Brass knuckles, also sometimes called knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, or knuckle dusters, are weapons used in hand-to-hand combat. Brass knuckles are pieces of metal, usually steel despite their name, shaped to fit around the knuckles. Designed to deliver the force of punches through a smaller and harder contact area, they result in greater tissue disruption and increased likelihood of fracturing the victim's bones on impact. Brass knuckle come in various designs, including ones with spikes so they can work like small daggers.
Although very effective in handing out powerful blows, they can be just as dangerous to the user as the victim if not used properly, resulting in a disjointed(or even broken) wrist, finger or a whole hand.
Illegal use Edit
Knuckles are illegal to wield in most places. This means they can be detected by metal detectors. However, some companies or single people have bypassed this rule by making them of very hard plastic or artificial metal, rather than true metal.