The 5 Fatal Self Defense Weapons That You Carry

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Sap Cap self defense“He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”

One’s right to own and bear arms is clearly stated in our Constitution in the second amendment. We are used to taking that right for granted because it’s always been that way, for as long as we’ve been a country. Unfortunately, it’s no longer that easy.

Fast forward to 9/11.

Since then, we’ve entered a completely different era. Now personal liberty and individual rights are being disregarded by collectivist and totalitarian ideas about “the greater good for the greater number”, and “trading individual rights for the greater security provided by Big Bro”. These are ideas which were proven wrong time and time again in recent history, but we just don’t seem to learn.

{adinserter survivalmd}We’re living in scary times, in which our elected tyrannical government (the bolded word was mentioned in the Declaration of Independence also) tries hard to limit our rights day after day, passing laws that defy the Second Amendment. They’re relentlessly working to associate legitimate gun owners with domestic terrorism via a massive propaganda campaign in mass-media and even Hollywood movies.

Since not every state in the US allows people to carry (open or concealed) firearms on their person to protect themselves, in this article we will take an alternative crash course in 5 fatal and inconspicuous self-defense weapons that you can own. You already carry most of them without a license or being bullied by the forces who vowed to defend and uphold the values written by our founding fathers in our Constitution.

Check them up and learn to properly use them for your own defense!

1. The Scarf

Let’s start with one of the most improbable (and fatal) self-defense weapons, namely the humble scarf.

We all know what a scarf is and what it’s used for by regular folks. Now, if you’re a professional hit man for the mob or a maybe a ninja, you may know the domestic and harmless looking scarf as a garrote, because that’s what you can use a scarf as. You can use it  to strangle a person, using the scarf as the means to a “fatal” end.

I know it sounds like a James Bond movie, but with a little bit of training and technique, you can use a scarf as a fatal self-defense weapon. Soldiers and Special Forces members are using improvised garrotes regularly (for hundreds of years) as a silent mean of assassination. As a matter of fact, elite soldiers from the French Foreign Legion made a name for themselves in this niche.

Just take a look at clip and you’ll get the general idea about how to use a scarf as a garrote/self-defense weapon, but you’ll require serious training if you want to master this ancient technique flawlessly.

Video first seen on Expert Village.

2. The Pen

My second choice for a potentially fatal self-defense weapon that can be used anytime and anywhere without the slightest chance of detection is an item carried by most of the people on a daily basis: the pen.

What’s a pen from a self-defense point of view? I bet you’ve already guessed: a stiletto! Okay, what’s a stiletto you may ask? A stiletto is basically a dagger with a thin and narrow blade and a needle point, used primarily for stabbing. And stabbing is the name of the game when we’re talking about pens as fatal self-defense weapons.

I bet you’ve seen movies featuring pens that are actually firearms, used by KGB and various other secret agencies in assassinations and what not.  But there is also a special type of pen that can be used as a tactical weapon; they’re simply called tactical pens. There are lots of companies manufacturing them (UZI, Boker, Gerber), you just have to check and choose one for yourself.

Anyway, you can use any regular pen as a self-defense weapon if SHTF. Even a wooden crayon will do the job if you use it for targeting vulnerable points on your adversary, i.e. the eyes or the neck.

Video first seen on Howcast.

3. Car Keys

Car keys make the number three spot on the invisible self-defense weapons list to be used in a life threatening situation. If you think I’m kidding, just go and do a little research on push daggers.

Do you see where I’m going? Car keys, specifically the big non-folding ones, can be successfully used as a push dagger. Even if they’re not as sharp and pointy as a regular push dagger, if used properly they can do serious damage in a SHTF situation, when you’re pumped up with adrenaline and your heart is ready to burst!

For optimum results in a (I must emphasize) LIFE THREATHING situation, go for the eyes or neck.

Video first seen on Black Belt Site.

4. The Sap Cap

Number four comes with a bang, literally, and it’s my personal favorite: the sap cap! The sap cap is basically an impact weapon (hence the bang) disguised into a regular baseball cap.

The secret behind this ingenious weapon is the special pocket on the back of the cap, filled with tiny yet heavy micro-spheres that give it the necessary weight for disabling your adversary with a well-aimed punch.

To use the US-made sap cap, you take it off your head and smack your adversary with it if you think there’s no other way around it when diplomacy goes out the window.

Video first seen on Spy Emporium.

5. The Credit Card

My fifth suggestion comes directly from a Steven Seagal movie, “The Glimmer Man”, where he defeats the bad guys using some kind of credit card knife. The credit card is number 5 on my fatal self-defense weapons list.

Credit cards are regularly used for buying stuff you don’t need by most of the people out there, but they come handy also as self-defense weapons For this, you’ll need a special kind of credit card, obviously, and some skills, but the surprise will be immense, believe me!

 Video first seen on Video budo.

Now that we’ve finished with inconspicuous everyday objects that can be used as fatal self-defense weapons, let me give you two more ideas about “non-lethal” aids or means for self-defense; again, these can be improvised from harmless stuff, like water bottles or an umbrella.

How to use a water bottle for self-defense you may ask? I can see what you did here Chris, just smash them with the bottle on the head!

Well, not exactly, because a small plastic water bottle – the kind that we use for hydrating ourselves on the go – can’t inflict much harm or even pain against an angry attacker. The surprise may come from its actual content: water that is.

The idea is to flee rather than to fight, and you can flee after using the water inside the bottle as a diversion. You’ll open the plastic bottle and splash the water in your opponent’s face, then flee while he’s confused, distracted and relatively blinded.

Video first seen on Self Defense Videos.

Umbrellas come handy on a rainy day and also as a self-defense tool for martial arts aficionados. You can use an umbrella to hit or to control your attacker in any number of ways. Just watch this video and start practicing with your life partner or your kids, it will be massive fun!

CLICK HERE to find out more about using unconventional weapons for your defense.

If you have any suggestions about self-defense weapons improvised from everyday items, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

This article has been written by Chris Black for Survivopedia.

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  1. I have a thought on the water bottle idea. You could keep something other than water in the bottle. Not saying something very dangerous. There are herbal extracts that look clear. I once got garlic essential oil in my eyes while washing out an amber bottle. It burned like pepper spray. You could just add some salt to the water if you're so inclined. My point is that, yes, water in the face alone may disable vision and confuse someone for a moment, but he's going to be angry and chasing after you now. Better to disorient him more effectively.

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  2. Kenn Hinick says:

    While there are numerous common items that can be used in a self defense situation, you must practice to become comfortable with the use of them to the point that it becomes an automatic learned reaction. It is important for you to use situational awareness at all times and avoid putting yourself into a situation that could have been avoided. By being aware of your surroundings, you may also have items in your immediate area that can be utilized to your advantage in a self defense situation. Something as simple as falling backward and kicking with both legs will take out a single attacker as you have the element of surprise, the attacker cannot reach your vital areas, and the legs are much stronger than your arms.

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  3. Gunter hess says:

    Many persons are walking scared and fear anyone who approaches them aggressively. We need to discuss common sense solutions that can be utilized more frequently. The common sense solutions discussed in this article should be taught in local self defense classes to those of us who are seniors. I was taught these same solutions in the US. Air Force and never forgot them! When I taught these concepts I was told they just don't work! Pepper spray also works, but most seniors are scared of misusing these items!

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  4. TPSnodgrass says:

    Sap Caps are illegal in several states, the article needed to specify that mere possession of one in several states is an instant felony.
    My personal favorite is the aluminum bodied flashlight. Legal in all fifty states, and is an effective impact tool on elbows, collar bones, shins, knee joints, etc.
    For my 60th birthday, I was gifted a fighting cane. Yes, it's a very hard wood cane and I train with it regularly now, and it's legal for me to carry everywhere. Yes, I'm of an age now where "limping"comes with the weather changes, so,m the cane is legal and excellent camouflage. I used a straight baton in my LE creer, so, the cane is a natural for me. I'm personally, NOT, a fan of the keys-between-the-fingers "thing", as it is too easy to defend against, and most bad guys "expect" the key gouge. As for the "tactical pen", I've found that two over he counter pens work as well (or better and far less expensive) than the commercially available "tacti-cool" pens do, the Zebra pen, available at all big bx and office supply places, and the Parker pens. Both work equally well when applied as a gouge, stabbing or pressure point application, and both hold up well to penetrating something coarse like a cantaloupe. Plus, they are both legal to carry anywhere in the US.(unlike machetes in New York if a certain politico as his way) Big fan of OC Spray, I use Sabre brand and have see it work first hand in my LE career.Bear spray is also excellent, far nastier than "regular" OC Spray, and s a tad farther range, too. With any chemical agent, expect to get "back wash" on you when you deploy the chemical agent in your own defense. Its OK, you can fight through it.(I promise)
    Remember, there is NO such thing as a "fair fight", and the older you get, fighting is ill-advised. Good article, brings up a LOT of things to consider.

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  5. Don't forget a magazine: rolled up it makes a blunt instrument that used as a stabbing instrument to the face or neck can buy you time to push a finger in his eye or thwart a knife attack. Best protection is situational awareness and avoid an encounter. If you really feel you have to enter a danger zone, then by all means carry an 'improvised weapon' and be sure to practice with it before entering a war zone. And make lots of noise as that rattles most street thugs.

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  6. I carry my S&W special tactical knife in my shirt pocket. It is rarely noticed. A move to the chest is not as threatening as a move to the pocket / waist area. A swift move across the chest with an assisted opening knife will be positioned to the front very quickly. Might want to consider it. T-shirt guys -sorry! Size of knife your choice!

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  7. Think about the belt (especially with a buckle). Use it like a mace, garrote or whip.

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  8. At 80 and weak from frequent hospitalizations, pacemakers, renal failure, physical problems, vertigo falls, etc. (5 in last 20 months) I feel that I will continue to take advantage of my CHL and the Castle Doctrine here in Texas and continue to carry concealed one of the several firearms purchased for that purpose.

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  9. As an NRA Certfied Pistol Instructor living in New Jersey, it is necessary to be aware of and offer trainees objects other than firearms, impact and edged weapons that are basically criminal items to carry or use in this super blue state. So let me add another favorite that is legal and very effective and provides excellent performance either close up or even at a 10 to 20 foot distance...
    It is a can of foaming wasp and hornet killer. Spray at their face and hands. The effect is severwe pain and temporary blindness. These products are water based and therefore the perp can and must then be treated at a hospital where treatment will restore vision. Incredibly effective and non-lethal. Most of the year weather wise you can carry one in a vehicle. Keep a few of them tactically around the house and property. Those big cans are very cheap $3 or $4 at any hardware store or supermarket. Buy a can or two and practice spraying. It will give you a sense of distance effectiveness and confidence that that particular can works well.

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  10. Roberto H. Sohn says:

    Great post and awesome videos, well shared. Very useful weapons you have mentioned, as we used to carry these things in our daily life. This will be a great help for all ages.

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  11. kevin wethington says:

    One thing I always both get a "kick"out of and want women to understand, that, statistically 82 percent of adults, men and women have the sciatic nerves, that control the legs and can cause such bad lower back pain, run right across the pelvic bone of both sexes. I have seen women kicked by other women, square in the crotch, and watched them collapse in pain and in the short term loss in sue of their legs. A big shock to them, I can tell you, but it is true. Generally speaking, those whose sciatic nerves do not cross there, like they are meant to, have more problems with that nerve. I learned this when tests revealed mine did not after I was having a lot of lower back. sciatic pain. It would also explain a fight I was set up into outside a bar by a bunch of football players, the linebacker I kicked with cowboy boots on, three times, just grunted. He was pretty drunk but a pretty drunk man in great shape in a fight can sometimes take a lot of pain. My point ladies is this, over 4/5ths of women kicked in the groin, solidly, will drop, whether they want to or not, their nerves to their legs have just been interrupted. Secondly, don't alway expect a kick to a man groin to drop him. Most people telegraph those kicks and a little bit of a turn, twist, will make hitting the man spot a miss. Then you have a guy who, depending on the situation, will make sure you understand, not to do that, or you have a problem that the kicks you have so enjoyed watching on TV, did not work for you. My first karate teacher told me three things that people are afraid of in a fight: One, losing and looking bad, being embarrassed; Two, getting hurt, and Three, hurting the other person. I have seen a very little but do tremendous damage and with others, tremendous damage, not kill the man or woman.
    Example, in the last 60s, in Japan, a large, not sumo but more America Professional Wrestler sitting in a bar, at the bar, spending a couple hours doing nothing but giving the small businessman, next to him a contact harassment. Since it went on for so long, the small man had gotten the notice and the sympathy of the other patrons. The old, pick on someone your own size mentality. At some point, the small guy, maybe 100 pounds to the wrestlers 280-350 pounds, sticks the wrestler in the chest with a small, two inch blade. He hit an artery. The bully was dead in a few minutes and immediately incapacitated. Judge and jury were sympathetic, so his punishment was relatiely minor. That same year, my friend, goes back to Denver and as a new beat cop, answers a family disturbance call. The woman, a constant target of physical abuse, had unloaded both barrels of a 12 gauge into her husbands large frame. They pull most of the 00 buck, 32 caliber slugs out of him, a few missed. The man lives. He is not in great shape, but he lives. Obviously at that point, he has come to understand, that although sadists and masochists attract each other, his wife was one masochist who had had all she was going to take. The neighbors of both sexes made sure he cleared out of the five-points and out of Denver. It was made clear to him by his men and women neighbors as well as the police, that should he try and press charges, the witnesses against him would be around the block and include police officers and social workers who had tried to get her to leave him for a long time.
    Two years later, they were back together.
    You have to know, every time he got out the shower and saw himself naked, with over 50 holes in his body from his knees to his collar bone, that it was a reminder not to hurt anyone or thing that can put sleeping pills in your drink and wait till you doze off to catch up with the mistreatment.
    Sorry about the typos I am getting up there.

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  12. Emily Taylor says:

    Pen Idea is great, it's like a kubotan. I use a sharpie for that purpose. You can also buy tactical pens. Can also carry a bright flashlight and use it the same, even better when its hard metal and bright. Like the little surefires or nitecore lights. Or if just go with a good ole maglite using 4 or 6 C or D cells. That one will really mush a skull and kill a person though so you have to be careful.

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  13. West TN Security says:

    Another interesting self defense item is the Knuckle Blaster Stun Gun, worn on the knuckles as a punching device. Has over 950,000 electro shock volts. An assailant won't know what hit them.

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  14. People who are skilled enough to effectively use these weapons (e.g. Steven Seagal), don't need them. Most of the time, trying to use these weapons on an assailant ends up as an exercise in and humility or worse.

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