Leather slappers or "blackjacks" as they are also known have been used by law enforcement for generations. It has a thick leather outer skin that is sewn around flexable steel handle and has molded lead in the striking end. The steel keeps the unit rigid but allows a little give when you strike something. Slappers are flat and slip right into a pants pocket almost un-noticed. This was a very effective weapon when law enforcement use to carry them. In fact, many police departments had a special pocket built into the officer's uniform. It was usually down the side of the leg and would allow the leather strap to hang out.
Most departments do not allow officers to use this weapon anymore, but a lot of collectors want them for their collections.
These are excellent quality 2 ply leather with poured lead in the ends.
* 6 3/4" long
* 9 1/2 ounces
* Durable, heavy gauge leather encases molded lead weight with spring steel shank