Knuckleduster umbrella -- Boing Boing Gadgets

Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our Rob's spotted this umbrella with a set of brass knucks on the handle:

It used to be that a gentleman could arm himself with a sword cane, ready to whip his blade out at the first sign of unseemliness. Since parliament has banned anything that may be sharpened to a point, defense of oneself has become a more subtle skill.

Some gentlemen learn the unarmed arts, but in the face of villainy, stronger means are occasionally required. Hence the Umbuster, an umbrella combined with knuckledusters.

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