Hopefully this topic wasn't revisited a hundred times already. I apologize if it has.
Quite often we see or hear about makeshift weapons confiscated in prison. From shivs/shanks, rolled newspapers folded with weighted ends to toothbrushes with razorblades attached. While the ingenuity is somewhat primitive due to limitations, they are without doubt viable tools for defense or offense (whichever side your on).
What are some weapons you’ve experimented with or have heard about? I am not talking about improvising with what is available.
SAP Caps – A baseball cap with a little sand bag sewn in on the back. The variation I have seen was done with strips of lead weights in the rim.
A closed compact/personal umbrella filled with buck shot and duck taped at the handle. If you hit someone, remove the tape and dump the buck shot.
Knockers – A junior baseball bat with handle cut off, a drilled hole to attach a strap or rope.
Heavy duty socks filled with fishing bait weights.
Cheap retractable baton attached to a cheap mini mag light with black industrial hose. Flash em’ then smash em’.
Here is one I heard of in another forum. Rawhide knuckles…
1) Boil a nice strip of rawhide to soften
2) Cool off and form around hand
3) Remove and use once hardened.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
I am not endorsing the use of these makeshift weapons but hope to bring it to your attention. These are things to simply watch for.