Sap, Blackjack & Slungshot History: Gonzales 415 (D3 Protection Reproduction)
All the talk in older posts about "personal protection items" have kinda inspired me to also have a go at making one.
Several layers of scrap vegtan.
Dyed with a local spirit dye that didn't take too well, hand stitched with a 1.
Edge beveled with a Ivan tools no 2 beveler only one I have.
Oh yes, it is filled not with lead shot.
I couldn't get hold of refill shot at the gun shop, they're sold out, so I opted to use some discontinued coins that are no longer legal tender.
Their original value was 2c each, and the sap contains 30 leather blackjacks and saps />Here's a picture of leather blackjacks and saps innards.
Since this is an instrument that will live in my car link, I used scrap leather.
My stock of usable scrap is at a serious low, so I had to make do with joining the piece that is sandwiched by skiving two suitable pieces and glueing it together before completing the construction.
Additionally, to ensure that the coins don't move around too badly, they are in welted enclosure.
Here's a picture of the welts loaded up and ready to be closed with a piece of upholstery leather.
And here's the stitching in progress.
Final thickness at the business end: 15 mm, this photo is of the "handle" side.
Edited October 14, 2018 by Riem Fixed mistake.
That being said, very good work.
That being said, very good work.
Significantly, there's a wealth of information online regarding this, likely to be unlawful in UK, also appears to be in games software free online casino US states.
There are some ways and some states where they're ok, but in UK even manufacture may be unlawful, it is odd, but the legislation is a bit woolly worded to give LEOs room to decide.
There's a great example where a bath sponge can be considered a weapon due to the intent of the carrier.
Intriguing use of coins as weights, though.
As for novelty I'm making one right now, just filling it with 5 lead shot.
The coins are cool and would hurt but lead shot or even powdered lead is used so the force is all impact and not abrasive implement.
Getting hit with a solid or semi solid weight might gash someone while powder or birdshot will just transfer the kinetic energy.
Still could break skin but more likely to just stun.
Definitely look up any local laws especially if you've been commissioned to make one, the sale of a felonious weapon carries a serious charge.
All and all if you put 10 ounces of lead shot packed tightly in a leather strap it's definitely a one way ticket to napsville.
I have been making jack saps for many years that is how I got started in leather.
I always loved impact weapons.
I sell these at gun shows leather blackjacks and saps novelty items along with my gun belts.
The state police never have said anything about them other then I wish I could still use these.
The state I live in they are Illegal to carry.
My tooling has improved since then!
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