Common Goods As Self-Defense
By Lost Johnny
We are never unarmed, we can always use
something as a weapon. This article is dedicated to use
common goods as a self-defense weapons.
One of the most popular ordinary things
being used for self-defense is undoubtedly the simple
pen. It has several advantages:
absolute legality, small size, and, that is the most
important, pen is usually not considered as a potential
weapon by attackers, so you can carry it openly,
attached to your front pocket. The simple pen looks
harmless enough, but you can use it successfully as
relatively powerful weapon.
As a self-defense weapon, pen can be
used like a dagger or a stiletto. Use a pen to stab
assailant’s body/chest/neck. If he continues with the
attack, you can also use your pen to give him an eye
gouge. Alternatively, you can use your pen to stab his
groin as many times as you can - then escape! You can
also apply pen to break body grips.
Nail file is being widely
used as a women’s self-defense weapon. The defense
tactics with a nail file are quite similar to those with
a pen: quick stabs at an attacker’s face, eyes, neck,
Umbrella – can be
successfully used as a cane, striking the header and
wave strokes to an assailant’s body. It allows to block
enemy’s hits and edged weapon attacks. Umbrella with a
handle of a bent (Ã-like) shape
one may use as a tonfa.
Hair spray/ air freshener/ deodorant
spray can also become self-defense weapon.
Spray them in an assailant’s eyes; the aerosol’s
components act as an irritants, cause short-timed
enemy’s blindness and disorientation. There’re known
some facts about another spray use possibility: spray
aerosol on an attacker’s body or face and light by a
cigarette lighter. Ordinary household spray turns into
the small but harmful flame-thrower.
Computer cable with a
massive plug-and-socket at the end one may use as a
flexible chain-like weapon. This improvised weapon
allows to keep self-defender at a distance from an
attacker and strike intense blows.
It’s not hard to find a stone
(or a brick/solid piece of asphalt) in the
street and use it as a defensive weapon. Stones serve
people as a weapons since prehistoric times and are
being used by a modern street fighters as before.
There’re two different ways of use of stone in a battle:
use it as a missile weapon throwing at assailant and use
it as impact weapon squeezed in your fist. The first way
is actually not very efficient, but allows to keep
defender at a distance from his enemy; the second is
potentially more successive, but compels self-defender
to come into close combat. Strike quick and powerful
blows at an assailant’s head. If you want to win, your
stone-fighting technique must be utterly cruel and
Glass bottle (for beer,
whisky, vine, etc.) is known as popular street weapon.
Bottle is usually used as baton striking opponent’s
head. Often even one strong blow upon somebody’s head is
quite enough to put him out of action. Then the bottle
breaks, it transforms to a very dangerous and impressive
weapon – the neck with a lot of very sharp and
Plastic bottle with water –
can be used as a baton which usually doesn’t break.
The overall efficiency of this
improvised weapon depends on its weight (the volume of
water it contains). Plastic bottle with 3 and more pints
of water is really powerful weapon. Moreover, it usually
doesn’t leave a visible traces of strokes on its
victims’ bodies. Due to this feature, some police
officers use such batons for inflicting torture on
Electric flashlight in solid metal casing
(Mag Lite type) is versatile tool, being used not only
for lighting, but for self-defense purposes. Many police
officers and security guards use it as a metal baton.
This tool is suitable for striking short and quick blows
on an opponent’s head, shoulders and hands,
short-distance header blows on a face, neck and groin,
for blocking enemy’s attacks.