I am a martial arts nut. I have been since I could faux karate kick my older cousins in the shins. I may have taken a powder on the whole military enlistment thing, to the dismay of my Father and older cousins, but their penchant for arms and the art of war flows through my veins all the same. Let me be clear. Random violence is still a no-no in my book. Confrontation, absent purpose, will always be frowned upon. But the art of movement and poetry found in disciplined and rigorous displays of physical prowess will always inspire and fascinate.

If my years spent learning Tai Chi Chuan, Ba Gua Chang and other forms of Chinese martial arts has taught me anything it’s that swords make great decorations . The walls of our home are ready for Armageddon, with all sorts of swords and ancient military-grade cutlery hanging about. But when it’s time to do the man-dance for all the marbles, one hardly has time to break out the 9-ring broadsword for Jet-Li style combat. Something more practical is needed. Something like this Tactical Dog Leash is more suited for those surprise moments when a good fist to the gut while closed around hard polymer is all the defense you may need to separate you from an assailant.

The Tactical Dog leash is pretty cool. It’s ergonomically designed (like most brass knuckles), made from Polymer so it’s super light weight and punishingly durable. The leash is made of 1″ x 48″ nylon, is 3-feet long and features a quick release clamp on both ends. So you can easily separate the brass knuckles from the leash or the leash from your beloved canine. You can obtain the Tactical Dog Leash from Alpha Innovations Self Defense for $25.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.