What the Heck is a BlackJack?

In episode 103 which you can listen to here, Matt described a weapon that one of the thugs used to attack Daredevil as a blackjack. There was some confusion as to what a blackjack is. A blackjack is a small leather billy club that is weighted at the end of intended impact. Used correctly is should render the attackee unconscious.  This is called “braining” and causes a cerebrum concussion.  As this is a simple tool crafted for underhandedness, it’s been used throughout history by muggers, thieves, and highwaymen.

Here is a link to some fool reviewing blackjacks as weapons:


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