Scientific study on brass knuckles?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by mewtwo55555, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    So I am wondering if anyone knows of any scientific study on brass knuckles comparing the strength of brass knuckles to normal punches to punches were the practitioner has practiced iron palm? Would they break your hand or cause you to have injuries to your hand more severe than with a normal punch?

    I will get the obligatory statements out of the way no I do not plan on using these. I am curious as to how well they work not just hearsay or I would do this or he's an idiot for doing this. They are perfectly legal to own and to carry where I live in South Dakota United States of America. Feel free to Google our laws in South Dakota if you do not believe me.

    Thank you
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  2. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    1. No. There is no reason for anyone to fund a study on something evident by physics and strength of materials on a weapon used primarily by criminals.
    2. Only if you try to punch the same as with a bare fist. There is a method to punching with brass knuckles.
  3. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    is the proper way to use brass knuckles showen in this video?

    [ame=""]How to Correctly Use Brass Knuckles (or in this case, Cast Iron Knuckle Dusters) - YouTube[/ame]
  4. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    Why don't you put "spikes rings" on all your fingers if you want to use "brass knuckles"? Sharp point is always more dangerous than flat surface. How far do you want to go if you switch from "open hand" into 'weapon"?

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  5. mewtwo55555

    mewtwo55555 Valued Member

    I am not quite understanding your post. What do you mean by "how far do you want to go if you switch from open hand into weapon"?

    That ring would do little more than tick the person off. Yes you might get them to stop or you might clip an artery and they die but that would be very rare.

    I said I did not want to use this I want to find out scientifically how well they work as a weapon and if there are better ways to punch than brass knuckles.
  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    There are no scientific studies done about brass knuckles.

  7. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    ammendum: yes they hot harder than a bare fist

  8. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    What would the scientific study even be? "Brass Knuckles: Nature's Facial Reconstructive Surgery"
  9. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Use the Richardson protocol

  10. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    You can't argue with science. :D

  11. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I think the Krays did a few experiments in the 60's involving brass knuckles and found they increased damage to the recipient by 112.36%.
    Very thorough the Krays.*

    *Wanted to post the fight scene clip from "Legend" but it has mucho swearing. :)
  12. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

  13. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Hmmm... I don't remember that. Must be the director's cut?

    [ame=""]Legend (1985) - Trailer - YouTube[/ame]
  14. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter


  15. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Valued Member

    I don't really understand the point of brass knuckles. They'd be a pain to get to quickly because of threading your fingers in and as mentioned above your risk mincing your own hand. Wouldn't a blackjack be better in every way?

    Or is just meant to intimidate because to the casual observer you seem like you've done extreme damage bare fisted?
  16. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong can't drop brass knuckles and they slot right into a normal fighting style of punching people in the face. They hurt whatever you hit too without needing to be targeted too much. And you need less space to use them.
    Never used them mind...just speculating.
  17. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    I can't find the video, but I recall a fellow taking apart a concrete wall with a pair of brass knuckles. The damage you can inflict is just… yeesh.
  18. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    The finger loops are generally pretty generous, so with minimal practice you could slip your hand into your jacket pocket and come out with it deployed.
    It augments your natural attack, so it makes you very damaging with no extra training. It also reduces hand breakage.

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