I kid (mostly) … David Pescovitz over at Boing Boing found this vintage 1930s ad for a combination pocket knife/.22 gun.

What caught my eye was the following description:

a most useful combination that will be thoroughly appreciated by sportsmen, hunters, campers, night watchmen, cyclists, automobilists, travellers, ladies, and the public generally…

Cyclists? Cyclists? Well okay there may be a case for this given recent Toronto war mongering among the commuting classes.


Combination pocket knife/”revolver” – Boing Boing