For this one, I had an illustration in mind. Unfortunately, I cannot find the object I planned to use to illustrate it, so you’re just going to have to use your imagination.
Several years ago, I did an experiment and bought a pair of brass knuckles (illegal in Pennsylvania, I just confessed to a crime, OMG) and made a mold from them. My thinking was two-fold – I wanted to make resin-bonded carbon fiber knuckles that would not show up on a security scanner, and I wanted to make a pair or pretty pink silicone rubber knuckles. The carbon fiber ones held up for one or two punches against a sheet of plywood, then disintegrated. The silicone ones were a lot more fun: whappa-boomp, whappa-boomp – sort of a knuckle cushion but it would still hurt to get bapped with them. Eventually they got bunged up from boomping into things. I searched high and low, and east and west, to find my knuckles mold but I seem to have put it into the “failed experiments” drawer (which periodically gets emptied into the dumpster)
Anyway, the point, being – boingy-sproingy pink silicone knuckles could be a marketable item in today’s scary tactical world.
“Simple hacks to defend your family using your surroundings.” I make swords. My surroundings are unusual. I am picturing someone attacking me and me shoving them into the bridgeport or the forge. Guns are for wimps.