Weighted Batons & Gloves

There are two main types of weighted batons:

  • Slapper – a flat device consisting of metal (spring steel) encased in
    thick leather and used for slapping or striking a person.
  • Billy club – a short baton consisting of spring steel encased in leather,
    sometimes weighted at one end with lead shot, and used for striking a

Weighted gloves are usually made of leather, and have powdered steel or lead sewn into the material over the knuckle, fingers, or back of the hand.

The additional kinetic energy generated from the weight of the gloves or baton is likely to cause significant injury, especially if used on vulnerable areas of the body. Their use fulfils no legitimate law enforcement purpose therefore they should be manufactured, traded or used.