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La Redoubtable Weapon Cane

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Item Details

  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    France
This La Redoutable defense cane was so sinister and so diabolic, it was outlawed immediately upon its creation. Sharp spines of steel are hidden in the shaft and released by a mechanism in the handle. When an attacker grabs the barrel, a twist or pull of the handle releases the dangerous blades instantly, which are quickly planted into the hands of the scoundrel. With a quick tap of the ferrule the blades disappear and the attacker was none the wiser. So lethal in nature, this exceptionally rare cane was used by anarchists and is one of three commonly referred to as The Unholy Trinity.

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