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Brass knuckles

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by SenecaGunner, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. SenecaGunner

    SenecaGunner Member

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    i would never use them but i enjoy collecting them. Id like to have a wwi trench kinfe and maybe a pair from the civil war
     
  2. HiWayMan

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  3. olderguns

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    Him asking here is sort of searching, I don't get why some posts get dozens of well thought out answers even if it's been asked hundreds of times, then others are told to search for yourselfs, if you do not want to help why not ignore the post, And to The OP I know with a ccdw license in Florida you can carry them, used to be the same in Kentucky, but check in your state first, I like the looks of them and own a few but would not use for defense too up close and bloody, I prefer to keep as much distance as possible between me and a attacker,, and if that close is unavoidable I'd use my cane or knife...
     
  4. USAF_Vet

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    Where exactly was the question? Just saying be would like so and so does t leave much room for discussion.
     
  5. SenecaGunner

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    i was just seeing if anyone else enjoys collecting them as much as i do. i agree they are not much useful today but more of a weapon from a by gone era
     
  6. Il Duca

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    Actually brass knuckles/knuckle dusters/whatever you want to call them are outlawed in FL. Carrying, posessing, making, buying and selling are all illegal. Only reason I don't own any.

    Otherwise, I would enjoy owning and collecting them.
     
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    SenecaGunner, for antique brass knuckles and WWI trench knives I would try yard sales, flea markets, and as a last option the Internet. You may also want to add blackjacks to you collecting interests.

    Understand that most areas will not allow you to carry any of the above in public and some areas don't even allow ownership of these items.

    Sadly, Its' become somewhat of an us against them mentality with L/E and the citizens they swore to protect. I would know about any restrictions in the area you live before you acquire any of the items you are interested in.

    P.s. my last paragraph is not meant as cop bashing, as I spent 27 years on the job, retiring in July of 2001.
     
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    Illegal here in MI, too.
     
  9. Deltaboy1984

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    I wish we could carry them with our CCW.
     
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    If you cannot legally posesses and carry brass knuckles, would carrying a roll of quarters help? Not aware of any legal restrictions .
     
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    I'm rather facinated by many specialized impact weapons; brass knuckles, saps., yawara sticks, etc. Most of them are the very least illigal to carry most places, but I think they are still interesting and I have a few "collectables" in a drawer at home.
     
  13. Dr. Sandman

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    Outfits like BudK and Kennesaw (the same company?) sell both the freestanding brass knuckles and replicas of the WWI trench knife. You could have a set for about $25-30 bucks if I recall. I think they are selling the brass knuckles as paperweights. You don't want your papers blowing around, do you?
     
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    My last use for Brass Knucks was for installing antennas. No Really. I was playing with long wire and home built coathanger constructed antenna for Ham radio use and needed to get them up off the ground. I was using a set of knucks on the end of a heavy cord as a throwing weight. In the service we had used a lifting ring/ fuse well plug from a 155 mm gun/howitzer HE round for this, but the Knucks were what I had at home. They became tangled in a tree in my yard and I lost them trying to pull them back down. Over a two year period the tangled cord rotted and the sping following the second winter I found the knucks......with my lawn mower. Excitement. Very bad for knucks and mower blades.

    -kBob
     
  15. CA Raider

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    "i would never use them but i enjoy collecting them"

    well I guess you're a gentleman. and I mean that sincerely.

    but in some of the cra**y places I go to - I wouldn't hesitate to use them. It's better to make the other guy hurt. It beats winding up with broken fingers on your own hands, or worse still in the emergency room. They're generally illegal in a lot of places in the USA. But you can usually improvise something that has the same effects.

    CA R
     
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