As with its older counterpart, "keychain knuckles" use your own body’s mechanics to inflict damage on an attacker.
These knuckles are manufactured using either metal, stiff polymers or a dense plastic. They fit in your hand and have holes for your fingers to slip through like in the example shown, and some have grooves on the sides for your fingers to fit in for a better purchase (more secure)
Keychain Knuckle devices are fairly innocuous. Some may even make it past TSA (The Transportation Security Administration)….which I am not recommending! They are good during the summer when the attire may not allow the carrying of anything on the body. Most are fairly light, weighing around 5 ounces or so. Some are heavier, especially if they are made of metal.
Some Keychain Knuckles, (structured like the example shown), have “ears” or prongs that allow for slashing and puncturing. In preparation for using Keychain Knuckles, I recommend heading to a local flea market, or better yet, your local gun show to gain some experience on the look and feel . Slip one on and test the way it feels in your hands.
You want to ensure the Keychain Knuckles you select fit comfortably, and not too bulky or too heavy. I recommend taking a striking class if you intend on purchasing these. The better and more effective your standard punch is. The more damage you can do to your opponent without suffering as much yourself.
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