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Booby Trap Bras (Concealed Knife or Pepper Spray)

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Midwest, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Midwest

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    Be ready’: New bra design conceals knife, pepper spray for protection

    After being someone tried to grab her while jogging. Jennifer Cutrona of Texas developed and patented a "self-defense bra, called “Booby Trap Bras.

    The bra contains a sheath which can store a very small knife for protection. Also she developed a bra that could hide pepper spray. The concealed knife bra sells for $54 and the pepper spray sells for $49.

    http://wtvr.com/2016/03/15/be-ready-new-bra-design-conceals-knife-pepper-spray-for-protection/


    “If I were to be killed senselessly on a trail for somebody's thrill, how bad it would impact their world?!” Cutrona said.

    'Cutrona believes women should prepare for the worst when they go out to run alone.'



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  2. Officers'Wife

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    As if underwires aren't uncomfortable enough! No thank you.
     
  3. OC-Trainer

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    Thank you for posting this. It really could be a PSA for what not to do and what not to buy.

    Running alone on a secluded trail with earbuds, is a recipe for disaster. She is very fortunate.

    As for the product, it is seriously flawed for SD, IMO.
     
  4. hso

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    I don't know how she'd get a patent since I've seen this sort of product before so she'd have a prior art issue.

    Women have stashed items and materials in their bras for years and there are at least 2 companies making accessories for bra holsters. If viewed as a deep concealment method for last ditch defence I don't see how it is any less appropriate than Thunderwear or other undergarment deep carry methods.
     
  5. Midwest

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    This might be an answer for those states that don't issue carry permits to their residents like New Jersey, Maryland and Hawaii.

    Sure, a hidden knife can be a concealed weapon in NJ. But I would venture to guess that getting caught with a concealed knife in that state might be less than getting caught with a concealed handgun.

    For what it is worth, pepper spray is permitted in NJ and maybe the pepper spray bra would be a better option (legally) speaking. (I am no lawyer).

    I can't answer why she got a patent for this. I'd like to know myself. Maybe the design of the bra is able to get a patent even though the general concept is not?

    If anything, if this story creates a buzz about women protecting themselves, then it is a good thing.
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  6. ClickClickD'oh

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    If the picture is any indication, she still hasn't learned the lesson about the earbuds.
     
  7. JShirley

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    I don't like punch/push knives in general, but I do like that this one has a good blade shape (similar to the ARK, incidentally), and at least two grip options.

    John
     
  8. Vonderek

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    I think what looks like an earbud is actually a Sony ECM44B lavalier mic. The picture is probably a freeze frame from a commercial, news story, or promotional video.
     
  9. OC-Trainer

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    Taking a closer look at the website, I noticed that they are offering Sabre, which I find amusing. Sabre already makes a product that would be far superior for the application than her product is supposed to be for:

    https://www.sabrered.com/pepper-spray/runner-pepper-gel-adjustable-hand-strap

    Why would you waste precious milliseconds awkwardly digging into a pocket that you may or may not be able to access, when you could just already have the spray strapped to your hand?

    Compare the two videos. Which one do you think would be quicker to deploy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYlVp1fV5qw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc05ulaahEA
     
  10. Officers'Wife

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    Keep in mind this sort of thing is marketed for men to buy for women not the women themselves.
     
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    I live right next to the college, and I see tons of women running around with earbuds stuck in their ears, running alone, down side streets even into the evening. For some reason, there seems to be a new trend were people are wearing earbuds almost everywhere. It's not uncommon at all, at least around here, to see people (typically young adults and kids) wearing earbuds in both ears in places such as Wal-Mart or the mall.

    Just stupid. Condition white to the max.
     
  12. OC-Trainer

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    Cool,

    I was still teaching classes right around the time smartphones (and the use of earbuds with them) really took off with college students. I was amazed at how it negatively affected their awareness. The difference in just one school year to the next was really astounding to me. I can't think of anything that has helped the street thugs, thieves, and pickpockets more than the poliferation of these phones.
     
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    Funny, I thought the post was about dissuading wandering fingers...

    Seems like putting defensive weapons in their, given the angles required to retrieve might be disadvantageous.


    Todd.
     
  14. total recoil

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    thanks for keeping us abreast on the self defense bra. Pun intended!:D
     
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    Of course, the product was developed to defend oneself. That, in itself, may not go over well with the crowd that frequents Kickstarter.
     
  17. OC-Trainer

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    Maybe. The fact that there are already products on the market superior to it certainly didn't help, either.
     
  18. hso

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    Plenty of Kickstarter SD campaigns. I've even supported a couple.
     
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    My Grandmother told me ladies used to carry hat pins and that a hat pin was one hell of a last ditch weapon. Apparently they were long enough and sturdy enough to be used in such a case.
    As far as a bra mounted knife goes, I dunnno, but that same Grandmother carried money, keys and the occasional not in her bra, so why not?
     
  21. old lady new shooter

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    Carrying a self-defense weapon in one's bra strikes me as a male fantasy.
     
  22. Carl N. Brown

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    ^ Austin Powers fans? (Oh, wait, the fembots were going armed for offense not defense.)

    "...Running alone on a secluded trail with earbuds..."
    Not only does it degrade one's situational awareness that could help avoid dangerous situations in the first place, but didn't Ray Bradbury's dystopian scifi stories warn against that sort of insulation/isolation via technology?
     
  23. hso

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    You'll have to explain that to my wife and some of her friends that clip a folder to their bra.
     
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  24. old lady new shooter

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    I can see maybe clipping it to the outside of the strap or something, but not carrying it inside the bra. But why not just go with an ARK knife? No fiddling around! :)
     
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    They clip them with the body inside the cup with the knife indexed to draw.
     

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