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US2099447A
US2099447A US16003037A US2099447A US 2099447 A US2099447 A US 2099447A US 16003037 A US16003037 A US 16003037A US 2099447 A US2099447 A US 2099447A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41BWEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F41B15/00Weapons not otherwise provided for, e.g. nunchakus, throwing knives
    • F41B15/08Knuckledusters
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F41WEAPONS
    • F41BWEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE; WEAPONS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F41B15/00Weapons not otherwise provided for, e.g. nunchakus, throwing knives
    • F41B15/02Batons; Truncheons; Sticks; Shillelaghs
    • F41B15/06Batons; Truncheons; Sticks; Shillelaghs with inserted knives or spikes

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NW- 3 F. A. MATSUYAMA 2,099,447

POLICE WEAPON' Filed Aug. 20, 193"? 'INVENTOR. FPAN A. MA TSUYAMA.

A TTORNEYS.

Patented Nov. 16, 1937 PATENT OFFICE POLICE WEAPON Frank A. Matsuyama, San Francisco, Calif.

Application August 20,

4 Claims.

My invention relates to police weapons, and more particularly to a new and useful club for the use of police and other peace ofiicers in maintaining law and order.

Among the objects of my invention are: To provide a hand-held weapon projecting only a short distance each side of the hand; to provide a hand-held weapon having finger ridges to prevent the weapon from being forced out of the hand, and having short ends projecting both sides of the hand and terminating in rounded striking ends; to provide a police weapon of small size which has provision thereon to minimize the chance of having the weapon wrested from the hand of the user during action; and to provide a police weapon which is useful for police officers trained in Yawara, a Japanese system of defense and offense.

Other objects of my invention will be apparent or will be specifically pointed out in the description forming a part of this specification, but I do not limit myself to the embodiment of the invention herein described, as various forms may be adopted within the scope of the claims.

The figure is a side view of one preferred form of my invention, being illustrated with the operators hand in outline.

My invention may be more fully understood by direct reference to the illustration of a preferred form:

I prefer to make the body of the device unitary, and therefore it may be made of wood, metal, plastics or other compositions that will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art.

The hand grip I of the device is preferably provided with ridges 2 which fit between the fingers and thus prevent the weapon from moving out of the hand when a blow is struck therewith. I prefer to form my Weapon double-ended so that it projects from both sides of the hand, and I prefer to make both sides alike, although this is not necessary to the carrying out of my invention as the ends may be modified within the scope of the appended claims. However, I prefer to terminate the weapon at each end'thereof in a rounded striking end 3 in order that the blows struck by the club will not unduly cut or lacerate the body of the person hit. 7

' Between the rounded striking ends 3 and the hand grip I of the device, I prefer to form the contour of the device in a series of angularly disposed faces 4, and so arranged with relation to each other that they will form' a succession of peripheral sharp ridges 5, and the main purpose of these sharp ridges is. to prevent an opponent from grasping the projecting ends of the weapon 7 and wrenching it out of the user's hand.

In order to still further prevent loss of the weapon, I prefer to insert into the terminals of the device, extending from the faces thereof, pins 6,

1937, Serial No. 160,030

preferably terminating in sharp points so that if the ends are grasped by an opponent, a slight twist of the weapon will so injure the grasping hand that the weapon will be released. However, in order that the sharp points of the pins 6 may not injure the person struck, I may prefer to form the faces 4 with a relatively deep concavity so that the ends of pins 6 do not project beyond a line drawn from the inner end of the faces to the outer end of the faces.

While I have described the formation of the projecting ends of the device as having a certain arrangement of points, ridges and faces, it is obvious that other arrangements will be fully as satisfactory to prevent the weapon from being wrested from the grip of the user.

The device has been found highly satisfactory for use at close quarters in riots or in other peace disturbances where an ordinary night stick or policemans billy is too long to handle satisfactorily, and where there is great danger of having the weapon wrenched from the hand of the peace officer using it.

'I claim:

l. A police weapon comprising a substantially cylindrical body having a ridged handle portion of a size to be readily grasped by the hand, and portions extending beyond the hand and terminating in rounded striking surfaces, and angular faces joining to form sharp edges between the handle portion and said rounded striking' surfaces.

2. A police weapon comprising a substantially cylindrical body having a ridged handle portion of a size to be readily grasped by the hand, and portions extending beyond the hand and terminating in rounded striking surfaces, and a plurality of sharp edges on the surface of said terminal portions between the handle portion and said rounded edges.

3. A police weapon comprising a substantially cylindrical body having a ridged handle portion of a size to be readily grasped by the hand, and portions extending beyond the hand and terminating in rounded striking surfaces, said terminal portions having adjacent concave faces formed therein to provide longitudinal sharp edges between said handle portion and said rounded surfaces.

4. A police weapon comprising a substantially cylindrical body having a ridged handle portion of a size to be readily grasped by the hand, and portions extending beyond the hand and terminating in rounded striking surfaces, said terminal portions having adjacent concave faces formed therein to provide longitudinal sharp edges between said handle portion and said rounded surfaces, and a plurality of sharp points extending from said concave faces.

FRANK A. MATSUYAMA.

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Cited By (16)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3106398A (en) * 1960-10-18 1963-10-08 Warren Allen Reed Police weapon
US3413666A (en) * 1966-11-14 1968-12-03 Arthur G. Johnson Jr. Combat weapon
US4034982A (en) * 1976-04-02 1977-07-12 Roswitha Eva Rupprecht Hand held defensive weapon
US4052063A (en) * 1976-06-14 1977-10-04 Michael Wong Multi-purpose protection device
US4096629A (en) * 1977-05-16 1978-06-27 Levine Alfred B Multiple bladed retractable claw weapon
WO1990007959A1 (en) * 1989-01-17 1990-07-26 Wilkins Michael D Hand weapon
US5454565A (en) * 1994-08-25 1995-10-03 Ramirez; Leonard Impact weapon structure
US5509708A (en) * 1993-08-17 1996-04-23 Nathan; Fried Handle for carrying objects and self defense
US5829643A (en) * 1997-06-12 1998-11-03 Isabella; Rosemary Self-defense device
US5863251A (en) * 1997-05-06 1999-01-26 Fusco; Mark L. Self-defense device
WO1999014548A1 (en) * 1997-09-17 1999-03-25 Roy John Taylor Defensive device
US20050076473A1 (en) * 2003-10-14 2005-04-14 Parsons Kevin L. Leveraged baton cap
US20050101389A1 (en) * 2003-10-29 2005-05-12 Cory Charles F.Jr. Hand-held self-defense device
US20110130207A1 (en) * 2008-08-01 2011-06-02 Hasenyager Tom E Personal defense device
US20150352732A1 (en) * 2014-06-04 2015-12-10 Jeffrey C. Levine Protective weapon
USD808715S1 (en) * 2016-07-19 2018-01-30 Charcoal Companion Incorporated Utensil handle

Cited By (19)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3106398A (en) * 1960-10-18 1963-10-08 Warren Allen Reed Police weapon
US3413666A (en) * 1966-11-14 1968-12-03 Arthur G. Johnson Jr. Combat weapon
US4034982A (en) * 1976-04-02 1977-07-12 Roswitha Eva Rupprecht Hand held defensive weapon
US4052063A (en) * 1976-06-14 1977-10-04 Michael Wong Multi-purpose protection device
US4096629A (en) * 1977-05-16 1978-06-27 Levine Alfred B Multiple bladed retractable claw weapon
WO1990007959A1 (en) * 1989-01-17 1990-07-26 Wilkins Michael D Hand weapon
US5509708A (en) * 1993-08-17 1996-04-23 Nathan; Fried Handle for carrying objects and self defense
US5454565A (en) * 1994-08-25 1995-10-03 Ramirez; Leonard Impact weapon structure
US5863251A (en) * 1997-05-06 1999-01-26 Fusco; Mark L. Self-defense device
US5829643A (en) * 1997-06-12 1998-11-03 Isabella; Rosemary Self-defense device
WO1999014548A1 (en) * 1997-09-17 1999-03-25 Roy John Taylor Defensive device
US20050076473A1 (en) * 2003-10-14 2005-04-14 Parsons Kevin L. Leveraged baton cap
US7346958B2 (en) * 2003-10-14 2008-03-25 Armament Systems And Procedures, Inc. Leveraged baton cap
US20050101389A1 (en) * 2003-10-29 2005-05-12 Cory Charles F.Jr. Hand-held self-defense device
US7503829B2 (en) 2003-10-29 2009-03-17 Cory Jr Charles F Hand-held self-defense device
US20090203452A1 (en) * 2003-10-29 2009-08-13 Cory Jr Charles F Hand-held self-defense device
US20110130207A1 (en) * 2008-08-01 2011-06-02 Hasenyager Tom E Personal defense device
US20150352732A1 (en) * 2014-06-04 2015-12-10 Jeffrey C. Levine Protective weapon
USD808715S1 (en) * 2016-07-19 2018-01-30 Charcoal Companion Incorporated Utensil handle

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