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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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#1 posted 11-22-2013 02:02 PM
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#2 posted 11-22-2013 05:44 PM
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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#3 posted 11-22-2013 07:22 PM
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....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been
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#4 posted 11-22-2013 11:55 PM
Nice job on these…...............................why is the first one not functional?
-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!
#5 posted 11-23-2013 08:51 AM
@ 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.
#6 posted 11-25-2013 03:51 AM
The real deal from about 1910. There would have been a lanyard around the groove on the right. Overall length is 22”.
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#7 posted 11-26-2013 08:26 PM
They are tough at the same time cool looking. Great shape, wood and finish.
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