Designers Knuckle Down. 25 items of Fashion, Furniture & More Inspired By Brass Knuckles.

Brass knuckle inspired products

Brass Knuckles, also referred to as Knucks or Knuckle dusters, are weapons originally designed for use in hand to hand combat. Some derivations of them go as far back as ancient Rome. In World War I and World War II, they were incorporated into knife handles and blades. If you didn’t know, the possession of and use of these are illegal in all 50 states in the US as well as in several other countries.

Brass Knuckle Inspired Products

brass knuckles tattabove: Knucks Tatt by Justin Bolonski, Integrity Tattoo/ Wizards One, Royersford, Pa

But that hasn’t stopped them from serving as inspiration for many a designer. Cast as belt buckles and fine jewelry, as ornamentation on furnishings, incorporated into mugs, umbrellas, purse handles, paintball guns and as heels for shoes– various designers and artists can’t get enough of the classic weapon. See for yourself.

The Umbuster: Umbrella with Brass Knuckles handle by Sruli Recht Studio:
Each umbrella is produced to individual order in France and sent insured from Iceland. Each handle is individually CNC cut in a 5 hour process by the enduring Mr Liu. The umbrella itself is provided by the good Guy de Jean of France. And finally packaged in the boxes designed with the good Snorri Már Snorrason in Reykjavik.

buy it here.

The Fred & Friends Fisticup:
Fred and Friends Fisticupbuy it here.

Prefer a little Gold? Then try this one:
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buy it here.

Bullet-550 Platform Studded Ankle Strap Shoes:
ELLIE 550-BULLET Women 5" Heel Concealed Platform Sexy Pump With Ankle Strap, Buy these here

Saddle shoes with 4″ brass knuckle heels and 1″ platform:
Saddle show with 4" Brass knuckle inspired heel with 1" platformbuy these here.

Rihanna AND Beyonce rocked the same pair of killer brass knuckle boots by DSquared:
Dsquared brass knuckle heel boots
The above boots by Dsquared have been lusted after by many, but were either or custom design or are no longer available.

Need some accessories to go with those Brass Knuckle Heels and shoes? Then how about these handbags.

The Peacekeeper 400 is a leather purse with a soft polyurethane Brass Knuckle handle in black or red by James Piatt:
peacekeeper 400 brass knuckle pursebuy the black one here.
peacekeeper 400 in redbuy the red one here

The Punch Bag by Freedom Of Creation is a laser sintered polymide mesh bag with a Brass Knuckle handle that comes in 2 sizes and is available in black or white as well:


buy it here.

Looking for a dressier bag?

Alexander mcQueen Knuckle Clutch

Tons of companies have knocked off Alexander McQueen’s fabulous knuckle clutch (shown above).

knuckleduster clutchesHere are tons of very affordable variations (like the ones shown above).

Felon Clothing brand  UPDATE: This company is now called “Lucky13” and no longer carries any of the following products.

Also, no longer being made is The Bourgeois Brass Knuckles by Ministry of the Interior in Canada:

Each chrome plated Bourgeois Brass Knuckle came in a laser etched handmade walnut box.

Clean up and kick ass at the same time with a natural homemade organic soap in the shape of Brass Knuckles:
brass knuckle shaped organic soapBuy it here.

Bad Boy designer Ted Nemeth uses brass knuckles as accessories on many of his wicked furniture designs:


learn all about Ted Nemeth here.

Fist Fire makes a Brass Knuckle metal chair available in 2 finishes:
Fist Fire Brass Knuckle Chair
UPDATE: Fist Fire is Another company longer in business

Fine Brass Knuckles Jewelry. There are many brass knuckle pendants, earrings and more, but the fine jewelry versions in sterling silver, 14k  and 18k yellow gold ones by Pnut are my favorites:

They also have sterling silver and blackened knuckle pendants too:
buy them here.

For those who don’t have the coin to drop on real gold brass knuckles jewelry, here’s an alternative. Good Wood NYC makes a bunch of fun affordable wooden knuckle duster rings:

buy them here. (no longer available)

Doja clothiers of Santa Cruz makes and sells T-shirts black or white with their Brass Knuckle logo on it:

buy it here.

Cute and Cozy Brass Knuckles? You bet.
Brass Knuckle Bob and Silver Knuckle Sally are even Plush Toy Brass Knuckles! Made by Michelle Valigura and produced by switcheroo.
switcheroo plush brass knucklesswitcheroo plush brass knuckles

You can buy them here (if still available).

5ive Premium Aluminum Brass Metal Bumper Knuckle Case for iPhone 6 4.7″ (Gold)
brass knuckle aluminum iphone case in goldbuy it here

The Knuckle Comb designed by Ewa Bochen and Maciej Jelski of Poland was an entry into Designboom’s Beyond Silver competition:

learn more about it here.

For you paintballers, there’s even a Brass knuckles knob for your Halo rip drive:
paintballers knuckle rip drivebuy them here.

The FatJab is a handheld graffiti paint sprayer based on the brass knuckle design by Vincent Leclerc. The FatJab allows artists to print patterns and stories on any surface in the physical space. You simply hold it on your fist, point it against a surface, select a pattern with the thumb joystick and spray away.

learn more about it here.

Zazzle has over 263 items featuring brass knuckle art including skate decks, ties, aprons, hats, ties and tees:
zazzle brass knuckle productsSee them all and more here.

And there you have it. Tons of items that kick butt.