my buddy Jeff Ferrand owner of Alpha
Innovations and producer of my Jaw
Jacker Knuckle Duster told me about his idea for
The Tactical Dog Leash I kinda blew it off. Basically
the idea is the Jaw
Jacker with a hole on the front where you attach
the supplied dog leash.
Jeff sent it to me for T&E sometime ago and it went
on pile and I forgot about them. This weekend while
packing to go to my parents house I tossed the Tactical
Dog Leash in the bag since
I was taking my two Boston Terriers anyway. At home
we don't use a leash much because we have a fenced in
The first thing I did with the TDL
was examine it, both the knuckle part and the leash
itself. The leash seems to be a quality run of the mill
dog leash about four feet long with the traditonal quality
snap on one end. On the other is a split ring through
the regular handle with one end of a two headed snap
on it, the other is a snap to attach to the knucles.
The first thing I thought was that the weak point was
going to be that split ring. So I sat in a chair, put
the leash under my foot, took the knuckles in one and
and wraped the end of the leash around the other and
pulled as hard as I could. I was unable to do anything
to the split ring at all. As you know, at 6'2 290 I
am no little boy and have huge legs.
Then I hooked up my oldest Boston Terrier Bogey who
weighs around 35 lbs and being part Bulldog just loves
to pull. I noticed that the knuckles provided a more
comfortable grip on my hand then when the normal leash
folds around it. Like the difference between doing pull
ups on a bar or a loop of rope.
Most of the time when walking the boys I hold the end
of the leash in my right hand with the leash running
though my left hand with the dog on my left as pictured.
From this positon I was surprised how easy it was to
wrap the leash around my left hand once, unhook the
leash from the knuckles and still retain the dog.
When I did let him run to full extension it was comfortable
You actually have two great tools here, the origional
design (which of course is only a collectors item and
should never be used as a weapon) with an extra concentration
bump, and the leash which makes a great flexible weapon.
There is no disguising what it is. It is a pair of knuckles
with a dog leash attached. But that is the neat thing
about it. That may just make anyone who sees it dismiss
One thing is for sure, if I am going to take one of
the boys for a walk I know which leash I am using.