It is funny that the guy actually put a book out on it.
On a serious note. I am a repo man and the only thing legal for me to carry is a flash light. I use a 4 cell maglite. So i do have to use this as my protection. I can knock the piss out of someone with it. It is just a big heavy escrima stick. I dont know about going for soft body attacks though. I go for knees, shins, head and any thing else hard and boney.