Some very interesting reading on a device that helped shorten the war considerably.
Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!
I bought several dozen of the large ones a few years back and then did some modifications to them with a grinder and dremel tool. Basically I barbed them like a fish hook so when they did puncture something it hurt twice as bad and was a real bitch to get out.
I am not interested in just making somebody feel bad for a while, my goal is to cripple them and make them COMBAT INEFFECTIVE!
For those who are unaware, the above graphic is of an ancient Roman tool used to stop cavalry charges, or human wave infantry charges when outnumbered.
It’s called, simply, a ‘Caltrop.’
I was REALLY surprised at how many people make these things for sale for use by collectors, reenactors, or Joe Shit-the-Ragman for home or neighborhood defense. Here’s an example:
I like these, as they’re simple.
These are nice, too!
Small are for bad people coming across your lawn, or in the dark, your driveway/sidewalk – Large are for bad people coming at your home or neighborhood in vehicles.
SUPERB passive defense measure.
Remember, in non-emergency times, all local, state and federal laws may impact your use of these ancient tools!