This type of knives, brass knuckles as he is known by everyone. But humanity was invented, and other neognestrelnoe weapon combat is extremely effective and can cause serious damage. We have compiled the top ten most efficient knives, which are better addressed only in museum collections.
Pat – a weapon invented in India. Initially it was used by the ancient warrior-Maratha caste, and subsequently these weapons spread to most parts of India. In essence, it was a sword that is attached to the glove, but, in contrast to the usual gloves such weapons protected arm to the elbow. Since the entire structure of the tip of the sword in the elbow was solid, Marathi warriors were unable to move the wrist, so that any movement had come from the elbow. It is believed that a weapon often used as jockeys.
Boxing in Rome was often fatal, because the Romans boxers got their hands on Cestus. It was kind of gloves that are most often made of leather strips coated metal. Although often gladiators fought to the death, soldiers sometimes give up and settle for even a brief respite to rest. Roman boxing was very cruel sport, including the winner often remained disfigured.
A simple but effective weapon that was used by samurai, Santens was an iron rod pocket, which usually is equipped with a ring is attached to the center. In the ring finger is passed, and the rod is pressed into the palm of your hand. Perhaps because of its simplicity Santens was easily adaptable to a specific user. The ring could be fitted with spikes add additional power stroke murder. Some Santens were equipped with long spines rather than rings for this purpose. Such Santens used more for murder, not for self defense.
4. Finger knife Turkana
Turkana nomadic tribe, as well as several surrounding communities, have used this thing in everyday life, and as a weapon. Knives for fingers, which were known as corogat, made of iron and aluminum. They were worn on the ring finger of the length of the plate portion of 8.7 cm. In knives fingers household products used for cutting and as a toothpick. During the battle, were very effective weapon, usually tried to get in his eyes.
5. SAP Gloves
SAP gloves, weighted metal beads are non-lethal weapons today are often used by security personnel. Bodyguard, gorillas and agencies responsible for law enforcement use them in case of a sudden outbreak of fighting fulfill. In contrast to these weapons as brass knuckles, SAP gloves cause fewer injuries.
6. Tiger Claws Bagh Nakh
Bagh Nakh was symbolic, but not a lethal weapon. It was common in the region of Mysore in India in the 1700s, where the supreme goddess worshiped in the form of a tiger. Bagh Nakh, which literally translates as “tiger claws”, consisted of four five-pointed curved blades attached to the crossbar. Such weapons tore skin and muscles like a tiger claw.
7. Knuckles “antler”
Brass knuckles, knives as two crescents crusaders “horns” were a formidable pair of Chinese weapons used by the founder of the school of Kung Fu Tung Hai Chuan Bagua. There were legends Chuan, the tax collector, based only on their knives while traveling alone find gang of thieves. The technique of using mitts this knife is based on a system of unarmed combat Bagua, and students admitted to the use of exotic weapons only after many years of training with bare hands, because of the high risk of injury.
Tekko -. “Iron Fist” weapons of Okinawa, in some provinces, known as traditionally is made of wood and metal, and the blade was in the shape of a crescent. On the edge Tekko had three small peak that try to hit the joints, ribs and collarbone. If the opponent tried to grab the forearm own brass knuckles, the usual rotation of the wrist enough to cut your hands.
Everyone who is interested in the weapons of European knights certainly paid attention to their armored gloves. While the main objective was to protect hands gloves, glove manufacturers could not miss the opportunity to use them as a fist. A late 14th century gunsmiths began to assemble metal studs and spikes, called knuckles gadlingi in knightly gauntlets. In fact, it was a weapon of last resort, when suddenly a knight struck the sword.
10. Knife Knuckles
Knuckles Knife is a type of knife that is discreetly placed in the holster, belt or download. This modern form of the old stylized Qatar, in which the blade is attached perpendicular to the handle, while passing between the toes. These knives have become popular during the gold rush in the 19th century and has gained immense popularity among the underworld.