Rick Hinderer is a master knife maker and an artist. He was originally known for his beautiful art knives, but now Rick is a huge presence on the tactical scene. His knives are still a work of art, but they are more that---they are, in the words of my husband, "damn near indestructible."
And knives aren't his only passion. In his other life, Rick was an EMT/Fire Fighter and began his journey of designing tactical tools from the experience he gained as a first responder. Designed with police, EMTs and the Military in mind, his products are pleasing to the eye and extremely functional. Please check out his website.
My Hinderer pen is made of aircraft grade aluminum, with Military Type 3 Hardcoat Anodizing for durability. Translation: it can do some damage! There are a variety of end attachments and the one I own is called the Bullet. It looks like a .50 caliber muzzle loader bullet and it works great as both a striking tool and a compliance technique (think pressing it with considerable force against any soft tissue area of the body).
The nice thing about this tool is that it can be customized to fit any function or method of defense that the user needs. The pens are well worth the $60 they cost, and you get the most bang for your buck by buying the Modular Kubaton Deluxe Set, which includes the kubaton body with the pen attachment, two end attachments of your choice, the pocket clip and the 550 cord for the Koppo stick option (a martial arts technique that attaches the kubaton rod to your hand, making it an effective weapon)---the Deluxe Set costs $125.
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