The Pepper Mace™Baton is basically a kubotan with the added power of pepper spray inside. The Pepper Mace™Baton provides low profile, yet devastatingly effective aerosol protection against attack. This Pepper Mace™ is a fogger and sprays up to 5 feet. It's a four gram unit containing 3 one-second bursts. It’s available in five colors and includes a key ring so you will be sure to carry it with you at all times and best of all, refills are available.
As mentioned elsewhere on this site, the use of Pepper Spray is powerful protection but the Kubotans by itself is a highly effective self defense weapon. They are accessible and extremely durable. They can be used for stabilizing your fist, applying pressure to sensitive parts of an assailant’s body, or gaining leverage on an assailant’s wrist or fingers. The Kubotan increases the power of any strike. Good targets are the groin, stomach, solar plexis, throat, the arm, the shin, hip bone, collarbone, ankle, and kneecap. A sharp strike to a bony part of the body will discourage an assailant. A harder, well placed blow can easily break bones--especially if the force of the blow is not hindered by clothing. However, it is not necessary to waste time or miss an opportunity by trying to be overly precise. It's better to react naturally.
The most basic applications involve striking or poking vulnerable areas of the body with the Kubotan. Generally speaking, swinging strikes work better against bony surfaces while fleshy areas are more susceptible to pokes and jabs with the ends of the Kubotan. With this concept in mind, a person avoids the confusion and frustration of trying to remember specific strikes for specific targets. Instead, one simply remembers to strike bones and poke soft tissue and pressure points.
There really is no wrong strike. Just hit as hard as you can whatever body part is closest. The strike does not have to be perfect. Since nerves are close to the surface of most bony parts, even a glancing blow will inflict enough pain to make your assailant think twice about continuing his attack.
The kuboton is legal and entirely unregulated. To most people, the Kubotan is little more than a nondescript key ring. While the Kubotan does not look particularly intimidating, it is truly an effective self defense tool, especially when it's loaded with Mace®Pepper Spray. It really can save your life.