Truculent Defense Systems
I've had the chance to test the early protoypes and now the current offerings from Truculent Defense Systems (TDS) kubotans.
While the kubotans are designed as a last resort defense weapon, I've used the early prototypes that TDS sent me as an entry tool as well. These are perfectly level, ergonomic and durable kubotans. Made in the USA, they are built to perform.
As a defense tool, the kubotan has teeth on the hitting end that will allow you effectively disable the attacker with less blows. The ergonomic bevels will keep this tool in your hand and the relatively light weight of the material will allow you to carry this as part of your EDC if you chose.
As an entry tool, the kubotan serves as glass breakers, as tools to built observation holes and a million more uses. This a versatile tool that was built to endure harsh threatment. The prototypes I tested are still performing as new. They survived in less than permissive environments, both at home and on the battle field.
I've tested different gear in my life and I've tested defensive weapons as well. The TDS kubotan excels in both categories. It is now a standard part of my entry/SERE kit.
Furthermore, it will become a standard piece of kit for all the Team members.