Intro: Two Paper Self-defence Weapons
Hey guys, so for Day 6 of Paper Week, I'll be showing you how to make 'brass' knuckles and a club, using only old newspapers and some tape. I'm not sure why you'd need to make either of these; maybe you live in a rough neighborhood and would like something to carry around with you to keep you bit safer, or maybe you're like me and enjoy making weapons for no reason at all. Although they are made of paper, they can still inflict some serious damage; in fact the YouTube channel ZombieGoBoom found that a simple paper baton could fracture a human skull after just a few hits.
As always I accept no responsibility for any damage, to person or property by making and using these.
Step 1: Gathering Materials
To make these 2 weapons you will need:
- 2-3 broadsheet newspapers (depending whether you want to make 1 or 2 knuckles)
- 1 tabloid newspaper
- A load of insulating tape
- Quick drying super-glue
Step 2: The Knuckles
To make a single 'brass' knuckle, roll up a newspaper horizontally and secure it with some insulating or duct-tape.
Hold one end of the roll and wrap it around your hand as shown. Take it off your hand and tape it together.
Step 3: Knuckles Part 2
So to harden the paper knuckle, squeeze a good amount of the super-glue onto the front of the knuckle - this will make the paper turn almost rock solid. Now wrap 2 layers of tape around the knuckle and you're done.
Although made of paper, this still packs a heck of a punch - if you roll and fold the paper tightly, you should hardly be able to tell the difference between this and solid wood.
Step 4: The Club
Now for the club. Start by rolling up the broadsheet newspaper horizontally, fold it in half, and tape it together.
Roll up the tabloid newspaper, put the end of the roll into the gap in the folded broadsheet and wrap it around to form the head of the club.
I then wrapped the whole thing in tape - I would have used duct tape but unluckily I'd run out of it at the time of this tutorial.
Step 5: The End
So that's it; I hope you found this tutorial interesting - it just goes to show that you can make a weapon out of almost anything.
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