Tuesday, 30 October 2012

How to make a Flaming Skull Knuckle Duster
















Making a Flaming Skull Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles - Although this is NOT a tutorial, rather a series of pictures I acquired of the "Making Of" a knuckle duster, it does show the process that is used to make one.
I requested these pictures because I thought it would be interesting to show others the process.

First the materials are sourced, in this case a solid 25mm Aluminium plate or sheet, the design is then drawn onto the metal using either a marker pen or scratched onto the metal using an awl.
The maker then drills holes in and around the drawn on knuckle duster shape, then using a hammer and flat head screwdriver or chisel the maker hammers between the drill holes to punch out the rough shape.
Then using various files the metal is filed and shaped until it resembles the rough shape of the knuckle duster, at this stage the edges are still very rough, a small round file is used to round over the edges and make it comfortable.
All that is required now is for the maker to sand the edges smooth using various sandpapers going from rough to smooth, it is then rubbed over with wire wool and then polished with Brasso.

As you can see from the many entries in this blog this technique produces very nice custom made Brass Knuckles / Knuckle Dusters, using this method it takes the maker about 4-12 hours to produce one Knuckle Duster, however each design may take a longer or shorter time depending the design, materials and thickness. some materials can range from 6mm - 25mm, the materials that can be used range from Metals - Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Copper, to materials like Wood and Plastics, I have seen ones made from Oak, Walnut, Beech, and plywood, as well as Acrylic plastic and Chopping Board Plastic, even Stone and Antler can be used.

I hope you enjoyed this topic, if I can get some more "Making Of" pics I will do more of this type of entry.
(Remember this is NOT a tutorial, so I cannot help with any more details other than that which is included in the pictures and blog itself)

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


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Skull Knuckle Duster (Punisher Skull)

Left - New Model.            Right - Original.










Left - New Model.             Right - Original.
The Skull Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles, a large skull shaped knuckle duster, designed by myself, and was originally a one off at the time but is now 1 of 3, a 100% original design and one of only three ever made (so far). one is owned by myself, one by a friend in the north of England and the other is owned by another friend of mine and knuckle duster collector, who has even more than I do, (he may have the largest collection there is).
Currently as mentioned there are now three skulls that have been produced. one of which is located in the U.S.A. and the other in the south and north of England
I had been personally trying to design a good Skull knuckle duster for years and one day got my inspiration from a very unlikely source, that being the t.v series South Park, after watching the episode i went on to finish my design as it is now.
As mentioned above, the design is that of a skull, and can be held either way - top of skull or teeth as palm rest.
Is made from solid Aluminium, and features two oblong finger holes in the style of the of "deaths head" knuckle duster, the detail on the knuckle duster is cut into the metal, featured in the bottom picture is the original design and the knuckle duster itself in a very rough state.
Weight is average due its size and it being made of Aluminium.
Features several  makers marks - WC-12 - maker and year made, and U.K. and .3
Overall a absolute classic design which in this case has been ever so slightly refined to make it more symmetrical, very attractive and one of my all time favorites and certainly my best design ever, makes a great display piece and even better talking point and could be used if need be.

Dimensions - 125mm wide, 125mm high, 12mm thick, Finger holes are 45mm wide and 30mm high.

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



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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

One Finger Brass Knuckles - Knuckle Duster






      

Standard Size One Finger Aluminium Knuckle Duster - A small one finger knuckle duster that supports three fingers, Made from aluminium, with a large flat palm rest and thickness of approximately 12mm's making these knuckle dusters a very comfortable item to wear, these are one of the safest one finger style knuckle dusters you can use, they sit in the hand very well, and lock in place if held correctly.

The knuckle duster features a triangular style striking surface.
The size is suited to Medium hands/fingers, but will fit smaller hands.
Features one oval style finger hole but supports three fingers and has a flat palm rest,
Weight is pretty low for its size, due it being made Aluminum,

Dimensions - 70mm wide, 80mm high, 12mm thick, Finger hole is 22mm wide x 29mm high approx.

Features various makers marks - 32 (My age at the time) U.K and WC-12

Overall I would say this is a great little knuckle duster, and finished lovely too
These are also great concealable self defense weapons, due it its size it could be hidden in many places.

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


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Mens Small Size Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles








Men's Small Size Flat Bottomed Boxer Style Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles - a small size men's knuckle duster,
Made specifically for men with small hands or slim fingers, they will fit average / medium hands but they are tight on the fingers and you need a gap between the fingers and metal for them to be affective and safe to use (the hands shown are medium / average size)

The size is small as mentioned and will NOT fit large fingers, there are various pictures in this post demonstrating the size of the knuckle duster when held by a average / medium size hand.

The design is that of a standard well known boxer style knuckle duster but with a flat bottomed palm rest (they are usually curved) that can be bought commercially, however the size is smaller than most you could buy from widespread sellers.

Features Oval finger holes and a flat wide palm rest and no spikes, weight is obviously low due to its size and because they are made from aluminium.

Due to the size they could also be concealed reasonably easily, that's if you were to risk carrying such an item.
Also features various makers marks and dates/info - WC, 12, U.K, NO.1

Dimensions - 105mm wide, 65mm high, 12mm thick, Finger holes are approx - 23mm wide and 28mm high,

Overall a great small knuckle duster, slightly unusual due to the flat palm rest and great for a collection due to the rarity of this size knuckle duster / brass knuckles and design.
Please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks.


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