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brass knuckles "belt buckle"

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sentryau2, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Sentryau2

    Sentryau2 Well-Known Member

    Ok I was wondering if someone could give me a website to order a set of brass knuckles "belt buckle" or even better steel that are a decent quality.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    No, I sure can't, and won't if I could.

    That would just get you locked in the slammer faster then they can pull the Taser barbs out of your skin, and charge you with a felony.

    Brass knuckles, and belt buckles that can be used as such, are against the law almost everywhere in the USA I am aware of.

  3. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Well-Known Member

    Ya bad,but fun idea. Be cool for around the house,only place to wear it to,legally
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Advertising you are carrying knucks is a dumb idea. Wearing them out in the open is an invitation to getting into a confrontation which is also a dumb idea.

    If you want some of the fancy "bling" non-functional knuckles buckles, that presents an aggressive combative posture that we can't condone.
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  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    While I have punched people, I never liked the idea of punching someone. Control holds means less force and doesn't look as bad. If I was that concerned about fighting, I'd carry a roll of nickels.
  6. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Most states define them as prohibited.
    Funny story, way back around 1980 something I responded to a call and Mr. knuklehead had a some had some brass knucles on.

    I gazed over his shoulder and said," take him Tommy" There was no Tommy but when he turned it was easy to slam him into wall and cuff him. Those nucks turned a minor drunk charge into a felony.
  7. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Perfectly legal in KY if carried openly. Maybe as ear rings :D

    Perfectly legal carried concealed with our CCDW license and mentioned specifically as kosher in the legalese.

    Knucks are subject to the same sort of "thug" stigmatization as switchblades but they remain viable and effective small impact weapons. As with every thing else, quality and utility will vary widely with many of the "novelty" knucks being unusable.
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  8. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

  9. Rat Robb

    Rat Robb Well-Known Member

    A friend and I bought some at a tattoo convention years back. He had a cop stop him and looked over them (he was wearing it as intended, a belt buckle, at the time). The cop told him to make sure he kept them there and left us alone.

    I open carry mine now :)

  10. Sentryau2

    Sentryau2 Well-Known Member

    Its legal to wear them as a belt buckle......never said I would carry them with me, I just want them. If I wanted a self defense weapon brass knuckles would be one of my last choices. Here in missouri its legal to own them just not to carry them.
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Then what's the point of having it as a belt buckle?

    Check ebay for some crazy ones if you just want them for paper weights.
  12. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm missing something--when did "technically legal" start being the same as ethical and conscionable.

    Sounds like inside the beltway talk.
  13. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    What the devil are you talking about?
  14. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Nothing. I apologize if I offended.
  15. Sentryau2

    Sentryau2 Well-Known Member

    Its legal to wear them as a belt buckle.....just nothing else.
  16. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Just because it is "legal" doesn't make it practical or advisable.
  17. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    The state going armed statute bars going armed in public for offense (period) or for defense (without a handgun carry permit) and specifically lists weapons prohibited from public carry--including brass knuckles. A lot of "prohibited" weapons can be kept in the home for defense, or collected as curios, ornaments or keepsakes, but are prohibited from carry.

    Brass knuckles simply have the aura of a black jack or other "weapon of the footpad or thief by night". While a knife or gun may be simply brandished to be effective in defense or offense, knucks or jacks usually have to be used. There is a gut reaction--embodied in many weapons laws--that sees knucks as offensive weapons without defensive use. You may call it prejudice, but it is hard to ignore since it is part of the law.
  18. AJumbo

    AJumbo Well-Known Member

    I saw a guy get seven kinds of stuffing kicked out of him because he thought he could get the buckle-knucks deployed in a timely manner. After the fight, the winning party pulled the knucks off the loser's belt and left them where the police would see them. Everything was sorted out in court, but it was along old road.
  19. Officers'Wife

    Officers'Wife Well-Known Member

    Years ago one of the local... guys. Had my uncle pour him a set of "knucks" out of aluminum then fit them as the grip of a huge knife. (a Buck IIRC) I suspect it is still in the property room of the sheriff's office.
  20. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Ajumbo - good point you made with your observation. The belt buckle wearer gave his opponent plenty of lag time while he fumbled to get his buckle. One well delivered punch or kick is all that's needed to disable one's opponent. Relying on weapons means two things: 1) The person knocked out didn't rely or train the brain first; 2) Weapons that take time to deploy can be trumped by a skilled assailant.

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