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This VINTAGE BLACK LEATHER POLICE SAP still has plenty of snap in the handle and the leather and stitching are still sturdy. The leather strap and the two metal studs fastening it are worn. There are scratches and dents in the leather where it was probably used to subdue some criminal folk but it’s still very usable.

MARKS: None.

HISTORY: I bought this from the granddaughter of a Cochise County policeman. Saps, sometimes called slappers or slapjacks, were a favorite of police. The small and inconspicuous flat, beavertail-shaped slapper was weighted with lead on the widest end and could pack a punch with the smallest amount of force behind it. In addition to guns and nightsticks, policemen of older times were issued blackjacks to be used as a means to render an uncooperative arrestee unconscious. This was done by a blow to the head, usually in the temple area above the arrestee's ear. National City police did away with saps in the mid-1990s.

SIZE: 8-¼” x 2-½”. ¼” thick.

PRICE: $45.00

SHIPPING: I will ship anywhere, if you got the money, honey, I got the time. If you have an earth address, I will be happy to mail my treasures to you. Contact me for a quote.

INVENTORY NUMBER: MT-278

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VINTAGE Black LEATHER POLICE Sap Slapjack

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: ANTIQUE BLACK LEATHER, VINTAGE BLACK LEATHER
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 95 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people