Leather slappers or blackjacks inches as they are also known have been used by law enforcement for generations. It has a thick leather outer skin that is sewn around flexable steel handle and has molded lead in the striking end. The steel keeps the unit rigid but allows a little give when you strike something. Slappers are flat and slip right into a pants pocket almost un-noticed. This was a very effective weapon when law enforcement use to carry them. In fact, many police departments had a special pocket built into the officer feet s uniform. It was usually down the side of the leg and would allow the leather strap to hang out.
Most departments do not allow officers to use this weapon anymore, but a lot of collectors want them for their collections.
These are excellent quality leather with poured lead in the ends.
Available in Two-ply or Heavy duty 4-ply
11 inch long
Durable, heavy gauge leather encases molded lead weight with spring steel shank
Posted by Adrian on Jun 8th 2018
I unpackaging this product I was pleasantly surprised - the leather quality is exceptional. Solid stitching, thick leather, nice weight and balance. To be honest, given the size I didn't think this sap would pack a punch, trust me it sure does. The sap is slim and light weight enough to carry in your jean's pocket, I bought the 11" one and it will still out a bit but the average joe would never know what it was. Highly recommended great non-lethal defense. My reason for this purchase what to defend myself against the aggressive pan-handlers around here (los angeles) one good strike on the shoulder, wrist or elbow will quickly persuade them to move on. J&L great shipping and fast, excellent price and reasonable shipping fees.