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Monday, 27 December 2010

Brass Knuckles / Knuckle Duster Collection

Brass Knuckles / Knuckle Duster & Trench Knife Collection.
150 unique designs, None readily commercial, and all will be featured on this blog eventually, currently there is about 104 entries featuring various knuckle dusters from this large collection.
There are at least 15 Trench knives, some fixed blades, some folding, some double edged, others have hunting style blades,
There are lots of standard four finger knuckle dusters, Also two and one finger knuckle dusters and even a three finger set.
The materials some are made of include - Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Plastic's of various kinds from acrylic to old chopping boards, also Wood's of various kinds from Solid white Oak to cheap Plywood.
There are many unique designs and some old classic designs that have been around for years. some are multi-function and work as bottle openers, or ice scrappers or even key rings, a few even look like rings when worn.
There's a Chronicles of Riddick Saber Claws type knuckle duster and a Halo Energy Sword one too,
If you like skulls there's a few skull designs, also many colours too, some are custom made to fit the buyers hand / fingers and others just standard sizes - one size fit all.
The collection also features a few Deaths Head Knuckle Dusters, Boxer Style ones, 1918 trench knife copies, there's even a few very small women's size knuckle dusters.
There's a set of Knuckle Chucks - (Knuckle Duster Nunchucks - Nunchaku) and a Motorhead War Pig Knuckle Duster, and not forgetting the Knuckle Duster Machete.
Some have large spikes, others have small spikes, some even have letters on the stiking surfaces , these include - A.C.A.B (All Cops Are Bastards). LOVE & HATE.

I hope you enjoy looking at this collection.

(Disclaimer : All items in this collection and blog are 100% legal to privately own, although most cannot be carried, purchased, sold, imported or exported, they are fine to keep in your home.)

Brass Knuckles are also known as - Бокс (оръжие), Puny americà, Boxer (zbraň), Dyrnau haearn, Knojern, Schlagring, Puño de acero, Puño Americano, Altzairuzko ukabila, Nyrkkirauta, Tirapugni, ナックルダスター, Kastete, Kastet, Buku lima, Boksbeugel, Knokejern, Soco-inglês, Кастет, Boksar (orožje), Knogjärn, Muşta, 鐵蓮花, Knuckle dusters, knuckles, Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Poing Americain. 

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

WeaponCollector's Homemade Pistol Crossbow

WeaponCollector's Homemade Pistol Crossbow, made in December 2010, it took about 10hrs work spread over a period of about 2 week, virtually entirely hand made, with a drill being the only power tool used.
Made using 12mm Plywood, 3mm Plywood, some 2mm Aluminium, some 10mm aluminium and various screw, bolts, glue and a few springs.
The way this crossbow was made is also one of the most simple ways they can be done, its doesn't need a lot of tools or skill using the method I use.
The design was created by weaponcollector and was based on the handle of a Glock, the back part of a Beretta, and the rest of the stock was just a plain standard front stock.
The Prod is 50lb draw weight and was bought online.
After making the Crossbow I tested it without any adjustments and it fired very well, but did have a few miss fires where the string jumped over the bolt, however this can be easy fixed with a bit of re-filing on the "Nut"
Its also has quite a hard trigger pull, but that's normal for this kind of trigger mechanism, and you soon get used to it after shooting a few times.
I have also filmed the entire "Making of" for this crossbow which can be viewed either on my blog, or on my Youtube channel - WeaponCollector - There is a total of about 16 videos in the series ranging from 5 minutes to 22 minutes long, the last video features a small review and a section showing the crossbow being fired into various targets.
Overall a great project to make, simple and easy, and I think most people should be able to make something similar.

I hope you liked my Crossbow, Feel free to comment and let me know what you think.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

How to make a Lead Weighted Truncheon - Tutorial

How to make a Lead Weighted Wood Truncheon, easy to make Trucheon, No need for a lathe or other complicated tools.

A truncheon or baton (also called a cosh, Paddy wacker, billystick, billy club, nightstick, sap, blackjack, stick) is essentially a stick of less than arm's length, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal, and carried by law-enforcement, corrections, security, and (less often) military personnel for less lethal self-defense, as well as control and to disperse combative and non-compliant subjects. A truncheon may be used to strike, jab, block, and aid in the application of armlocks. Truncheons are used to a lesser extent by non-officials because of their easy concealment, and are outlawed in many jurisdictions. They are also frequently used to rescue people who are trapped—for instance, in cars or buildings that are on fire, by smashing windows and doors.

In the Victorian era, police in London carried truncheons about one foot long called bully clubs (from the word bully, a nickname for police officers). This impact weapon has developed into several varieties available today. The truncheon is a straitstick (see below) made from wood or a synthetic material, approximately 1.25 inches (32 mm) in diameter and 18 inches (460 mm)36 inches (910 mm) long, with a fluted handle to aid in gripping. Truncheons are often ornamented with their organizations' coats of arms. Longer truncheons are called "riot batons" because of their use in riot control.
Truncheons probably developed as a marriage between the club/mace and the staff of office/sceptre.
Straight batons of rubber have a softer impact. Some of the kinetic energy bends and compresses the rubber and bounces off when the object is struck. The Russian police standard-issue baton is rubber, except in places, such as Siberia, cold enough that the rubber can become brittle and break if struck.
A modern wooden baton.Until the mid 1990s, British police officers carried traditional wooden truncheons of a sort that had changed little from Victorian times. After the early 1990s, forces replaced truncheons with side-handle and collapsible batons for all but ceremonial duties.

9mm Israel Uzi with Wood Stock Review

Deactivated 9mm Israel Uzi with Wood Stock, This gun is 100% legal in the U.K and requires No licenses.

The Uzi (Hebrew: עוזי‎, officially cased as UZI) is a related family of submachine guns. Smaller variants are considered machine pistols.
The first Uzi submachine gun was designed by Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The prototype was finished in 1950, and initial service issue began in 1954.
Over its service lifetime, the Uzi was manufactured by Israel Military Industries, FN Herstal, and other manufacturers.

The Uzi uses an open-bolt, blowback-operated design. It and the Czechoslovakian series 23 to 26 were the first weapons to use a "telescoping" ("overhung") bolt design, in which the bolt wraps around the breech end of the barrel (Hogg 1979:157-158). This allows the barrel to be moved far back into the receiver and the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip, allowing for a heavier, slower-firing bolt in a shorter, better-balanced weapon.
The weapon is constructed primarily from stamped sheet metal, making it less expensive per unit to manufacture than an equivalent design machined from forgings. With relatively few moving parts, the Uzi is easy to strip for maintenance or repair. The magazine is housed within the pistol grip, allowing for intuitive and easy reloading in dark or difficult conditions, under the principle of 'hand finds hand'. The pistol grip is fitted with a grip safety, making it difficult to fire accidentally. However, the protruding vertical magazine also makes the gun awkward to fire when prone.
When the gun is decocked, the ejector port closes, preventing entry of dust and dirt. Though the Uzi's stamped-metal receiver is equipped with pressed reinforcement slots to accept accumulated dirt and sand, the weapon can still jam with heavy accumulations of sand in desert combat conditions when not cleaned regularly.

Weihrauch HW45 .22 Air Pistol Review

Weihrauch HW45 .22 Air Pistol Review
The HW45 is loosely based on the looks of a Colt 1911A1 pistol. From the slide rails down, it has almost exactly matched the dimensions of the full-bore pistol; even the cut chequered walnut grip plates can be replaced by anything that is marketed for the 1911. Both the front & rear areas of the grip-frame are deeply grooved to prevent your hand from twisting around the grip. It should be noted that there is no grip safety. On the HW45, the "slide" is far bigger than is found on any Colt clone, it looks more like the size of an IMI Desert Eagle. The HW45 is made from an aluminium alloy that helps to keep the weight manageable & is finished in an excellent satin black coating that refuses to wear off, despite plenty of handling. The sights consist of a square post foresight & a notch rearsight that is micro adjustable for windage & elevation. The sight picture is nice & deep, but the rearsight notch is a little too narrow. The pistol has a dovetail groove for the fitting of an optical or red-dot sight.

Loading & Firing
You first thumb the "hammer" back a few degrees to release the top lever/barrel assembly. It is best to use your other hand to prevent the assembly from chattering in its released state as it bounces up & down for a while. Then pull the lever/barrel assembly in an arc, forward of the pistol until the sear engages. The .177" version has 2 sears to permit 2 power levels. Load a pellet directly into the barrel breach. Return the lever assembly to the firing position. Pressure on the trigger will now fire the pistol.

There is an ambidextrous radial lever mounted behind the trigger that blocks the trigger from moving. It is convenient for both your thumb & trigger finger to operate. There is an anti-bear trap device that prevents you from discharging the pistol if the lever/barrel assembly is not in the firing position.

Velocity (fps) : 350 - 420 depending on pellet type.
Muzzle energy (ft/lbs) : 3.8 - 5.5 depending on pellet type

Additional notes
The HW45 is sensitive to changes in grip hold. Any variation in your hold will result in changes of where your shots will impact. The low power setting on the .177" version will produce group impacts considerably higher than when set on full power. There is a shoulder stock available for the HW45/P1 Magnum. If this is to be used, you will also need to fit an optical or red-dot sight, as the rearsight notch is not suitable for close eye relief.

Technical Data
Weight - 1140g/2lbs 8oz
Length overall - 276mm/10 5/6"
Barrel length - 165mm/6 1/2"
Sight base - 240mm/9 7/16"
Trigger - 2 stage, fully adjustable for weight & length of pull.

The HW45 is among the best of the recoiling air pistols available, ever. The rearward moving piston provides firearm type recoil similar to a .22"LR. It is quite powerful for an air pistol and is capable of better than average accuracy. The build quality is excellent; the pistol will last for a Century or two if it is properly maintained and all this has been achieved with such a good-looking package.

Coolest way to open a bottle

The "Bar Room Brawler" Knuckle Duster Bottle Opener .

S.A.S Survival Tin/Kit

My Survival tin, also know as a Altoids survival kit, The SAS survival handbook says to carry one of these tins everyday, this is my version.

New and Improved, plus a better explanation.

The SAS Survival Kit was designed for use by Special Forces. To meet their demanding requirements, the Special Forces Survival Kit is designed to include a robust selection of high quality components, it was developed for the British SAS by John "Lofty" Wiseman, designed to meet their exact specifications and pass their extensive trials. Therefore, this kit is known as the SAS Survival Kit.
The Special Forces Survival Kit is the 'top of the line' model of all of our BCB Personal Survival Kits. 
-Water Resistant Tin
-Pen knife
-Button compass
-Wire Saw
-Sewing kit
-Safety Pins
-Snare Wire
-Flint & Striker
-Hacksaw Blade
-Fishing kit

In Case Of Zombies Part 2 - The Weapons Survival Kit.

The In case of Zombies Weapons Survival kit - Featuring the Zombie killer Spiked Truncheon, The steel bladed Mace club, 12g shotgun, .45 single action army revolver, Colt 1911 .45, .50 AE Desert Eagle, Ninja Sword and Double Barrel shotgun

Friday, 3 December 2010

How to make a Pistol Crossbow (full tutorial) Part 1 - Materials and Plans

Below are the plans for the simple pistol crossbow - ready to save and print

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Part 1 - Materials and Plans - Scroll down for a detailed video of what materials to buy.

Materials list : 50lb or 80lb draw weight pistol crossbow prod - search Google for places that sell them

Or you can make a pistol prod by cutting handsaw blades into 45cm x 37mm sections using a angle grinder, cut in grooves at the end for the string and tape together in bundles of at least 5 (more details coming soon)
You will also need:

Two plywood boards, 38cm x 19cm  x 12mm  or any wood this size.

One plywood board, 38cm x 19cm  x 3mm  or any wood or material this size.

Two aluminium plates, 7.5cm x 7.5 cm x 10mm , or any hard materials, including hard wood, plastics, other metals (you can use steel, but it will make this a very long hard job)

One aluminium plate 9.5cm x 3.6cm x 5mm or some kind of hardwood this size.

Four aluminium plates 12cm x 5cm x 2mm thick, or you can 3mm plywood for this.

One aluminium plate 11cm x 18mm x 2mm , can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.

One aluminium plate 15cm x 15mm x 2mm, can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.

Two Nut and Bolts 4cm long, 5mm thick

One Nut and Bolt 6cm long, 7mm thick.

One Nut and Bolt 25mm long, 3mm thick

At least 20 screws, 25mm long.

One Tension coil spring, 10mm thick or slightly less.

An old butter knife blade or old spoon, to create a "bolt holder"

As far as I can remember this should be all materials need, the video below has a more detailed description,
Part 2  - Tools  - will be coming soon.

 Detailed Video Below - 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

For Sale : Urban Survival Pry Bar Multi Tools

WeaponCollector's Urban Survival Pry Bar Multi Tools - Brand new designed and created by myself, coming to a web store near you very soon and possibly eBay too, (can also be bought from myself via pay pal by emailing me - email is on the right hand side bar of this blog)
There are two kinds - the standard 8 1/2" version and a kubaton style version that is 6"
Each tool consists of a combination of the following - Prying tool, Nail Puller, Tin/bottle opener, Flat head screw driver, Rasp type saw and cutting edge, Approx 2.5 m of Paracord, and 1 x lock Pick, 2 x Tension Tools, 1 x craft style blade (Stanley blade or other smaller type for the thinner pry bars) 80mm Hack saw blade, small compass and other possible small survival items.

Each is hand made and each can be made to the buyers specification, there are three types of standard bar (Straight, Part bend, and full bend) straight bars and Part bend bars can have the blade and rasp type saw, but full bend cannot accommodate the tools on the side of the bar.
The Kubaton style pry bars can be used for EDC and self defense, they are perfect for a kubaton or fist load to reinforce you fist.
The Kubaton style one may also be able to have a bend to make the pry bar more powerful.
Each Pry bar is Blued (the same technique used to colour gun parts)

Recommended for E.D.C (Every Day Carry) or a in  B.O.B (Bail Out Bag) or in the car or other everyday places, I have designed these tool as a Urban survival item, maybe you are walking down the street and a incident happens, you may  need to get away fast, or hide, these tools will get you in or out of a building, that's what they are designed for, escape and evasion and to save lives, maybe a house is on fire and you need to get in or out, again this tool could save your life or someone Else's.
But at the same time, you have other survival items - tin opener, para cord, blade and saws, all good for survival in urban or rural situations.

Dimensions :
Standard Bar - 8 1/2 " long, 1" wide, 3/16" thick
Kubaton Style - 6" long,  3/4" to 1" wide, and 3/8" thick.


Please feel free to comment and leave plenty of feed back, email me too for details of prices if you are interested (they are will be a fraction of the price of any commercial type tool of this type)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Handmade Tanto Trench Knife

Tanto Trench Knife - Non Spike Tanto Trench Knife.
A one off new design that was Not really copied from any existing designs but thought up by myself.
I had always wanted a tanto trench knife so I designed this one, although now it is made there are things I do not like about it, I think spikes or triangular striking surfaces would have looked better, still many others may like it and that is why I am sharing this with you all.
The size for this one is medium to large hands, but would probably be too big for smalls hands due to the size finger holes.
Features oval finger holes and a flat palm rest, and standard rounded over striking surfaces. The sheath is leather and was made by myself, it has a belt loop, but no handle catch at this moment and also features a leg tie.
The blade is an old English Dunlop tyre lever, although not razor sharp it is still sharpened as much as i could do at the time and was shaped into a tanto style blade and would still be capable of stabbing and slashing, the handle is solid aluminium, and the blade is held within the handle in a groove and has been secured in place with two large screws.
Weight is average due to size and it being made of Aluminium.
Features no makers mark but was made by the person who makes most of my brass knuckles, the blade is imprinted with DUNLOP and MADE IN ENGLAND across the entire blade.
Overall an average trench knife in looks but is a one off in trench knife designs, not my favourite either, although still makes a good collectors piece, good for display and as a talking point.

Dimensions - 120mm wide (handle only), 80mm high (handle only), 18mm thick, Finger holes are 26mm wide and 32mm high.
Blade is 180mm - (7" inches)  Overall length is 305mm - (12" inches) Approx.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks.

Very First Knuckle Duster (Hand Made in 1998)

WeaponCollector's Very First Knuckle Duster - My very first one piece four finger Knuckle Duster, although not my first ever, but my first of this kind, made in 1998 or around that time, although they could be even older.
It has a very crude finish and was once painted black, the design was copied from the standard traditional knuckle dusters that are sold all around the world,
Although its looks are not great this is a very well fitting and comfortable knuckle duster and would work fine if used.
The size for this Knuckle Duster is small to medium hands, and would not fit large hands, Features oval finger holes and a curved palm rest and round striking surfaces.
Weight is low due it to its thickness and being made of aluminium.
Features no makers marks but was made by the same person who makes most of my other knuckle dusters.
A very sentimental piece and one I would like to keep for a long time and maybe pass it on to a relative.

Dimensions - 110mm wide, 70mm high, 6mm thick, Finger holes are 24mm wide and 32mm high.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks.