Secret Weapon Style: Umbrella Grip with Wooden Knuckles


Personalized handle but … potentially fatal in the wrong hands? It is hard not to spot visual references in this work to both classic brass (or steel) ?knuckles as well as wooden gun grips. Whatever it is, this is no dainty outdoor parasol.

Dissatisfied with mass-production wood or metal umbrella handles, Tobiah Adam wanted to carve something a bit more suited to his specific grip (and easy to hold tight during even the worst wind and rain storm), using a stock aluminum-and-black body above.

Cut from rich dark Rosewood, the knuckle-duster design was made to fit with a conventional umbrella stem – no sense in reinventing the portion that was already well-built (not to mention: difficult to engineer).

Perhaps the weapons association would, in fact, be deflated by this kind of mundane use. Brass knucks remain banned in many countries as well as some states in the US, though works like this bypass the law if they are convincingly non-aggressive (such as ‘toy’ belt buckles).

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