When I moved up to Pennsylvania, I did a legal check to make sure I was allowed to possess a great big stack of sharp things. It turns out that – while everyone in Pennsylvania seems to be able to carry guns – some manual arms are banned.
“Brass knuckles” – typically cast in brass – are one of those items. So, when I was in Maryland one time I borrowed a friend’s and set up a quick silicone mold. The idea was to make soap knuckles. It turns out soap is a bit too fragile to cast into thin elements like that, so my mold sat around until I decided “it’s time to get tactical.”
Presenting: Silicone Rubber Non-Lethal Tactical Knuckles.
These are the essential “must have” in any properly equipped bug-out bag! You never know when you’re going to need to mow a Proud Boy Hipster’s face-lawn, and with these on your hand you can add some Boing to your Pow.
But that’s not all, these tactical knucks include lighting technology that is normally only available to Special Forces Operators and Navy Underwater Comedy Special Teams. When you’re using them, you can see what you’re hitting, because:
(It turns out that glow in the dark powder is compatible with liquid silicone. Who’d’a thunk?)
Product photography notes: Note the even lighting; that was done with a very large softbox, fairly close. The even light creates soft, even shadows, and the large light-surface creates large reflections. In this case, I believe it adds a bit of depth to what would otherwise be a problematically flat photograph. I used a grey tactical Chinese special forces jacket as a background, because the stitches, velcro, and zippers will subliminally provide a sense of scale. Because modern cameras practically see in the dark, I didn’t even bother with hooking up and calculating a flash; I just let the camera’s computer do all the work with the softbox’ modeling lamp as the main source of illumination.
The silicone knuckles are actually kind of wobbly; they’re about the consistency of a gummy worm. They are very stretchy, too, and could probably be used as a hair band.