One of the least-known military surplus protection weapons is the leather slapper. It isn’t ideal for every dangerous situation, but it can get the job done.
The leather slapper is a small self defense weapon which can be used to knock out anyone who tries to attack you. The weapon has a simple design. It’s usually made of two lead chunks inside a leather covering with the lead pieces at two separate ends. The middle of the slapper is flexible, which allows the user to hold the leather slapper by one of the lead pieces and “slap” the enemy with the other end. Usually, there is a hand strap on the slapper so you have a good grip on it when you use it.
This little weapon may not look intimidating, but attackers who get hit with it with great force may think otherwise. It can easily knock anyone out when it’s used properly.
Oddly enough, the leather slapper was the very first weapon I ever owned — even before a Swiss Army knife. My cousin gave it to me for my 14th birthday after he got back from being in the Army. Thankfully, I haven’t had to use it ever.
Getting one of these self-defense weapons isn’t a bad idea for self-defense. You can easily keep it in your pocket for protection against an attacker; ladies, you can keep it in your purse. Check out Amazon’s selection to get the right one for you. They offer slappers with different sizes and weights.