Have you ever opened a beer and thought, “Man I could do this with more style.” If so the Empire Tactical Knuckle Beer Bottle openers are for you. This CNC machined set of knuckledusters is a made in America and perfect for striping the tops off of beers both foreign and domestic. This beautifully crafted set of brass knuckles are made from aluminum. Brass knuckles are a fun term for weapons that have been around since the times of the ancient Romans in one way or the other. They can be made of brass, plastic, steel, and of course aluminum. Doughboys in WW1 carried the famed trench knives equipped with a set of brass knuckles in the grip. Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguards even carried brass knuckles. They are even common enough that I found them everywhere in Afghanistan.
These days a set of brass knuckles may catch you a prison sentence here or there, but Federally they are legal. Technically this is the fanciest bottle opener I’ve ever used. It’s also a very fancy paperweight if you need it to be. It’s easy to find knuckledusters made by questionable means and of questionable materials. The Empire Tactical Knuckles are high quality and well-made knuckles for opening beer bottles and other tasks.
Made in America Brass Knuckles
The Empire Tactical Brass knuckles chew through a beer bottle lid with ease. They’d likely chew through someone’s face when used correctly. They are exceptionally well made, and beautiful. I have hands the size of paws, I wear a 2XL glove, and I find the Empire Tactical Brass Knuckles to fit like a glove mentioned above. The palm swell is where the bottle opener is inserted, and it does make leveraging the lid off the strongest bottle a simple affair.
In use, it’s critical you wear them correctly. The idea that you wear them as high up on your hand as possible is false. You wear them well below your knuckles. The palm swell to provide support, if not your brass knuckles will break your hand. You wear them on your middle phalanx, not your proximal phalanx as most people assume. When you strike something, the force should be translated to your palm, not to your knuckles.
The Effectiveness of Such a Weapon
If you ever choose to wield the Empire Tactical Brass knuckles as anything more than a bottle opener or a paperweight you need to treat them with the same respect as a handgun. Make no doubt about it these are a lethal weapon. You strike someone the right way, and they are dead, very dead. These are incredibly potent weapons when used correctly.
The force of your punch is multiplied and focused into a smaller area. Additionally, the metal knuckles add weight to your punch which translates into brutal kinetic energy. The force translated into the punch is significant, and it’s not something I’d want to be on the other end of. The Empire Tactical Brass knuckles are well made, beautiful to look at, and they function exactly as you’d expect them to. Meaning they open bottles very well. Yep…. They open bottles very well.