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#329307 - 06/04/17 03:38 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Redsled]
Mike (aka Byzanti) Offline



Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 2226
Loc: US of A
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 englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com, its entitled "How they Kill You" ...


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#329308 - 06/04/17 03:40 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
Mike (aka Byzanti) Offline



Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 2226
Loc: US of A
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...

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#329340 - 06/07/17 10:30 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
Gaspare Offline



Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9404
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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#333147 - 11/12/17 11:37 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
Gaspare Offline



Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9404
Loc: N.Y. USA
just saw a pretty cool old advert for a TOTT:


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#333148 - 11/12/17 11:41 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
Gaspare Offline



Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9404
Loc: N.Y. USA
and this.. Don't know what to say about this,,other than,,,every guy should have one! grin wink


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#333150 - 11/13/17 07:43 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
Mike (aka Byzanti) Offline



Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 2226
Loc: US of A
New definition of multi tool right there

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#333152 - 11/13/17 09:17 AM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)]
Dave Offline



Registered: 09/09/00
Posts: 13209
Loc: Southeast
Someone buggered up a valuable knife if that grip is real.

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#333164 - 11/13/17 05:28 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Dave]
Gaspare Offline



Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9404
Loc: N.Y. USA
they look to new to be authentic....


Anyone reading,,, I'm looking for these type for my collection.. Anyone with that would want to move them send me a email...,G.


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Edited by Gaspare (11/13/17 05:31 PM)

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#333165 - 11/13/17 05:29 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
Gaspare Offline



Registered: 06/29/02
Posts: 9404
Loc: N.Y. USA
and of course would love to have these,,,and, the NYC type shown previously...


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#333188 - 11/14/17 03:31 PM Re: Tools of the Trade [?] [Re: Gaspare]
cog-hammer Offline



Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 1043
Loc: N.W. Minnesota
about 18 years ago ahh maybe like 17 it was y2k time.yahoo had a old school forum called the "brass knuckles collector club or forum" yahoo shut down the bulletin board type forums.far as i know. i stopped getting email updates but not sure when at.least 10 years ago for sure i bet even longer. some guys on that forum would cast runs of them and sell them. when i collected WWI stuff i scored a set of cast iron knucks on a buy along with some civil war encampment items from a family or rather the kid who was cashing out. knucks seem to sell fast.
Bret Van Sant

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