Our Cold Steel English Police Truncheon is a modern interpretation of the Truncheon employed by British Bobbies, these fascinating tools are not only good looking (highly decorated with eye-catching details) but they are also precision injection molded from high-impact polypropylene, making it amazingly impact resistant while being weatherproof and waterproof. Each Police Truncheon comes with a cord lanyard.
The Truncheon employed by British Bobbies has always held a fascination for us. Not only were these heavy sticks used as the tool of the trade for these tough-as-nails law enforcement officers against the criminal element of Victorian England, but they also served as a symbol of authority, and almost an Officer's badge in their own right - with the Royal crest, and his jurisdiction/department and number painted on the shaft.
Frequently made from Lignum Vitae, an incredibly heavy and dense hardwood, these Truncheons were employed with devastating effect. Truncheons have a colorful history, and techniques often included thrusting jabbing strikes, rapping strokes, and joint manipulation and locks, but these were often abandoned in favor of simply clobbering an opponent with a heavy strike to the head! Much prized by collectors, particularly overseas, these beautiful sticks are often expensive, and (as they are made of wood) often cracked, warped, mildewed and aged.Specifications:Thickness: 1 1/4" (Base) 1 3/4"(Neck)Handle Length: 6.5"Steel/Material: PolypropyleneOverall Length: 21.5"
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