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Why Do Police Truncheons Have a Leather Strap?

Why do police truncheons have a leather strap? Both modern and old police truncheons have a strap on. They’re called a lanyard. Some call them a retention strap or a wrist strap. On modern truncheons, they are often made of nylon, on proper old-style wooden truncheons they are usually leather. But why do police truncheons… Read More »

Truncheon: End of the Road for the Truncheon (1994 Archive)

This article on the end of the police truncheon first appeared in the Independent on the 18th May 1994. Howard signals end of the road for truncheon: The Police Federation annual conference. The Home Secretary, Michael Howard, yesterday signalled the death of one of the enduring symbols of the British bobby – the truncheon. He… Read More »

Wooden Police Truncheon UK – Where to Buy

Wooden police truncheon UK: If you’re looking for a wooden police-style truncheon of the classic design in the UK, you’ve found them! You can’t buy a truncheon on Amazon. You can’t buy a truncheon on Etsy. You can’t buy a truncheon on eBay. But you can buy them from us. Find out more >>here<<. Nobody… Read More »

When Did the Police Stop Using Wooden Truncheons?

When did the police stop using wooden truncheons? This is one of those questions that some people hadn’t noticed that they don’t anymore. They also don’t wear the tall helmets anymore. Until the mid-1990s, British police officers carried traditional wooden truncheons of a sort that had changed little from Victorian times. Until the mid-1990s, most British police… Read More »

Are Truncheons Legal in the UK?

Are truncheons legal in the UK? This is a subject that there is some misleading information on Google about, predictably sourced from Quora. A classic wooden police-style truncheon is perfectly legal to own in the UK. It is not an offensive weapon by definition in UK law, in and of itself. It is not an… Read More »

A Truncheon for Self-Defence in the UK – Is It Legal?

Using a truncheon for self-defence in the UK is another one of those subjects that isn’t entirely black and white. It is very much situation dependent. Dependent on if your truncheon could be proved to be an offensive weapon in the specific circumstances. Dependent on your intent and where you were when you used it… Read More »