P-15930, Kubaton, Keychain
The Kubotan (also spelled as – Kubaton or Kobutan) is an weapon for self-defense, developed by Takayuki Kubota. It is basically a derivation of the yawara stick, measuring about 5 inches in length and about 0.56 inch at its cross-section. Attached with a key-ring for concealment, the Kubotan appears as an ordinary and innocuous key fob. Despite the disguise and its usage as a key-chain, it is considered an illegal weapon in certain states/territories/jurisdictions.
Target areas for attacks include nerve, muscle and bone targets. Held in either an icepick grip or forward grip, it is employed as an impact weapon, targeting the sensitive nerve points, so as to inflict pain. With keys attached, it can also function as a flailing weapon.
In the United States, there are legal restrictions on Kubotans as carry-on items for air travelers. Spiked Kubotan are listed as offensive weapons on the British government’s crime prevention website. In April 2010 actor and entertainer, Darren Day, was found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon (a Kubotan-style keyring) by a Scottish court in Edinburgh.
The Kubotan is a hard high-impact plastic or a metal rod, with six round grooves for added grip and a screw eye with a split ring attached to one end for keys. There are many other variations ranging from aluminum alloy to spiked, pointed, tapered ones to more offensive looking "ninja" models.
The term, “Pocket stick” is used to classify the genre of hand-held rod-shaped weapons, including the Kubotan.
The name ‘Kubotan’ is a combination (portmanteau) of "Kubota" and "baton".
Item SKU-P-15930, Kubaton, Keychain
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