Blackjacks and SapsThe Quick & Dirty Guide to Saps and Blackjacks There are 3 basic "loads" in a lead filled sap; Lead powder Lead shot Lead clay, molded
There are 6 basic types of Blackjacks/Saps;Round body with a flat or coiled spring in the handle for increased "whip." Flat body with a flat or coiled spring in the handle for increased "whip." Round body without spring in handle.
Flat body without spring in the handle. Sap Gloves Palm Saps
There are 2 basic exteriors;Plain Basketweave
The most lethal type of blackjack is a round body with coil spring in handle.The safest type of blackjack that still offers knockout capability is the flat sap with lead shot and no spring in the shank. Round 'Jacks concentrate force whereas the flat type spread the force out. Round saps can actually break bones with relative ease. The introduction of a spring increases the possibility of this along with the round shape. Basketweaved leather increases the severity of damage done to the skin, to a greater degree than a regular finished, smooth leather sap will. "Sneaky Saps" The "Palm Sap" was a cylinder of lead encased in leather and had a strap so you could secure it in your palm with the strap going around the back o ... read more