Friday, May 17, 2013
BOLD AS BRASS
"Custom-made brass knuckles. The wearer's name is spelled in raised, mirrored letters, so it gets imprinted on anyone who is hit. A signature of sorts." (Available for purchase at kayeblegvad.com)
"Metal ring and knuckle style weapons date back to ancient times and have been used all over the world for many hundreds of years. Cast iron, brass, lead, and wood knuckles were made in the United States during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Soldiers would often buy cast iron or brass knuckles. If they could not buy them, they would carve their own from wood, or cast them at camp by melting lead bullets and using a mold in the dirt.”
"Brass knuckles carried by Abraham Lincoln's bodyguards during his train ride through Baltimore."
Split Enz: Bold As Brass (Link)