Common Items Used as Deadly Personal Weapons
In most states you cannot carry a concealed weapon, and most people would not want to carry around a handgun or large fighting knife. But everyday items we do carry around in our pockets of purpose can be used as weapons.
Listed below are everyday tools that we carry, that can be used as weapons:
1. A small screwdriver with a clip that fits on the flap of the shirt pocket can be used to stab and cause major injuries.
2. A metal scriber is shaped like a pencil with a clip that fits on the flap of the shirt pocket. Scribers are used to mark lines on metal, much like an awl is used to mark lines on wood. The scribers have hard tips that can rip and puncture flesh.
3. Key flails can be made by attaching a large key ring to a piece of leather strap folded in half and sewn together to form a loop at the end opposite the key ring. When sewn together the strap should be about six inches long. Attach the keys you usually carry to the key ring. Usually this will not be heavy enough to make an effective flail, so attach a small padlock to the key ring along with the keys. This will provide the weight to break bones.
4. A small folding knife with a lock back blade can be used to slash the hands and face. Usually you cannot stab with a folding knife without your hand sliding forward onto the blade
5. A small vial similar to containers holding 35mm film can be filled with pepper. The container can be opened inside the pocket with one hand and the pepper can be thrown into the eyes.
6. Felt tip markers are made of fairly strong plastic. These can be held in the hand as a knife and driven up under the chin.
7. A six-inch piece of dowel rod a little thicker than a pencil can be used similarly to the marker above. The dowel rod is stronger.
8. Scissors can be carried in a woman’s purse. They can be used to stab the eyes.
9. A belt with a heavy belt buckle can be used as a flail also. Striking the head and arms can cause great damage.
None of these items look like weapons although they can be used very effectively as weapons. Choose one of these as your personal weapon. Practice the movements in using the weapon. Visualize scenarios where you are required to use the weapon for fear of your life. Practice enough that you will have confidence in the use of the weapon.
Remember the advice of the old Korean Martial Arts Master, Uncle Ho Kim said, ”Always know where the escape route is!”
Uncle Ho Kim’s Korean Martial Arts Institute