Ahhh the Cold Steel Espada that full figured super ninja Lynn Thompson used to roundly defeat a younger fitter guy with a smallsword over and over. I think the guy’s day job must have been with the Washington Generals because he already knew how to move in slow choreographed moves so that the overwhelming reach advantage of the sword didn’t make Lynne look stupid for bringing a knife to a sword fight. Yes, I know what Espada means in Spanish – something that that knife is not.

    1. avatar Sean G./The Rookie says:

      LOL! I just looked the guy up on Youtube. I get it now. That’s some (unintentionally) funny stuff!

  2. avatar jwm says:

    After a folder gets to a certain size point maybe it’s better to pack a fixed blade.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Light and sharp as a razor. Whats not to like?

  3. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “brass knuckles”

    ROFLMFAO, you want to go “less lethal”, I can snap out my ASP long before you think about getting your “brass knuckles” out of your pocket…

    1. avatar ChanceMcCall says:

      The ASP baton is a fine tool, but so are brass knuckles. Would you agree they serve somewhat different purposes? I wouldn’t try to use a Phillips screwdriver on a flathead screw. I am a fan of both tools. With that said, one needs to be concerned with the legality regarding carry and use of both which varies from state to state and sometimes from municipality to municipality.

      “Less lethal” is a correct term. Using either of these requires training to use effectively without lethal results.

      1. avatar Hank says:

        I like the idea of using a screw driver as a less lethal. Particularly an old rusty one.

      2. avatar KTR says:

        We can carry brass knuckles in Texas as of September 1st.

        I want some. 🙂

    2. avatar Guesty McGuesterson says:

      Um, tell me again where brass knuckles are legal? Certainly not in CA. You’ll get an express ticket to a nice 4-star penitentiary for possession of a deadly weapon here if caught with those.

      1. avatar Patrick says:

        Brass knuckles became legal to carry in Texas 13 day ago. Switchblades became legal in 2013 and possession of all bladed weapons became legal in 2017.

        I don’t have brass knuckles. I’m afraid I’m to old and too slow for that. “Someone would just take it away and use it on me”. Where have I heard that before?

        https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/28/brass-knuckles-now-legal-texas/
        https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/12/new-texas-law-expands-knife-freedoms/

        1. avatar B says:

          God Bless Texas

      2. avatar Porkchop says:

        Well, certainly not in Virginia.

      3. avatar TheTruthBurns says:

        Fuck California – anything Normal is Illegal in that Faggety Fuck Commie Toilet of a Failed 3rd World State of Lucifer.

        1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          This “Commie Toilet” is my lifelong home, and I (along with millions of other who have chosen to stay) will continue the fight to get it back one day from the true Commies.

          And from so-called 2A supporters like you who have abandoned their 2A brethren who keep up the fight here.

          Grow up.

      4. The Wearing of a MAGA , NRA sticker, or [email protected] ball hat can get you the same in The People’s Republic of M Assachusetts…lol…
        Freedom and Liberty waning….

    3. avatar Hannibal says:

      The benefit of knuckles isn’t speed, it’s stealth; in that you can put them on and nobody need notice until your fist comes out of your pocket or even hits someone.

      But if you hit someone with either impact weapon you’ll be up a legal shit creek unless you faced an imminent threat of great bodily harm. Hitting someone with a baton can cause crippling injury or death too easily to be a convenient weapon in anything but that sort of situation. And if you’re in that situation, wouldn’t the gun be a better choice? As less-lethal weapons go, impact weapons- especially batons- are not a good idea unless you not only have training in using them properly within the law but ideally can show certifications. And maybe have qualified immunity.

      Tasers or even pepper spray fill the niche better.

    4. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Not sure what the law considers “less than lethal” or “non-legal” in each state… But I consider brass knuckles full on lethal. Whip those babies out on the wrong person and you might get shot.

  4. avatar Specialist38 says:

    That big-assed kinfe looks to weight as much as the Glock…..I’ll pass.

    When I was in high school, I had some Knicks made of forged aluminium.

    They weighed little and could easily be carried in a coat pocket or back Jean’s pockets.

    It’s the only way I’d hit someone in the head with a closed fist.

    They also made punches to limbs an effective stike.

    They are frowned-on because they are a brutal weapon.

  5. avatar James69 says:

    Trench knife.

  6. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Nice sword.

  7. avatar bryan1980 says:

    Is that a red keyfob, as in Hellcat or Jeep Trackhawk?

  8. avatar oldguy says:

    Would a striking weapon such as brass knuckles or an edged weapon be better options when the background is cluttered and using a firearm would be a danger to others than the intended target?

  9. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    So, knucks are banned, but by report n video the guys who wailed on Ngo in Portland had “combat gloves.” The items are described as having Kevlar composite knuckle “protection”, with product links to various cool-kid “sports gear” vendors.

    Mob beating photo journalists is a sport, now, it seems.

    How is this gear legal when knucks are not? Why isn’t assault (en masse) with these use of “deadly weapon?” And how is directing people to this gear; encouraging their use not in incitement, terrorism, criminal conspiracy and a dozen more?

    Some AG is charging the social media who host this, right (the banks having stopped serving them already?)

    1. avatar Bierce Ambrose says:

      Uniformed, mob-violence intimidation to shut down divergent political positions. Seems familiar. (How many rounds do you really need? Depends — how many thugs you bringing found to my home at once?)

      It’s like the “arms-laws” game is to set up tanks vs groceries; that famous Tienanman photo being taken as a how-to, not a warning. And why wouldn’t they; after all, who won that one?

    2. avatar Specialist38 says:

      Dunno. Knuckle gloves have plastic knuckles.

      Metal vs Plastic would be my guess.

      If the gloves had lead dust in the knuckles, they’d be sap gloves.

      1. avatar Jim Bullock says:

        The ones I saw linked to were explicitly described as Kevlar-reinforced knuckles: some sort of Fiber n matrix (likely epoxy_ layup. More like a high-performance scateboard, surfboard core, or similar.

        So, not squishy plastic, nor even hermetically sealed unobtanium clamshell armor. Kevlar-based layups are really, really (really) hard.

        Also illustatees the difficulties with gizmo-banning laws. “Assualt rifle” bans get spoecific, they prescribe how to get round them. They stay general, you end up with the discretion problem “I know assault pornography when I see it.”

  10. avatar Randy says:

    Once again, only one pistol, no spare magazine…

  11. avatar TheTruthBurns says:

    A sharp folder with 1 good strike to the neck bleed out in 3 minutes or less – Fuck the Attacker he can Eat Shit & DIE!

  12. avatar Adam says:

    This mall ninja probably wears the knucks at all times while presiding over his keyboard. Maybe with his mouse hand while his other sweaty digits are wrapped firmly around his big gulp.

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