James Piatt has designed a white and black vinyl handbag with solid aluminum knuckles serving as the handle and is selling the bags on his website, jamespiatt.com.
Piatt, a conceptual artist, figures gals would like a unique, stylish bag that is also a new form of personal defense. He says hes already sold several of the intimidating $75 bags since they became available in March.
Still, while the bags are more of an art piece than anything else, Piatt realizes the bags can be used as a weapon as much as they can make a fashion statement.
Thats why he has a disclaimer on his site that suggests interested buyers contact their local District Attorneys Office to see if they can carry the bag in their state. The disclaimer also says Piatt wont be responsible for any misuse of the bag.
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