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Project by Jon1094 posted 243 days ago 978 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three batons I turned for the guys at work. First one is not functional and made of maple. The second is ebony and the third cocobolo.





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CincyRW

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#1 posted 243 days ago

Very cool!

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LesB

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#2 posted 243 days ago

Well done and they were very popular 50 years ago for police (I carried one and still have it) but most law enforcement agencies have rules restricting their use today and in some states like California they are illegal for civilians to carry. Of course everything is illegal (but not immoral) in California.
Maybe you should call them “fish wackers”. They are great for knocking out large fish.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Clint Searl

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#3 posted 243 days ago

My great grandfather was a cop in Philly around 1900. Along with swinging a nightstick, one of which I have, he had brass knuckles in his pocket.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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#4 posted 242 days ago

Nice job on these…...............................why is the first one not functional?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Jon1094

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#5 posted 242 days ago

@ Les: Well I work a bit north of you for a large county agency. County deputies, for the most part, are still able to “commit” law enforcemnt. I hope you’re surviving down there in California…

@ Clint: any chance you can post a picture of that nightstick?

@ Jay: The first one is light weight maple and will be in a display case for an ex-cop that went to the dark side…he’s an attorney now. :) It is too light to be effective and has no hole for a lanyard.

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 240 days ago

The real deal from about 1910. There would have been a lanyard around the groove on the right. Overall length is 22”.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 238 days ago

They are tough at the same time cool looking. Great shape, wood and finish.

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