A kubotan is a small self-defense weapon that was developed by Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s. The device is typically made of hard metal, such as aluminum or stainless steel, and is shaped like a key chain. Kubotans measures approximately 5.5 inches long and 0.5 inch in diameter, making it easy to conceal on a key ring or in a pocket. The device is very popular in martial arts circles and is used to strike, push, pull and choke an attacker.
What are the Laws and Legalities for Kubotans?
The laws and legalities for kubotans vary from state to state. Generally, possession of a kubotan is legal; however, carrying it in public or using it to threaten or cause harm to another person may be considered illegal. Some states restrict carrying certain types of weapons, including kubotans, unless the owner has a permit. It is important to research your local and state laws.