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#321897 - 10/03/16 12:55 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
Duzig Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 508
Loc: North Carolina
Would love to see those pics & thanks again for that information. I have seen a couple of documentaries on the history channel about that era and as you say, the NY police were fighting other police etc. If my memory serves me correct I thought I heard on one of these shows that out of the gangs came the fire departments more or less. Interesting period in history for sure. Lots of interesting history in New York.
thanks again

#324051 - 12/03/16 09:34 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Duzig]
Gaspare Offline

Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9209
Loc: N.Y. USA
was by my 'safe house'.. Had this case a long time and have had a bunch of different things in it...


#324054 - 12/03/16 09:36 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
Gaspare Offline

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Posts: 9209
Loc: N.Y. USA
I know your all expecting a Tommygun,,,but they are a little scarce here in NY!! These,,guess they have some uses whistle


#324057 - 12/03/16 10:24 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
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Loc: US of A
Nice meathook

#324064 - 12/03/16 11:05 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
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Loc: Nampa,ID USA
Cool smile

#329307 - 06/04/17 03:38 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Redsled]
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While researching fighting rings, I stumbled across the "Apache" street gangs of Paris. During the Belle Époque (later 19th century) they used many "tools of the trade" (as pictured below) when ambushing their prey, the wealthy Parisians of the period.... a well to do man or woman would be well advised to carry a sword cane, a long/sharp hatpin, or perhaps a small and concealable pistol to defend themselves should they find one of these fellows in a back alley off of the boulevard... pronounced "Ah- PASH", these "Apaches" were so named after the antagonists of a James Fennimore Cooper novel of the period... they had impressive sets of combination gun/knives, brass knuckles, and of course some knuckledusters, which I will post in the ring forum. Here is a period poster advising the well to do of the gang members favorite tools of the trade (btw- if any one can find me this poster of the period... I will buy it!!) courtesy of, its entitled "How they Kill You" ...


#329308 - 06/04/17 03:40 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
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Also for a bit of an eye opener- google "danse Apache" and see what comes up- this was a popular tandem dance inspired by the "Apache" of the Parisian back alleys...

#329340 - 06/07/17 10:30 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
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Loc: N.Y. USA
Mike,,,that IS one cool poster.. I'd love one too,,bet they are super hard to find and expensive!

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