Pros: Construction, Weight, Materials
The Original - and Still the Best
This is the original side-handle baton, modeled after the Asian "tonfa" weapon which evolved from the rice flail. It is much more versatile than the straight baton, since the side handle allows you to use it in blocking and thrusting moves. The techniques are simple, but I recommend some training before using this excellent tool. The manufacturer offers some very good training materials, charts and videos as well as courses for LE instructors. This is not a baton meant for concealment. I have one handy in the vehicle at all times.Very tough and just the right weight. Balance is superb.