Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

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Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by johndoe3 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:31 pm

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Home carry might provide somewhat more options than a self-defense vase.
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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by TROOPER » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:51 pm

Why not a self-defense hammer? A 2.5-pound 'mini-sledge' is about as ideal as you can find in a short wind-up melee weapon. It doesn't require much pull-back to get a solid hit, nor can it be easily blocked due to its inertia.

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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by johndoe3 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:57 pm

Why not a self-defense hammer? A 2.5-pound 'mini-sledge' is about as ideal as you can find in a short wind-up melee weapon. It doesn't require much pull-back to get a solid hit, nor can it be easily blocked due to its inertia.
I agree with your assessment for meelee weapon choice of a hammer over a vase. After all, a vase that breaks is a one-shot deal while a hammer affords the user multiple strikes without breaking the tool.

Me, I prefer the classic ball-peen.
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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by doubloon » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:37 am

I like me a good framing hammer.

Does that vase come in camo?
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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by poikilotrm » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:17 am

Masonry hammers have that wicked hook.
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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by TROOPER » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:32 pm

johndoe3 wrote:
Why not a self-defense hammer? A 2.5-pound 'mini-sledge' is about as ideal as you can find in a short wind-up melee weapon. It doesn't require much pull-back to get a solid hit, nor can it be easily blocked due to its inertia.
I agree with your assessment for meelee weapon choice of a hammer over a vase. After all, a vase that breaks is a one-shot deal while a hammer affords the user multiple strikes without breaking the tool.

Me, I prefer the classic ball-peen.
You say that, but a ball-peen will get stuck in a skull. Obviously having a hammer sticking out of the head can be an effective means of concluding a disagreement, but if there's two people, you might wish to have a less stuck-in-the-head implement than a ball-peen.

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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by johndoe3 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:48 pm

small sledge = Desert Eagle .50 AE

ball-peen = 9mm

Hypothetically, the advantage of a ball-peen may be in the speed it affords during a general mayhem melee; and a ball-peen affords equal effect using the flat face on the fore-stroke on one opponent and the rounded side against another opponent on the backstroke.
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Re: Pier 1 Imports: Self-Defense Vase

Post by hardcase » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:32 am

I would choose my son's 33" Lewisville Slugger over a vase. Also works on fireflies in the yard this time of year. They really do go down in flames if you make contact.

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